Animal Charities employ many staff and there are many different types of jobs working for animal charities. Roles working for an animal charity can include hands-on kennel and cattery work, re-homing jobs, campaigning, office jobs as well as front line cruelty prevention and animal rescue and rehabilitation.
Most animal charities are extremely busy places and they require staff who are passionate about animal welfare and have relevant training. We have developed several animal charity courses, designed to provide knowledge for people wanting to enter the animal charity sector, as well as for animal charity staff who are required to undertake CPD.
Animal Charities are funded entirely through donations from the public and they have to be managed efficiently in order to provide the best possible value for money whilst ensuring high standards of animal care and welfare. Animal Charities require managers and supervisors to oversee the entire charity as well as the various sections of the operation.
Rescue and Rehabilitation as well as Cruelty Prevention form an increasing aspect of the work carried out by Animal Charities around the world. Unfortunately, despite the efforts of many organisations, there is still a lot of animal cruelty and suffering and for this reason, there are a great many animal charities and many staff employed to deal with cruelty prevention and with the rescue, care, rehabilitation and rehoming of animals.
There are several front line animal jobs dealing with disasters affecting animals (man-made and natural), where animals require rescue and emergency assistance, there are also careers dealing with the stray and feral cat and dog populations in order to prevent suffering and control numbers and many charities deal with the trapping and neutering of stray animals, as well as the management of Animal Hoarding cases. We offer courses as training specifically for working in these types of roles dealing with these complex and specialised animal welfare issues.
There are several Animal Charities that don't run animal homes and instead work to campaign about the many animal welfare issues such as: Intensive farming, inhumane slaughtering, hunting, the exotic pet trade, dog fighting, international animal welfare problems, the overpopulation of unwanted companion animals, animals used for entertainment, etc. We offer an Animal Campaigning Diploma course for careers working for Animal Campaigning Charities.
Assistance Dog Trainer, Animal Assisted Therapist and Responsible Travel Planner
Other Animal Charity jobs include Assistance Dog Trainer jobs, Animal Assisted Therapy jobs and Responsible Travel Planner jobs, please click on the course links below for more information about these careers and relevant training
Working with rescue dogs in an animal charity is a popular career. We have developed a Dog Rescue Worker Certificate course, designed as a foundation/entry level course into this sort of work.
Ensuring high standards of welfare for animals cared for by animal shelters is of great importance. The Companion and Exotic Animal Housing course and the Companion Animal Environmental Enrichment & Stress Reduction course are both designed for anyone working or volunteering in animal shelters wanting to ensure high welfare standards, lower stress levels and therefore more successful and higher adoption rates.
We offer accredited Diploma and Certificate courses specifically designed to improve employment and career prospects. These courses are affordable and can be studied at the same time as working, volunteering or job hunting.
We offer course discounts for to all charity staff, please contact us to discuss your training requirements
In addition to all the above roles, Animal Charities also employ veterinary staff. We offer several veterinary courses, including the ABC Awards Animal Nursing Certificate.
Please get in touch for free animal charity careers advice or for information about these animal charity courses.
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