Farm Livestock Officer

Location: Home-based covering Scotland (Ideally the Inverness area or Central West
Salary: £25,946.33 per annum plus benefits
Hours: 35
Closing date: Monday 18th November 2019

The RSPCA is the largest animal welfare charity in England and Wales. Our purpose as
the RSPCA is to end cruelty and promote kindness to animals and to alleviate their

We are seeking to recruit a Farm Livestock Officer, committed to animal welfare to join the
RSPCA Farm Animals Department. The post holder’s role will be to monitor members of
the RSPCA Assured scheme within Scotland with a focus on Aquaculture but may
include other livestock sectors. The post holder will also assist with the continued
development, implementation and enforcement of the RSPCA’s welfare standards for farm
animals used within the RSPCA Assured scheme and beyond, as well as general
advisory, advocacy and communication regarding farm animal welfare issues.

Responsibilities include:
● Providing effective and efficient monitoring of RSPCA Assured members, within
in a defined geographical area.
● Providing appropriate guidance to help new or existing members achieve and
maintain compliance to the RSPCA welfare standards.
● Liaising externally and internally to promote higher welfare farming systems,
including through involvement in trials/projects to further advance these systems
and disseminating relevant information.

Skills and experience include:
● BSc in a relevant subject eg aquaculture/agriculture/animal welfare, or HND plus
equivalent knowledge and experience.
● Thorough knowledge and practical experience of aquaculture systems, with
preferably some knowledge of agriculture.
● Experience of farm visiting, and ideally experience either with farm assurance
schemes or in the provision of technical advice to fish/livestock farmers;
experience and training in auditing of standards on-farm would be a distinct
● Excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to produce clear detailed visit reports

What’s in it for you:
You’ll have an opportunity to work for the largest animal welfare charity in England and

We value and recognise our employees’ contribution and are proud to offer an extensive
benefits package that includes:
35 hours standard working week, 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays increasing to
30 days with service; a generous pension scheme with associated life assurance and
group income protection scheme; access to private healthcare scheme; support for
professional development after qualifying period and access to our employee assistance

How to apply:
An application form and job description can be downloaded from the RSPCA Jobs web
page along with details of how to submit your application.

We do not accept CVs without a fully completed application form.

Please send your completed application form to or by
post to Resourcing Team, RSPCA, Wilberforce Way, Southwater, Horsham, RH13 9RS
quoting reference FLO/203 by the closing date of Monday 18th November 2019.

Interviews to take place in Glasgow, Scotland.

All online information and documents are available in alternative formats, including
Braille and large font, upon request from the Resourcing team.

Equality, diversity, and inclusion are at the heart of our organisation. We seek to promote
fair employment procedures and practices to ensure equal opportunities for all.

Ending cruelty, promoting kindness and alleviating suffering to animals.