The Kennel Club
We are the largest organisation in the UK devoted to dog health, welfare and training. Our purpose is to make a positive difference for dogs and their owners.
Our history milestones
We are still first and foremost a member’s club, with just under 1500 members who are able to make use of our club facilities at Clarges Street in Mayfair, benefit from other activities including special events, a range of Kennel Club publications and are able to vote at the AGM on key matters.
Our 250 staff are based in the Clarges Street offices; our call centre at Aylesbury, or home based. Our Emblehope and Burngrange Estate is a centre of excellence for working dogs based in Northumberland.
Looking to the future
At the end of 2022 we launched our new strategic direction, designed and approved by our Board of Directors, to staff, members and the dog community. Evolving our previous mission we articulated our new purpose as Making a positive difference for dogs and their owners.
The six strategic aims that support it are:
Champion the well-being of dogs
Safeguard and enhance the future of pedigree dogs, addressing breed-associated health issues
Protecting the future of dog activities together with our grass roots network
Become more relevant to dog owners to increase our impact
Deliver an excellent member experience and widen our community
Ensure we are financially secure and stable
Please view our management accounts here.
Please view our annual report here.
Please view our organisational chart here.
Job Title Chief Financial Officer
Responsible to Chief Executive
Responsible for Finance, Risk
Job Purpose Primary accountability for recommending finance and risk management strategy to the Board, and to its committees, and for ensuring implementation thereof, leading teams to ensure successful planning and delivery, and ensuring Kennel Club long-term financial sustainability and risk assurance.
All of the following criteria are essential.
Knowledge and Skills
Equal opportunities and diversity
The Kennel Club is committed to activities that promote the culture of equality of opportunity. We recognise the worth of every individual and appreciate the benefits to be gained from making full use of people’s talents to enhance our business performance.
We are committed to ensuring that recruitment, selection, training, development and promotion procedures result in no job applicant or employee receiving less-favourable treatment on the grounds of:
The Kennel Club’s objective is to ensure that individuals are selected, promoted and otherwise treated solely on the basis of their relevant aptitudes, skills and abilities. All employees are responsible for ensuring that our equal opportunities policy is adhered to.
Rewards and benefits
To work for The Kennel Club you need to be passionate about making a difference for dogs. We believe that the unique skills and dedicated work of our staff should be rewarded. Below are some of the benefits we offer our staff:
We offer salaries that reflect the market we operate in and regularly check ourselves against similar roles in other organisations.
Health and wellbeing
Learning and development
We aim to create an environment where individuals are able to take responsibility for their own learning and development; an environment which recognises learning as an important element of organisational and individual achievement. We aim for continuous improvement in everything that we do.
Please view our full benefits package here.
At The Kennel Club we promote and encourage our oneKC values. They are called ‘oneKC’ because we believe that all employees are integral in embedding our values in the culture of the organisation.
Our oneKC values are:
Recognise and appreciate the value that each person contributes and treat each other with dignity.
Everyone is open to learning and adapting to new challenges and opportunities.
Our collective ambition can only be achieved by supporting, sharing and working together as oneKC.
We accept the responsibility for our decisions, workload, and the way we interact with others.
We take pride in our work. We aim high and celebrate excellence in achieving and surpassing our goals.
The world is changing faster than ever before. We must be future focussed to remain relevant, impactful and inclusive.
The purpose of our values is to:
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Anderson Quigley is acting as an advisor to The Kennel Club, an executive search process is being carried out by Anderson Quigley in addition to the public advertisements.
The closing date for applications is 9am on Tuesday 2nd May.
Applications should consist of:
Should you wish to discuss the roles in strict confidence, please contact Elizabeth Theobald on email@example.com, +44 (0)7596 954 388 or Elyse Turner-Pearce on firstname.lastname@example.org, +44 (0)7808 648 559.