Opening Hours

  • Most Days: 9am - 5pm, Wednesdays: 10am - 5pm
  • Viewing of Animals - Daily: 10am - 4pm      
  • Sundays and Public Holidays: CLOSED

Employment Opportunities

RSPCA ACT offers a range of exciting roles at a variety of levels. From time to time, opportunities become available and are filled through a merit-based process. Core skills needed for all roles at RSPCA ACT include:

An empathy for and understanding of animal welfare
Outgoing personality embodying a willingness to always improve
Loyalty, honesty, integrity and personal maturity
Able to balance passion with integrity and common sense

RSPCA adopts an equal employment philosophy. Successful candidates are required to submit a police check and in some circumstances, a medical examination may be sought.

RSPCA ACT offers:
Free parking
Subsidised Veterinary Care for your pet
A range of other employee benefits

Available Positions

Senior Veterinarian – Full-time

RSPCA ACT is looking at expanding our services – are you interested in animal welfare work and providing affordable services to the community.  If so, we might have the position you have been searching for!

We are currently looking for full-time/part-time veterinarians including a Senior Veterinarian role.

Currently our shelter has 4 veterinarians and performs approximately 3000 surgeries per year, including non-routine work such as orthopedics.  We admit approximately 6000 animals into our care annually (domestics and wildlife) so there is never a dull moment!  We mainly have small animals in our care but we also see a variety of exotics regularly through the shelter.  Vet duties include overseeing the health of shelter animals, wildlife, providing advice to our inspectorate team and operating a veterinary service to the public.  We stick to the RSPCA mission by providing an affordable service to low-socio-economic community.

The staff at the RSPCA vet clinic are happy and fun to work with, we have a great team dynamic.  The vet clinic is well equipped with pulse oximetry, doppler, ultrasound, digital radiography and an IM3 dental machine.  We can perform in house biochemistry and have a small but functional lab area. 

Although we have the extremes of temperature here in Canberra, it is a wonderful place to live and you are literally only two hours away from the coast or the snow.  We even have some nice wineries in the surrounding areas!

 

Senior Veterinarian – Full-time

$90K +Super, currently 9.50%

RSPCA ACT is looking for a dynamic veterinarian to head our department.  Is this veterinarian you??

This position involves mentoring the veterinarians on staff and helping them to develop their skills so you yourself must have exceptional technical skills, experience and knowledge.  You will be in charge of delegating staff as well as normal veterinary work so a true variety is at your fingertips.  Along with this you will also liaise with the non-veterinary members of staff to discuss animal care and logistics for further advancement of the shelter and improvement of animal care. If you like the idea of management but don’t want to give up your animal care, this is the place for you!

Working hours are 38/week Monday through Saturday on a rotational roster and an on call shift for 1/5 Sundays and Public Holidays.

RSPCA ACT offers a number of employee benefits.  We encourage continuing education and provide an allowance for study leave.

To apply for the above positions or for further information email employment@rspca-act.org.au

 

 

Veterinarian – Full-time / Part-time / Locum

RSPCA ACT is looking at expanding our services – are you interested in animal welfare work and providing affordable services to the community.  If so, we might have the position you have been searching for!

We are currently looking for full-time/part-time/locum veterinarians including a Senior Veterinarian role.

Currently our shelter has 4 veterinarians and performs approximately 3000 surgeries per year, including non-routine work such as orthopedics.  We admit approximately 6000 animals into our care annually (domestics and wildlife) so there is never a dull moment!  We mainly have small animals in our care but we also see a variety of exotics regularly through the shelter.  Vet duties include overseeing the health of shelter animals, wildlife, providing advice to our inspectorate team and operating a veterinary service to the public.  We stick to the RSPCA mission by providing an affordable service to low-socio-economic community.

The staff at the RSPCA vet clinic are happy and fun to work with, we have a great team dynamic.  The vet clinic is well equipped with pulse oximetry, doppler, ultrasound, digital radiography and an IM3 dental machine.  We can perform in house biochemistry and have a small but functional lab area. 

Although we have the extremes of temperature here in Canberra, it is a wonderful place to live and you are literally only two hours away from the coast or the snow.  We even have some nice wineries in the surrounding areas!

 

Veterinarian – Full-time / Part-time

Salary is negotiable depending on experience

For a shelter vet you need to possess exceptional organisational skills and be able to juggle many things from animals to clients to staff and even wildlife!  We are looking for a self-motivated applicant who can think on their feet.  You will be supported by our dedicated team of nurses.

To apply for the above positions or for further information email employment@rspca-act.org.au 

Events and Promotions Coordinator - Full Time

RSPCA ACT
Events and Promotions Coordinator
Annual Salary - $50,000-$60,000 plus super
Full time, Mon-Fri

 

RSPCA ACT is looking for a dynamic self-starter to fill an exciting role on the Marketing and Fundraising Team. This full time role would suit someone who has an entrepreneurial bent and wants an amazing career challenge helping animals in need throughout the greater Canberra community.

This role will coordinate all RSPCA ACT events including large scale fundraisers like Million Paws Walk and Cupcake Day as well as promotional activities for commercial services provided to the community with the aim to generate much needed income for the Shelter. Ideally this person would have experience in managing events from conception to execution and/or marketing.  Great communication analytical skills will be important to be successful in this role.

RSPCA ACT is a dynamic workplace and this role will suit someone who is skilled in event management, marketing, promotions, and/or advertising who is comfortable with a diverse role, is happy to get their hands dirty, and enjoys being in the thick of it with all kinds of animals.  Experience with the management of promotions and events will be highly regarded.

You will need to be resilient, positive, a self-starter, and pragmatic, flexible, someone who simply gets on with the job and above all be a team player. You should have a genuine interest in animals and their well-being and enjoy working hard in a busy environment with a great team of people.

You will be employed under a Contract of Employment. This is a full-time position and will include occasional weekend and after hours work.

If you are interested in this role download the following documents and apply as indicated:

Job Description

Health Declaration

Personal Information Cover Sheet

 

Your resume, covering letter and responses to the selection criteria are to be forwarded to employment@rspca-act.org.au
Applications not addressing the selection criteria will not be considered

APPLICATIONS CLOSE COB 24 February 2017

Mid Weight Marketing Designer - Full Time

Mid-Weight Graphic Designer
Full-Time
$50,000 - $60,000 + Super

Want to work in a place where you’re making a significant difference to the lives of animals in the greater Canberra area? RSPCA ACT is searching for a talented and enthusiastic graphic designer to join the Marketing & Fundraising Team.  We are looking for someone who is not only creative, but a positive, self-starter that can multi-task various projects at the same time.  These projects will range from designing events and marketing collateral to managing website content as well as shooting and editing photos and video.  This small team punches well above its weight so you will get your hands dirty but you will also be presented with plenty of opportunities to create and develop exciting new projects. You will never be bored!

Few full-time designer jobs will have as much creative freedom, variety and interesting content as this one.  Our workplace is a dynamic, fun environment and yes, there are often puppies in the office too!  

How to apply:

Download the documents listed below and return the forms and your completed application, including cover letter and resume, to employment@rspca-act.org.au  The job description includes the selection criteria which you will need to provide your written responses to.  If you do not provide any responses to the selection criteria you will not be considered for the role.

Job Description

Health Declaration

Personal Information Cover Sheet

Your resume and covering letter complete with your responses to the selection criteria are to be forwarded to employment@rspca-act.org.au

Applications close COB 24 February 2017