An Animal Welfare Inspector will respond to calls from the public or authorities regarding possible animal welfare abuse or neglect. The inspector will attend the site and will speak with the owner of the animal if possible to ascertain if there is a problem, they will offer help and advice and take action to remove the animal if they feel it is necessary. They may be called to assist stricken or helpless animals and will help to provide a safe return to the owner.
You will require 5 GCSE's (A-C) including Maths and English., You will also need previous experience in animal handling and experience with diffusing potentially hostile situations. Voluntary work experience at an animal rescue centre would be a good place to start.
A very keen interest in animals and a strong desire to contribute to their welfare is essential, you will also need good communication skills and an interest in people and what motivates them. You will need a full driving licence. Other skills required are the ability to be assertive but not aggressive, self motivated and the ability to learn.
£18,000 to £30,000