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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.

League staff members at the charity


Current vacancies

Communications and Campaigns Intern

£11,193 - £14,942 per annum
35 hours per week
6 month fixed term contract
Godalming, Surrey

This is an exciting learning opportunity to develop practical communications and campaigns experience working at the UK’s leading animal welfare charity campaigning against animal cruelty in the name of ‘sport’.

You will be shadowing skilled PR, Campaign and Public Affairs professionals and have the opportunity to participate in campaign planning and events from concept to completion.

You will get involved in a range of hands on activity from designing and distributing materials, attending offsite events, liaising with supporters to the drafting press releases, producing social media content and liaising with media contacts.

You will be organised with good academic credentials and an interest in politics. Some experience in campaigns or communications from previous employment or voluntary positions would be an advantage.

Benefits include mentorship from people excelling in their field, generous holiday entitlement, excellent pension scheme, discounts on cinema, based in a dog friendly office, most importantly working with a passionate and committed team.

The League Against Cruel Sports is Britain’s leading charity working towards a kinder society where persecuting animals for ‘sport’ is in the past.

Redefining what is acceptable and inspiring change, we were instrumental in helping bring about the landmark Hunting Act (2004). Driven by compassion and empowered by knowledge, we manage sanctuaries to protect wildlife, carry out investigations to expose law-breaking and cruelty to animals, and campaign for stronger animal protection laws and penalties.

United, we will end animal cruelty in the name of ‘sport’.

To apply, please send your CV to [email protected]. The closing date for applications is 21st August 2019. Please note we may close this advert before the closing date should we receive sufficient applications.


Supporter Engagement Project Manager

up to £28,000 pro-rata (£22,400 per annum)
28 hours per week – 4 or 5 day week as preferred
Permanent role
Godalming, Surrey

We have an exciting opportunity to lead and deliver supporter engagement activities at the League. We are lucky to have passionate and committed supporters and this position plays a critical role in growing the lifetime value of these relationships.

You will work with the Head of Supporter Retention to inspire more people to interact with the League and through dialogue with our supporters you will ensure they feel an integral part of our movement.

You will project manage a wide variety of online and offline retention, upgrade and reactivation programmes; launching a new supporter journey; producing supporter newsletters and surveys; maximising exposure of our photography competition and education programme. Working closely with the Supporter Care team you will ensure all programmes are supporter-centric and maximise on engagement and fundraising opportunities.

You will have at least two years’ experience in a project management, account management, fundraising or supporter engagement role, alongside excellent prioritisation skills with proven experience of managing multiple deadlines. You will be able to utilise your copywriting skills and experience working with designers, print production and data selection to enable innovative online and offline materials designed to promote the success of our work.

The League Against Cruel Sports is Britain’s leading charity working towards a kinder society where persecuting animals for ‘sport’ is in the past.

Redefining what is acceptable and inspiring change, we were instrumental in helping bring about the landmark Hunting Act 2004. Driven by compassion and empowered by knowledge, we manage sanctuaries to protect wildlife, carry out investigations to expose law-breaking and cruelty to animals, and campaign for stronger animal protection laws and penalties.

United, we will end animal cruelty in the name of ‘sport’. 

Download the job description. To apply, please send your CV along with a letter of interest to [email protected]. The closing date for applications is Sunday 28th July. Please note we may close this advert before the closing date should we receive sufficient applications. Interviews to be held Wednesday 31st July 2019.


Database Executive

up to £9,600 per annum (£24,000 pro-rata)
14 hours per week (2 – 3 days as per candidate preference)
Permanent role
Godalming, Surrey

We are seeking an experienced database professional to join our Data & Digital team in helping guarantee the quality and integrity of data inputted, held and managed across online platforms at the League.

The team provides the foundation for all of the League’s marketing and fundraising and is essential in supporting our ambitious growth plans.

You will maintain data across multiple databases, both in terms of quality, accuracy and upkeep for data protection, ensuring that supporters receive the best possible care and engagement. Your main tasks will include accurate income recording and liaising with fundraising and campaigning teams to ensure they have the most relevant data for their purposes.

As well as your database/CRM experience, you will have an understanding of data protection legislation, intermediate MS office skills and excellent problem-solving skills. Experience in the below would be advantageous:

  • Raiser's Edge 7 & RENXT, Advanced Microsoft Excel and/or Microsoft Access.
  • Previous experience with CMS and web management tools.
  • Basic knowledge of HTML and CSS.
  • Work experience in the charity sector.

You will be joining a caring team in an organisation working towards a kinder society. League benefits include 8% employer contributions into your pension fund, a generous holiday allowance and a dog friendly office.

The League Against Cruel Sports is Britain’s leading charity working towards a kinder society where persecuting animals for ‘sport’ is in the past.

Redefining what is acceptable and inspiring change, we were instrumental in helping bring about the landmark Hunting Act 2004. Driven by compassion and empowered by knowledge, we manage sanctuaries to protect wildlife, carry out investigations to expose law-breaking and cruelty to animals, and campaign for stronger animal protection laws and penalties.

United, we will end animal cruelty in the name of ‘sport’.

Download the job description. To apply, please send your CV to [email protected].


BUTTERFLY SURVEYOR

Volunteering roles
League Against Cruel Sports sanctuaries

We have an exciting opportunity to volunteer at one or more of our beautiful sanctuaries based in Exmoor, Dartmoor and the Quantock Hills.

A safe haven for many animals, you will encounter an abundance of wildlife at our sanctuaries; including rare butterflies such as Small pearl-bordered Fritillary and Clouded Yellow.

Using your wildlife identification skills, you will conduct a survey that identifies and records the butterfly (and moth) species present. A crucial role in shaping future sanctuary management plans, your results will also be fed back to the Butterfly Conservation.

Working with the Head of Conservation & Education, this is a fantastic chance to learn more about conservation, develop new skills, meet like-minded people and spend time in the outdoors surrounded by an abundance of wildlife living free from persecution.

The League Against Cruel Sports is Britain’s leading charity working towards a kinder society where persecuting animals for ‘sport’ is in the past.

Redefining what is acceptable and inspiring change, we were instrumental in helping bring about the landmark Hunting Act 2004. Driven by compassion and empowered by knowledge, we manage sanctuaries to protect wildlife, carry out investigations to expose law-breaking and cruelty to animals, and campaign for stronger animal protection laws and penalties.

United, we will end animal cruelty in the name of ‘sport’. 

Download the volunteering description. To apply, please send a letter of interest to [email protected].


BIRD SURVEYOR

Volunteering roles
League Against Cruel Sports sanctuaries

We have an exciting opportunity to volunteer at one or more of our beautiful sanctuaries based in Exmoor, Dartmoor and the Quantock Hills.

A safe haven for many animals, you will encounter an abundance of wildlife at our sanctuaries; including the bird species Pied Flycatcher, Wood Warbler and Woodcock.

Using your wildlife identification skills, you will conduct a survey that identifies and records the bird species present at our sanctuaries. A crucial role in shaping future sanctuary management plans, your results will also be fed back to the BTO.

Working with the Head of Conservation & Education, this is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about conservation, develop new skills, meet like-minded people and spend time in the outdoors surrounded by an abundance of wildlife living free from persecution.

The League Against Cruel Sports is Britain’s leading charity working towards a kinder society where persecuting animals for ‘sport’ is in the past.

Redefining what is acceptable and inspiring change, we were instrumental in helping bring about the landmark Hunting Act 2004. Driven by compassion and empowered by knowledge, we manage sanctuaries to protect wildlife, carry out investigations to expose law-breaking and cruelty to animals, and campaign for stronger animal protection laws and penalties.

United, we will end animal cruelty in the name of ‘sport’. 

Download the volunteering description. To apply, please send a letter of interest to [email protected].


GENERAL VOLUNTEER

Volunteering roles
League Against Cruel Sports sanctuaries

We have an exciting opportunity to volunteer at one or more of our beautiful sanctuaries based in Exmoor, Dartmoor and the Quantock Hills.

A safe haven for many animals, you will encounter an abundance of wildlife at our sanctuaries as help provide the much-needed maintenance and upkeep support.

With a love for wildlife, you will undertake various tasks such as building much needed bird, bat and dormouse boxes, coppice areas of hazel, restore Baronsdown’s butterfly garden and so much more. This truly is a fantastic opportunity to help create an environment where wildlife can continue to flourish.

Working with the Head of Conservation & Education, this is a chance to learn more about conservation, develop new skills, meet like-minded people and spend time in the outdoors surrounded by an abundance of wildlife living free from persecution.

The League Against Cruel Sports is Britain’s leading charity working towards a kinder society where persecuting animals for ‘sport’ is in the past.

Redefining what is acceptable and inspiring change, we were instrumental in helping bring about the landmark Hunting Act 2004. Driven by compassion and empowered by knowledge, we manage sanctuaries to protect wildlife, carry out investigations to expose law-breaking and cruelty to animals, and campaign for stronger animal protection laws and penalties.

United, we will end animal cruelty in the name of ‘sport’. 

Download the volunteering description. To apply, please send a letter of interest to [email protected].


MAMMAL SURVEYOR

Volunteering roles
League Against Cruel Sports sanctuaries

We have an exciting opportunity to volunteer at one or more of our beautiful sanctuaries based in Exmoor, Dartmoor and the Quantock Hills.

A safe haven for many animals, you will encounter an abundance of wildlife at our sanctuaries; including foxes, stags and hares.

Using your wildlife identification skills, you will conduct a survey that identifies and records the mammal species present at our sanctuaries. A crucial role in shaping future sanctuary management plans, your results will also be fed back to the Mammal Society.

Working with the Head of Conservation & Education, this is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about conservation, develop new skills, meet like-minded people and spend time in the outdoors surrounded by an abundance of wildlife living free from persecution.

The League Against Cruel Sports is Britain’s leading charity working towards a kinder society where persecuting animals for ‘sport’ is in the past.

Redefining what is acceptable and inspiring change, we were instrumental in helping bring about the landmark Hunting Act 2004. Driven by compassion and empowered by knowledge, we manage sanctuaries to protect wildlife, carry out investigations to expose law-breaking and cruelty to animals, and campaign for stronger animal protection laws and penalties.

United, we will end animal cruelty in the name of ‘sport’. 

Download the volunteering description. To apply, please send a letter of interest 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

League


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!"