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Animal Care Team Leader
  • Work for Victoria’s leading animal welfare charity and help us end cruelty to all animals
  • Exciting leadership opportunity at RSPCA Victoria!
  • Permanent Part-Time
  • Located in Pearcedale

About the RSPCA

We are a leading animal welfare charity that works to end cruelty to all animals. Our purpose is to work with the community to achieve outstanding animal welfare through education, advocacy, animal care and protection. We achieve this by actively promoting their care and protection through awareness campaigns and education programs. Across Victoria we offer community services including the work undertaken by our Inspectorate, veterinary clinics and animal care teams.

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an environment that is underpinned by our values: respect, consideration, clarity, accountability, expertise and collaboration.

About the role

RSPCA Victoria currently have an exciting internal opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated leader to join our Animal Care team at Pearcedale.

Working alongside our leadership team, the successful candidate will be responsible for leading a team of employees and volunteers in the provision of day to day care of shelter animals, contributing to the achievement of the best possible welfare outcome for every animal in our care.

In addition to this, the Animal Care Team Leader will perform operational duties involving the general care and handling of animals.

Skills and Experience

  • Previous experience in a leadership role with the ability to support a team of staff and volunteers;
  • Previous experience in an animal care role and high level animal handling skills and experience, including extensive knowledge of animal anatomy, behaviour, disease recognition and safe handling;
  • Ability to work in a fast paced and challenging work environment, whilst showing great care and compassion to the animals in our shelter; and
  • Demonstrated experience working collaboratively in a team environment.

Qualifications & Other Requirements

  • The successful applicant must hold a valid Victorian Driver’s License;
  • The successful applicant must have a current tetanus vaccination or be willing to get a tetanus vaccination;
  • Applicants must also be willing to work over a rotating roster which includes weekends and public holidays as required; and
  • Holds or is willing to complete a Certificate II in Animal Studies (or equivalent).

How to Apply

This is an incredible opportunity to join a dedicated and passionate team making a difference to animals in need.

If you believe you can make a difference to the protection and welfare of all animals then please visit the advertisement for this position on our website at to download the position description (top right-hand corner) and to apply online with your CV and supporting cover letter as soon as possible.

If you have any queries regarding this role, please contact Anand Shiva, Animal Care Supervisor.

Click Apply Online to submit your application. Applications close on Friday 28 February 2020.


Job Ref: RT000007
Submitted: 14-02-2020

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