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Join us and help end animal experiments worldwide

Cruelty Free International is the leading organisation working to create a world where nobody wants or believes we need to experiment on animals. Our dedicated team are experts in their fields, combining award-winning campaigning, political lobbying, pioneering undercover investigations, scientific and legal expertise and corporate responsibility to make a positive difference to animals in laboratories.

The organisation was previously known as the ‘British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection’ or ‘BUAV’

Head of Public Affairs UK

Role: This is a full-time & permanent position

Location: Remote working with occasional visits to Cruelty Free International Hub, London as required

Salary: £40,000 to £46,000 pro rata per annum, depending on experience  

Working as a key part of our small but ambitious public affairs team, you will lead on promoting Cruelty Free International’s objectives to government and parliamentarians at Westminster and the devolved administrations in the UK.


Deploying lobbying and communication skills, you will develop and maintain relationships with key players and know how to capitalise on parliamentary opportunities for animals in laboratories. With direct experience of Westminster either from working in an MPs’ office, parliamentary services, or a public affairs company, you will bring strong research, analytical and written skills as well as political awareness to enable you to produce high quality briefing materials and resources to influence and advise. Your verbal and networking skills will enable you to put the right case, at the right time to the right person to influence change.


Working with the Director of Government & Regulatory Affairs, you will help to shape the organisation’s long-term and annual strategic goals for UK public affairs work and be responsible for their delivery and effectiveness.

How to apply: Submit a covering letter demonstrating your skills and experience, alongside an up-to-date CV to info@crueltyfreeinternational.org. Interviews are by invitation only.