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Job Interview

Selection Process

Stage 1:

The first step is to register with Animal Equality UK's recruitment partners, MGSS Associates. You can initate this by emailing your CV or link to an online professsional profile (such as LinkedIn) to or submit your CV here. An MGSS consultant will then be in touch. Alternatively, you can call MGSS Associates directly on 020 3951 7630 and ask to speak to Matt McLaren, the lead search consultant for Animal Equality UK.


Your registration with MGSS will involve discussing your career history, professional skills, career goals and motivations in an effort to determine your suitability to formally apply for a role working for Animal Equality.

Once registered, your MGSS consultant will then be the principal point of contact for your application with Animal Equality, helping to guide and support you throughout the process.

Once fully briefed on the position in which you have expressed interest, including having reviewed the detailed job description; if both you and your MGSS consultant are content to move forward with a formal application to the role, you will be invited to prepare the following for submission to Animal Equality UK:

  1. A detailed curriculum vitae (CV) or resume, outlining your professional work history, education and qualifications, voluntary experience and other relevant details.

  2. A cover letter, addressing your suitability for the specific position to which you are applying.

  3. Written answers to two questions concerning your interest in working for and potential to add value to Animal Equality UK (the specific questions will be provided to registered candidates making an application).

Your MGSS consultant can provide helpful guidance on structuring your CV and cover letter, so to help make sure they properly illustrate your potential as an applicant. But the actual submissions must be your own, reflecting your view of the role and your assessment as to you own suitability.

Stage 2:

Stage 3:
Initial Interview

Having reviewed your application materials, should we wish to move forward with your application then the next stage will be for us to invite you to an initial, relatively informal interview with one of the team at Animal Equality UK. This will be a short introductory conversation, likely lasting approximately 15 to 30 minutes, and be conducted online via Zoom. This will give you the chance to find out more about the role and the organisation, and meet at least one of the people you could be working with. It will give us the chance to get to know the person behind the application and learn more about you.

If after the initial introductory meeting there is mutual interest in moving forward and progressing your application further, you will then be invited to complete a remote skills assessment. The precise nature of the skills assessment will depend on the role you are applying for and what key skills and attributes are needed. For example, if applying for a role which involves copywriting, among other tasks you might be asked to draft language for specific direct marketing campaign, thus demonstrating your potential ability in the role. The time needed to complete the assessment can vary between 2 and 5 hours, depending on the role for which you're being assessed. Your MGSS consultant will provide more information regarding your specific assessment once at this stage of the process.

Stage 4:
Skills Assessment

Stage 5:
Final Interview

If you successfully pass the skills assessment we will then invite you to a final interview with both Abigail Penny, Executive Director of Animal Equality UK, and Sharon Nuñéz, co-founder & Global President of Animal Equality. This will be a highly in-depth interview, likely lasting around two hours. The panel will want to explore your particular career and voluntary history, motivations, and character in addition to asking a range of competency-based questions to see how you have handled or would handle particular scenarios relevant to the role to which you're applying. This is also your opportunity to learn everything you want to know about us, asking questions of the organisation's senior leadership and gathering all the information you will need to be able to make an informed decision about joining the staff team should an offer later be forthcoming.

Finally, after having completed all the above stages, we will be in a position to make a decision regarding your candidacy for the role. If you are successful, a provisional offer will be made, dependent on receipt of satisfactory references. Your MGSS consultant will present any such provisional offer to you on our behalf and communicate your decision to us regarding its acceptance. Once accepted, you will also have the opportunity to meet others in the Animal Equality UK team before joining full-time.

Stage 6:
Offer & Acceptance

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