Brent Lodge Careers

Below, you will find advertisements for current staff positions vacant (if any) and volunteer roles.

If applying for a staff position, tap "Apply For Vacancy" to submit your application. Be sure to include the job reference number in your application form.

If you would like to join our "Talent Bank" to be considered for suitable vacancies that may arise in future, tap on the "Talent Bank Register" button.

If you would like to register as a volunteer (please do!), tap on the "Volunteer Register" button.

If you have your own vehicle and would be willing to move sick and injured animals for us, tap to the "Animal Ambulance Register" button.

Volunteer Positions

Retail Gift Aid Admin Support


This volunteer role requires some assistance with our Retail Gift Aid scheme, including logging all purchases via our charity shops that are registered through the RGA scheme. It would also involve logging all new sign ups, using the details from the registration forms.

Retail Gift Aid is a scheme whereby donors bring in unwanted items to either of our shops, and if they are a UK taxpayer they can then sign up to the scheme. This means that every item we sell, that has donated by someone under the RGA scheme, we can claim a further 25% from HMRC at no extra cost to the buyer.

Our retail shops generate a huge income for the charity and log 100’s of purchases every month, this data logging is very important in order for us to be able to claim the correct funds from HMRC.

No experience is needed as training will be given and this role can either done remotely from home or on-site and Brent Lodge. Preferably we would need someone who is computer literate.


This will be an ongoing role throughout the year, monthly sales sheets will be given out at the end of each month, then the logging can be done at your leisure throughout the month until the next sales sheets are available.


Fundraiser & Events Helper


Every year we host 3 on-site Open Weekends these are vital to our fundraising, at these events we have stalls where we sell items to visitors in order to raise funds for Brent Lodge. We really need some extra hands to support us with setting up, manning a stall and to assist with tidying away afterwards.

As well as our own fundraisers we also attend other external off-site events such as car-boots, fetes and fairs but with such a small team of volunteers that we currently have it isn’t always possible for us to attend. So we also really need some organised people that can attend events that we are invited to, this means transporting the stock to sell, setting up and serve customers.

These events are so important to raise awareness about Brent Lodge and to raise much needed funds to help care for the animals. This role is ideal for someone who enjoys interacting with the public and serving customers.


Our Open Weekends happen in May, August and November. Our external events are seasonal and generally happen in the Spring/Summer months and in the lead up to Christmas. Any time you are able to spare would be much appreciated!

Processing Stock


We currently have 3 charity shops but as our shops continue to grow we have to keep up with the supply of stock to make sure that the shelves are full for our customers. With such a small team to help process stock, this means that we sometimes are unable to keep up with task of sorting the incoming stock, ready for distribution to our shops or put aside for our own fundraisers.

So we are really desperate for some organised people to help with managing the incoming stock, this means sorting through donations (furniture, household items, clothing and books) to then organise it into piles ready to be delivered to the appropriate shop or stored ready for an Open Weekend or event.

This role is vital to the success of our charity shops and fundraising events, without help we would not be able to keep the doors open.


You can choose to volunteer on a regular basis, or provide flexible support to us. Our busy times are in the months leading up to an Open Weekend (May, August, November) Any time you are able to spare would be much appreciated!

Charity Shop Helper


We currently have 3 charity shops located in Selsey, Havant and Worthing. To help keep the doors open, we are always in need of support to assist the staff with day to day tasks.

These tasks include sorting stock, serving customers, restocking shelves, and light general admin.

There may also be some basic training provided to operate the till and some instruction on how to handle our Retail Gift Aid scheme. Retail experience is not required, but if you do have previous retail involvement then that would certainly be helpful.


You can choose to volunteer on a regular basis, or provide flexible support to us. Any time you are able to spare would be much appreciated!

Hospital Helper


We rely heavily on the generosity of volunteers helping in the hospital, which allows the animal care team to carry out the tasks that require more specialised training.

This role involves assisting the hospital care team with general tasks including: cleaning out cages, feeding the animals, general hospital cleaning and some light admin work.

If you are interested in caring for wildlife, or possibly thinking about starting a career with animals, then volunteering in the hospital would be a great start!


You can choose to volunteer on a regular basis or provide a more flexible support to us, any time you are able provide us is always much appreciated.

Staff Vacancies