Senior Scientific Officer – Poultry

Based at RSPCA Headquarters, Southwater, this is an exciting opportunity for a Senior Scientific Officer to join the RSPCA Farm Animals Department in the Science and Policy Group to develop and advise on Society policy and strategy in relation to poultry welfare: specifically laying hen, turkey and duck welfare.

The role is fundamental to helping achieve the Farm Animal Department's objective - to promote, by all practical means, higher standards in farm animal welfare. This includes improving attitudes towards farmed animals, and strengthening the laws in relation to farm animals and improving their implementation.

They are looking for an organised, articulate and passionate individual with an excellent understanding of farm animal welfare issues relating to one or more of the poultry species named above.

The role includes managing all aspects of the RSPCA welfare standards for the above poultry species, provision of scientific / technical advice into specific projects, reports, campaigns and to the RSPCA Assured scheme. Liaising with farming and food industries, scientific research sector, and governmental and non-governmental bodies. Line management and representing the Society externally, including in the media.

Salary: Circa. £31,000 per annum dependant on experience

Closing date: 23/11/2020

Further information can be found here.