Animal Outplacement / Key Account Coordinator (32-40 hours per week)

Almere NL

AAP (Animal Advocacy and Protection) is a European animal welfare organization dedicated to the welfare of exotic animals. It is our mission to end their suffering by rescuing animals in need and advocate for better laws and regulations.

The APL (Animal Planning & Logistics) team is looking for an enthusiastic and energetic colleague to strengthen their team. Do you want to secure a great future for rescued animals and are you passionate about zoological parks? Do you speak German? Then this is the job for you!

The APL team is responsible for the optimal flow of our animals, starting with their rescue and ending with their outplacement. Our team is in charge of both of our rescue centers located in the Netherlands (Almere) and Spain (Villena). You will be based in Almere.

What will you do?

-You research, build and strengthen a worldwide network of partners with the goal of relocating our animals (mainly zoos, wildlife parks and sanctuaries)
-You investigate partners’ suitability according to AAP’s guidelines, in line with our values
-You coordinate outplacement projects of our animals
-You combine our Partners’ needs with AAPs' interests, acting as key point of contact
-You follow up and regularly monitor your outplacement projects
-You tightly collaborate with your peers: the Rescue Coordinator, Logistics Coordinator, Behaviorists and Veterinary Team to ensure each project runs smoothly and efficiently
-You get the work done. You ask for feedback. You have ideas on how to improve your daily work and constantly revise it to ensure it is efficient and optimal
-You bring your ideas to the table and contribute to the strategy of the Organization
-You travel on a regular basis within the EU (~20%).

What do we offer?

-A unique experience within the leading rescue centers for exotic animals in Europe. Your office is within the rescue center so you get your motivation on a daily basis
-A growing international organization with room for ideas and innovation
-Flexibility to work 2 days from home
-A permanent contract (after two temporary one-year contracts) when both parties are happy with the work performed
-A salary between € 3,154 and € 4,032 gross/month (based on 40 hours per week) dependent on relevant work experience, with room for growth within the function
-24 Vacation days per year on a full-time basis
-A sustainable pension arrangement.

Who are we looking for?

-You love animals and actively want to have a lasting impact in improving their welfare
-You are curious, passionate about learning and team success
-You have demonstrable knowledge in zoology, ex situ wildlife management (including permits and regulations) and previous work experience, ideally with zoological parks, sanctuaries or rescue centers
-Excellent verbal and written communication in both English (main language within AAP) and German
-You have a driver license B.
-For more info you can contact the team Manager directly. Send both your motivation letter and cv before 22 November 2023.

Please note that only people with the right to work within Europe will be considered for this application.

A practical assignment and German conversation will be part of the application process.

Why Stichting AAP?

At AAP (Animal Advocacy and Protection) we give shape to an ideal in a professional manner: to improve the welfare of abused or neglected exotic mammals from all over Europe. We advocate for better laws and are an internationally renowned expert. Our commitment demonstrably makes the difference.

AAP operates two rescue and rehabilitation facilities, one in the Netherlands (Stichting AAP Almere) and one in Spain (AAP Primadomus). We rescue animals from illegal trade, circuses or private owners. When they are rehabilitated and ready to move on, we find them good forever homes in reserves or zoos.

In Almere we have 95 employees and more than 200 volunteers. We work in a spacious and modern location, in the middle of the green heart of Almere. Our office and facility center are located on the same grounds as our rescued animals. Nowhere else can you see the result of your work so directly!

In Spain (Villena we have 24 employees and 16 volunteers.

Check out our website and follow our stories on social media!


Wir sind Mitglied bei

International Congress of Zookeepers WAZA - World Association of Zoos and Aquariums ZGAP - Zoologische Gesellschaft für Arten- und Populationsschutz e.V. VdZ - Verband der Zoologischen Gärten e.V. VZP - Verband deutschsprachiger Zoopädagogen