Therapy Pets Team Leader

Animal-assisted therapy has been shown to promote emotional wellbeing, and contact with gentle animals provides comfort and helps people to be happier. Hato Hone St John has developed a programme to share animal companions within local rest homes, hospitals and schools within the local community. Therapy Pets is a voluntary programme that enhances the lives of others, and we need your help! We are looking for a passionate and driven individual to become a Therapy Pet Team Leader for our Thames team.

About the role:

  • Provide support and mentoring advice to the team
  • Recruit new volunteers, and liaise with the facilities visited by volunteers
  • Reporting and attending Area Committee Meetings as required
  • Organising recognition events, meetings and training for the team

Some key requirements:

  • Excellent communication skills, an empathetic personality and a genuine interest in the well-being of others
  • Previous team management experience
  • Love of animals (experience working with animals a plus)
  • Competent computer skills
  • Over 18 years of age
  • Clean criminal record

This role is flexible and can work around your availability, ideally you can commit at least 2-3 hours per week.

  • Ability to pass a police vetting check
  • Experience managing a team preferred

A Police background check is required for this role.

Time commitment:


Getting started:
The first step is to express your interest by filling out the form below. We will then put you in touch directly with the organisation for more information on the role and how to proceed.

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