CAPS has moved into a new era of animal protection. Thus there is a need for additional dynamic and committed trustees who can bring expertise and skills into the organisation to make a difference.

We are looking for people who are able to make a commitment to CAPS, have strategic vision, independent judgment and the ability to work effectively in a team. You would be able to think creatively and be willing to speak your mind. We need open, selfless and honest trustees with leadership skills who can contribute to the effective work of the charity.

The new trustees would have experience or come from the following backgrounds:

- HR
- Marketing and PR
- Fundraising
- Legal
- Political
- Campaigns
- Media
- Finance
- Veterinary

For more information and to receive an application form please contact us on 0845 330 3911 or


As the impact of our vital work for animals grows, so does our need for dedicated people to help us to deliver our objective of ending the exploitation of captive animals.

Interns will gain valuable experience of working as part of a busy and effective animal protection charity. This is a perfect opportunity for school-leavers, recent graduates or those looking for a career change to enter the charitable/animal protection sector. If your application is successful, you will be fully supported by our experienced team members, who will help you to develop your skills in key areas of our charitable work. We currently have two openings for voluntary internships.

Fundraising Intern

Fundraising and supporter engagement is one of the most vital roles within any charity. As we run almost entirely on donations from generous supporters and grant giving organisations, our fundraising team is the lifeblood of the organisation. In the current financial climate, ensuring that the charity’s campaigns are financed in order to achieve the very best results for the animals is a challenge which is met with dedication and enthusiasm by our Fundraising Officer and Assistant. Our Fundraising Intern will help to deliver our fundraising strategy whilst learning important skills from our experienced team.

Duties include:

  • Supporting the Fundraising Officer and Assistant on a day-to-day basis
  • Planning, development and delivery of events
  • Administration of existing fundraising initiatives
  • Responsibility for some areas of fundraising (for example, street collections)
  • Developing links with schools, universities and interest groups in order to foster wider support for CAPS

Qualities required:

  • Hard working and enthusiastic
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and willingness to engage actively with supporters
  • Good spoken and written English
  • Good computer literacy and organisational skills
  • A commitment to the aims and objectives of CAPS

Campaigns Intern

Our campaigns to seek an end to the exploitation of animals in captivity have shown great results over the years since we were founded in 1957. Led by our Director and supported by our Campaigns Officer, our Campaigns Intern will become part of a close-knit and effective team working for animals. Covering a diverse range of projects – from opposing a new aquarium to preparing detailed Government briefings to monitoring the movements of circuses around the UK – the successful applicant must be flexible, hardworking and willing to “hit the ground running”.

Duties include:

  • Supporting the Director and Campaigns Officer on a day-to-day basis
  • Taking an active part in the charity’s monitoring work of captive animal facilities; particularly zoos and circuses
  • Administration of various campaigns databases
  • Carrying out research on the charity’s key campaign issues: zoos, circuses and the exotic pet trade
  • Supporting the team in the delivery and development of the charity’s social media strategy

Qualities required:

  • Hard working and enthusiastic
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent spoken and written English
  • Good computer literacy and organisational skills
  • A demonstrable understanding and commitment to the aims and objectives of CAPS

Further information:

Interns be able to attend our office in Salford for at least three days a week, between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday (with some weekends, dependent on the events timetable)
Internships are offered on a voluntary basis.

CAPS operates a vegan office which we ask that interns comply with (as far as is practicable) whilst at work.

How to apply:

Internships are offered on a rolling basis for periods of 3 – 6 months at a time. If you are not available immediately, let us know so we can consider you for an opening later in the year.

If you are interested in applying, please send a CV and short covering letter explaining how you fulfil the relevant criteria and why you are interested in working with CAPS to Nicola O’Brien (Fundraising) or Kat Affleck (Campaigns)with information on your availability and proposed start date.

Potential candidates will be contacted by telephone for an informal interview at a convenient time.

Volunteer Opportunities

Are you interested in getting involved more directly? Do you have a some spare time on your hands?

Become a part of CAPS work by volunteering with us in-office or from home.

Read more about volunteering opportunities here.


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