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The League Against Cruel Sports is a UK animal charity which defends animals against persecution in the name of sport. We investigate illegal and cruel practices such as fox hunting, dog fighting and bird shooting. We educate the public, journalists and politicians so that they understand the truth behind cruel sports. And we protect animals at our wildlife sanctuaries and through our campaigning work.

As a team, we share the same passion – to stop animal cruelty in the name of sport. We are a tight-knit team and we work hard within a fun, relaxed environment. We also offer something many employers don’t – an office full of friendly dogs!

We are based in the lovely Surrey town of Godalming, which hosts plenty of shops and a beautiful river walk five minutes from the office. Some of our staff spend time in our London office which is located close to Westminster where a lot of our work is carried out.

We stand by our values, which all staff have agreed on.

Staff members and their dogs in the office at the League Against Cruel Sports

Current vacancies


The League Against Cruel Sports works to prevent animals being killed for sport. We are looking for new Trustees that share our view and that can bring purpose, expertise and character to our Board, supporters and staff. We hope to offer you the fulfilment and challenge that comes with working as part of a formidable team committed to upholding our vision and values, over what promises to be an exciting period of activity for the League.

You can expect to be an ambassador for the League, representing us externally across a range of different stakeholders. You will be able to contribute to our continued success, helping shape our future, in strategy, planning, leadership and observing the legal obligations and responsibilities of trusteeship.  Your contribution will help us define our future and bring influence to the national debate.
We are particularly keen to appoint Trustees who offer one or more of the following:

  • a strong appreciation of the needs of wildlife and animal welfare
  • senior experience working within the HR, Legal or financial profession
  • senior level experience in sales/fundraising
  • experience conducting Animal Welfare Scientific research
  • significant experience in a communications role, or a strong track record of influencing the media or connections to a celebrity network

Regardless of background, we’re looking for people who will bring credibility and stature, adding value to an already diverse and highly experienced board.

If you are interested in applying, please read the supporting documents to ensure you are aware of what the role involves.

This is a volunteer position and there is no monetary contribution.

Closing date for applications: 23rd April 2018.

To apply, please send CV and covering letter to [email protected].

Here at the League we are

  • Compassionate: We are committed to creating a world that is caring towards animals and people.
  • Credible: We rely on evidence and have years of expertise.
  • Courageous: We have the confidence to challenge those engaged in killing animals for sport.
  • Collaborative: We unite with others to achieve a common goal.
  • Catalysts for Change: We create the opportunities that make change happen.

If you share our views, our passion and our values, then why not consider joining us?

Working for the League – a personal account


Mark McCormick spent four years working with the League Against Cruel Sports, first as a Public Affairs officer in Northern Ireland, and later as our Head of Campaigns. This is his view on working for the League:

"It is not every day that you get to work on campaigns that stop the Government in their tracks, influence companies to implement animal-friendly policy, bring about debates in Parliament or mobilise thousands and thousands of people to take action for animal protection. At the League that is pretty much your daily routine!

The League is a dedicated, active and compassionate charity that consistently and unashamedly punches well above its weight. You get to work on campaigns that affect real, tangible and positive change for animal protection. Going home each day knowing that you have worked on campaigns that for instance stopped the Government from weakening the Hunting Act (on two occasions!), helped get driven grouse shooting debated in Parliament for the first time, convinced travel companies to stop promoting bullfighting and ferry companies to stop transporting live pheasant chicks for shooting…

Being a part of all that, playing such an active role in the animal protection movement - there is nothing like it to be honest, an absolute privilege. Job satisfaction indeed!

Now I will be honest. You are also constantly up against an abusive and vociferous opposition in the form of those who support hunting and shooting, their friends in the media and supporters on social media. Some might see it as a negative to the job but for me it is actually a positive thing. Because when the proponents of animal cruelty are attacking you… well, you know you must be doing something right!

And of course the dog-friendly office policy is just wonderful and for me essential because when working for the League you will end up seeing some really awful footage and imagery of animal cruelty. Seeing those images can be tough, very tough. But knowing that there are some sweet and loving dogs in the office that just want to play and show their love unconditionally makes it all okay and can really brighten your day. And they are a consistent reminder of why we do what we do… it’s all for the animals!"