Job Vacancies and Volunteering

Job Vacancies

From time to time The Big Cat Sanctuary will have positions available within its organisation. Information of current vacancies are below.

Finance & Administration Assistant (Full Time, average 42 hours per week)

We are currently recruiting for a Finance & Administration Assistant. Hours of work are Summer 8.00am to 6.00pm Winter 8.00am to 5.00pm (or as requested by Supervisors/Senior Management). Flexibility in hours of work is necessary in this post.

Position Overview

To assist in the provision of efficient financial and administrative services to ensure the smooth running of finance & general administrative operations; supporting the Head of Finance to ensure all necessary information is up to date and that all tasks are actioned in a timely fashion. This role requires you to wear the full uniform. A neat and tidy appearance is essential at all times.

Further details of the Finance & Administration Assistant role.

Please email your CV and a covering letter to


The Big Cat Sanctuary’s staff are all dedicated and passionate about their work; however, there is a limit to what each individual can achieve in a day which is why the organisation is supported by a committed group of volunteers, who provide a wealth of knowledge, skills and experience.

Volunteers undertake a range of roles, including supporting the work of our gardening and maintenance teams, customer services, fundraising, delivering site tours and experiences, along with supporting our keeping team.

Due to the varied nature of the tasks a flexible and adaptable attitude is essential to make this role a success. Ideally you will be able to commit to a minimum of one day per fortnight.

The size of the team fluctuates in accordance with site needs; thus we hold a waiting list when expressions of interest exceed (seasonal) requirements.

Please note:

Volunteers must be at least 18 years old

Volunteering is not the same as a work experience placement (see Work Experience)

There is no regular public transport serving The Big Cat Sanctuary


Please complete an Expression of Interest Volunteering 2018 form and return it via email to: Volunteering

Post: Lainey Sillett, Customer Services Manager, The Big Cat Sanctuary, Smarden, Ashford  TN27 8PJ