Volunteer-Led Movement

All Animal Think Tank members are volunteers. We believe that a strong volunteer ethos is needed within the Animal Freedom movement. We acknowledge that most people are not in the privileged position where they can finance themselves to volunteer full-time with Animal Think Tank. We therefore offer financial support that provides members with a frugal yet comfortable standard of living. Scroll down to our ‘Simple Living and Pay’ section to find out more. 

Full-Time Roles

Full-time roles are all based in Lancaster. Click on each role to find further details.

Candidates will be considered on a rolling basis. Start dates can vary for the right candidates. 

People and Culture Lead

Develop and embed a strong and healthy organisational culture within Animal Think Tank to support the delivery of our organisational mission.


Holacracy and Self Organising Lead

Enable Animal Think Tank to grow as large as needed while being effective and robust, by guiding ATT to operate as a self-organising organisation, in order to supercharge the power of ATT and any entities


Campaigns Lead

 To support the social movement to work towards common goals by coordinating and facilitating national campaigns in order to advance us towards our Grand Objective and Strategic Milestones


Messaging Lead

Help unite the Social Movement Organisation (SMO) behind a deep narrative that inspires and mobilises activists by offering well-researched, developed and rigorously tested communication tools, as well as building SMO capacity for Story-based Strategy (SBS), in order to achieve strategic milestones for Animal Freedom.


How To Apply

Submit your CV by clicking on the Apply Here link below each role and send over a cover letter to recruit@animalthinktank.org.uk. Please answer these questions within your cover letter.

Part-Time Roles and Projects

Part-time roles can often be filled remotely. Click on each role to find further details and e-mail the corresponding role coordinator for inquiries and applications.

Become an ATT scout

This role has very high impact while requiring very little time.

Let’s reverse the roles. You are the secret to our recruitment strategy. We’ve only got so many connections and so much capacity at ATT, but our recruitment potential explodes exponentially with every additional recruiter. Corporate recruitment costs a lot of money and a lot of time from a few individuals. However, social movement recruitment is powered by a small amount of time from a large numbers of activists.

Recruitment is one of our highest priorities. Therefore, as an added bonus, if we recruit someone full-time that you referred, we will donate £200 to an animal charity/sanctuary of your choice.

Find out more about this role here.

Volunteers Recruiter - Must be local to Lancaster

This casual but impactful role would be perfect for someone based in the Lancaster area and with a bit of flair for talent!

We’re currently recruiting two local volunteers and will be seeking more in the future. Instead of us recruiting each volunteer individually every time we need them, we’d like to bring onboard someone local to our ‘hometown’ of Lancaster who’d like to take on the role of volunteers recruiter. There may be an opportunity for this role to develop to include some volunteer coordination.

Find out more here!

Our future expansion plans

We are in the process of scaling up to a team of 25+. We advertise roles in accordance to the organisations priorities. However, if our current roles aren’t a good fit for you, then fill out our Volunteers Sign-Up Form to register your interest. We’ll try to align your interests and skills to a pre-existing or a potential new role.

We’re looking for people who are:

  • Dedicated to Animal Freedom and aligned with our values
  • Ready to unlock their full potential
  • Humble, emotionally intelligent and excellent team players
  • Disciplined in thought and action
  • Open-minded and eager to grow both personally and professionally
  • Highly motivated with a strong sense of initiative
  • Strong written and spoken communicators.

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Why Join Us?

We’re Purpose-Driven

All members at Animal Think Tank fully embrace the purpose and importance of their roles. Not only does this serve as a great motivator for everyone here to get things done, but it also provides each individual with a sense of personal purpose in their lives. We are dedicated to the cause of Animal Freedom and we plan to build a mass movement to transform society. We like to differentiate ourselves from the majority of other workplaces where employees merely work for their pay check at the end of the month. We have purpose. We have meaning. And we will bring about change.

We Distribute Leadership

Animal Think Tank is not structured like a typical organisation. We practice Holacracy, which means that individuals have more autonomy and more responsibility in their work. We don’t have ‘bosses’ who tell us what to do, but we do take mentoring and coaching seriously to ensure we reach our goals, collectively take part in the decisions in our respective teams, and follow through on what we agree on.

As part of our commitment to building a team of leaders, we invest heavily in training and mentoring our members, we host many internal trainings, and all full-time members get a self-directed annual training budget to invest in improved knowledge, skills, or personal growth.

Our Culture

We seek to be intentional in creating our culture and are working to build a culture which is:

  • Self-managing – everyone has personal autonomy and responsibility to do their best work to achieve their role’s purpose. But we are aware of other roles and work collaboratively to ensure all our work aligns together
  • Open-minded – we are receptive to a wide variety of ideas, arguments and information and value the ability to view things from others’ perspectives
  • Growth-oriented – we are passionate about continuous personal and professional learning and growth
  • Blame-free – we ‘give it a whirl’ and have the freedom to fail; we know mistakes are integral to learning
  • Caring and empathetic – we care about and support each other and strive to treat everyone with empathy, compassion and kindness, even those we disagree with
  • Empowering – we support people to realise their full potential and step fully into their power; we build shared power through collaboration and relationship
  • Collaborative – we work collaboratively within both ATT and the wider movement. We ask for support and guidance when needed. We all need each other to win
  • Audacious – we dare to think big and act like anything is possible
  • Fearless – we know greatness is not found in our comfort zones
  • Self-aware and reflective – we value self-awareness, emotional intelligence and reflection – we own our emotions
  • Effective and impact-oriented – we focus on doing the right thing and doing it well – we ‘go slow to go fast’.

Our Team

We have an incredibly insightful and hardworking team who will work alongside you to help you unlock your full potential. Click here to meet them.

Our Home

Our team is based in Lancaster, UK, with our office located at White Cross Business Park. We chose to build Animal Think Tank in Lancaster due to the city’s progressive roots, rich culture and history, national reputation and affordability. We generally expect our members to be based in Lancaster.

Simple Living and Pay

Because we’re building a Social Movement Organisation based on a volunteer ethos, we don’t offer salaries in the traditional sense. However, the work we do at ATT offers an incredible opportunity rarely found in any traditional job: the chance to massively transform the world for fellow animals. Of course, we recognise that our members need funds to live. As such, we offer limited pay and pension funding to members based on need, which is enough for most people to live a simple yet comfortable life. More information can be found in our Volunteer Grants System.


We are a diverse group and we intend to expand in the same way. We would strongly encourage people from all walks of life to apply. We would love to have people with different backgrounds, experiences, identities, viewpoints and beliefs join us, including those on different sides of the political spectrum. We believe our differences and uniqueness make us stronger and we have a culture where difference and authenticity is valued. We want people from diverse backgrounds to feel represented and welcomed at Animal Think Tank. Having a diverse team will also help us build a broad-based Social Movement Organisation that is representative and welcoming of all sections of society.


If you are interested in joining us, you may want to engage with some of the books which have influenced our thinking in the Animal Think Tank Reading List.