SSPCA Clacks

Charity registered in Scotland SC006467

As Scotland’s animal welfare charity, we’ve been on-hand to protect animals and prevent cruelty for 180 years. Over almost two centuries, we’ve grown to become a national charity which celebrates the strength of the human-animal bond and enriches the lives of animals and people.

We champion animal welfare and encourage respect and kindness for animals across all our communities
We educate people of all ages about the welfare of animals in our mission to eradicate
animal cruelty and create a better future for all of us
We promote the importance of the human/animal bond, and the myriad medical, social and psychological advantages gained from animal companionship
We bring those who abuse animals to justice
We care for, rescue, rehabilitate, release and rehome
We are Scotland’s animal champions.
Investigating abuse across Scotland, we’re proud to be at the forefront of preventing cruelty to animals. As the only animal charity in the UK recognised as a reporting agency to the Crown Office, our inspectors enforce the Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006.

We are a completely separate charity from the RSPCA, which helps animals in England and Wales.

Donations are vital because we receive no government funding.


Current opportunities

As Scotland’s animal welfare charity, we’ve been on-hand to protect animals and prevent cruelty for 180 years We champion animal welfare and encourage respect and kindness for animals across all our communities We educate people of all ages about the welfare of animals in our mission to eradicate animal cruelty and create a better future for all of us We promote the importance of the human/animal bond, and the myriad medical, social and psychological advantages gained from animal companionship We bring those who abuse animals to justice We care for, rescue, rehabilitate, release and rehome We are Scotland’s animal champions. We need some enthusiastic, outdoor-loving volunteers to assist the Education Team in delivery of fun, educational activities for children aged 7+ at our Easter Holiday Camps across various locations in Scotland. What you will be doing Assist Education staff in preparation of daily activities Assist with facilitation of activities such as den building; arts and crafts; mini-beast sessions; animal handling, encouraging the participating children’s creativity and curiosity. Encourage participating children to enjoy the outdoors and connect with nature Encourage the participating children to be responsible animal citizens Assist Education staff in tidying up at the end of daily sessions Any other general duties as directed by the Education Team staff. You will work alongside fellow volunteers and our team of dedicated staff. To carry out this role, we are looking for someone who is/has:  Experience of working with primary school age children (this can be formally e.g as a classroom assistant, or informally e.g as a parent or guardian)  Excellent communication skills, particularly with young people  A level of practical skills and willing to learn new tasks  Fun, positive attitude and enjoy the outdoors  Good attention to detail  A strong interest in and commitment to animal welfare  Patient and encouraging manner Confident and happy around children (7+) Full training provided, and a named member of staff for support

As Scotland’s animal welfare charity, we’ve been on-hand to protect animals and prevent cruelty for 180 years We champion animal welfare and encourage respect and kindness for animals across all our communities We educate people of all ages about the welfare of animals in our mission to eradicate animal cruelty and create a better future for all of us We promote the importance of the human/animal bond, and the myriad medical, social and psychological advantages gained from animal companionship We bring those who abuse animals to justice We care for, rescue, rehabilitate, release and rehome We are Scotland’s animal champions. Overall Purpose of the Role: To help maintain the centre by assisting with the cleaning of the main hospital building and to assist with the laundry. Key Responsibilities: Model the Society’s values, Committed, Compassionate, Professional and Expert, in the workplace at all times. This role will involve: - assisting with the sorting and washing/drying of the centre’s laundry - Help clean the corridors - Help clean offices, staff room, examination room, Reception area - Assist with organising and maintaining storage rooms You will work alongside fellow volunteers and staff at the National Wildlife Centre, Fishcross. To carry out this role, we are looking for someone who is/has: - Practical experience of cleaning and laundry duties - self-motivated - reliable - attention to detail - commitment to animal welfare - resilient, and a calm approach - flexible - works well within a team Full training provided, and a named member of staff for support

As Scotland’s animal welfare charity, we’ve been on-hand to protect animals and prevent cruelty for 180 years We champion animal welfare and encourage respect and kindness for animals across all our communities We educate people of all ages about the welfare of animals in our mission to eradicate animal cruelty and create a better future for all of us We promote the importance of the human/animal bond, and the myriad medical, social and psychological advantages gained from animal companionship We bring those who abuse animals to justice We care for, rescue, rehabilitate, release and rehome We are Scotland’s animal champions. Overall Purpose of the Role: To be the friendly face of our centre, greeting customers in person and on the phone; dealing with enquiries, Wildlife admissions and assisting with general admin tasks. Key Responsibilities: - Warmly greeting all of our visitors and assisting with their enquiries - Answering telephone enquiries, transferring calls to relevant staff or other SSPCA locations - General upkeep of the reception area and admissions room - Assist with the processing of incoming wildlife - Undertake any other general duties as directed by the Centre Management and co-operate with other members of staff and volunteers. You will work alongside fellow volunteers and our team of dedicated staff. To carry out this role, we are looking for someone who is/has: - Practical experience office environment - Word processing knowledge - self-motivated - reliable - attention to detail - commitment to animal welfare - resilient, and a calm approach - flexible - works well within a team Full training provided, and a named member of staff for support

As Scotland’s animal welfare charity, we’ve been on-hand to protect animals and prevent cruelty for 180 years We champion animal welfare and encourage respect and kindness for animals across all our communities We educate people of all ages about the welfare of animals in our mission to eradicate animal cruelty and create a better future for all of us We promote the importance of the human/animal bond, and the myriad medical, social and psychological advantages gained from animal companionship We bring those who abuse animals to justice We care for, rescue, rehabilitate, release and rehome We are Scotland’s animal champions. Overall Purpose of the Role: To maintain our National Wildlife Centre with a focus on groundwork duties in and around the Centre. Key Responsibilities: Model the Society’s values, Committed, Compassionate, Professional and Expert, in the workplace at all times. Tasks include: - general gardening - mowing the grass - planting - hedge trimming - weeding - painting - occasional ad-hoc repair work as required - organise and maintain storage rooms within the Centre You will work alongside fellow volunteers and our team of dedicated staff. To carry out this role, we are looking for someone who is/has: - practical experience maintaining gardens and grounds - self-motivated - reliable - attention to detail - commitment to animal welfare - resilient, and a calm approach - flexible - works well within a team Full training provided, and a named member of staff for support