If you’re interested in becoming an RSPCA inspector but you’re unsure what you need to do to get the job you can find out all you need to know about being an RSPCA inspector with the guide below.
What Do RSPCA Inspectors Do?
RSPCA inspectors have an array of jobs they need to complete as part of their role including checking neglect and cruelty complaints, advising pet owners on proper care for their animals, issuing warnings to pet owners, taking cases to court, deciding if rescued animals need medical treatment, making the decision to put animals down humanely if it is not possible to treat the animals, inspecting establishments such as kennels and pet shops, inspecting events such as circuses, agriculture shows and races, working with police, local councils, vets and dog wardens, rescuing wild animals, writing reports, providing evidence in court and giving presentations to educate the public about animal care and protection. You will start your career as an animal welfare officer which means your role will include investigating low-level complaints, collecting and rescuing animals and supporting inspectors in their work with more complicated cases.
What You Need To Do To Be An RSPCA Inspector
To become an RSPCA inspector you will need good communication skills, you need to be comfortable handling animals and you will need to be able to handle unpleasant and distressing situations. To apply to become a trainee inspector you will need good physical fitness, the ability to swim 50 metres when you are fully clothed, you need to have a full UK driving licence, you need good interpersonal skills, you need five GCSE’s that are from A to C or the equivalent qualifications and you will need experience working with animals – this can be obtained by volunteering at shelters or with the RSPCA themselves.
You can call the RSPCA regarding working for them by dialling 0843 557 5201. You can get in touch with the team if you have some inquiries regarding applying for a position, if you would like to find out more about the role, you would like to find out about other positions available, you would like to find out if they have any schemes for postgraduates or if they offer apprenticeships, you would like to find out more about volunteering in your local RSPCA location, you would like to find out more about the roles you will need to participate in if you are hired for the job, you would like to find out about the jobs hours or if you have another inquiry or issue you would like to discuss with the RSPCA team.