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If you live in the UK and want to join us in improving the lives of horses, we may have job vacancies near you.


Our head office is based in Snetterton, Norfolk and is overlooked by our Hall Farm Rescue and Rehoming centre.

We also have Rescue and Rehoming Centres in Aberdeenshire, Lancashire and Somerset.

 

Centre Promotions Officer

Somerton, Somerset

We are currently looking to recruit a full time Centre Promotions Officer to complement our dedicated team within the Visitor Centre at Glenda Spooner Farm, one of four rescue and rehoming centres we have across the UK.  The Visitor Centre is open to the public between the hours of 10.00am and 4.00pm Wednesday through to Sunday.

The Role
To promote the work of World Horse Welfare and ensure all visitors to Glenda Spooner Farm have an enjoyable and informative visit whilst ensuring the visitor centre and cafe is presented in a professional manner at all times.  To increase visitor numbers by initiating and coordinating a range of events and corporate activities.  Increase income including sales of merchandise, food and drink.
You will also be responsible for the recruitment, induction, training and supervision of a group of Volunteers who will be capable of undertaking a variety of tasks.

About You
The successful candidate will have a ‘can do’ attitude as well as a dedicated and flexible approach to their work and hours, be highly organised, personable and approachable with the ability to deal with people at all levels from children to VIP guests.  Ideally you will have worked within a hospitality or events environment and have experience of managing and working within a budget.  You will have excellent verbal and written communication skills.  Hands on equine experience, either personally or professionally, would be highly advantageous. 

About Us
World Horse Welfare is an international charity that improves the lives of horses in the UK and around the world through education, campaigning and hands-on care. We employ 135 professionals who are based at our Head Office in Norfolk, our four rescue and rehoming centres located in Norfolk, Somerset, Lancashire and Aberdeenshire and 16 Field Officers who investigate and resolve welfare concerns across the UK. We offer a competitive salary, generous pension scheme and cash health plan as well as child care vouchers, bike to work scheme, employee sickness absence pay and a minimum of 28 days holiday.

World Horse Welfare takes great pride in being realistic, compassionate and forward-thinking.  The successful applicant will be expected to share these values.

Download the job description here.

To apply for this position, please send a CV with covering letter to jobs@worldhorsewelfare.org

Closing date for applications: 31st October 2018

World Horse Welfare takes great pride in being realistic, compassionate and forward-thinking and the successful applicant will be expected to share these values.

 

Field Officer, full time permanent

Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Derbyshire, South Yorkshire

World Horse Welfare is a leading registered charity established to support the welfare of horses worldwide.  We are seeking to recruit a full time Field Officer to join our existing team working across the UK.

About the role
This is a full-time salaried position reporting to the Chief Field Officer.  You will be responsible for investigating reports of equine cruelty and neglect, carrying out pre-loan home checks, educating on all aspects of equine husbandry and giving presentations about World Horse Welfare to the general public.  At times, you will be required to work closely with the Police, Trading Standards and other equine welfare organisations.  Working hours are 40 per week Monday to Friday - you may occasionally be called out outside of normal working hours.

About you
You will have a proven successful track record of conducting investigations in a commercial or public service environment.  You will also be experienced and confident in dealing with difficult people under stressful and sometimes hostile conditions. You will possess extensive knowledge and practical experience of equines together with excellent interpersonal skills.  A sound working knowledge of the laws relating to animal welfare and the ability to work on your own initiative are essential. 

You must be competent with Microsoft packages as you will be required to run a small office from home. 

It is a requirement of this role that you live within the area specified or be in a position to relocate to take up the post.

About us
World Horse Welfare is an international charity that improves the lives of horses in the UK and around the world through education, campaigning and hands-on care. We offer a competitive salary, generous pension scheme and cash health plan as well as child care vouchers, bike to work scheme, employee sickness absence pay and a minimum of 28 days holiday.

To apply
Please email your current CV with a covering letter to: jobs@worldhorsewelfare.org.  Alternatively post your application to World Horse Welfare, Anne Colvin House, Snetterton, Norfolk NR16 2LR.

Download the full job description

Closing date:  17th October 2018.

Interviews will be taking place on Wednesday 24th October.

World Horse Welfare takes great pride in being realistic, compassionate and forward-thinking and the successful applicant will be expected to share these values.