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Scottish SPCA Animal Rescue Officer

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Animal Rescue Officers work for the Scottish SPCA and respond to emergency calls to deal with animals that are abandoned, injured or in danger.

The Work

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Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

The salary for animal rescue officers is currently £19,608 a year.

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Getting In

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2018
7083
1.3 %
RISE
2023
7177
  United Kingdom
2018
76091
0.4 %
RISE
2023
76424

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What Does it Take?

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You need to have:

Training

Getting On

More Information

The Scottish SPCA is the largest animal charity in Scotland. The equivalent organisation to the Scottish SPCA in England and Wales is the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA). The RSPCA does not operate in Scotland.

One way to get useful practical experience is to volunteer to look after animals at your local Scottish SCPA animal rescue and rehoming centre. You have to be at least 18 to volunteer and must have some experience with animals. Some centres may have long waiting lists, this type of volunteering is very popular.

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Lantra Scotland
Tel: 01738 310164
E-mail: scotland@lantra.co.uk
Website: http://www.lantra.co.uk/scotland
Twitter: @LantraScotland
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/lantrascotland/

Lantra is the Sector Skills Council for the environmental and land-based sector.

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