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Current vacancies

We're looking for talented, passionate people to help us with our important mission – move the world to protect animals.

We need someone like you to join the fight! With the help of our people, we can change the way the world works and move toward a future where animal cruelty and suffering does not exist.


Why choose us?

Working for World Animal Protection will offer you the chance to be a part of a global community committed to moving the world to protect animals. As a people-centred organisation, it is our aim to ensure that our employees can work in an inclusive environment which centres around delivery and learning.

Working at World Animal Protection provides you with the opportunity to be part of the change. Whether you are delivering our mission directly or enabling us to achieve our goals behind the scenes, you will be helping us to take every small step towards achieving our big goals. If you are passionate about animal welfare, we encourage you to apply to join us in meaningful work and become a valued part of our global community.

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Our team is made up of over 370 employees in 13 countries. We work with governments, international institutions and companies to improve the lives of animals around the world. To check open vacancies in our offices, access our careers portal.

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Our benefits

We offer a range of benefits at World Animal Protection, including hybrid working, volunteer leave, birthday leave, training allowance and more!

WellbeingSupporting wellbeing

  • Sydney-based Employee Assistance Programme (friendly time zone for virtual counselling sessions)
  • Birthday leave (on your birthday or make your birthday weekend a long weekend)
  • Bereavement/Compassionate Leave (10 days)
  • Pregnancy Loss Leave (10 days)
  • Fertility Treatment Leave (five days per cycle, up to max three cycles)
  • Companion animal bereavement Leave (two days)
  • ‘Pawternity’ leave🐾 (time to settle a new companion animal) (two days)
  • Two gifted days off in July to enhance wellbeing (global)
  • Gifted days off between Christmas and New Year’s (Global)
  • One additional day of annual leave per year of service up to a maximum of five years
  • Formal TOIL programme (submit TOIL for any additional hours worked greater than one hour in one working day)

Working from homeFlexible working

  • 7-hour workday (30 min lunch) - 35-hour week (fulltime)
  • Option for flexible hours (start early, finish early, start late finish late, school drop off pick up navigation) or compressed work week i.e 9-day fortnight if appropriate an approved by your leader
  • Remote work – quarterly flights to Sydney office (discretionary)
  • Public holiday swap options
  • Employees can work 30 days overseas in a 12 month period.
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DiversityDiversity and inclusion

  • Government parental leave topped up to full pay for duration of government pay plus continued superannuation payments
  • Disability Leave (10 days)
  • Menstrual and Menopause Leave (12 days)
  • Gender Affirming Medical Leave (20 days)

Growing peopleGrowing people

  • Training allowance
  • Four days study leave (for work approved courses)
  • Three days per year volunteer leave


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Protecting your privacy

At World Animal Protection we are committed to protecting your personal information and being transparent about what we will use it for. This privacy policy sets out how and why World Animal Protection collects and uses your personal data for recruitment purposes, and how we keep it private and secure.

Read our recruitment privacy notice

About us

At World Animal Protection we move the world to protect animals because we know that the life of every animal counts.

What we do

Working around the world to end the needless suffering of animals by inspiring people to change animals’ lives for the better.

Our team

Our global team of experts inspire and mobilise organisations and individuals to create change for animals in need.