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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 apply for any of our vacancies and help us achieve our vision which is a world where every horse is treated with respect, compassion and understanding, then please apply in writing with curriculum vitae to: Gillian Larter, Human Resources Officer, World Horse Welfare Head Office, Anne Colvin House, Snetterton, Norfolk NR16 2LR or e-mail: (please ensure you use Word, PDF or RTF format)




FUNDRAISING SERVICES - permanent full time position

Snetterton, Norfolk

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join our fundraising team which currently consists of 12 highly skilled fundraisers and is based within our Head Office in Snetterton.  The role is responsible to the Fundraising Data Officer and the aim of the job is to provide excellent supporter care to our donors, process charity income and maintain the charity’s central database to the highest standards.

The successful candidate will come from a telephone sales / customer services background and be highly skilled with excellent attention to detail in data inputting.  You will possess excellent oral and written communications skills, be computer literate with excellent keyboard skills, have a sound working knowledge of Microsoft Windows and an excellent telephone manner.  You must be highly organised with the ability to prioritise workload and work to tight deadlines.  Experience of working within a fundraising environment as well as knowledge of and mail order systems would be highly advantageous.

World Horse Welfare expects all staff to hold to our values of being realistic, compassionate and forward-thinking.

40 hours per week.  Salary available upon application.

Closing date for applications: 24th July 2015.       


DESIGN OFFICER – Snetterton, Norfolk

Full time, permanent position

An exceptional opportunity has arisen for an experienced graphic designer to join the leading international horse charity World Horse Welfare as Design Officer, based in Snetterton, Norfolk.  Responsible for developing and implementing the visual look and feel for this respected charity, you will advance its visual communications and work closely with staff to ensure our communications are impactful, engaging and on brand. 

If you are creative, have good interpersonal and organisational skills, a can-do attitude and consistently meet deadlines, then this is the role for you.  You will join a friendly team in an established (and growing) charity which helps many thousands of horses in the UK and around the world each year. Previous experience with Adobe Creative Suite and in graphic design is essential, and a relevant qualification is preferred.  An interest in horses is desirable and we expect all staff to hold to our values of being realistic, compassionate and forward-thinking. 

Closing date for applications: 7 August 2015          


GROOM - Belwade Farm, Aboyne, Aberdeenshire

Full time permanent position

We currently have a vacancy for an experienced groom at our rehoming and rehabilitation centre Belwade Farm which is located close to Aboyne in Aberdeenshire.

A World Horse Welfare groom’s work involves the daily care and monitoring of a number of equines undergoing rehabilitation.  The successful candidate’s personal qualities will include patience, an ‘even’ temperament and the confidence to work around difficult horses going through rehabilitation.  The willingness to work irregular hours, in all conditions, is also necessary. Ideally you will have experience of working on a busy yard and be competent and confident in handling and riding a wide range of equines including youngsters and problem horses.   Good communication and interpersonal skills are also useful when having to deal with members of the general public.

Closing date for applications: 7 August 2015


RIDING GROOM - Penny Farm, Blackpool

Permanent full time

Penny Farm is one of four World Horse Welfare recovery, rehabilitation and rehoming centres in Britain and currently has a team of 12 staff and can accommodate around 65 equines.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic equine professional to join the team at our recovery and rehoming centre near Blackpool.  We have the need for a riding groom who would be required to ride a diverse range of equines and be responsible for all aspects of the general care, rehabilitation and treatment of equines in our care including general yard tasks and a dedicated list of horses undergoing recovery or rehabilitation.

The successful candidate’s personal qualities will include patience, an ‘even’ temperament and the confidence to work around and handle a wide range of difficult horses including youngsters and problem horses.   The willingness to work irregular hours, in all conditions, is also necessary.  The ability to ride to a high standard is essential for both roles. BHS stage 2 or equivalent would be advantageous.

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

Closing date for applications: 7 August 2015  




Grooms Roles (Belwade Farm & Penny Farm)

Design Officer (Head Office)

Fundraising Services (Head Office)