For over 25 years Hessilhead has cared for Scotland's injured and orphaned wildlife, aiming to rescue, treat, rehabilitate and release birds and animals back to the wild
There are currently no vacancies.
Currently I work in Marks and Spencer as a customer assistant, its a good job but I want to do more and I feel I have a lot of compassion and patience to offer.
I haven’t got any formal training, but in the past, I’ve helped out on my granny’s farm during lambing, taking care of orphaned lambs etc. I have a natural urge to protect and look after animals.
I was wondering what the average hours per week are for the 6 month seasonal vacancy?
If you have any more information please contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Many thanks, Lyndsay Menzies
Hi Lyndsay. We have no vacancies at the moment but if any do come up we will post them on this page. In the meantime if you are looking for additional animal care experience feel free to sign up to any of our training courses. Just go to our main navigation on this site and under Wildlife Care you will find our Courses page where you can get details and download a booking form.
I’ve been checking on your site for a while now for any job vacancies and unfortunately haven’t seen any. I am an extreme animal lover who would love to work in an environment which taking care of animals would be my priority. I currently work in the public transport industry and I feel that with my knowledge and love for animals is being put to waste. I recently rescued a horse who was in a very poorly condition and is currently being nursed back to health by myself and it has made me realise that this would be my dream job. I would love to be considered, or put on a job waiting list if anything came up in the future.
I’d love to hear from you!
Hi Tammi. We don’t have a waiting list but if any vacancies do come up we will post them on this page. In the meantime if you are looking for additional animal care experience feel free to sign up to any of our training courses. Just go to our main navigation on this site and under Wildlife Care you will find our Courses page where you can get details and download a booking form.
Hi Tammi, there is a farm near Paisley called Lamont City Farm who are a charity run animal rescue centre. They are always desperate for volunteers and there is no waiting lists. They have a large selection of animals including domestic, farm and wildlife. It would be a good chance to gain some experience and would bulk up your CV for applying to Hessilhead for future jobs. Just google Lamont Farm and ask for Michelle or Tricia. Good luck xxx
i’m maaike lindeman i live in the Netherlands, and i’m 18 years old
i’m looking for a work placement for my study applied biology for my second year.
the period is from august 25 till october 24. if necessary i can start earlier
i hope to hear from you
with kind regards
We can sometimes offer residential volunteering. You can find details by visiting our Volunteering page. You can find a link to it under How To Help in our main website navigation menu. There is a downloadable form which you can print out, complete and send to us at the address at the bottom of this page.
Thank you very much.
I will definitely do that
But can i also email this form to you
this because i live in the netherlands
With kind regards
Hi Maaike. Yes, please feel free to email your form if you are able to.
Hessilhead Wildlife Rescue Trust
Gateside, Beith, Ayrshire KA15 1HT
Telephone: 01505 502415
Registered Charity No. SC004506