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Visitor Centre Team Member

8 hrs a week, fixed-term contract
Fixed for 16 weeks

Working 11.00 am to 15.00 pm on a two week rolling rota

Post 1 – Week 1 Friday & Monday/Week 2 Saturday & Sunday

Post 2 – Week 1 Saturday & Sunday/week 2 Friday & Monday

The Fundraising Department at Redwings are seeking two enthusiastic individuals to join its front of house team at the charity’s Visitor Centre on a part-time, fixed-term seasonal contract for 16 weeks.

As a Visitor Centre Team Member you will welcome visitors, introduce them to the charity’s work and help to generate income through encouraging donations, promoting fundraising initiatives (including the charity’s Adoption Club), and by working in the centres’ quality assured Cafés and Gift Shops.

The role includes a variety of tasks necessary to provide a high standard of visitor experience whilst also delivering the charity’s values.

A flexible approach and willingness to learn can make this role very rewarding. Experience in a front of house, customer care, retail or café environment would be advantageous.

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

Closing date: Tuesday, 4 April, 2017

https://www.redwings.org.uk/work-for-us/jobs-listing/visitor-centre-team-member-ada-cole

Visitor Centre Team Member

Location: Oxhill, Warwickshire

7.5 hour post – (09.00 – 17.00 half hour lunch)

2 week rolling rota – Week 1 – Saturday, Week 2 – Sunday

The Fundraising Department at Redwings is seeking an enthusiastic individual to join its front of house team at the charity’s Visitor Centre on a part-time, permanent basis.

You will welcome visitors, introduce them to the charity’s work and help to generate income through encouraging donations, promoting fundraising initiatives (including the charity’s Adoption Club), and by working in the centres’ quality assured Cafés and Gift Shops.

The role includes a variety of tasks necessary to provide a high standard of visitor experience whilst also delivering the charity’s values.

A flexible approach and willingness to learn can make this role very rewarding.

Experience in a front of house, customer care, retail or café environment would be advantageous.

To apply, download and complete the application form and monitoring form below, and return to Rachel Daines, HR Administrator, by emailing rdaines@redwings.co.uk.

Closing date: Monday, 3 April, 2017

https://www.redwings.org.uk/work-for-us/jobs-listing/visitor-centre-team-member-oxhill-0

Pony Riding Groom

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Working as part of a team, the successful candidate will be will be enthusiastic, hardworking and flexible with a genuine desire to rehabilitate and rehome horses. You will ride and train ponies, and care for the horses and ponies at the centre as part of their rehabilitation programme, being responsible for all their training needs until the end goal is achieved. The successful candidate will have a BHS stage 3 or equivalent experience, ideally with experience of Equitation Science or some understanding of learning theory, and up to date methodology.

You will be used to working to a high standard of horse management with a good knowledge of horse health.

You will need to be able to ride young ponies from 11.2hh upwards. You will require practical, hands on experience in training a variety of horses and ponies.  You will have previous experience of schooling and handling horses and ponies. Experience in backing, handling and riding young horses including those who have come from unknown backgrounds.

You will also assist with centre promotional and fundraising events. Working with and supporting volunteers is also key to the success of the centre, and providing an excellent customer experience.

Standard hours are 42 hours per week on a locally determined rota, which will include weekend and bank holiday working.  However, due to the nature of the work of Blue Cross and this post in particular, it will be necessary to exceed these hours when the work load demands.

Blue Cross is a values-driven organisation.

To apply for this role please download the application form and job description.

The completed application form and diversity/equality form can be emailed to us on jobs@bluecross.org.uk.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 3 April 2017

https://www.bluecross.org.uk/pony-riding-groom-burford-horse-unit

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BHS Safety (Equestrian) Team Leader

Based at our HQ near Stoneleigh, Warwickshire

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

The safety of horses, riders and carriage drivers in all situations is one of the key charitable aims of The British Horse Society.

This new post will report to the Director of Safety and manage the daily functions within the BHS Safety Department and the safety volunteers. This includes driving the Society’s campaigning work (Dead Slow Campaign 2016). They will lead the team to ensure the promotion of all aspects of equine and rider safety to the BHS members, other organisations and the general public. 

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 and send along with your application to jobs@bhs.org.uk or to Saima Mohammed, Human Resources Advisor, The British Horse Society, Abbey Park, Kenilworth, CV8 2XZ. 

Closing date for applications: 28 March 2017

http://www.bhs.org.uk/our-charity/jobs/january-to-july-2017/cl-28-march-safety-equestrian-team-leader

Events and Communications Coordinator

Location: Hapton, South of Norwich

Redwings is seeking a supremely organised individual to assist the Communications Department with events organisation, media management and a host of communications and administrative tasks.

Reporting to the Head of Communications, you will be responsible for organising and coordinating the charity’s programme of External Events, including our attendance at Olympia Horse Show and county shows such as the Royal Norfolk. You will be responsible for organising the yearly very successful Redwings Show at Topthorn Equestrian Centre in Suffolk. You will also oversee our ex owner liaison scheme and keep in touch with our Guardians (loaners) via a regular newsletter. In addition you will be required to assist with press and media visits, help coordinate educational events and conduct talks and tours about Redwings as needed, as well as offering administrative support to the Head of Communications and the rest of the Communications Department.

This is a very exciting opportunity for someone with a passion for horses, excellent organisational abilities and first rate written and verbal communication skills. You will have plenty of relevant experience or demonstrable transferable skills, and you will be fully committed to the aims and vision of Redwings.

Closing date: Thursday, 30 March, 2017

https://www.redwings.org.uk/work-for-us/jobs-listing/events-and-communications-coordinator

HEAD OF ANIMAL WELFARE

Your chance to make a difference……

Here at Oak Tree Animals’ Charity we know every animal matters. We use our skill and compassion to ensure that every animal we are involved with benefits from our professional knowledge.

We are Cumbria’s largest independent animal charity helping animals large and small with the same devotion we have shown since 1909. Our success has always been mirrored by our willingness to embrace change and to look for a better way. Located in the idyllic surroundings of the Eden Valley overlooking the Lakeland Fells we are seeking an experienced professional to join our management team.

This is a hands on role. To succeed you will be a talented and ambitious leader, with a strong background in proactive animal welfare which will include rehoming, community liaison and support. You will be comfortable leading teams of talented individuals with wide ranging skill sets and professional interests, building strong working relationships with the local communities and other welfare organisations and being a pivotal part of our future.

The post offers a competitive salary, dependent upon experience together with a well-appointed family home near to a popular village with excellent amenities and within the catchment area of Carlisle’s leading schools.

To apply please complete the application form or send your CV and a covering letter to:

The HR Department, Oak Tree Animals’ Charity, Oak Tree Farm, Wetheral Shields, Carlisle. CA4 8JA.

http://www.oaktreeanimals.org.uk/about/join-our-team/head-of-animal-welfare.html

Weekend Equine Care Officer

To provide high quality care to resident equines under the guidance of the Senior Equine Care Officers, candidates will have sufficient knowledge and understanding of the specific needs of equines on a rehabilitation programme.

You will be an experienced equine handler with sound stable management skills and the ability to communicate confidently and work closely and supportively with other work colleagues and the general public.

You will be required to work Saturday and Sunday alternate weekends.

To apply please send your cv to paexec@happa.org.uk

Closing date: Wednesday 29th March 2017

http://www.happa.org.uk/about/vacancies/

Centre Assistant/Groom

Location: The Donkey Sanctuary Assisted Therapy Centre, Belfast

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Centre Assistant/Groom to join our team at The Donkey Assisted Therapy Centre, Belfast, supporting the Centre Manager and Riding Instructors in the effective running of the centre.

Possessing experience of stable management and animal husbandry, you will provide care for our donkeys, maintaining high standards of cleanliness at all times and be involved with the training and preparation of donkeys selected for the programme. You will assist with donkey interaction activities for children and adults with additional needs, both at the centre and as part of our outreach service. A flexible attitude, good communication and IT skills and a Driving Licence are essential.

This is a part-time, permanent contract starting as soon as possible, working 25.5 hours per week.

Closing date for completed applications: 12.30pm on Friday 31 March 2017

https://www.thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk/vacancy/11167

Visitor and Events Assistant

Location: The Donkey Sanctuary Assisted Therapy Centre, Belfast

We are looking to recruit a Visitor and Events Assistant to join our dedicated team at The Donkey Assisted Therapy Centre, Belfast.

Presenting a positive and professional attitude of The Donkey Sanctuary at all times, you will be the main point of contact for visitors to the centre, and will provide a friendly and courteous welcome to all. You will assist with fundraising and promotional events, serve refreshments, and be proactive in selling goods in the shop.

Possessing excellent communication and IT skills, you will be able to demonstrate a background in customer service and experience of working with people of all ages. The ability to Multi-task and manage a varied and demanding workload while working on your own initiative is essential.

If you would describe yourself as being self-motivated, with a friendly and approachable personality we would love to hear from you.

This is a part-time, permanent contract, working 25 hours per week.

Closing date for completed applications: 12.30pm on Friday 31 March 2017.

https://www.thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk/vacancy/11170

Executive Director of Resources

Location: The Donkey Sanctuary, Sidmouth, Devon

When you hear about The Donkey Sanctuary, your initial instinct might be to think of our wonderful work to rescue, rehome and care for donkeys across the UK. But there is much more to our charity than meets the eye.

There are an estimated 50 million donkeys and mules worldwide. Most are working to support livelihoods in some of the poorest and most marginalised communities in the world and have a vital role to play in human happiness and survival. Many need care and protection from a life of suffering and neglect.

This is an exciting time to join our innovative organisation, as we expand our International Programme and aim to build an evidence base and partnerships that will reach donkeys and the people that rely on them on an unprecedented scale. Advocacy is a key part of our new strategy and we are currently developing a programme of engagement with the UN and major governments worldwide.

A reorganisation of our Senior Leadership Team has been undertaken to develop our business plan, in order to deliver the future strategy for the charity. We now seek an Executive Director of Resources to support us in the next phase of our evolutionary journey. Working closely with our visionary Chief Executive, you will strengthen and develop our Resourcing Directorate to ensure continued growth and development in line with our ambitious strategic aims.

This appointment requires an experienced, innovative leader who understands the complex remit and responsibilities of our organisation. You will lead the development and delivery of The Donkey Sanctuary’s strategy, operating model and annual business plan, creating awareness and understanding throughout the charity. Establishing and monitoring outcomes based key performance indicators for the charity measured against the strategy, business plan and budget.

As Executive Director of Resources, you will be a visible and inspirational leader with the credibility and personal profile required to engage our staff as we drive our plans for growth forward. You will have proven experience of driving cultural change, ideally within the Not for Profit sector in a similar context. You will be responsible for the specific areas of Finance, HR, IT, Estates & Facilities and Legal. This is a pivotal point in our organisation’s history; if you have the passion and skills to make a difference, we would like you to be a part of our story.

For further details please visit www.gatenbysanderson.com

For a confidential discussion please contact our advising consultants, Helen Anderson on 0207 426 3977 or Juliet Taylor on 0207 426 3990.

Deadline: Friday, 7 April 2017 – 12:00pm

https://www.thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk/vacancy/11152