In order to have a look at our current vacancies, please click here. To find out more about a specific job, click the ‘Read More’ button at the bottom of the job. We regularly update our current vacancies page, so if there isn’t a role that you are interested in at the moment, please check back soon. You can also sign up for job alert emails by clicking ‘Job alerts’ on the menu on the left and completing all the required fields.
Great – you’ve found a role you’re interested in! Now click on the ‘Read More’ button to see the full advert and job description. Once you are ready to apply, click the ‘Apply Now’ button at the bottom of the advert, register yourself as a user and then follow the on-screen instructions.
Yes, you can. However, it’s important to note that leaving it too long to finish and submit, you do risk the role closing before you get the chance. So, try not to leave it to long, we don’t want you to miss out!
Unfortunately, we do not accept direct applications via email for any of our vacancies. Applications are only accepted online via our website where we list all of our current vacancies.
Once a vacancy has closed and is no longer available on our website, we cannot accept any further applicants.
All closing dates for jobs are posted on the individual job advert, so please check the advert for the vacancy you are interested in. However, should we receive an overwhelming response for the job advertised, we reserve the right to close the vacancy early.
Yes, you can view the status of your application at any time by logging into your account. Once you have submitted your application you will not be able to make any amendments.
We will let you know the outcome of your application following the closing date. On occasion, we get an overwhelming response to our vacancies so the shortlisting process can take that little longer. Please bear with us and we will let you know as soon as we can.
You can sign up for job alert emails by clicking here and completing all the required fields.
If you have any queries regarding any of the vacancies on our website or the application process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes. Please visit our Apprenticeships page for more information by clicking here. Any apprenticeship opportunities we have at the moment will be listed on our Current Vacancies page.
Yes, we offer volunteering opportunities, placements and work experience at the Blue Cross. To have a look at our opportunities, please click here or visit our Volunteering FAQs page.
Some of our roles will require you to complete a DBS check. If this is required, then this will be stated in the advert for the role.
Some of our roles will involve driving our Blue Cross vehicles and a UK manual driving licence will be required. If this is applicable, then the advert for the role will ask for a driving licence.
Unfortunately, due to the high number of applications we receive, we are unable to provide feedback to unsuccessful applicants.
We use a competency-based style interview at Blue Cross to help us find the best people to join our amazing teams! We ask candidates a number of set questions, relevant to the role they have applied for, each focusing on a specific skill. You can find out some more information to help you prepare by checking out our Competencies and Values. Depending on the type of role, you may also be needed to complete a series of tasks or attend an assessment centre.
Anybody over the age of 14, who has a right to live/work in the UK can apply to volunteer at Blue Cross.
However, some of our services have age restrictions. Our charity shops can offer volunteering opportunities from the age of 14. At our rehoming sites and hospitals, the age limit can be higher depending on the role and health & safety requirements at the individual site. Please check the role descriptions for age limits and information.
All our current roles are listed on our Volunteering Opportunities page, which you can visit by clicking here.
You can apply online for any of our Blue Cross volunteering opportunities. Please click here, choose the correct location from the left hand menu, and click on ‘fill in an application’ to apply. If there is nothing there that is of interest at the moment, then please keep checking back regularly.
If you need to identify your closest Blue Cross location, then please visit our find us page.
Yes, the Blue Cross does offer Duke of Edinburgh placements.
However, due to a very high demand in requests, we ask that you contact the service you are interested in directly to find out if there is any availability.
You can find out your nearest Blue Cross service by visiting our website– click here for our find us page.
You’ll need to let the centre or service know the following details:
Yes, the Blue Cross does offer work experience placements. We ask that you contact the service you are interested in directly to find out if there is any availability. You can find out your nearest Blue Cross service by visiting our website– click here for our find us page. You’ll need to let the centre or service know the following details:
We are sometimes able to offer volunteering opportunities to people from other countries as long as (if applicable) their visa/work permit to stay in the UK is valid and does not exclude volunteering. However, these are not full-time placements - volunteers usually either help us for one day a week or give a couple of hours several times a week.
Unfortunately, we are not usually able to offer any volunteering opportunities until we have had chance to meet potential volunteers and assess whether we have a role that is suitable for their skills, interests and availability. We also cannot offer, fund or help organise accommodation for volunteers from overseas.
If you are coming to live in the UK and are able to find and fund your own accommodation, we would be happy to consider your application to volunteer with us at that stage. You can view all of our current volunteering vacancies on our website if you click here. This is updated regularly and as soon as opportunities become available. You can also find out the location of all our centres, hospitals and shops on the website along with their contact details so you could easily contact the closest service to where you will be living to see whether they could offer you any volunteering roles that suit your interests and availability.
Alternatively, please visit www.volunteering.org.uk or look on the national volunteer database www.do-it.org – you may be able to find suitable roles through these websites or find out more information about volunteering in the UK.
Yes. To find out if we have any opportunities to volunteer as part of a corporate group, please get in touch with your local Blue Cross site or service directly. You can find all our location details by visiting our find us page.
We also welcome offers of skills exchange volunteering however, so if you have an idea of how you can help us using the skills and expertise from your industry then please do get back to us by emailing email@example.com
If you prefer, you might want to organise your own activities or events to help raise funds or awareness for Blue Cross instead. There are lots of ideas on our website here including some events we hold annually, but you can take part in any sort of challenge you like! If you’d like more information on running your own events, please do get in touch with our fundraising team on firstname.lastname@example.org
Blue Cross does offer EMS placements. Due to demands, we can only offer placements to students in Year 4 & 5 of their course. We have four animal hospitals in the UK – Grimsby, Hammersmith, Merton and Victoria. Our Victoria hospital does not currently offer EMS placements.