From wildlife in its gardens to dogs visiting the office, working at the RSPCA offers an exciting career experience.
Tom Strong, head of data & insight at the RSPCA, tells us about the brand new compliance manager job opportunity currently available and why this charity is a great place to work.
Tell us about the RSPCA and the work you do
The RSPCA is the oldest animal welfare organisation in the world. We rescue, rehabilitate and rehome animals across England and Wales. We work to inform the general public and professional organisations about animal welfare and the impact they can have on it.
What makes the RSPCA a special place to work, like no other?
The shared values of wanting to end animal cruelty are very strong and bond colleagues together. There is a great sense of pride for all our groundbreaking work in animal welfare. Situated in a rural location, we are lucky enough to have wildlife visit our gardens, whilst enjoying the company of dogs in the office.
Tell us about a typical day in the life of a compliance manager at the RSPCA
The position of compliance manager is a new one for the RSPCA, so the right person will be able to mould the role. However, we see the role as vital support across income generation, providing best practice advice on all areas of compliance. This role will get involved with a variety of projects so no two days will be the same!
What kind of person are you looking for?
We are looking for a dynamic, energetic person, who is enthusiastic about compliance and ensuring we are aligned to all relevant regulation and legislation. You should be able to communicate across all levels and across multiple teams.
What training and development opportunities do you offer?
We offer various opportunities from in house training to external courses and seminars. We also encourage our staff to openly speak or present at external events to promote the work of the RSPCA and specific projects. Within income generation we offer a number of internal away days where staff can upskill about specific areas of fundraising.
Do you have any insider tips for applicants?
This vital role means that you need to be on point with your compliance knowledge. You really should have a thirst for keeping abreast of all changes and want to be able impact change.
In a nutshell, why someone would want to work for the RSPCA?
Why not! We really make a difference to animal welfare and this is demonstrated every day. The friendly professional staff across England and Wales make you feel like one big team with a clear common goal.