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As the largest and oldest animal welfare organisation in the Western Cape, no other organisation has the same impact on the lives of animals as the CoGH SPCA does. Our state-of-the-art animal hospital; experienced and well-staffed Inspectorate; dedicated Horse Care Unit; large kennel and adoption centre and highly competent team of administrators and fundraisers, sets us apart from others.

The CoGH SPCA can make a difference because we employ some of the hardest working people, whose passion for animals helps them find ways to cope with the heart-wrenching abuse they are exposed to on an almost daily basis.

Despite the challenges of having to attend to an ever-increasing case load and numbers of animals handed into our care, they carry out their duties diligently and with compassion, enabling this society to boast a very low staff turnover rate.


Trainee Inspector / Qualified Inspector

Responsibilities include:

  • Investigation of Complaints
  • Pro-active inspections
  • Attending to punitive matters
  • After Hours standby duty according to Shift Schedule
  • Assisting and be Involved with community projects


  • Good animal husbandry, animal handling and interpersonal skills
  • Driver’s License (Minimum Code 8)

The successful candidate would need at least a grade 12 with Maths. Animal Welfare experience would be advantageous.

Please submit a written application to Inspector Moyo Ndukwana by end of business on 4 June 2014

Detailed job descriptions are available on request


Horse Care Unit and Farm Inspector

A vacancy has opened up in the Inspectorate Department.  If you wish to apply, please submit your CV to Moyo Ndukwana at  by
4 June 2014.

Key Performance Areas (KPA’S)

  • Respond to Cruelty Reports and investigate thoroughly;
  • Rescue animals, stray and owned;
  • Conduct stable yard and indigent stables/equine owners pro-actively;
  • Conduct post home checks in COGH area of operation;
  • Departmental policies & procedures
  • Any and all duties reasonably associated with the position.
  • Any and all overtime required, within legal restrictions.
  • Team player

Knowledge and Skills required:

1. Minimum Matric or equivalent thereof.
2. Equine and Farm animal handling and care experience
3. Equine and/or Farm animal medical qualification - highly advantageous
4. Formal Equine and/or Farm animal qualification - advantageous
5. Administrative experience necessary
6. Driver’s License minimum code EB or EC1 – No endorsements
7. Fluent (Written & spoken) English / Afrikaans and / or third African language

Detailed Job Description available on request

Communications and Resource Development Manager

This is a senior position within the management team of the CoGH SPCA in the Communications and Resource Development Department. The incumbent is responsible for providing overall leadership, direction and management of the Society’s fundraising, communication and education activities in accordance with agreed strategic objectives and fundraising targets.


  • Minimum of 5-10 years of fundraising experience with a proven track record in successfully meeting fundraising targets.
  • University degree or equivalent combination of work experience and education in the communications/marketing field.
  • Demonstrated strong leadership and experience (minimum 5 years) in managing, motivation and coaching fundraising and communication staff, ideally within an NGO.
  • A fundraising generalist with proven track record in developing fundraising plans which lead to increased revenue.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills and an ability to write fundraising proposals, press releases, edit magazines and newsletters.
  • Ability to use and understand figures to support all fundraising decisions.
  • Previous experience in working with fundraising databases.
  • Excellent, general computer proficiency including Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, Access & Power point).
  • Strong understanding of how web and social networking sites operate and ability to work with these communication mediums.

A detailed job description is available upon request.

Pat Stewart of Anchor Executive Recruitment has been appointed to represent SPCA and to handle the selection and recruitment process for this position. If you meet the above criteria, please send your CV and CURRENT SALARY details to in order to be considered as a possible candidate.

Bequest and Major Donor Officer

The position of a Bequest and Major Donor Officer operates in the Communication and Resource Development Department and reports directly to the Manager of this department. A senior position within the department, the primary function of this position is to manage and grow the Bequest Society and to work with the department’s manager in the identification, cultivation, solicitation and growth of major donors of the Cape of Good Hope SPCA.

Major Responsibilities:

1. Manages the Bequest Society of the Cape of Good Hope SPCA. The position calls for discretionary and strategic decision-making, as well as a reasonable amount of independent work without supervision.
2. Identifies, cultivates and secures new members for the Cape of Good Hope SPCA Bequest Society.
3. Supports the Accountant in the proper and effective administration of bequest and trust income.
4. Ongoing cultivation of existing Bequest Society members.
5. Plans, organises and executes agreed number of Bequest Society luncheons and makes necessary presentations at these events.
6. Researches and identifies major donor prospects in collaboration with Department Manager.
7. Prepares, writes and sends proposals, in association with Department manager, to major donor prospects, including but not limited to trusts, foundations, corporates and government bodies.
8. Track deadlines for submission of grants and reports, ensuring that record keeping, reports and other administrative devices are effectively carried out.
9. Deputises for the Manager of the Department required.
10. Willingness to perform other functions within the Communication and Resource Development Department as and when required.

Knowledge and Skills required:

1. Excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to interact effectively with senior representatives or grant making institutions and current and prospective members of the Bequest Society.
2. Strong verbal communication skills – ability to prepare and give presentations to prospective Bequest Society members.
3. Very good writing skills (strong command of English) with experience in grant writing for non-profit organizations an added advantage.
4. Good administrative skills with natural attention to detail.
5. An understanding of how the grant making process works and how to effectively prepare and structure grant proposals, will be an added advantage.
6. Good organising skills with an ability to plan Bequest Society events and delegate functions to other team members.
7. Self-starter - ability to work independently and be accountable.
8. Good track record as an effective team player within the non-profit environment.
9. Ability to converse in Afrikaans (fluency an added advantage).
10. Drivers license required. A detailed job description is available upon request.

Pat Stewart of Anchor Executive Recruitment has been appointed to represent SPCA and to handle the selection and recruitment process for this position. If you meet the above criteria, please send your CV and CURRENT SALARY details to in order to be considered as a possible candidate.


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R100 a month
keeps a dog safe with vaccinations and dipping

R320 a month
feeds one dog or cat

Just R25 a month
adds up to R300 over a year – enough to spay or neuter a pet

How to apply

First, complete the Volunteer Application Form and fax it to the Volunteer Coordinator on
086 674 3356.

Once we have your application form, we’ll contact you to ask you to attend an orientation session. This is an important step and will familiarise you with the SPCA’s facility and animal welfare work.

For more information on volunteering, please contact Juan August on 021 700 4180 or email

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