The Donkey Sanctuary


The Donkey Sanctuary is one of the UK’s largest international animal welfare charities, currently supporting projects in over 35 countries worldwide. We are working for a world where donkeys and mules live free from suffering, and their contribution to humanity is fully valued. We are achieving 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.

We now have an excellent opportunity for an experienced administrator to join our Estates and Facilities team. Able to demonstrate previous experience of working within an administrative role, and working closely with the Estates and Facilities Business Manager, you will provide an efficient and professional administrative service to the Head of Estates and Facilities and Senior Management Team, and will support the Estates and Facilities Business Manager with maintenance and project administration, including maintaining project files, liaison with clients and contractors, raising orders and checking invoices, and with monthly project finance reports and weekly/monthly progress reports on maintenance works and capital projects. Demonstrable knowledge of the building industry, contracting and accountancy, together with excellent communication and IT skills, is essential, as is the ability to maintain a high level of accuracy and attention to detail while dealing with a number of conflicting demands. Knowledge of Donkey Sanctuary protocols and working practices, and a general understanding to the work carried out by each building trade, is desirable.

If you feel you have the qualities, skills and experience to fulfil this varied and rewarding role, and would like to be part of the evolving programme of change taking place within the charity, we would love to hear from you. Based in Sidmouth, Devon – “an area of outstanding natural beauty” – this is a full-time, permanent contract starting as soon as possible.