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Are you passionate about animal welfare and want to make a real difference to causes you care about? Do you want to start a career that you can be proud of? Then consider a career with Animal Welfare League NSW.

Animal Welfare League NSW (AWL NSW) is a registered charity that has been operating for over 60 years. We provide expert care to surrendered, neglected and abandoned animals across NSW.

Current Vacancies

Fundraising & Events Officer

The Fundraising and Events Officer is a new role for Animal Welfare League NSW that sits within the Marketing and Fundraising team reporting to the Marketing and Fundraising Manager. The core purpose of this role is to help build the fundraising, community engagement and brand events for AWL NSW. This includes building and implementing strategy and facilitating brand, community and fundraising events. As this is a new role the duties and tasks with often change so flexibility is a must for the right candidate.

The main areas of focus for this position are:

  • Develop and implement (alongside manager) a community and online fundraising strategy.
  • Build and facilitate all community engagement and brand events to help increase brand exposure this includes working with other departments.
  • Coordinate sponsorship programs within the shelter including cat/kennel plaque sponsorship.
  • Coordinate event administration for our Mobile Vet Truck tours

Key responsibilities

  • Triage enquiries and provide support to individuals who fundraise for AWL NSW as required.
  • Secure and create content for use across different mediums that captures and promotes the stories of those participating in fundraising.
  • Engage with the AWL NSW community through key communication tools such as email, social media and SMS.
  • Brand and Community engagement event administration tasks to support the planning, delivery and evaluation of key campaigns and events.
  • Complete event related tasks including but not limited to; pack and mail fundraising kits or merchandise, print resources, develop event material such as posters, run sheets or other.
  • Support the Marketing and Fundraising Manager with various fundraising tasks
  • Attend events as required from time to time, please note this may be out of hours and on weekends.

Your background, skills, and experience

  • Strong initiative and ability to complete tasks with minimal supervision.
  • Strong communication skills, including verbal (phone) and written skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to build rapport and be empathetic towards supporters  and be able to motivate and encourage fundraising
  • Ability to use Microsoft O365 with working knowledge of excel
  • Administration, organisation and time management skills
  • Ability to be proactive in contacting our supporters
  • Helpful and courteous manner
  • Knowledge and experience in the fundraising sector
  • Previous experience and an interest in fundraising or events would be an advantage
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Marketing Coordinator

The Marketing Coordinator is a new role for Animal Welfare League NSW. This role will sit within the Marketing and Fundraising team and the core purpose of this role is to support the Marketing and Fundraising Manager and provide operational support. This includes facilitating communications support for grant applications, corporate and community partnership support and facilitating support to our branch network. As this is a new role, the duties and tasks will often change so flexibility is a must for the right candidate.

Please note this role may include overnight travel to regional parts of NSW to facilitate and build relationships with key stakeholders. This role will also have a few flexible tasks that will be removed from this role once a maternity cover employee returns.

Please consider this on application.

The main areas of focus for this position are:

  • Assist Marketing and Fundraising Manager with various tasks
  • Assist and coordinate Grant, Trusts and Foundation administration and applications with manager.
  • Work alongside Partnership manager to build meaningful corporate partnerships and facilitating administration tasks to ensure longevity of relationships.
  • Coordination of Annual Report and bi annual newsletter under direction of the Marketing Manager.
  • Supporting the AWL NSW Branch network, including facilitating focus groups.
  • Assist with community engagement and brand events.

Key responsibilities

  • Sourcing, reporting and all administration duties relating to Grants, Trust and Foundations. This includes reporting and communications alongside Manager.
  • Support the Marketing and Fundraising Manager with various tasks and projects.
  • Support the entire Branch network and volunteers, this includes constant stewardship and communications resulting in administration duties.
  • Attend events as required from time to time, please note this may be out of hours and on weekends.
  • Support Operations and project lead with various projects.
  • Coordinate Membership program and changes alongside manager.
  • Coordinate media enquiries
  • Coordinate marketing and fundraising reports with various departments
  • Organisation of Annual General Meeting

Your background, skills, and experience

  • Strong writing and communications skills, experience in grant writing preferable.
  • Strong initiative and ability to complete tasks with minimal supervision.
  • Strong communication skills, including verbal (phone) and written skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to build rapport and be empathetic towards supporters/volunteers.
  • Ability to use Microsoft O365 with working knowledge of excel
  • Administration, organisation and time management skills
  • Helpful and courteous manner
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Inspector

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Inspector to join Animal Welfare League NSW. You will promote and enforce compliance with laws that regulate animal care and protection. You will conduct investigations into animal welfare incidents and provide education in animal care to the community.

Experience & Qualifications

  • 5+ years in an animal welfare or a similar role enforcing compliance with legislation
  • Good animal handling, health care and welfare experience
  • A Cert IV in Government Investigations
  • A valid open NSW Drivers’ License
  • A NSW Firearms License
  • Sound knowledge of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act (POCTA)
  • Excellent communication, mediation, and negotiation skills
  • Strong judgment and pragmatism in decision making
  • Strong networking skills
  • Team player with the ability to work autonomously
  • A demonstrated commitment to exceptional customer service
  • Be self-motivated
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Veterinarians

Animal Welfare League NSW has rare and exciting job opportunities for enthusiastic and skilled staff to join our Mobile Vet Team!

Travelling across the state, we are on the lookout for Veterinarians to help run our incredible community desexing and vaccination programs. The successful candidates will help to provide vital services to disadvantaged communities and those affected by drought and other natural disasters.

As well as being part of our community and rapid response team, you will also help to treat the hundreds of vulnerable animals by providing assistance to our Inspectorate and shelter operations. This is a busy, yet rewarding opportunity unlike any other.

If you are looking for a life-changing experience and want to be part of something great, be sure to email us today!

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Are you looking for a career in an industry you’re passionate about?

Join the passionate team at Animal Welfare League NSW and help care for vulnerable and neglected animals across NSW. If you’re interested in making a difference and becoming part of AWL NSW, simply click here to send an email with your resume and detail why you’d like to join us.

About the different areas of service at Animal Welfare League NSW

 

Veterinary Services

The Animal Welfare League NSW veterinary team provides care to animals who may be surrendered to our shelter, branches or seized by our Inspectorate. Our veterinary team is responsible for ensuring the best welfare outcomes for the pets in our care, as well as providing routine treatment and surgery to help prepare our shelter pets for their new home. In addition to our standard clinic procedures, our veterinary team has a unique role in providing assistance with our Mobile Vet Truck which travels to regional areas, supporting our branch network to provide community services such as desexing, vaccination and microchipping drives. Our Mobile Vet Truck and veterinary team also act a ‘Rapid Response Unit’ providing urgent medical care to pets, livestock and wildlife affected by bushfires and other disasters.

Animal Welfare League NSW is interested to hear from people who are keen to work in the welfare space. If you are a qualified Veterinary Surgeon or qualified Veterinary Nurses then we would love to hear from.

Inspectorate

As one of only two licenced enforcement agencies in NSW, Animal Welfare League NSW can offer a challenging and rewarding career for those interested in animal welfare. Animal Welfare League NSW Inspectors are qualified and licenced to ensure we follow the laws that govern our operations. A Certificate IV in Government is desired to equip you with the knowledge to investigate matters under the law, and extensive knowledge is also required on the current Companion Animals Act and Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act.

Being an Animal Welfare Inspector is a tough job that requires resilience and the ability to understand the hardships of the role. Seeing animals in poor condition can be confronting and may not only affect your physical health, but your mental health too so a pragmatic approach is essential. A large part of the job is helping to alleviate animal cruelty and neglect by providing education  to pet owners, but sometimes a pet may need to be seized and an offender prosecuted.

Animal Welfare League NSW is interested in hearing from people who may already be qualified, or from those who are interested in starting an animal welfare career as an Inspector.

Shelter Services

The Animal Welfare League NSW shelter team is responsible for caring for hundreds of pets that rely on us each year. Our shelter team provides daily care, socialisation and training to help our pets find new forever homes. If you have a genuine interest in working with companion animals and have already obtained a Certificate ll in Animal Services (or are willing to obtain one), then you may be the next member of our shelter team. In our shelter, there are opportunities to advance your career into team leader or management roles, as well as moving into specialist roles which assist our foster care, volunteers and branch network.

If you would like to know more about becoming an Animal Welfare League NSW Animal Attendant then please get in touch.

Marketing and Fundraising

As a registered charity, Animal Welfare League NSW relies on community support and regular donations to be able to run our services and plan for future programs. We look after hundreds of animals every year through our shelters, branches, foster care network, and Inspectorate, and this work is supporting by our Marketing initiatives and promotions. Our Marketing and Fundraising team are also responsible for raising awareness of our vital work through our website, social media, and various events and activities.

If you have the skills and qualifications needed to work in a small and fast-paced Marketing team, and have a genuine interest in animal welfare, then we would love to hear from you.

Administration and Business Support

The rest of the organisation does not function without the dedicated support of the Finance, HR and other support teams. So, if this is where your skills and interests lie, and you are passionate about the welfare of animals, marry the two together by joining our team.

Whatever your skill set and area of expertise, you can express a general interest or respond to any open positions advertised on this page or in the media. You can reach out to us to explore careers opportunities by emailing us.
hr@awlnsw.com.au.

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