STEPHEN JEFFERY, secretary of the Pet Care Trust, has announced his intention to leave the post at the end of the year.
Mr Jeffrey will step down after just 20 months for personal reasons.
The Trusts board has expressed its regret at his proposed departure and its appreciation of Mr Jefferys efforts.
Application packs for potential replacements will be distributed at the Trusts AGM on Oct 24. Candidates can register their interest in the job by phoning 08700 624400.