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  • A key role in the RSPCA Approved Farming Scheme
  • Strong Focus on Supporting Senior Management and Internal Committees
  • 25-38 hours per week, Canberra-Based Role in Exceptional Office Team

The Role

The Executive Administration Coordinator role provides direct support for the Manager of the RSPCA Approved Farming Scheme that manages the RSPCA Approved certification on foods in Australia. As well as support for other senior management members within the Scheme.

This is not a straight-forward Executive Support job. It plays a key role in managing the flow of information and the processing of data that supports the RSPCA Approved certification. There is scope for a motivated individual to not only be the centre of the communication flow between RSPCA Approved and key stakeholders in the food industry, but also to identify innovative ways of doing things that will make the administration easier and more effective for everyone.

Additionally, the role provides an opportunity to participate in the strategic development of Farm Animal Welfare in Australia by supporting and providing secretarial support to internal committees that are striving to make Australian farmers leaders in animal welfare through participating in the RSPCA Approved Farming Scheme.

This role is available as full-time or part-time, with a minimum of 25 hours per week.


The Person

To be successful in this role, this team member will need to display the full range of Executive Assistant or Executive Officer skills in supporting the day-to-day work of the Manager and the team. They would need years of experience in an EA or administration role that involves supporting Committees as the secretariat.

In addition, a successful applicant will need to demonstrate a real aptitude for working with numerical data, databases and reporting tasks through several years of training and experience.

Personally, we need the sort of person who can demonstrate a track record of invariably meeting deadlines, accurate processing, communicating respectfully with clients and who loves working with others in a committed team.

While a degree qualification is not necessarily required, the written communication and data management skills demanded in this role are definitely at a tertiary level. A relevant degree might provide evidence of this, as would years of relevant experience.


About RSPCA Australia

The National Office of the RSPCA, where this role is located, is based in Deakin, Canberra. It provides a focus for all the State and Territory RSPCA organisations in the more strategic areas of influence on animal welfare – particularly in working with the Federal Government and other national organisations or companies that rely on RSPCA Approval.

The RSPCA Approved Farming Scheme is Australia’s leading farm animal welfare certification program. We work closely with farmers to make a positive impact on the lives of farm animals by providing an environment that meets their needs. Millions of hens, pigs, chickens, turkeys and salmon benefit each year from better farm conditions as a result of the work we do.

The RSPCA Australia Certification Body is responsible for assessment and certification activities for each of the Scheme’s Programs that includes conducting over 1000 assessments each year in all parts of the country.

The Scheme, and the Certification Body receive, generate, process, analyse and report on a significant volume of information for each Program and facilitate discussion and decision making based on this information. The operation of our management systems and the quality and consistency of our information management is an essential part of our success.


Benefits of Working with RSPCA Australia

As you might expect, RSPCA is an organisation of people committed to Animal Welfare and this flows through into the type of workplace we all work hard to create – one that is supportive, challenging and friendly – and one driven by strong values of fairness and inclusion. We work hard to protect animals and meet the needs of our clients, but we don’t put unreasonable pressure on ourselves to meet meaningless demands or targets. We are a nice group of people, driven by our values and we think we are a great place to spend your working week.

And yes, we have dogs in our office.


How to apply

To apply, send us your detailed Resume and up to date Contact Details, but to make it easier for us, include a Covering Letter or some other document that gives us more specific information about the following:
  • The extent of your experience in working as an EA or in Administrative Support, including any experience in providing secretariat support for a committee. 
  • Any training or experience you have in processing, organising and reporting on client-facing processes or databases.
  • What is attracting you to apply for this role with the RSPCA Approved Farming Scheme.
If you are short-listed for an interview – either face to face or by telephone – we will ask you for the best referees you have that are available and able to describe you at work. The role is offered initially as a two-year contract.

Further Information

You don’t need to talk to the Contact Officer to apply for this role, but if you have specific questions that are not covered by the information above, call Talulah Gaunt on our general office number or send an email to

For further information regarding RSPCA Australia go to, and for further information on the RSPCA Approved Farming Scheme go to

Applications close on Friday 21st October 2022.

Download Application Information Pack (PDF 169KB)