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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 wish to apply for any position, please send a curriculum vitae to: Sheri Frearson, Human Resources, Anne Colvin House, Snetterton, Norfolk NR16 2LR or e-mail:




FIELD OFFICERS - permanent, full time

Area 1 – Kent, East Sussex, Surrey, South Greater London
Area 2 – North East Scotland

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

We are seeking to recruit two full time Field Officers to join our existing team working across the UK.

About the role:
These are full-time salaried positions 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.

Job Description

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.

Closing date: Friday 27th January 2017




12-month fixed term contract


This exciting opportunity has arisen due to the creation of a brand-new role within our fundraising team based within our head office in Norfolk to help with the delivery of some extra special events in our 90th anniversary year. 

The role:
Reporting to the Director of Fundraising this role will support the charity’s events programme by providing administrative and practical assistance to both Major Gifts Officers.

Job Description

About you:
If you have an interest and empathy with our work as well as a desire to learn about event management and fundraising within the charity sector, then this could be the perfect opportunity for you.  We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who is highly organised with excellent oral and written communication skills.  You must have the confidence and ability to communicate with people at all levels and be able to work as part of a busy team as well as on your own initiative. 

Closing date for applications:  Wednesday 25th January 2017





22 hours per week


Belwade Farm, one of the charity’s four rescue and rehoming centres, is looking for an individual to work within the Visitor Centre Bistro.  This would suite an individual who is interested in learning about the catering and leisure industry.

We are looking for an enthusiastic person to assist the Chef with the smooth running of our professional kitchen, assisting with the preparation and serving of a broad range of cuisine.  You will also be required to assist the front of house team within the Bistro to ensure that all visitors are greeted and dealt with in a friendly and professional manner. 

We operate a licensed bar and accommodate both private and commercial functions some of which may occur in the evenings.

Ideally you will have experience of preparing and serving food and beverages in a commercial environment but training will be provided where required.

Flexible hours are available between Wednesday to Sunday. Competitive hourly rate.

Closing date for applications:  Friday 27th January 2017




Fixed term contract, maternity cover

A wonderful opening has presented itself within our Head Office based in Snetterton, Norfolk.  We are looking to find an enthusiastic, self-motivated person to look after our reception area and switchboard for up to 12 months.

The role:
To ensure the smooth and professional operation of the reception area by professionally welcoming visitors, answering the charity’s main switchboard and efficiently directing calls and managing the main info@ email account ensuring all messages are dealt with in a timely fashion. This role also provides HR administrative support to the Human Resources Officer as well as general administrative support to all other departments within our head office. 

Working hours are 40 per week, Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.00pm.  The charity would consider this role as a job-share position for the right candidates.

Job Description

About you:
You will be highly organised and self-motivated with the professionalism and confidence to deal with people from all backgrounds.  You will possess excellent oral and written communication skills and have experience of working within an office environment or a customer facing reception role.  We are looking for somebody with excellent attention to detail.  Experience of using a contact database would be advantageous.

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

Closing date for applications:  Monday 23rd January 2017





PROGRAMME OFFICERS - Head Office, Norfolk

Full Time, permanent

Position 1 – focusing on Veterinary/Equine Welfare
Position 2 – focusing on Influencing/Lobbying

Leading international charity World Horse Welfare is seeking two individuals to join our International team to support and develop the community-based projects that underpin the charity’s presence in developing countries.

The roles:
Our programme officers are responsible for the development of relationships with key stakeholders to raise the profile and enhance the charity’s reputation.  They facilitate the implementation of our International programme ensuring that working equid welfare is improved in a contextually appropriate and effective manner.  The roles are permanent full time, UK based at our Head Office in Norfolk with overseas travel. 

About you:
We are looking for two individuals with experience of working with people of different cultures and economic situations who also have experience of working in developing countries.

For the position focusing on Veterinary/Equine Welfare it is essential that you have experience of working in the veterinary profession.

Experience of running programmes that use the results of its work, the contacts that it has and partnerships with other organisations to influence Governments, Institutions, Donors and other Development Organisations is a requirement for the Influencing/Lobbying position.


Job description position 1

Job description position 2


Closing date for applications:  10th February 2017



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 for any position please email your current CV with a covering letter to Sheri Frearson at Alternatively post your application to World Horse Welfare, Anne Colvin House, Snetterton, Norfolk NR16 2LR.