Careers, vacancies and work experience placements

Making a difference and helping save lives. Find out more about a career with the Scottish SPCA, Scotland's animal welfare charity.

Working with the Scottish SPCA 

Our team and extended family of volunteers work tirelessly every day to champion animal welfare and wellbeing across Scotland.

From rescuing and caring for animals in need, finding loving homes, releasing back into the wild, educating the public to helping to bring those who are cruel to animals to justice, we are passionate about animal welfare.

Whether you work at one of our nine animal rescue and rehoming centres, our wildlife rescue centre, on the road or at our head office you'll be joining a team with expertise and a real desire to help animals in need.


I have worked with the Scottish SPCA for over 25 years. It's a fantastic place to work as you know you are helping animals and changing lives for the better every day. Alan Grant, Senior Animal Care Assistant

Working with Scotland's animal welfare charity is rewarding and fulfilling.

We are a successful, modern and progressive charity with exciting plans for the future.

The Scottish SPCA is also an equal opportunities employer and an Investor in People.


All of our vacancies are listed on our website. If you would like to join our team you can view any opportunities we have here.


A great way to learn more about our work, develop your skills and introduce yourself to us is to volunteer.  Watch this space for upcoming volunteering positions to be announced in June 2019.  Learn more about volunteering here.

Work Experience

We want to inspire the next generation of animal welfare champions by offering young people the chance to work with Scotland’s animal welfare charity.

Our work experience placements for high school students can provide hands on experience working with our animals or providing essential business support in key service such as HR, marketing, finance and our animal helpline. For older pupils such as those in S5 and S6, we also offer longer periods of work experience.

Learn more about our work experience placements here. 





Ian Futter with cat


A rewarding and fulfilling career.

Scottish SPCA volunteer with rescue cat


Help care for animals, raise funds and lots more!

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