World Horse Welfare has 120 employees, the majority of which are based at our head office in Norfolk, and four Rescue and Rehoming Centres around Britain.
The diverse nature of the charity's operations - from rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of horses in Britain, through to training horseowners in developing countries and campaigning for change in legislation - means that we require a wide range of core skills across our staff and consultants. Aside from permanent staff members, we also have a number of loyal volunteers who give up their time free of charge to help the charity.
In addition, the charity's governing body, the World Horse Welfare Council, consists of a minimum of 14 trustees, who determine our overall direction and strategy. The Council is legally responsible for the charity's governance and management. It meets three times a year.
The Council also determines the overall direction and strategy of the charity and sets targets. To achieve this, it has a number of sub-committees. The day-to-day management is delegated to the staff, headed by the Chief Executive and the senior management team, which is responsible for carrying out the policies agreed by Council.
World Horse Welfare is registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales (as charity no 206658, in May 1979) and with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (as SC038384 in August 2007). The charity is governed by the Trust Deed of December 1993, which was most recently updated by a Supplemental Deed in July 2008.