Cats Protection restructures to improve services

Cats Protection has slimmed down the size of its executive management team and created new director posts with the aim of reducing administration and improving service delivery.

The animal charity has cut its executive management team from eight to six directors as part of a plan to reduce its focus on administration, extend and support its 7,000-strong volunteer force and boost the information services it provides.

Four posts have been dropped from the team: head of supporter services, head of finance and IT, head campaigns and head of property. Two new posts have been created, including a director of central services, who will take responsibility for HR, finance, property, purchasing and IT. The other new post will be a second director of operations so that one can focus on the north and the other on the south.

“Although a management restructure can be an unsettling experience for an organisation, our senior managers have recognised the need for change and we have all worked together to develop a more strategically focused structure,” said Peter Hepburn, chief executive of Cats Protection.

“I am confident this will help us achieve against a challenging and ambitious business plan and is the way forward for Cats Protection and the thousands of cats we need to help every year.”

Cats Protection helps 142,000 cats and kittens each year through its nationwide network of 256 volunteer-run branches and 29 adoption centres.

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