News and events Latest news Become a Trustee The Branch is currently looking to recruit volunteer Trustees who can help set the strategic direction of the Branch, monitor its progress, ensure appropriate policies are in place and support the management team, staff and volunteers. Our branch supports the work of the RSPCA National Society, however we receive no government funding and as a result rely heavily on the generous donations of the public, and our own methods of local income generation such as fundraising events and our charity shops. Being an RSPCA Branch Trustee The Trustee role offers significant influence over the future of local animal welfare at the largest animal centre in the area. Many people find the Trustee role enhances their skill set, advances their professional development or provides a meaningful outlet in retirement. The minimum commitment is about four hours a month and Trustees are expected to commit to the role for at least two years. Trustees are encouraged to attend Branch events. Some experience of managing people and/or a budget is essential, as is a passion for animal welfare, an ability to work within a team and reasonable IT literacy. Trustees must be 18 years or over. We are specifically looking for candidates with expertise in HR, marketing, finance, income generation or project management to further strengthen our board. What should I do next? If you feel you could contribute as a Trustee, please fill in our contact form here stating in the 'Your Enquiry' section your interest in finding out more about being a Trustee, a little bit about yourself and your experience. Thank you for your time and consideration.