We currently advertise all permanent roles on the website here and ask for applications by use of our application form. We use a standardised application without Date of Birth or Education sections to ensure we do not discriminate on age.

We currently are advertising for an Animal Care & Adoption Officer. This is a 40 hour per week role from 8am to 5pm working across the week and including frequent weekend working (there is no scope for varying daily working hours or weekend days).

With a new senior management team and new rehoming centre staff, we have made considerable progress in 2017, increasing our rehoming rates by over 75% compared to previous recent years, and with noticeable reductions in our return rate. We operate an ethology-focused rehoming centre (with room for improvement), focusing on getting adoptable animals into new homes where they will stay.

Would you like to join us as an Animal Care and Adoption Officer? We have a vacancy coming available in early September. The role encompasses considerable animal care work, including cleaning and feeding, but also gaining experience in the day-to-day management of a rehoming centre, including organising intake, rehoming, carrying out home visits, working to promote our Dogs Trust funded neutering programme, and acting as a caseworker for smaller groups of animals.

The nitty gritty – it’s a 40 hour week, including frequent weekends (around 65% of weekend days in some cases). The precise rota may fall as either a 3 week cycle or a fixed-day schedule which alters every three months (to be confirmed).

The centre operates in English so you need an excellent and fluent command of spoken and written English but additional languages such as Maltese and Italian are advantageous. A full driving licence, able to drive a manual small van (Berlingo) is essential to the role, as is demonstrable paid experience in an animal rescue environment, or an animal care qualification at least at level 2. You also need to be highly proficient at MS Word, Excel and ideally Publisher.

Finally you must have the legal right to work in Malta already (we are not able to apply for work Licences for non-EU nationals).

Salary: It is s competence based salary scale so we will discuss this at interview as it will depend on experience and aptitude.

Interviews: Initially by telephone, we will ask any overseas candidates wishing to go forward to be willing to make at least one visit to Malta before we confirm a job offer.

How to apply: Please complete the application form below and email it to

Only shortlisted candidates will be responded to.

Do not send CVs, Europass documents or other non-standard applications as these will be disregarded. Please send a brief but informative covering email with your application form. Application forms must be completed only by the applicant.

APPLICATION FORM:  acao 2017 app form website




Closing date 16th August