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Our values


We care deeply about the lives of animals and have empathy for people. We act with kindness and consideration at all times.


We are life changing, we inspire by taking the lead, we speak up when others don’t. We take brave decisions, we change animals’ lives for the better.


We never give up, we have energy and determination, we rescue animals from cruelty and neglect, giving them new opportunities and supporting others in doing so and advocate for all animals at risk of harm.


We have expert knowledge which we willingly share, we act on the basis of evidence, we underpin our decisions and actions with science, data and experience.


We are honest and trustworthy, we act with integrity, we do what is right.

What we do and why

Working at the RSPCA provides an opportunity to get involved in a variety of ways to support our mission. Whether it’s life in the field, our veterinary teams, campaigning and prevention, education, engagement and income generation teams or in our vital support services, there is a diverse range of opportunities waiting for you.

Click below to find out more about the important work we do and why it matters to us.

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An RSPCA for everyone

We know it’s our people who enable us to achieve what we do - our colleagues, our volunteers and our supporters. We believe that every individual brings a fresh perspective to the work we do for animal welfare. We embrace diversity of thought and actively encourage people of all identities and backgrounds to join us as we want you to feel comfortable bringing your whole self to work.

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What we offer you

To show our appreciation for everything you do for animal welfare, we offer a wide range of benefits. From health and wellbeing to a great work-life balance, our goal is to help you feel valued and supported in your role because our people matter to us. Click below to find out more about our excellent benefits.

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Learning and talent development

The RSPCA is evolving and so could you! Investing in the learning and development of our colleagues is one of the keys to our success. We aim to:


Offer an interesting and varied approach to learning, that enables everyone to learn and develop no matter what their role, expertise or experience.


Support our colleagues to achieve their potential and have meaningful and worthwhile careers with the RSPCA.


Enable our colleagues to develop the skills, knowledge and capabilities needed to be effective in their role so that everyone is able to contribute more to animal welfare.

Read about some of our colleagues’ career journeys with us:

Mark MacThrocaill

Craig Osborne

Health and Safety Advisor

Tell us about your career journey at the RSPCA
“I joined the RSPCA more than 25 years ago as an ambulance driver and saw firsthand how the organisation provides targeted support and care of animals in need. Over the years I have progressed within the organisation and undertaken a variety of different roles; advancing from supervisor to Animal Hospital Manager, and eventually serving as Acting Director for six years. Currently, I am on secondment with the Health and Safety Wellbeing team as a Health and Safety Advisor.”

What advice would you give to those looking to grow their career?
“Don't lose heart if your career doesn't follow a particular path. Frequently, bumps in the road that slow down your career - or even block your path - can provide an unexpected opportunity for personal and professional growth!”

Liana Brooksbank

Liana Brooksbank

Business Analyst

Tell us about your career journey at the RSPCA
​“I started working at the RSPCA in 2017, seizing the opportunity to explore various career areas within the charity: Learning and Development Administrator, Firearms and Finance Administrator, IT Skills and Solutions Consultant, Junior Business Analyst, and my newly promoted role as Business Analyst.
The RSPCA has supported my professional development, enabling me to develop the breadth of knowledge and skills needed to grow my career.”

What advice would you give to those looking to grow their career?
​“Take each opportunity that arises and always approach it with a willingness to learn and grow. Internal and external mentors are invaluable in supporting career development.”

Celebrating our colleagues

Our annual event, the Impact Awards, celebrates our amazing people's achievements. Everyone has the opportunity to nominate colleagues who they feel have gone above and beyond. This is what some of our winners have said about what this means to them.

Marc Cooper

I'm delighted, it means a huge amount to me. I will treasure this award.

Marc Cooper
Advocacy and Exceptional Dedication Queen Victoria Award

Geoff Edmond

I am still a bit overwhelmed, this really has meant so much to me. To be nominated is an honour and to win genuinely does mean a great deal.

Geoff Edmond
Inspectorate and Exceptional Dedication Queen Victoria Award

Magda De Lima Santos

Thank you so much. I did not expect this and feel overwhelmed and frankly stunned!

Magda De Lima Santos
Organisational Effectiveness Award

Evangelos Achilleos

Such an honour, the whole team at East Winch is amazing and make a real difference.

Evangelos Achilleos
Support and Engagement Award


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