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Position: Quarantine Supervisor
Based: Welfare and Veterinary Centre (Beech Trees) and Honeysuckle Farm, Newton Abbot, Devon.
Starting wage: £8.50/hr, reviewed after 6 months. No accommodation available
Hours: 37.5 average, worked on rota system to include some weekends.
Closing date: Friday 11th May 2018
Role: You’ll play a vital role in helping to protect the Sanctuary’s 170+ resident horses from disease, as well as providing the highest standard of care for horses undergoing quarantine, rehabilitation or recovery from surgery. Assisting our vet and any visiting surgeons/specialists with horses during examination or surgery, you’ll need to be able to work in a busy environment and have excellent communication skills.
You’ll follow strict biosecurity and Health & safety procedures and ensure others working at the centre also follow them. This is a supervisory role and leadership skills and/or previous team leading experience are necessary.
You’ll also be required to handle and assess new arrivals to the Sanctuary. These horses often have no experience of being handled so an understanding of equine behaviour and ethical training methods is strongly desired.
You’ll be responsible for the welfare of horses in the veterinary centre. A thorough knowledge of horse husbandry and health is essential.
For more information please contact 01626 355969
Equine Welfare Assistant – part time
Bransby Horses is seeking an enthusiastic Equine Welfare Assistant to join our friendly Animal Reception Centre on a part time basis. 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.
For further information and a copy of our application form, please visit our website at: https://bransbyhorses.co.uk/get-involved/work-with-us/ .
The closing date is 10th May 2018, with interviews anticipated to take place on 17th May 2018.
The salary meets national minimum wage.
The hours of work are 22.5 to be worked over 3 days.
Slade House Farm – Farm Worker/Groom x 2:
We are seeking two people with a passion for Donkeys to join our busy team at Slade House Farm, located at the heart of The Donkey Sanctuary, in Sidmouth, East Devon.
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.
Permanent contract: Full-time, starting as soon as possible, working 37.5 hours per week.
Fixed term contract: Full-time, starting as soon as possible until 31 October 2018, working 37.5 hours per week.
Closing date for applications for both vacancies: 12.30pm Wednesday 02 May 2018.
Please note: we do not accept CVs as applications.
The Donkey Sanctuary is a Disability Confident Employer.
We are currently recruiting for an Animal Welfare Assistant to join our team on a full time contract working 25 hours per week. The successful candidate will be a confident person, who can work on their own prioritising their own workload, and also as part of a team. Key responsibilities will include:
- Deliver the day to day care of cats, dogs, rabbits and other small animals at the centre, to include cleaning of accommodation, grooming, feeding, administration of medication as required, and maintaining accurate paper and electronic records.
- Involved with the admission, assessment and rehoming of dogs & small animals through our Home Direct service.
- Involved in admission and rehoming of animals to our customers and giving advice on the care and welfare of animals.
- Delivering a first class customer service, answering queries and matching and rehoming animals effectively.
The working hours are 25 hours per week to include weekend & Bank holidays on a locally agreed rota.
What is required?
We are looking for people with the following:
- Valid manual driving licence
- Significant animal care and handling experience
- Working with members of the public in a customer service environment
- Administrative skills, including computerised systems
- Experience of working to strict health and safety procedures
- Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
- Good literacy and numeracy skills
It would also be great if you had:
SUPPORTER SERVICES MANAGER
Bransby Horses is seeking a pro-active Manager to join our friendly Supporter Services team. The successful candidate will manage the gift order processing, renewal mailing, thanking and fulfilment processes. The Manager will ensure the effective use of the charity’s database whilst complying with relevant legislation and guidelines. The Supporter Services Manager will also be responsible for managing and developing the current team to ensure an excellent supporter journey / experience.
The ideal candidate will have experience of working within a customer / supporter focused environment, the ability to lead and manage teams, experience of managing project work, as well as an up to date knowledge of relevant legislation, data protection and GDPR. Good communication, organisation skills and flexibility are essential to the role. A qualification in a relevant discipline and/or customer / supporter service experience would be ideal.
Application Close Date: May 3, 2018
Interviews to be held: May 11, 2018
Redwings Horse Sanctuary requires a Maintenance Operative to join the existing team at our Oxhill Visitor Centre in Warwickshire.
.The successful candidate will need to have experience in general building maintenance and be prepared to work outside in all weathers.
The ideal candidate will have experience of farm and land maintenance (fences, hedges, shelters and roadways). They will be able to work as part of a team in a reliable and flexible manner, supporting the farm teams with scheduled duties involving using agricultural machinery (not working with the equines) and will have good communication skills.
Knowledge of safe working practices and the consideration of best practice and methods of work is essential.
The role involves undertaking a variety of grounds care and maintenance tasks within the sanctuary, to enable the smooth running of all departments and ensure that they are carried out in a cost effective and professional manner that reflects the charitable nature of our organisation.
Our Oxhill Visitor Centre is open to the public and therefore applicants should enjoy sharing their passion for horses and Redwings with our visitors.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date Thursday, 26 April, 2018