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

General Counsel

Full-Time – 6 months’ contract

$90,000 - $120,000 (pro rata) + Super

RSPCA ACT is seeking applicants for a new full-time role at the Shelter in Canberra as General Counsel.  This person will support animal cruelty prosecutions initiated by our Inspectors, as well as provide strategic and legal advice directly to the CEO across a broad range of policies and legal areas.

As this is a new role in a rapidly changing environment, it is offered first as a 6-month employment contract with the potential to turn into an ongoing role. 

If you would love to work in animal welfare, have a broad range of legal experiences and are looking for really interesting work, this could be the role for you.

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 21 April 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

 

 

Animal Care Assistant – Customer Service

Full-time and Casual positions

RSPCA ACT, Canberra’s only full service animal welfare charity, has full-time and casual customer service positions available working in our Pet Adoption Centre.

If you are enthusiastic and reliable and would like to join our customer service team in the Pet Adoption Centre, this may be the perfect role for you!   Not only is the public vet clinic located in this area, all incoming animals and adoptions are handled here, as well as retail sales, pet care advice and assisting people in search of their lost pets.  Ideally you will be adept at customer service and have experience using a computerised retail point of sale system, preferably MYOB.  You should be able to manage competing and challenging priorities, but most of all love interacting with people who love and care for animals and be able to work with them to achieve our overall vision and mission. 

Salary and conditions are in line with the Animal Care and Veterinary Services Award 2010, Level 1 and you will be required to work some weekend days and public holidays.

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
Please indicate on your application if you are interested in a full-time or casual role.   

Applications close COB 21 April 2017

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 

Dog Trainer - Casual

RSPCA Dog Training School - Casual Trainer

2 to 8 hours per week

Are you passionate about teaching skills to dogs and puppies so they have a happy, well-adjusted life with their families? Do you have professional experience training dogs using positive reinforcement?

RSPCA ACT is seeking suitable applicants to join their Dog Training School team. It is essential that applicants have at least two years’ experience as a dog training instructor. You will use reward-based training methods and love to make learning fun for dogs, puppies and their owners.

Successful applicants will be required to complete six assistant sessions with our current instructors prior to running their own orientations and classes.

Training school runs on the weekend and during hotter months. There are also options for weekday evening classes.  

For further information regarding the role, please email smcintosh@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.