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 

Finance Assistant - Part Time

FINANCE ASSISTANT
Part-time 18 hours per week

RSPCA ACT is looking for a suitably experienced/qualified person to deliver day to day finance support.  This is a hands-on operational role processing all transactions including donations, A/P, A/R and credit cards to name a few.

To succeed in this role, you will enjoy working in a busy and dynamic corporate services office, but also understand and have empathy to the work and core values of RSPCA.  You should possess a solid understanding/experience in processing large volumes of data, be organised and have strong attention to detail.  Experience with MYOB, is preferable.  Experience using a Point of Sale system would be highly desirable as would experience operating in a not for profit environment. 

This position may include weekend work, at events.  Additional hours and duties at peak times such as events may be required.  This role will suit someone seeking a career in finance but experience working in a busy office and with high volume data entry.

Salary and conditions of employment are in line with the Clerks-Private Sector-Award 2010, Level 2-3 depending on experience, plus super.

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. 
 

 
Applications close COB 3 October 2017
 

Fundraising Assistant - Part-Time

RSPCA ACT
Fundraising Assistant
Part-time 18 hours per week

RSPCA ACT, Canberra’s only full service animal welfare charity, would like to fill an exciting new role within the fundraising and marketing team.
We are looking for an outgoing, enthusiastic and a detail oriented person to join our team in the role of Fundraising Assistant. You will be heavily involved in the day-to-day support of the team as you will process incoming donations, send receipts and answer enquiries from donors.

You will need to have an attention for detail as you will work closely with a range of platforms to import data into the CRM and assist with ongoing reporting. If this sounds like you, then we would love to hear from you!

Salary and conditions are in line with the Clerks Private Sector Award 2010, Level 1 plus super.  This position may include weekend work, at events.  Additional hours and duties at peak times may be required.  

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.

Applications close 3 October 2017.
 

Animal Care Assistant - Summer Casual

RSPCA ACT - SUMMER CASUALS
Animal Care Assistants

Are you looking for a job for the summer?  RSPCA ACT is looking for energetic & motivated persons to join our team of animal care assistants in a casual capacity for the busy summer period.   We are looking for people with basic customer service experience, basic knowledge of animal care and handling and a genuine interest in animals and their welfare.  You will be required to be flexible as you may be called upon to work in the cattery, kennels, and with other domestic and farm animals; or the retail shop at any time.  If you enjoy variety and working with many types of animals then this may be the position for you. 


This is a base level position.  Salary and conditions of employment are in line with the Animal Care and Veterinary Services Award 2010 Intro – Level 1.


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.

Positions may also lead to full-time employment.
Applications close 3 October 2017.  Previous applicants need not re apply.

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.