Who we are Working for the League Looking for animal charity jobs? 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. 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 bull fighting 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!" Current vacancies If you are looking for animal charity jobs or posts, here’s what we can offer right now: DIRECTOR OF POLICY, CAMPAIGNS & COMMUNICATIONS You will develop and own the strategy for the League’s Campaigning, Media, Communications and Influencing activities. You will build relationships with the Media and Policy makers and you will represent the League actively with the Media and Policy makers at the highest level. You will raise the profile of the League through communications and lead supporter engagement and communications with supporters. The role is full-time and based at our Head Office in Godalming, Surrey. For more details and to apply click here. Closing date for applications: 8th February. HEAD OF INDIVIDUAL GIVING We are recruiting a direct marketing specialist with extensive experience in generating income across multiple channels, to play a central role in the delivery of the League’s marketing and fundraising strategy. You will be responsible for the development and management of the League’s Individual Giving activity, enabling the organisation to deliver its campaign strategy on a solid funding base and with a growing supporter profile. Full details can be found in the Job Description. The role is full-time and based at our Head Office in Godalming, Surrey. To apply, send your CV and covering letter to EmilyHodge@league.org.uk. Closing date for applications: 10th February. COMMUNICATIONS ASSISTANT You will play an important role in the busy Policy, Communications and Campaigns Department, helping us deliver media coverage for the League and contributing to our varied, powerful campaigns. You will provide support across the department, with tasks including writing press releases and talking to journalists, designing campaign materials, visiting our supporter groups, tweeting, liaising with our celebrity supporters and much more. The role is full-time and based at our Head Office in Godalming, Surrey. For more details and to apply click here. Closing date for applications: 10th February, with interviews due to take place week commencing 20th February.