Contract, Full time, Temporary
Posted 1 year ago

Love animals? Here’s a great role in animal welfare protection in Western Australia. The RSPCA are the country’s lead agency in investigating animal cruelty.

This is our key front-line role in responding to reports of animal cruelty based in metropolitan Perth.  The Inspector reports to the Inspector Manager and works as part of a dedicated team whose efforts are directed at preventing animal cruelty through public education programs, investigating public reports and prosecuting offenders who breach the Animal Welfare Act.

This role is full-time, 38 hours per week, based in the metro area on a fixed term 12-month contract. A trainee role will be considered, but ideally looking for a candidate with relevant/prior regulatory experience.


  • Respond to public reports of alleged animal cruelty & emergency welfare situations
  • Identify & action immediate solutions to protect the health & well-being of animals
  • Work with local communities and existing charity rescue groups
  • Conduct investigations to establish evidence to support prosecutions
  • Work with RSPCA WA’s Legal Counsel to enable prosecutions
  • Setting up and liaising with RSPCA auxiliary
  • Actively participate in community engagement to deliver preventative strategies
  • Engage with & educate members of the public to enhance responsible animal ownership
  • Initial set up and working with foster carers

Skills & experience

  • Experience in a regulatory, law enforcement or compliance discipline desirable
  • Sound understanding of the Animal Welfare Act
  • Practiced and objective investigator, with exceptional record keeping
  • Outstanding communication skills, with an ability to maintain professionalism in tough situations
  • Demonstrated animal handling skills, good physical fitness & health

Job Features

Job Category

Animal Control, Investigator

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