Animal Care: Jobs working with and for animals in domestic or captive settings such as
wildlife hospital workers, also animal handling e.g. zoos and
If you're looking for Wildlife Work (i.e. non-domesticated animals)
Jobs and employment
Typical jobs include
Animal Care Worker,
RSPCA Officer, the National Careers Service has role profiles of all
of these and many more (click the links)
Farm work often includes working in close contact with animals, in
the countryside sector this could include Conservation Grazing projects.
The National Careers Service profiles a
This sector could include vets and veterinary nursing however this is
already comprehensively covered by
See current vacancies advertised with CJS here.
To gain the experience required volunteering is frequently a
See current wildlife conservation volunteering opportunities advertised with CJS here.
Skills, training and CPD.
There are many different skills and qualifications required to work with
If you're thinking of a career working with animals there are details
of longer courses, such as agriculture, veterinary nursing and
veterinary science, on the
Training Directory here.
There is a range of Distance Learning courses in a range of subjects
from Animal care to primate conservation,
see these here.
Information and in depth articles
Conservation Grazing – the right animal in the right place at the right density, Rare Breeds Survival Trust
Becoming a livestock checker, Lancashire Wildlife Trust
A Career in Conservation Grazing?, Rare Breeds Survival Trust
An unpredictable nature: working with wildlife, Secret World
The changing habitats of hedgehogs, Hedgehog Street
The differing roles of conservation volunteers, White Cliffs Countryside Partnership
Wildlife Rescue, Hessilhead Wildlife Rescue
Wildlife Conservation work - the inside story, Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority
BIAZA: British and Irish Association
of Zoos and Aquariums
Rare Breeds Survival Trust