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The Donkey Sanctuary

Centre Assistant/Groom, The Donkey Assisted Therapy Centre, Belfast.

 

For more than 40 years, The Donkey Sanctuary has provided donkey assisted therapy for children in the UK and overseas.  Over the past four decades the programme has evolved to cater for users with emotional and cognitive needs as well as physical. Children with physical, social and behavioural difficulties gain confidence, improved life skills and a sense of achievement from our interaction programme. Our donkeys, many of whom have been rescued from a life of neglect, mistreatment or abandonment, gain a new and rewarding life engaging with lots of people.

 

We now have an opportunity for a Centre Assistant/Groom to join our dedicated team at The Donkey Assisted Therapy Centre, Belfast, supporting the Centre Manager and Centre Instructors in the effective running of the centre.

 

Possessing equine, stable management and animal husbandry experience, you will feed, groom and care for our donkeys in the stable, riding areas and in the pasture, maintaining a high standard of cleanliness throughout. You will be involved with the training and preparation of donkeys selected for the programme, and will assist with donkey assisted learning and life skill development activities with vulnerable children and adults, both at the centre and as part of our outreach service. As the centre receives a large number of visitors you will promote the work of the charity, and will be friendly, knowledgeable and courteous to all who visit.  A flexible attitude, good communication and IT skills and a full Driving Licence are essential.

 

This is a part-time, permanent contract working 30 hours per week, Tuesday 08.00-16.00, Wednesday 08.00-17.30, Thursday 08.00-14:00, Friday 08.00-16:30 and the 3rd Saturday of each month, 08.00-16.30.

For more information about this role please download our Application Pack from our website –  https://www.thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk/vacancies

Closing date for completed applications: 12.30pm on Wednesday 24th January 2018.

The Donkey Sanctuary

Farm Worker/Groom x 3

We are seeking three people with a passion for Donkeys to join our busy team at Slade House Farm, located at the heart of The Donkey Sanctuary.

Possessing substantial equine and animal husbandry experience, you will provide care and rehabilitation for the resident donkeys and their environment, supporting the Farm Manager and Farm Supervisor on matters such as donkey health, feeding regimes, Health and Safety and land management, and liaising with other staff members to facilitate the efficient and safe running of the farm.

Able to demonstrate excellent team-working and communication skills, you will effectively interact with colleagues, Quality Time Volunteers and work experience students. Acting as an ambassador for the charity by acquiring a good knowledge of The Donkey sanctuary and the work of the charity worldwide, you will positively engage with visitors and members of the public by providing appropriate and accurate information to enhance their visitor experience whilst at The Donkey Sanctuary.

Self-motivation, flexibility, and a commitment to personal development, together with a full driving licence and experience of using farm machinery, specifically tractor driving, are essential.

These are full-time, permanent contracts starting as soon as possible, working 37.5 hours per week over 7 days, including weekend work as part of a rota.

For more information about this role please download our Application Pack from our website –  https://www.thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk/vacancies

Closing date for completed applications: 12.30pm on Friday 24th January 2018.

Please download the Word document to complete your application on the computer (preferred option) or, print the PDF form to complete your application by hand.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bransby Horses DONATED GOODS & TACK ASSISTANT – PART TIME

JOB DESCRIPTION

Liase With:

  • The Equine Welfare Team
  • Supporter services
  • The Public
  • Suppliers

Working Hours: 20 per week, over 3 days (to include occasional weekends).

Annual Salary / Pay Per hour: National Minimum Wage

Main Purpose of the Job:

  • Clean, assess suitability and organise the preparation of tack and rugs for online sales, events and the donated goods and tack shop.
  • Support in organising the donated tack and rug sales
  • Ordering on behalf of the Charity

Main Duties:

  • To assess the suitability of the donated goods and tack
  • Cleaning of rugs
  • Cleaning and preparing tack and goods for reuse or sale
  • Pricing of equipment for re-sale
  • Cash handling of sales
  • Restocking the donated tack and goods shop and rotating stock
  • Reviewing stock levels for the Charity’s equines
  • Online sales
  • Attend external events to generate an income
  • Support events by preparing for the sale and dismantling the area after the event
  • KPI reporting
  • Maintaining a safe and clean working environment
  • Assist with the ordering for the welfare department
  • Collecting donations locally

This is not an exhaustive list of all of the duties that may need to be undertaken. It may be necessary to undertake other duties in order to fulfil the objectives of the charity.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Knowledge & Experience
  • Previous experience of working in an equines sales environment (E)
  • Knowledge of equine equipment (E)
  • Knowledge of prices and uses of equine specific tack and goods (E)
  • Experience of using Gift Aid (D)
  • Cash Handling (D)
Application
Skills & Competencies
  • Be able to work from own initiative (E)
  • Have the ability to prioritise and adapt a flexible approach to working (E)
  • KPI reporting (D)
Application / Interview
Personal Attributes
  • Be a good team player (E)
  • Have a polite, friendly and approachable manner (E)
  • Possess the ability to promote a professional image of the charity at all times, both in and out of work (E)
  • Have the ability to maintain high standards and demonstrate accuracy and the ability to be thorough in your work (E)
  • Be able to work in a busy environment (E)
  • Be able to work as part of a team (E)
  • Demonstrate an ability to hold confidential information (E)
Interview
Other
  • Be able and willing to work some weekends (E)
  • Compliance with Charity Policy and Procedures (E)
  • Application Close Date: January 19, 2018Interviews to be held: February 1, 2018
https://bransbyhorses.co.uk/job-application-form/

Bransby Horses FACILITIES/ SITE ASSISTANT – FULL TIME

Bransby Horses is seeking a Facilities/Site Assistant to support the Facilities team in ensuring all building and grounds are in a good state of repair and comply with health and safety legislation. The successful candidate will carry out repairs and routine grounds maintenance across our large site, prioritising their workload and managing their time effectively. The ideal candidate will have practical experience of carrying out general repairs, good organisational skills and the ability to work flexibly on your own initiative.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Liase With:

  • All staff & volunteers
  • Subcontractors/suppliers
  • Supporters of the charity
  • Facilities Coordinator
  • Facilities Assistant – Cleaner

Working Hours: 37.5

Annual Salary / Pay Per hour: National Minimum Wage

Main Purpose of the Job:

 

  • To support the Health, Safety and Facilities Manager to ensure that all building and grounds are in a good state of repair and comply with all appropriate legislation.

 

Main Duties:

  • Performing building maintenance and light repairs
  • Undertaking routine grounds maintenance and landscaping
  • Minor painting and decorating as required
  • Assisting the Builder with projects and tasks
  • Liaise with the Facilities Assistant – Cleaner(s) to ensure all buildings are clean and waste is removed in a timely manner
  • Ensure safe pedestrian access in adverse weather conditions (eg by clearing snow / gritting)
  • Routine recording & testing of emergency lighting/fire alarms/intruder alarms
  • Assist contractors on site
  • Performance basic emergency repairs
  • Assemble furniture/equipment as required
  • Identify and report the need for major repairs or minor improvements to the Health, Safety and Facilities Manager
  • Carry out all work that is requested through the job sheet system and ensure that the work is completed in a timely manner
  • To assist with the pre-planned maintenance programme for building work and ensure that all work is completed within the relevant timescale
  • Ensure that all work is carried out in compliance with the Charity’s health and safety policy

This is not an exhaustive list of all of the duties that may need to be undertaken.  It may be necessary to undertake other duties in order to fulfil the objectives of the Charity.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Education & Qualifications
  • A good standard of general education (E)

 

Application
Experience & Knowledge
  • Practical experience of carrying out general repairs in a similar environment, including buildings, grounds, gardens and equipment (E)
  • Be aware and work within the regulations regarding Health & Safety at Work, COSHH etc (D)
  • Practical experience in a similar role (D)
Application
Skills & Competencies
  • Good basic building repair / DIY skills (E)
  • Demonstrate good organisation and time management (E)
  • Be able to work from own initiative with minimum supervision (E)
  • Have the ability to prioritise and adapt a flexible approach to working (E)
  • Ability to follow and adhere to instructions and relevant safety policies and procedures (E)
Application / Interview
Personal Attributes
  • Have a polite, professional, friendly and approachable manner (E)
  • Be able to communicate with team members and members of the public (E)
  • Possess the ability to promote a professional image of the charity at all times, both in and out of work (E)

Application close date:January 19, 2018

Interviews to be held: February 2, 2018

https://bransbyhorses.co.uk/job-application-form/

Bransby Horses EQUINE WELFARE ASSISTANT – FULL TIME (MATERNITY COVER)

Bransby Horses is seeking an enthusiastic Equine Welfare Assistant to join our hardworking welfare team until the return of the substantive post holder.  As part of the team, you will be involved in all aspects of equine care, from health and wellbeing to grooming and handling. Working with us, you will be able to develop your skills and access many of the benefits and training that we have to offer. The ideal candidate will have a level 2 equine qualification and at least one year’s industry experience.

Please note that this is a physically demanding role and you will be required to work outdoors and in all weather conditions.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Liase With:

  • All employees and sub-contractors on site
  • Visitors and supporters of the charity

Working Hours: 37.5 hrs, 8.00am – 4.30pm Monday – Friday (to include bank holiday and weekend work on a rota basis)

Annual Salary / Pay Per hour: National Minimum Wage

Main Purpose of the Job:

  • To assist the Welfare Team in taking care of the animals’ daily needs.
  • You will help fulfill all aspects of equine care and welfare in line with the objectives of the charity.

Main Duties:

Cleaning Tasks

  • Clean stables and work areas and maintain all work related equipment to a high standard.
  • Provide bedding, feed and water to all equines including stabled equines and those residing in outside accommodation.
  • Clean fields of droppings when directed.

Equine Care

  • Prepare and feed all equines as directed.
  • Check the health and wellbeing of all equines and report any concerns or abnormalities to your team leader.
  • Grooming equines as necessary.
  • Provide treatments and medications as directed.
  • Prepare medication as required using the current procedure.

Equine Handling

  • Catch and hold all equines for routine and other treatments.
  • Handle all equines with care and compassion.
  • Being mindful of your own safety, as well as the safety of others and the general public.
  • Assist in the safe loading and unloading of equines from equine transport.
  • Assist in the control and containment of semi-feral and unhandled equines.

Driving Duties

  • Drive and operate the small tractor and trailer on the farm site as directed. (In house training will be provided)
  • Drive company vehicles in the execution of your duties, both on the farm site and on public roads as directed.

Welfare Tasks

  • Assist with confidential equine cases.
  • New intakes including completing the intake documents.
  • Return foster equine assessments.
  • Operate as a team member on welfare rescues and collections as directed.

Other duties

  • Clean staff room and associated areas.
  • Clean equine tack and associated equipment.
  • Any other duties deemed necessary to assist the charity in the welfare of equines.
  • Endoscope procedure to verify clean equine before relocating on the farm.
  • Ensure an efficient service and follow the “Supporter Experience Charter”.

Health and Safety

  • You are to be mindful at all times of your own Health and Safety and that of others. You are to act only within the Health and Safety Policies outlined to you on your staff induction.

This is not an exhaustive list of all of the duties that may need to be undertaken. It may be necessary to undertake other duties in order to fulfil the objectives of the charity.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Education & Qualifications
  • A good standard of education (E)
  • An industry recognised Level 2 Equine Qualification (D)
Application
Experience & Knowledge
  • At least one year’s experience of caring for equines (E)
  • Practical experience, particularly with youngsters and un-backed equines (D)
Application / Interview
Skills & Competencies
  • Good communicator, including both verbal and written (E)
  • The ability to work on own initiative (E)
Application / Interview
Personal Attributes
  • Flexibility and willingness to work out of contracted hours when required (E)
  • Tactful, honest and trustworthy (E)
  • The ability to learn quickly and adapt to various situations (E)
  • The ability to promote a professional image of the charity at all times, both in and out of work (E)
  • Ability to inspire and motivate team members (E)
  • Be presentable and able to represent the charity to the highest of standards at all times (E)
A full driving license (E)

Application close date:January 21, 2018

Interviews to be held:January 30, 2018

https://bransbyhorses.co.uk/job-application-form/

The Blue Cross Shop Manager Stratford upon Avon

Key responsibilities

Sales and profits

  • Achieve agreed sales targets and maximise profit through effective cost control
  • Work closely with the Area Manager and Assistant Shop Manager to achieve objectives relating to productivity and income and to develop plans to maximise sales potential
  • Achieve gift aid sales conversion targets through maximising new donor sign ups and repeat donations
  • Ensure that goods in the shop are priced appropriately and to the optimum level to maximise profits from the sale of donated goods
  • Build strong relationships and engage with the local community and other businesses to raise awareness of Blue Cross and to generate quality donated goods
  • Organise fundraising events for the shop to raise additional income

Administration

  • Ensure that all relevant daily and weekly paperwork is completed to the required standard and timescales
  • Accurately input shop data for takings, banking and Gift Aid figures
  • Ensure that all administration requests from the Retail management team are responded to and actioned to meet the required deadline
  • Follow the agreed cash handling procedures
  • Take receipt of new good deliveries
  • Carry out stock takes of new goods when required
  • Ensure that Data Protection legislation is adhered to within the shop including Gift Aid

Team management

  • To be responsible for the daily management of the shop team, setting team objectives and fostering a positive team spirit
  • Recruiting and training a strong team of volunteers for the shop
  • Delegate tasks appropriately to the volunteers and provide support to ensure they are able to carry out their roles to the required standards
  • Provide development opportunities to volunteers to maximise their potential and to help with the retention of volunteers
  • Effectively carry out performance reviews for the Assistant Shop Manager and identify and address any training or development needs
  • Ensure sufficient shop cover through effective management of team resources and ensuring that adequate volunteer rotas are in place
  • Effectively communicate any relevant information to the team regarding Blue Cross and performance of the shop

Stock management and shop standards

  • Ensure that effective systems are in place to achieve the agreed processing targets
  • Ensure the shop density is kept full by ensuring that there is adequate stock available at all times
  • Operate the agreed stock rotation system
  • Ensure that the highest standards of shop presentation, merchandising and display, both in windows and in store
  • Ensure that high standards of housekeeping are maintained in all areas of the shop

Customer service

  • Ensure that you and the team provide the highest standards of customer service at all times
  • Ensure that there is a welcoming and happy atmosphere in the shop
  • Manage any customer complaints efficiently and effectively
  • Be a strong ambassador for Blue Cross
  • Keep up to date with the work of Blue Cross and actively promote what we do

Health & safety and security

  • Ensure that all H&S requirements within the shop are adhered to
  • Carry out fire checks and risk assessments as required
  • Provide a safe environment for the shop team and members of the public
  • Report any accidents and incidents promptly in accordance with the set procedures
  • Ensure the safe and secure handling of money and security of the premises and stock at all times

What is required?

We are looking for people with the following:

  • Retail management experience
  • Commercial awareness to deliver sales
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build strong external relationships
  • Good IT skills and a basic understanding of finance
  • Good people management skills
  • Excellent customer service skills

It would also be great if you had:

  • Full driving licence
  • Experience of working with volunteers
  • Experience of fundraising
Deadline: 19/01/2018 23:59

 

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The Blue Cross Job Title: Shop Manager Leamington Spa

Blue Cross shops play a vital role in not only raising money to help pets but also by promoting the charity and raising awareness of the work we do.  As Shop Manager you will be responsible for driving sales to achieve set targets for the shop and maximising profit through effective cost control.

With strong commercial awareness and the ambition to succeed you will need to be able to demonstrate creativity and innovation to identify income opportunities whilst working closely with the local community and businesses. You will provide effective leadership and motivation of your shop team on a daily basis whilst ensuring that the highest standards of shop floor presentation and customer service are delivered at all times.

You will work 35 hours per week over five days on a rota to include Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays. This is a fixed term contract until August 2018.

Key responsibilities

Sales and profits

  • Achieve agreed sales targets and maximise profit through effective cost control
  • Work closely with the Area Manager and Assistant Shop Manager to achieve objectives relating to productivity and income and to develop plans to maximise sales potential
  • Achieve gift aid sales conversion targets through maximising new donor sign ups and repeat donations
  • Ensure that goods in the shop are priced appropriately and to the optimum level to maximise profits from the sale of donated goods
  • Build strong relationships and engage with the local community and other businesses to raise awareness of Blue Cross and to generate quality donated goods
  • Organise fundraising events for the shop to raise additional income

Administration

  • Ensure that all relevant daily and weekly paperwork is completed to the required standard and timescales
  • Accurately input shop data for takings, banking and Gift Aid figures
  • Ensure that all administration requests from the Retail management team are responded to and actioned to meet the required deadline
  • Follow the agreed cash handling procedures
  • Take receipt of new good deliveries
  • Carry out stock takes of new goods when required
  • Ensure that Data Protection legislation is adhered to within the shop including Gift Aid

Team management

  • To be responsible for the daily management of the shop team, setting team objectives and fostering a positive team spirit
  • Recruiting and training a strong team of volunteers for the shop
  • Delegate tasks appropriately to the volunteers and provide support to ensure they are able to carry out their roles to the required standards
  • Provide development opportunities to volunteers to maximise their potential and to help with the retention of volunteers
  • Effectively carry out performance reviews for the Assistant Shop Manager and identify and address any training or development needs
  • Ensure sufficient shop cover through effective management of team resources and ensuring that adequate volunteer rotas are in place
  • Effectively communicate any relevant information to the team regarding Blue Cross and performance of the shop

Stock management and shop standards

  • Ensure that effective systems are in place to achieve the agreed processing targets
  • Ensure the shop density is kept full by ensuring that there is adequate stock available at all times
  • Operate the agreed stock rotation system
  • Ensure that the highest standards of shop presentation, merchandising and display, both in windows and in store
  • Ensure that high standards of housekeeping are maintained in all areas of the shop

Customer service

  • Ensure that you and the team provide the highest standards of customer service at all times
  • Ensure that there is a welcoming and happy atmosphere in the shop
  • Manage any customer complaints efficiently and effectively
  • Be a strong ambassador for Blue Cross
  • Keep up to date with the work of Blue Cross and actively promote what we do

Health & safety and security

  • Ensure that all H&S requirements within the shop are adhered to
  • Carry out fire checks and risk assessments as required
  • Provide a safe environment for the shop team and members of the public
  • Report any accidents and incidents promptly in accordance with the set procedures
  • Ensure the safe and secure handling of money and security of the premises and stock at all times

What is required?

We are looking for people with the following:

  • Retail management experience
  • Commercial awareness to deliver sales
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build strong external relationships
  • Good IT skills and a basic understanding of finance
  • Good people management skills
  • Excellent customer service skills

It would also be great if you had:

 

Deadline: 19/01/2018 23:59

Visitor Services Assistant

Head of Education Development at BHS

The role will provide leadership to the Education Development Team which manage the development of both our professional qualifications and CPD and Recreational training and awards. The ambitious growth plan means the BHS is looking for forward thinking, customer centred, Head of Education Development who can constantly engage with industry leaders, employers, and BHS Centres and translate requirements into relevant and deliverable training, CPD and qualifications. They must be able to manage and encourage productivity across a team of outstanding Managers and Programme Leaders.

To apply, please provide a covering letter (including your salary expectations) and CV, highlighting relevant skills and experience. Please download and complete the Equal Opportunities Monitoring form and send along with your application to jobs@bhs.org.uk or to Karen Downing, Recruitment Co-Ordinator,The British Horse Society, Abbey Park, Kenilworth, CV8 2XZ.

Full Time-35 hours per week

Salary: Competitive plus benefits

Based at HQ near Stoneleigh, Warwickshire

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