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Foster Care Manager

Beloved Rabbits relies on a foster care network to look after the rabbits in our care and get them ready for adoption. 

Foster Care Managers are responsible for recruiting and maintaining volunteer Foster Carers and Rabbit co-ordinators within the team.  

Volunteer Foster Carers work from their own home where they provide space and time to care for Beloved Rabbits allocated placements whilst permanent homes are identified. 

Rabbit Co-ordinators are allocated a small group of foster carers. The co-ordinators will require regular, weekly communication with these foster carers to gather information about the rabbit’s progress to adoption (vaccination, neuter, microchip and health check). Rabbit Co-ordinators should also gather information about ongoing health concerns and treatment, the personality of the rabbits and facts. 

The role of the Foster Care Manager is to manage the teams of co-ordinators and foster carers to ensure the safe care and logistical arrangements necessary to support the charity’s rescue, rehoming and adoption activities. 

Shelter manager  

Foster Care Managers, with support from Rabbit Co-ordinators, are responsible for ensuring accurate records for each rabbit by entering the information gathered from foster carers into Shelter Manager. 

In addition they will co-ordinate any collation of vet history required from owner’s vets at the time of surrender to the rescue. 

Co-ordinating Onboarding of Volunteers 

Foster Care Managers will be required to deliver induction training and onboarding activity for new Foster Carers and Rabbit Co-ordinators. 

This will also involve the co-ordination of delivery/collection of any foster equipment that may be required (on loan) to the foster carer. 

The Skills You Need:

  • Interest in animal welfare
  • Good organisational skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Work as part of a small team
  • Leadership qualities
  • Excellent Communication & Customer Service
  • Dedication & commitment to work
  • Comfortable user of internet social media, software and Office software
  • Driver and access to own transport

What's In It For You?

  • Be part of making a positive change to animal welfare in your area.
  • Enjoy being part of a team of active and enthusiastic volunteers.
  • Pivotal to the growth and development of a young Scottish charity.
  • An invaluable way to turn a hobby into community benefit. 

Additional Notes:

Due to the nature of the role:

  • An interview process will be followed to select the right person.
  • Details of the interview requirements will be shared upon application.
  • Whilst the role is voluntary in nature, there is still an expectation of regular commitment to the charity’s activities.
  • Applicants should ensure they have suitable availability to commit to the role.
  • An initial probationary period may apply, at the discretion of the Board of Trustees.

This role reports directly to the charity’s Board of Trustees.

As with all roles at Beloved Rabbits this is an unpaid voluntary role.


Working from your own home, with occasional and flexible commitments to attend Beloved Rabbits facilities and/or foster homes to facilitate onboarding activities.

Working Hours

Flexible, but as required, with a realistic expectation of daily contact with team members. Most volunteers offer their time during evenings and weekends alongside other work and family commitments.


The role requires regular commitment, expected to be equivalent to 1-3 hours per day. 

Minimum commitment of 12 months due to charity investment in the role.


The role holder will also have the optional opportunity to act as a shift manager for one of our weekly Care Team shifts at our local centre.

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