Employment Opportunities

UFAW is a small charity but from time to time there are vacancies for staff with a life-sciences background or for staff in functions such as communications and administration.

Current vacancies are posted here:


Finance Assistant (part time)

Salary:  £20,865 – £25,511, pro rata, depending on experience and agreed hours (these salaries relate to a 35 hour week). 

17.5 to 20 hours per week (to be agreed).

The Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (www.ufaw.org.uk) and the Humane Slaughter Association (www.hsa.org.uk) are two highly respected charities, based in Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire, that promote advances in animal welfare through science and education internationally. 

UFAW AND HSA are seeking an Assistant to join its Finance/Administration team. The Finance Assistant will be responsible for a range of book keeping and administrative tasks and activities.  Collating data and recording relevant financial transactions will be part of your daily routine, together with some more general administrative and office management tasks.

This role will have a close working relationship with the Charity Secretary, and Admin Officer, as well as building good relationships with various programme staff.   We are seeking a well organised and methodical individual who enjoys working within a small team, who has flexible approach to prioritising and executing their duties. 

The ideal candidate should have an affinity for maintaining and developing effective administrative and processing routines. This role suits someone who is an experienced book keeper, but also eager to contribute to broader financial and administrative work.  The ability to work and communicate effectively with others so as to provide and receive required information and data is a must as well as having a methodical and proactive approach to work. The preferred candidate will have at least 5 years’ experience in providing finance or administrative support duties in the past. Experience within a not for profit/charitable organisation would be a plus. 

For further information and an application form, please click here 

Full Applications to arrive on or before noon, 4th January 2019

Interview Date:  Monday 14th January  2019


For information on careers with animals and for educational advice visit:

www.lantra.co.uk The Sector Skills Council for the Environmental and Land-based Sector

www.ucas.ac.uk The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service

www.rcvs.org.uk The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons


Volunteering with UFAW

From time to time there are opportunities for volunteering at the UFAW office in Wheathampstead. If you are interested in volunteering please contact the UFAW office.

Universities Federation for Animal Welfare
The Old School,
Brewhouse Hill,
Wheathampstead,
Herts AL4 8AN.

Tel: 01582 831818
Fax: 01582 831414
Email: ufaw@ufaw.org.uk

Registered in England Charity No. 207996