• Rewarding Full Time role (38hrs) with Australia’s leading animal welfare charity
  • Based in Malaga with the animals, 21 minutes north of Perth, with free parking
  • Benefit from a dynamic and supportive team environment that will challenge and inspire you


The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Western Australia (RSPCA WA) is the state's leading voice in animal welfare. At RSPCA WA we are dedicated to improving the treatment of animals because we believe it strengthens our society, enhances our lives and contributes to a better world. All employees share the objective of achieving better outcomes for animal welfare and commit to the organisational values: We are RSPCA - Responsible, Safe, Professional, Compassionate and Accepting.

About this opportunity

RSPCA WA is seeking an enthusiastic and energetic person to develop, coordinate, and deliver targeted community education programs which lead to a reduction or prevention of cruelty to animals and improved knowledge of the requirements of responsible pet ownership within the community at large. Programs may be delivered in a variety of contexts including but not limited to direct individual contact, schools, community events and programs, and guest speaking.

The Education Officer sits within the Funding and Programs team and has the primary responsibility for the development and delivery of the AWARE, Junior Rescue Officer, Junior Ambassador and Schools and after school presentation programs. This role has an emphasis on public education to internal and external customers to assist in long-term prevention of animal cruelty. It will also work more broadly responding to educational requests and activities.

Some weekend work may be required.

Selection criteria


  • Knowledge of the Animal Welfare Act 2002 and a good understanding of significant animal welfare issues in WA
  • Knowledge of Western Australian education system and understanding of the development of school curriculum.
  • Experience in the development of external networks.
  • Demonstrated ability to research community issues and develop targeted programs in response to findings.
  • Exceptional people skills with the ability to engage with, influence and connect with at risk individuals, community groups, the general public and stakeholders (including ability / comfort with public speaking and presentations)
  • Excellent written skills with demonstrated ability to develop a case for support or experience in grant writing.
  • High degree of self-motivation with the ability to often work independently and effectively managing workload to meet deadlines and support organisational goals in a dynamic workplace.
  • Ability to analyse and report on outcomes of programs for internal development and in response to stakeholder or sponsorship requirements.
  • High level of computer skills in the suite of Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.


  • Sound knowledge of animal care and handling.
  • Ability to collaborate with wide stakeholder groups

Additional essential requirements

The ability to perform this role will also be reliant on the candidate having or being able to gain:

  • A current Working with Children check
  • A national police clearance
  • A current driver’s license valid for both manual and automatic transmission vehicles

How to Apply

If you are looking for a role that will challenge and inspire - APPLY NOW.

For more information on the key responsibilities and requirements of the role, please read the job description

Please apply here

Applications must include:

  • an application letter that explains the skills and experience you would bring to the role
  • your salary expectations
  • a concise CV

Applications close: 5pm Friday 15 July 2022.