Assistant Director of Animal Services

Remote, includes travel to London Office and field-based locations.
Circa £80,000

Founded in 1824, we are proud to be the oldest and largest animal welfare organisation in the world. The RSPCA has been saving animals for almost 200 years, and we are driven by our vision for a world where all animals are respected and treated with kindness and compassion. We believe that all animals deserve a good life and all of us can and should help to make animals lives better. We were the first to introduce a law to protect animals and continue to strive to ensure that all animals can live free from pain and suffering. Through our campaigns we raise standards of care and awareness of issues affecting animals today, and push for changes in the law to improve the welfare of animals. Animals can rely on us to rescue them when they need us most – to rehabilitate them wherever possible, provide them with the very best veterinary care and to find them new homes, either through rehoming or release.


As our new Assistant Director of Animal Services, you will be part of the Operations Leadership Team and the business owner of the Society’s primary transformation programme – The Animal Journey.  You will lead all areas of the Society’s Animal Establishments to significantly improve animal welfare, effectiveness and efficiency as well as deliver the charitable key aims.

We’re looking for an experienced leader in operations delivery.  An animal lover, who will be supportive of our  mission and purpose and understand the continuing requirements for agility and change in our service delivery to achieve  our ambitions for growth. We are open to candidates from outside of the charity and animal welfare sector, who are looking to use their skills to impact on the welfare of the animals that are in our care. Transformation will continue to be at the heart of how we will deliver services which are relevant and make an impact.  As a national charity, our services and people are dispersed across the country, and you will be experienced in leading teams and delivering operations across multiple sites.  Whatever your background, you will value the role that the RSPCA plays now and recognise its potential for change to achieve greater ambition in the future. 

If you believe you have the experience, skills, and qualities we are looking for, we very much look forward to hearing from you.


Download the candidate brief to find out about the role.