RSPCA Head of Clinical Behaviour Position

The RSPCA has an exciting opportunity for a qualified and experienced person to develop and lead their behaviour team, to ensure they are meeting the needs of the animals in their care.

Responsibilities to include:

  • Developing and delivering an effective and integrated behaviour and welfare strategy, ensuring processes and procedures are up to date and evidence based
  • Recruiting and managing a team of Regional Clinical Animal Behaviourists
  • Working alongside the Field Operations team to embed processes and protocols in Animal Centres and other establishments
  • Providing advice and support to RSPCA staff on behavioural rehabilitation and welfare
  • Carrying out assessments of more complex cases and developing appropriate plans for their management
  • Developing and delivering training to a range of RSPCA staff and volunteers
  • Leading on initiatives and activities which relate to dog behaviour and welfare

Skills and experience include:

  • Postgraduate qualification in companion animal behaviour and welfare or other relevant subject
  • ABTC Clinical Animal Behaviourist
  • Extensive experience of working in the field of dog behaviour rehabilitation and welfare
  • Treatment of dogs with a range of problem behaviours
  • Experience of working within a team of animal care workers and professionals
  • Line management experience and experience of working in teams

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