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

Maintenance Assistant - Full Time

Maintenance Assistant
Full-time 38 hours per week - $40k plus super

RSPCA ACT is looking for an enthusiastic and reliable person to join our maintenance team.

This position is located at the Animal Shelter in Weston.  The successful applicant will be energetic, motivated, have a mature attitude, and an ability to work as part of a small team.  Reliability, a friendly manner and knowledge of the importance of hygiene is essential.  Experience in commercial cleaning and knowledge of specialized cleaning equipment and products is desirable. You will also be required to assist the maintenance officer with day-to-day maintenance of the shelter.  If you have general maintenance and handyman skills, and are physically fit, this will also be an advantage.  A current ACT driver’s license is essential. References will be required. 

This position may include weekend work.  Additional hours and duties at peak times such as events may be required.  This role will suit an entry level person or someone seeking a career in site maintenance and business support systems.  This is a base level position.

How to apply:

To apply download the documents listed below and return the forms and your completed application 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 responses to the selection criteria you will not be considered for the role.

Job Description

Health Declaration

Personal Information Cover Sheet

 

Applications close COB 18 August 2017

Learning and Development Coordinator - Part Time

RSPCA ACT

Learning and Development Coordinator

12-month Maternity leave placement

Part-time - Hours negotiable

RSPCA ACT, Canberra’s only full-service animal welfare charity, has an exciting maternity placement position available in the support services area. This position would suit someone who is well organised, can multi-task, is confident with technology and enjoys public speaking.

The Learning and Development Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating training and induction programs for staff and volunteers at RSPCA ACT, including preparing documentation and PowerPoint presentations. Delivering the “Kids n Kritters” program and attending school visits are also a part of this role. A Working With Vulnerable People card is required and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment is desirable.

You will need to be a self-starter, be 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 require a driver’s licence.

Salary and conditions are in line with the Clerks – Private Sector Award 2010, Level 5-6 depending on experience.

 

HOW TO APPLY:

Download the documents listed below and return the forms and your completed application 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 18 August 2017

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 

About RSPCA ACT

RSPCA ACT’s mission is the prevention to cruelty to animals in the ACT. We are the only animal shelter for all species, as well as, full time animal welfare Inspectorate in the greater Canberra community. Our 60+ staff members and hundreds of volunteers care for thousands of abused, neglected, abandoned, injured, sick and unwanted animals every year.

Click here to read more about our history and our mission.