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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.

If you would like to discuss a career within World Horse Welfare please contact our HR Officer Gillian Larter on 01953 497233 or email to receive further information.





We are a leading international charity that has been successfully improving the welfare of horses in the UK and worldwide for almost 90 years. This is an exciting time for the charity as over the next three years it aims to double its international presence, expand its educational and campaigning initiatives and engage more closely with horse sport. The charity is now recruiting a Director of Fundraising to drive the delivery of the charity’s fundraising strategy and generate sustained fundraising income growth. In particular it is expected that this role will enhance the charity’s major donor and capital fundraising initiatives. You will lead and manage the team of 15 who cover the legacy, direct marketing, supporter fundraising, trading and high value giving functions. A key member of the charity’s Senior Management team, the successful candidate will demonstrate significant experience within a fundraising or appropriate marketing environment, including leading a team to achieve challenging targets. Possessing entrepreneurial spirit and excellent interpersonal skills, s/he will have proven experience in performance and staff management, and a successful track record in major gift fundraising or the ability to further an organisation’s engagement with major donors.

To download additional information, including details of how to apply, please visit quoting reference 1915. The deadline for applications is midday (GMT) on Monday 23rd February 2015. Informal visits for shortlisted candidates toWorld Horse Welfare in Norfolk are scheduled for either 25th or 26th March, and formal panel interviews for the position will take place in London on Wednesday 8th April 2015.

Job Description and Person Specification


PRESS OFFICER - HEAD OFFICE, NORFOLK (permanent, full time)

We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic and proactive press officer to help raise the profile of World Horse Welfare, the leading international horse charity. This post may offer opportunities for career advancement for the right candidate.

Reporting to the Director of Communications and Public Affairs, the role requires that you have journalistic experience or training along with excellent writing and interpersonal skills. You will have a good nose for a story, be able to write copy to tight deadlines and use your creativity to spot opportunities to promote the charity. The successful applicant will be a self-starter with an understanding of print, broadcast and online media. Horse knowledge and contacts within the national and/or equine press are desirable but not essential.

Working within a communications and public affairs team of 7 you will be responsible for proactively developing and implementing strategies that not only promote our good work in the media but engage celebrities, particularly in the UK but also internationally. This includes identifying and building relationships with the relevant journalists, editors and celebrities, writing and distributing press releases, helping to develop media campaigns and seeking other opportunities to promote the charity.

Job Description and Person Specification

This is a truly fantastic opportunity to make a mark in your career and a real difference to horses worldwide.

Closing date for applications:  Friday 30 January 2015

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Based in Norfolk with occasional overseas travel

World Horse Welfare is Britain’s largest horse rescue and rehoming charity as well as an influential organisation that has been improving the lives of horses around the world for almost 90 years through education, campaigning and hands-on care.

Our International team currently works in ten countries to improve the welfare of working equids through partner organisations. We are looking to recruit a suitable individual to join the team within our Head Office in Norfolk to support the continued development of the International programme.

The successful candidate will be responsible for providing project management and administrative support.  Identifying and developing relationships with potential donors to support the expansion of the International programme and producing relevant grant applications. Collaborating with other departments, organisations, institutions and donors. Contributing to project planning and management. Undertaking occasional overseas travel to ensure that our International programmes are appropriately implemented. Leading on the integration of within the department’s administrative processes.

Job Description and Person Specfication

Requirements: a graduate qualification or equivalent experience in a relevant field, strong communications skills both verbal and written, experience of planning and managing projects, funds, budgets and accounts along with experience of initiating and managing relationships with stakeholders. We are looking for an individual with a willingness to work closely with the International team and have a respect for other cultures.

Closing date for applications: 30th January 2015.

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WEEKEND GROOM, Hall Farm, Snetterton

Fixed term contract – 12 months

We are currently looking for an enthusiastic individual with a passion for horse welfare to join our rescue and rehabilitation team at Hall Farm in Norfolk. 

This is an excellent opportunity to observe first hand horse welfare and rehabilitation over the coming twelve months whilst being a part of a skilled team on a busy professional yard.  You will be required to assist the team with the routine care of our equine residents which involves mucking out, feeding and checking grass kept horses. 

The successful candidate will be patient and possess an even temperament with the confidence and ability to work around and handle a wide range of horses.
Closing date for applications:  Friday 6th February 2015.           

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COFFEE SHOP ASSISTANT, Hall Farm, Snetterton
Part time.

We currently have a vacancy for a part time coffee shop assistant to work every other weekend, Bank Holidays and at various events throughout the year some of which will take place in the evening.  During school holidays you will also be required to work every Wednesday.

We are looking for somebody with a sunny disposition who enjoys meeting people and is able to prepare and serve a small range of hot and cold snacks and drinks whilst ensuring the visitor areas are kept clean and presentable.  If you enjoy baking and have some experience in this field then you could be who we are looking for.

Closing date for applications:  Friday 6th February 2015


For further information about these vacancies please call Gillian on 01953 497233.


To apply for a vacancy please send CVs to Gillian Larter, Human Resources Officer, World Horse Welfare, Anne Colvin House, Snetterton, Norfolk NR16 2LR or e-mail