A current list of vacancies in external organisations that may be of interest to those looking to work in the field of animal welfare science, ethics and law is below.

If you would like to add your vacancy to the list, please provide us with details via the Contact form   

SRUC: Research Fellow (social science applied to animal welfare)

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join our team in the Animal and Veterinary Sciences department and contribute to the development of an exciting research programme investigating social science applied to perspectives of animal welfare. Specifically, we are seeking someone to develop research ideas to understand more about different perspectives on animal welfare, and to contribute to influencing human behaviour change to improve aspects of animal welfare. Where appropriate the post would also contribute to aspects of our undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programmes, particularly through supervision of research student projects.

For more information: List of vacancies | SRUC

Closing date: 12th August 2022

Cats Protection: Central Veterinary Officer

"Are you a feline focused Veterinary Surgeon with a passion for communication? Are you looking for a role that brings the opportunity to positively influence the welfare of many cats, shaping the understanding of cats needs for a variety of different audiences? We currently have an exciting opportunity for an inspiring individual to join our Veterinary team on a fixed term contract until the end of November 2023 as Central Veterinary Officer, this role is home based. You will join us working 35 hours per week and in return you will receive a competitive salary of up to £60,049.39 per annum plus excellent benefits...The Veterinary Department are responsible for ensuring that the behaviour and welfare, husbandry and treatment of cats in Cats Protection's care is maintained to a high standard at all times and also work to improve the welfare of the general cat population."

For more informationCentral Veterinary Officer | Cats Protection

Closing date: 15th August 2022

Animal Welfare Foundation Trustee

"AWF is BVA’s animal welfare charity with a mission to use veterinary knowledge to improve the welfare of animals through research, education and debate.

We’re looking for 4 to 5 new trustees from the veterinary and animal welfare professions, from primary care through to academia and the commercial veterinary sector.

In addition to experience working in veterinary and animal welfare – we are also looking for people who possess one or more of the following skills: strategic planning, business leadership, knowledge of charity governance and finance, strong connections within the veterinary commercial sector and/or academia, an understanding of animal welfare legislation, experience of grant giving and assessment of research proposals.  We’re also particularly interested in applications from people with an interest in or understanding of human behaviour change and theory of change..."

For more information, visit: Become a Trustee - The Animal Welfare Foundation

Closing Date: 15th August 2022