Jobs

Looking for an opportunity to work for a charity? Do you love wildlife?

Then Secret World Wildlife Rescue may be the place you’ve been looking for! We regularly have a range of exciting opportunities from paid roles, Trustee appointments, internships, student placements and volunteering.

Details of current vacancies are listed below. Please check back regularly and follow us on social media for updates. You can read about our volunteer opportunities over on our volunteering page.

Our current vacancies are:

Trustees (specifically with financial experience)

Are you ready for a new challenge and passionate about helping to protect and preserve Britain’s Wildlife?

Are you ready to apply and share your professional skills in a rewarding voluntary capacity?

Secret World Wildlife Rescue is a registered charity that rescues, rehabilitates and releases Britain’s orphaned, injured and sick wildlife. It is a unique service in the South West and helps over 5,000 casualties every year from its base near Highbridge, Somerset.

Secret World Wildlife Rescue is a modern, professional charity that delivers a high standard of animal care, a unique educational offering and shares its expertise with other care professionals. The last few years have put in place the cornerstones of good governance at every level of the charity, so the next few years can be about extending the reach and the impact of the Secret World Wildlife Rescue brand.

The Charity is undergoing structural change to professionalize and set operational and financial strategies. We have recently opened our new Wildlife Treatment Centre following a successful capital appeal, and the next stage of the charity’s development will be the refurbishment of its rehabilitation facilities.

Whilst broad business and management skills are welcome, we are particularly interested to hear from those with a substantial track record in legal, accountancy or HR, who may wish to use this opportunity as a means of further personal and professional development.

If you want to add working as a Charity Trustee to your professional portfolio and help deliver an inspirational rescue and rehabilitation service for British wildlife, this could be for you. Secret World Wildlife Rescue has huge potential…let’s turn that into a reality.

To find out more about the roles and requirements please contact the trustees at the following address. To apply to become a Trustee and Director of the incorporated charity please submit your CV together with a short supporting statement to trustees@secretworld.org.

Wildlife Carer

Wildlife Carer – Secret World Wildlife Rescue (SWWR)

Salary: £22k  

Location:  Highbridge, Somerset

Secret World Wildlife Rescue (SWWR) exists to relieve the suffering of British wildlife, to encourage respect and tolerance for wildlife and to further its conservation. SWWR strives to do this by: providing a public rescue, rehabilitation and release service for injured, sick and orphaned wildlife; through a learning and outreach programme, public education and access to a unique wildlife experience; by delivering conservation projects and by disseminating data and delivering professional training to improve knowledge and raise standards of wildlife care across the UK.

The charity is open 6am to midnight, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, and operates across Somerset, Bristol and the surrounding area.  A staff team of around 45 work alongside a strong and committed volunteer workforce. Staff and volunteer response drivers are equipped and trained to rescue all types of British mammals and birds. After appropriate veterinary care, these animals are rehabilitated on site and eventually released back to the wild. Our new purpose built Wildlife Treatment Centre provides an excellent working environment, alongside our wildlife rehabilitation facilities.

Hours:                                40hrs per week on a rota basis as part of a seven-day rota, with flexibility to work out of hours

Responsible to:                Wildlife Care Supervisors

Pension:                              SWWR provides a workplace pension to eligible employees.

Benefits:                            Employee Assistance Programme, E-learning opportunities; staff discount scheme.

Must have a clean driving licence as you may be required to drive company vehicles.

Please note all applicants must have the legal right to work in the UK.

How to apply

Interested candidates should send a CV to laura.bennett@secretworld.org at your earliest convenience. If you would like to discuss this role further, please contact laura.bennett@secretworld.org or call on 01278 783250.

Note:

This job description is not exhaustive and will be reviewed from time to time and amended by mutual agreement.  The postholder will receive regular reviews together with an annual job appraisal with the wildlife care supervisors to review progress, job description and performance in post.

Closing date for applications:                     Saturday 10th February 2024

Indicative interview dates:                          Week commencing Monday 12th February 2024

Job information pack:                                  Wildlife Carer 2024

Due to the number of applications we receive, we reserve the right to close this application process when we have received enough suitable candidates. Unfortunately, owing to the large number of job applications we receive, we are unable to respond individually. If you have not heard from Secret World within 4 weeks of applying, please assume that you have not been successful on this occasion. Thank you for your interest in working for Secret World Wildlife Rescue.