Could You Be An Rspca Inspector? - Rspca Live

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Could You Be An Rspca Inspector? - Rspca Live - Quiz

Have you ever thought about becoming an RSPCA Inspector? Now you can find out if you've got what it takes by taking this quiz. Don't worry if the answer isn't what you hoped it was going to be - this is mainly just for fun.


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You’re probably not quite ready to be an RSPCA Inspector just yet.

Although it's important to love animals and no one likes to see them in distress, it’s essential to be able to control your emotions and remain calm to ensure that you make the best choices for the animal. It's also important to be good with people as you will always have to deal with a person in every case you work on. A lot of the time the people you have to deal with can be aggressive and agitated so good communication skills are essential to resolve conflict situations. To find out more about the RSPCA, make sure you check out RSPCA Live on our Facebook and Twitter profiles over the weekend of the 28th and 29th of April. For more information about becoming an RSPCA Inspector, please visit this page.

Almost there. You could well be on the path to becoming a successful RSPCA Inspector, but there’s still more to learn!

It's important to have some experience of managing and communicating with other people and the general public if you want to be an RSPCA Inspector. You also need to be able to interpret and understand information and then act upon it to make the best decisions. With the right training and attitude you could achieve all of this and become an RSPCA Inspector. To find out more about the RSPCA, make sure you check out RSPCA Live on our Facebook and Twitter profiles over the weekend of the 28th and 29th of April. For more information about becoming an RSPCA Inspector, please visit this page.

Great! It certainly sounds as if you’ve got many of the core skills needed to be an RSPCA Inspector.

You have good communication skills and are able to calm down aggressive and difficult groups of people. Skills like this are essential if you want to be an RSPCA Inspector. You’re also capable of interpreting information and making decisions on your own as well as working in a team. A lot of an RSPCA Inspector's work involves working alone but also understanding what other groups of people are saying so these skills are essential. (Please remember this quiz is just for fun and its results are only an indication of our selection process - there’s a lot of competition for inspector positions and lot of consideration goes into our final choices.) To find out more about the RSPCA, make sure you check out RSPCA Live on our Facebook and Twitter profiles over the weekend of the 28th and 29th of April. For more information about becoming an RSPCA Inspector, please visit this page.
Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How comfortable do you feel communicating and instructing strangers in difficult situations?
    • A. 

      I tend to be focused on the task or problem at hand, keeping communication only to when it is most needed

    • B. 

      Some people are difficult to deal with, but I try to rely on openness and clarity when communicating with people

    • C. 

      If I feel in control of the situation, then I find it easier to communicate and provide directions

  • 2. 
    How do you feel about working in a team in challenging circumstances?
    • A. 

      I like working in a team but I also usually prefer to operate by myself in more difficult situations

    • B. 

      I believe that teams work best when strong individuals take the lead and drive things in their own direction

    • C. 

      I enjoy working within a team, particularly in challenging circumstances. although I can work by myself if necessary

  • 3. 
    How do you feel about dealing with the public? Have you had experience in public facing roles?
    • A. 

      I’ve had some experience of dealing with the public but I prefer more behind-the-scenes tasks

    • B. 

      Working with the public can be tricky at times, but I much prefer public facing positions and have enjoyed being in these roles in the past

    • C. 

      I’ve never really had to deal with the general public in my previous roles, although I have often enjoyed it when I have

  • 4. 
    Unfortunately, sometimes animals have to be put down. How do you deal with traumatic situations like this?
    • A. 

      Immediate support is the best way for people to deal with distressing situations

    • B. 

      I usually think about the situation as I see it and seek to talk or find a way of dealing with it later

    • C. 

      I consider myself to be level headed, but I don’t really enjoy seeing animals or people in distress

  • 5. 
    How do you react when faced with angry and aggressive people?
    • A. 

      I usually disengage with the situation diplomatically and get support as soon as I can

    • B. 

      I’m quite a calm person and I usually look to diffuse these situations

    • C. 

      I’m quite passionate and assertive. I tend to stand my ground

  • 6. 
    How do you feel about interpreting information and making decisions on your own?
    • A. 

      I make decisions by myself, based on whatever information is available at the time

    • B. 

      I think two heads are better than one - it’s always best to consult on decisions

    • C. 

      I’m happy to make a call, but some form of supervision is needed to double check

  • 7. 
    As an RSPCA Inspector you may have to help to organise different groups of people and interact with volunteers. How do you think you would deal with these type of situations?
    • A. 

      I would tend to rely on direct communication to manage groups

    • B. 

      I would usually rely on groups to self manage and would loosely direct their actions

    • C. 

      I don’t have lots of experience of managing but I’d like to learn more about how to get the best out of other people

  • 8. 
    Generally speaking, in most situations your actions are generally influenced by...
    • A. 

      Your heart - your actions are mainly controlled by emotional considerations

    • B. 

      Flexible - you try to think about the situation as it stands to work out the solution

    • C. 

      Past experiences - you try to distance yourself from the situation and look back to things that have happened in the past for guidance

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