RSPCA Approved Assessor In Australia

RSPCA Approved Assessor In Australia

RSPCA Approved Assessor In Australia

Our Assessors, who embrace the animal welfare values and ethics of the RSPCA Approved Farming Scheme, bring valuable experience as either seasoned farmers or professionals well-versed in audit and compliance. This role, reporting to the Senior Assessor, plays a pivotal part in the Certification Body, an integral component of the Scheme responsible for overseeing all assessment and certification processes for entities seeking RSPCA-approved certification.

Situated in the ACT, the Certification Body office serves as the hub, where our certification team coordinates assessments and administers the certification process. Despite being dispersed across various states, our Assessors operate from their own home offices. They embark on extensive travel, conducting assessments at farms and abattoirs nationwide to evaluate adherence to the rigorous standards outlined in the RSPCA Standards and by the Certification Body’s quality procedures.

The Assessors’ role extends beyond geographical boundaries, focusing primarily on Poultry programs. However, those with relevant expertise or interest also contribute to our Pig or Atlantic Salmon programs. Following each assessment, Assessors meticulously document their findings in comprehensive assessment reports, which play a crucial role in determining the certification status of the facility in question.

Job Description

Job Source: Seek

Key Responsibilities:

  • Implement the Co-worker Relations plan for the store
  • Ensure compliance with labor relations principles, local policies, procedures, and laws at the store level
  • Secure the execution of the Global and Country People Strategy
  • Integrate principles and guidelines into the store business plan and local initiatives
  • Build a strong relationship with the Market Manager
  • Serve as an advisor and provide specialized knowledge
  • Keep them informed on people-related topics like performance, succession, and confidential matters
  • Business partner with the Senior Store Management team
  • Oversee and execute all people activities
  • Secure the store competence and development plan
  • Influence the Store Management team to enhance local leadership capabilities
  • Ensure knowledgeable and competent Co-workers to meet customer needs
  • Establish a succession process and plan
  • Encourage managers to take the lead in developing talents
  • Lead and develop the store People and Culture team
  • Enhance the Co-worker experience in new and innovative ways
  • Play a pivotal role in the Senior Store Management team
  • Drive and secure the local business plan
  • Provide support in store operations, including Duty Manager shifts and more.
CompanyRSPCA Australia
Employment TypeCasual/Vacation
Salary$40 – $45 per hour
Job LocationCanberra ACT
Last Date of ApplyNot Specified
RSPCA Approved Assessor In Australia

Your Skills and Experience:

  • To excel in this role, candidates should possess hands-on experience in commercial livestock production, whether at management, technical, or quality assurance levels. Alternatively, a demonstrated proficiency in auditing, farm assurance, quality assurance, or related fields is essential. Strong relationship and stakeholder management skills are a must, coupled with a proven commitment to continual professional development.
  • The successful candidate must embrace extensive travel for work, demonstrating resilience, initiative, and a steadfast focus on objectives in the face of evolving demands and conditions. Proficiency in Microsoft Office products, particularly Outlook and the Teams environment, is required, along with the ability to quickly adapt to new programs.
  • Given that our Assessors operate largely independently, self-reliance is a key attribute. The role demands effective administration and workload planning skills, coupled with the strength of character to act responsibly, even when unpopular decisions may arise.
  • In return, Assessors receive comprehensive training, abundant opportunities for professional development, and steadfast support from the Senior Assessor, the Canberra-based certification team, and their Assessor colleagues in their day-to-day responsibilities.

Selection Criteria:

  • Confidentiality and Impartiality:
    • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality in a commercial setting and conduct tasks with impartiality.
  • Alignment with Animal Welfare Values:
    • Shared values and ethics with the RSPCA Approved Farming Scheme regarding animal welfare.
  • Practical Commercial Experience:
    • Hands-on experience in livestock production with a deep understanding of good stock personship.
  • Knowledge of Farming Schemes:
    • Familiarity with the RSPCA Approved Farming Scheme, or similar farm assurance schemes, audit/assessment for certification; formal audit qualifications are highly desirable.
  • Academic Qualifications:
    • Highly desirable academic qualifications related to intensive farm animal production systems and farm animal behavior.
  • Report Writing Competency:
    • Proficiency in report writing, with experience in reporting for audit or quality assurance highly desirable.
  • Interpersonal and Communication Skills:
    • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to build rapport, adapting communication styles to individuals or groups in varied circumstances/settings.
  • Extensive Travel Availability:
    • Availability to travel extensively for work purposes for extended periods.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office:
    • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office products, particularly Outlook and the Teams environment, with the ability to quickly learn new programs.
  • Proactive and Resilient:
    • Proactive and resilient, ready to take initiative and focus on objectives in the face of changing demands and conditions.
  • Effective Team Member:
    • Effective, reliable, and respected team member, consistently delivering work of a high standard and supporting colleagues to do the same.


  • Organizational Values:
    • RSPCA is composed of individuals committed to Animal Welfare, reflecting in our workplace culture.
    • Our workplace is supportive, challenging, and friendly, driven by strong values of fairness and inclusion.
  • Work Ethos:
    • We prioritize the protection of animals and meeting client needs without succumbing to unreasonable pressures or targets.
    • Our team is characterized by our values, creating a pleasant and fulfilling working environment.
  • Team Unity:
    • Twice a year, the entire team comes together for training, recalibration, and team bonding.
    • Despite the remote nature of the Assessor role, we emphasize the importance of fostering a sense of unity within the team.
  • Onboarding and Training:
    • Successful Assessor applicants undergo several weeks of training with the Senior Assessor.
    • Shadowing opportunities during assessments are provided to ensure a comprehensive onboarding process.
  • Collaborative Environment:
    • Our workplace is described as a cohesive and amiable group, making it an enjoyable place to spend your working week.

Additional information:

  • Job Type: Permanent Full Time
  • Work Schedule:
    • Due to our store operating 7 days a week, the role involves working a rotating roster.
    • Availability for a mix of day and evening shifts is required.
    • Availability for 1 in 4 weekend shifts (both Saturday and Sunday) and some public holidays is necessary.
  • Induction:
    • Successful candidates will be required to attend a 2-day Welcome induction.
  • Recruitment Process:
    • As part of the recruitment process, a pre-employment check is required for final candidates.
  • Internal Job Title: Unit People & Culture Manager

How to Apply

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