IT Manager

Groom at Mare and Foal Sanctuary

The Mare and Foal Sanctuary is one of the largest Equine Charities in the South West of England.

Mare and Foal Sanctuary have an opportunity for a hardworking, enthusiastic and friendly person to join our dedicated teams working with rescue horses and ponies at our sites at Honeysuckle Farm, Buckland, Newton Abbot, Upcott Park, Cookbury, near Holsworthy and Coombe Park Visitor Centre, near Totnes.

You will play an active and rewarding role in the rehabilitation and training of horses and ponies to help get them ready for re-homing as well as performing all normal stable duties.

This is a full time, permanent position.

Applicants must be reliable and flexible, have experience of working within the Equine Industry (ideally on a busy yard) and hold a Full Driving licence. For our Coombe Park vacancy we would be particularly interested to hear from applicants able to school and exercise ponies of 11.2hh upwards.

Working hours average 37.5 per week (8.00 – 4.30) on a 3 week rolling rota including some weekend and occasional evening work.

The starting rate of pay is £7.50 per hour with opportunities to increase this through our internal training programme.

For further details, contact the Mare and Foal Sanctuary Head Office on 01626 355969 or visit our website.

The closing date for applications is 3/11/2017


Redwings Equine Centre Team Member, Oxhill

An excellent opportunity has arisen for enthusiastic and flexible individuals to join the Equine Centre Team at our Oxhill headquarters, as Bank workers (as and when required).

Working under the supervision of the Equine Centre Manager and Team Leaders you will help to provide a high standard of equine care.

The successful candidates will work as part of team ensuring all horses have access to suitable water, feed and shelter, that hygiene is maintained and that paddocks are checked and clean. They will carry out visual health checks and give medication as prescribed along with assisting in the catching and holding of nervous horses for the farrier and vet team.

This is a busy environment and the ideal candidate should understand the importance of effective communication, observation and unified team work. They will need to liaise regularly with line management and will be able to follow instruction as well as using their own initiative.

A sound knowledge of equine health and welfare is necessary, as is familiarity with Health and Safety Regulations

A full clean manual driving licence is essential. 

To apply, download and complete the application form and monitoring form below, and return to Rachel Daines, HR Administrator, by emailing

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Closing date: Friday, 3 November, 2017

Redwings Software Developer

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Software Developer at out HQ south of Norwich, on a permanent basis.

The successful candidate will support and maintain existing internally developed applications, and develop new applications, ensuring all internal applications are updated and running efficiently.  You will have a good standard of education, and a degree in computer Science, Mathematics or similar would be desirable.

We would expect you to have experience in Web development using HTML, CSS, Javascript and SQL also experience of one of the following VB.NET, Java, PHP, Go (Golang), Python & C

This is a busy environment and the ideal candidates should understand the importance of effective communication, observation and unified team work. They will need to liaise regularly with line management and will be able to follow instruction as well as using their own initiative, and have an analytical approach to problem solving, and the ability to apply knowledge to practical scenarios effectively.

A full clean driving licence is essential.

37.50 hours a week.

Monday to Friday 08.30 – 17.00

To apply, download and complete the application form and monitoring form below, and return to Rachel Daines, HR Administrator, by emailing

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Closing date: Wednesday, 1 November, 2017

Redwings Quarantine Centre Team Member

We offer shift workers a premium pay rate on Sundays (time and a half) and Bank Holidays (double time).

Candidates will be expected to carry out day to day horse care and quarantine duties to ensure the smooth and professional running of the centre. You will be reliable and have the ability to work in a small team, demonstrating effective communication with Line Managers, team members and other departments.

A good understanding of and interest in equine welfare and quarantine procedures is essential along with a calm approach, willingness to learn and good all round team skills.

A full clean manual driving licence is required.

To apply, download and complete the application form and monitoring form below, and return to Rachel Daines, HR Administrator, by emailing

40 hours per week as per rota (to include weekends)

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Closing date: Tuesday, 31 October, 2017

BHS Operations Co-ordinator

The British Horse Society is the nation’s leading equine charity with a passion for horses backed by knowledge and expertise. The BHS represents and provides a range of services for riders, owners, enthusiasts and professionals.

The British Horse Society is seeking an Operations Co-Ordinator to assist the Chief Operating Officer with the delivery of the Society’s operational objectives.
The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate excellent organisational skills and proven experience gained in a project management environment. You will be key to the success of the many exciting projects which the Society is undertaking to achieve its charitable objectives.

You will be committed to the delivery of The British Horse Society’s mission, vision and strategy across all areas of the Society’s work.

To apply, please provide a covering letter (including your salary expectations) and CV, highlighting relevant skills and experience. Please download and complete our Equal Opportunities Monitoring form, available from and send along with your application to or to Karen Downing Recruitment, The British Horse Society, Abbey Park, Kenilworth, CV8 2XZ.  Further details of this and other opportunities, please visit

View full job description.

Based at our HQ near Stoneleigh, Warwickshire

Closing Date for applications: 31 October 2017, interviews will be held week beginning 6 November.

Junior and Senior Instructors

Senior Instructor:

If you are a qualified and experienced Instructor keen to develop your career, then this is the role for you – Your rewards will include: super working environment at a busy BHS & ABRS approved London Centre with fantastic facilities, great horses and ponies, brilliant package with options for live-in and discount livery perks – Your focus will be on teaching  horsemanship at all levels – children and adults, livery, riding school, PC Centre.

Junior Instructor:

A fantastic chance to become part of the team at a large and professional BHS & ABRS approved equestrian centre – Super working environment with fantastic facilities – Training and ‘on the job’ learning the way all the best people started out – Prepare for your BHS exams & achieve NVQ apprenticeships up to Level 3 with supportive and encouraging senior staff – Opportunities for promotion and career development that are second to none if teaching riding is your thing.

To apply for this job, please email your CV to or call us on 020 8300 3947

Find out more information about Mount Mascal Stables.

Closing Date 31st October 2017

Training Officer at The Horse Trust

Due to an increase in demand The Horse Trust is seeking to recruit a Training Officer to join their Knowledge and Skills team. You will be responsible for training a wide range of audiences, including the emergency services, and be responsible for developing training materials.  You will assist the Training Manager in all aspects of creating and delivering The Horse Trust’s internal and external training programmes, which may be on or off-site, field or classroom-based, or online.

You will also be responsible for assisting other members of The Horse Trust team as and when required, which may include some yard work.

The successful candidate will ideally have a Level 3 (or above) equine qualification or similar. A recognised teaching and/or assessing qualification is desirable or the candidate will be prepared to work towards this once in post.  Candidates must also be able to demonstrate practical competence and experience in handling horses.

You will be keen to work in an environment where the focus for the Training Officer is to continuously learn and implement new best practice as it is identified. We are looking forward to hearing from candidates who are effective communicators and who use innovative techniques to motivate and inspire learners.

Based: Speen, Buckinghamshire

Salary circa: £18,000.00 – £20,000.00 per annum dependent on experience

Hours: 37.5 Hours per week (8.30am-4.30pm)           Annual Leave: 25 days per year

Currently no accommodation is available for this post

To view the full job description and application pack, visit The Horse Trust’s website:

Applications by submission of application form, CV and covering letter to

Telephone 01494 488464

Closing date for applications is: 29th October 2017


Bransby Horses is seeking a dedicated and results-driven Director, to lead on all elements of equine rescue, rehabilitation, sanctuary care and rehoming, as well as pave the way for a self-sufficient veterinary provision at Bransby Horses. The successful candidate will also be responsible for management of facilities across a large site and all land utilised for welfare purposes….

Please send completed applications to:

Application Close Date: November 3, 2017

Interviews to be held: November 15, 16th  2017


Bransby Horses is seeking a highly motivated Director to lead our fundraising, marketing, retail, catering and engagement activities.  The successful candidate will be responsible for developing engagement and fundraising strategies to raise aware of the Charity’s work and support its future by way of improving fundraising activities and sustainability, translating this in to operational objectives…

Please send completed applications to:


Application Close Date: November 3, 2017

Interviews to be held: November 16th and 17th, 2017


Audit & Assurance Intern (Summer 2018)

An exciting opportunity has arisen at The Donkey Sanctuary. We are looking for an exceptional student to join us in our growing Audit & Assurance Department next summer.

The Donkey Sanctuary is one of the largest animal charities in the UK and the largest equine charity operating internationally in over 30 countries worldwide. The Donkey Sanctuary is working for a world where donkeys and mules live free from suffering, and their contribution to humanity is fully valued. We will achieve this by transforming the quality of life for donkeys, mules and people worldwide through greater understanding, collaboration and support, and by promoting lasting, mutually life-enhancing relationships.

Audit and Assurance is an independent and objective assurance and consulting activity that is guided by a philosophy of adding value to improve the operations of The Donkey Sanctuary. Audit and Assurance assists The Donkey Sanctuary in accomplishing its objectives by bringing a systematic and disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of the organisation’s governance, risk management and internal control.

The Audit and Assurance Internship is a 6-week programme and is an opportunity for you to gain experience working with a collaborative, dynamic and inclusive team. It will provide deep insight into a career in Internal Audit, as well as the diverse operations of a large international charity. You will have genuine responsibility, be supported by a dedicated mentor, be given regular feedback, and make a positive contribution to the lives of donkeys and mules. As an Audit & Assurance Intern, you will provide support through various stages of audit assignments, including planning, testing, and preparing reports in order to assist management and trustees to effectively discharge their responsibilities.

We are looking for a self-motivated and inquisitive individual with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

To apply, you will be in your final two years at university and be able to provide proof of student status and should have, or expect to gain, a 2:1 or higher in any degree subject.

This is a full time, fixed term contract starting in July 2018 for 6 weeks. Working Monday- Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.

Closing date for completed applications: 12.30pm on Friday 17th November 2017.

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