safety and Security Expert (m/f/d) 

Full-time | 40 hours per week | Vienna Headquarters, Austria


FOUR PAWS is the global animal welfare organisation for animals under direct human influence, which reveals suffering, rescues animals in need and protects them. Find out more about our sustainable campaigns and projects on

Would you like to contribute to something meaningful and work with us along our mission? This is your chance. We are looking for a dedicated person to enrich our Operations unit to start in April 2023.

Your contribution will be

  • Developing the organisational Safety & Security Policy and leading and coordinating the implementation of it in the different locations
  • Leading the development and review of safety & security plans and procedures regarding the FOUR PAWS sanctuaries, offices, and rescue missions
  • Providing and coordinating safety & security trainings for the staff
  • Contributing to risk management processes about safety & security related topics by identifying and assessing risks, setting up and monitoring risk mitigation measures
  • Developing and implementing a concept for a FOUR PAWS travel safety program
  • Operating the business trip preparation procedures with special focus on high-risk destinations
  • Maintaining close contacts with all relevant internal and external stakeholders and build relationships with key actors in safety & security management
  • Contributing to setting up safety & security data collection, analysis and reporting including recommendations based on lessons learned
  • Managing insurance relations and policies contracted by the FOUR PAWS Headquarters
  • Planning, monitoring and optimising operational processes and workflows at FOUR PAWS

Your profile ideally illustrates

  • Several years of relevant professional experience in an international field
  • University degree, preferably in economics, business administration, international relations or related fields is an advantage
  • Demonstrable expertise in safety and security and travel management structures
  • Communication skills and fluency in both written and spoken English and German
  • Analytical thinking with problem solving ability
  • Great affinity to animal welfare and FOUR PAWS vision and mission


 Our offer includes

  • The opportunity to truly contribute to global animal welfare
  • A multinational team with the spirit of being ONE FOUR PAWS
  • Modern leadership culture and promotion of training measures
  • An eLearning onboarding platform
  • Flexible working times with the option of partial remote work
  • Wiener Linien annual ticket and pension fund after probationary period
  • A gross salary of minimum EUR 43.200, - per year negotiable depending on higher than required qualifications, skills and professional experience relevant for the position

FOUR PAWS works towards a world filled with respect, empathy and understanding for animals and believes in the same values for people: we strongly encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds and lived experiences to apply as we welcome everyone who wants to support our mission. Please contact if you require assistance applying to this position.

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Franziska Hettmannsperger, International Head of Operations

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