MEET THE 7EAM: CAROLINE
Our ‘Meet the 7eam Tuesday’ feature will introduce you to each member of our amazing RSPCA Leeds, Wakefield and District branch team week by week by asking them 7 Questions, and we’ll let you find out a little more about what happens behind the scenes.
Today we’re talking to our amazing CEO Caroline!
1) WHAT’S YOUR NAME AND WHAT’S YOUR ROLE WITH RSPCA LEEDS, WAKEFIELD AND DISTRICT BRANCH?
My name is Caroline and I am the Chief Executive for the RSPCA Leeds, Wakefield & District Branch
2) HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN WORKING FOR THE BRANCH?
I have been in this role for 10 years
3) WHAT DOES YOUR ROLE ENTAIL?
That is a really hard question as I oversee all that we do, from animal welfare, to retail, to fundraising, to charity governance and more. I see my role as a facilitator, and work to help everyone else excel at what they do. I strive to make sure my team have all of the opportunities to do their best for the branch and make sure we are all going together in the right direction for the charity, the animals and the people we work to support
4) WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE THING ABOUT YOUR JOB?
Working with an amazing team of people who ensure animal welfare is at the heart of all that we do. The team are never short of great ideas and it’s a privilege to work with them. We work together to make a difference (and I get to cuddle lots of cats!)
5) WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO WHEN YOU’RE NOT AT WORK?
I really like baking, gardening and ballroom dancing and in a few spare hours where I can, I work for the vaccination programme as a vaccinator
6) HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE THE WORK THE RSPCA LEEDS, WAKEFIELD AND DISTRICT BRANCH DO IN THREE WORDS?
The 3 words I would use to describe the work our RSPCA branch do are:
7) CAN YOU GIVE A SPECIAL MENTION TO ONE ANIMAL WHO MEANT A LOT TO YOU / LEFT A BIG IMPRESSION ON YOU WHILST THEY WERE AT THE ANIMAL CENTRE AND WHY?
It would have to be Tilly, who I did adopt after she was returned to the centre twice as she had tummy trouble and couldn’t settle. Tilly now follows me everywhere, and that really means every room in the house, but she is the most affectionate cat I have ever had and we couldn’t be without her and her sister Wispa