Head of Development
The Humane League UK
£45,000 to £49,500
Remote in the United Kingdom
Express interest before 14th February
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Our job board connects you to exciting opportunities with high potential for helping animals.
There are many different ways that people can help animals over the course of their career, including:
Working at food companies,
Working in government and policy,
Working in advocacy,
Working in research,
Working to earn money and donate to nonprofits,
Working in direct animal care.
In this job board, we focus on a narrow sub-section of these opportunities: roles at highly impact-focused animal advocacy nonprofits.
This narrow focus is for practical reasons, not because we are less optimistic about other role types (see notes below). Our current process is that every two weeks, we search for advertised roles at 36 animal advocacy organisations and update this page shortly afterwards.
The organisations searched are: Albert Schweitzer Foundation, Animal Ask, Animal Charity Evaluators, Animal Equality, Animal Ethics, Aquatic Life Institute, Beyond Carnism, Charity Entrepreneurship, Compassion in World Farming USA, Credence Institute, Equalia, Essere Animali, Faunalytics, Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organisations, Fish Welfare Initiative, Global Food Partners, The Good Food Institute, The Humane League, Humane League Labs, Humane Society of the United States Farm Animal Protection Campaign, L214, Mercy For Animals, Modern Agriculture Foundation, New Harvest, Nonhuman Rights Project, Open Cages / Anima International, Open Philanthropy, ProVeg International, Rethink Priorities, Sentience Institute, Sentience Politics, Sinergia Animal, Sociedade Vegetariana Brasileira, Vegan Outreach, Veganuary, Vegetarianos Hoy, Wild Animal Initiative, and 50by40.
As a small, new organisation, we have limited time to monitor job opportunities. We can be fairly confident that roles at the organisations will have high impact potential and will be of interest to many of our readers, without doing extra vetting. For other career paths, here are some resources you might be interested in:
On donations, see the “What is fundraising in animal advocacy like in practice” section of our skills profile on fundraising, plus 80,000 Hours’ article on “Why and how to earn to give.” The best specific job boards will depend on the industries you are interested in.
On government and policy, see our skills profile on “Politics, policy, and lobbying,” especially the “useful resources” section, though you will have to look at job websites specific to your country.
On research in academia, see 80,000 Hours’ article on “academic research.” There are many academic job boards (e.g.), though you will likely have a clearer idea of the best opportunities after pursuing a relevant PhD.
On food companies, see the job boards by the Good Food Institute, 80,000 Hours, and jobs.cell.ag. Unfortunately, none of these boards covers all of the promising job opportunities in this space, so we recommend that you also follow specific companies that you are excited about, e.g. from GFI’s company database.
For the same practical reasons, we are unable to respond to unsolicited requests to promote particular vacancies or organisations on the board (for now). If this job board is popular, we may expand its remit to include other role types. If we don’t think it's achieving much, we may remove this job board at any point.