The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Western Australia (RSPCA WA) is the state's leading voice in animal welfare. RSPCA WA is managed locally but works toward the goals of the organisation Australia-wide. On an average day, we employ around 90 staff and we have the support of an amazing group of volunteers. Together, our team works diligently toward preventing animal cruelty.

About this opportunity

We are 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 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. There is flexibility in this role for work from home or other arrangements as required which we are happy to discuss with the successful candidate.

Some weekend work may be required.


To be successful in this role, you will need the following:

  • 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.

Applications must include a concise CV along with a covering statement outlining the skills and experience you would bring to this role and your salary expectations.

How to Apply

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

Please apply via Seek: Education Officer

Your application must include:

  • an application letter that explains the relevant skills and experience you would bring to the role
  • a concise CV
  • two references.

For further information, please contact RSPCA WA Human Resources.