Current Vacancies with pet blood bank uk

about pet blood bank uk

Pet Blood Bank UK is the only charity of its kind that provides a canine blood bank service, helping to save the lives of many loyal companions across the UK. Similar to the human blood service, donation sessions are held nationwide for large dog owners to bring along their pets to give blood. The blood is then taken to PBB’s state of the art processing centre in Loughborough where it is separated into red blood cells and plasma products, and then stored ready for despatch.  Now in its 11th year, the charity has over 9,000 canine donors registered and growing at an exponential rate as media attention increases. 

finance officer

The Role

Award-winning animal charity, Pet Blood Bank UK, is recruiting for a permanent Finance Officer to join the busy team based in Dunfermline. The role holder reports to the Managing Director and has overall accountability for ensuring the day to day running of the finance function.

The Candidate

The Finance Officer is responsible for ensuring all Pet Blood Bank finance functions are carried out accurately, smoothly and efficiently whilst maintaining excellent customer and supplier relationships. Managing the payroll process, processing invoices, performing reconciliations and administering the purchase order process will all be within your daily remit; you’ll also have the responsibility for producing monthly management accounts and balance sheets, and help co-ordinate the annual budget process. The Finance Officer also works closely with the Managing Director to ensure that HMRC and OSCR regulations are adhered to and confirm compliance with all statutory requirements.

The successful candidate will be an organised and meticulous finance professional, with strong accounts administration experience and confident in the use of Microsoft Office packages, particularly Excel. Good working knowledge of Sage 50 is also crucial for the role.   The role holder line manages the Finance Assistant and therefore some managerial/supervisory experience would be beneficial, as would experience in a similar role in a charitable organisation.  You will also have excellent communications and interpersonal skills, a proactive and enthusiastic approach and an aptitude for team work.  The ability to empathise with the pet owning public is essential.  

This role is 30 hours per week over 5 days and the specific working pattern will be discussed at interview.  

The position also attracts 30 days (pro rata) annual leave (inclusive of public holidays)


training and induction assistant

The Role

Award-winning animal charity, Pet Blood Bank UK, is recruiting for the newly created post of Training and Induction Assistant based in Dunfermline.  The role holder will report to the Training and Induction Manager and play a vital role in aiding with the effective delivery of all Pet Blood Bank training and induction programmes.

The Candidate

With highly developed organisational and administrative skills, the successful candidate will be a confident communicator with the ability to work in a fast-paced and varied environment.  The role holder will contribute to all areas of Pet Blood Bank’s training and induction programmes, providing a co-ordinated and organised approach to all related administrative duties including recording of training, uploading documents to our HR system (breatheHR) maintaining the online learning platform (Learndash) and providing support for the organisation and delivery of webinars and external events.  

You’ll have previous experience in a busy, fast paced administrative role and whilst this may have been gained in a clinical environment, it’s more important that you are familiar with a training/educational setting.  It would also be useful to have some experience of assisting with event management. Much of our training and induction is delivered on-line so it’s essential that the successful candidate is a confident user of Microsoft Office packages and learning and development platforms. You will also have excellent communications and interpersonal skills, a proactive and enthusiastic approach and an aptitude for team work whilst able to work under accurately under their own direction.  The ability to empathise with the pet owning public is essential.  

This role is part-time, working 20 hours per week over 5 days although there may be the opportunity to increase this based on project work and requirements.  The working pattern will be discussed in more detail at interview.  

The position also attracts 30 days (pro rata) annual leave (inclusive of public holidays)


Full job descriptions are available for all roles, please email carolyn.hughes@squarepeghr.co.uk

To apply for any of the roles above, please send your CV and covering letter to Carolyn Hughes  carolyn.hughes@squarepeghr.co.uk

More information about Pet Blood Bank UK is available at www.petbloodbankuk.org 

No agencies please. 

Square Peg is delighted to support Pet Blood Bank UK with their selection process.