Work for us

 

grooms at work

 

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.

 

CURRENT VACANCIES

 

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: jobs@worldhorsewelfare.org.

             PLEASE SPECIFY WHICH VACANCY YOU ARE APPLYING FOR.

 

BUSINESS MANAGER – Visitor Centre, Glenda Spooner Farm,
Somerton, Somerset

Permanent, full time

We are looking for an experienced Business Manager who can optimise the reputation and income of our brand new visitor attraction.

The role
As Business Manager your primary aim will be to develop and manage a vibrant and profitable Visitor Centre.  Internally you will be required to work closely with the Director of Finance and Administration and Centre Manager to determine the range of events, services and goods to be sold, to contribute to the development of the business strategy for the visitor centre and target setting. Externally you will be required to develop and maintain exceptional relationships and support links within the local community, local and regional authorities, and local businesses and media outlets. You will undertake local market research and make recommendations for the charity’s communications, sales and fundraising strategies, and you will also be responsible for the income and expenditure budget and the management of a team of the centre staff and volunteers.

About you
We are looking for someone who has a successful track record of working within a visitor attraction.  You will have a keen business mind, be an exceptional networker and share the charity’s passion for helping horses in need around the world.  We have ambitious growth plans and are looking for someone with a can-do attitude who has experience across a wide range of age groups dealing with anything from children’s birthday parties to corporate events. You must possess a dynamic attitude, a vibrant personality and the drive to make this unique opportunity a success.

About Glenda Spooner Farm
Each rescue and rehoming centre has a visitor centre which is open to the public.  They are all available to hire for functions and events seven days per week during the day and evening as well as providing entertainment and hospitality to visitors during the farm’s opening hours. The opening hours for the Glenda Spooner Farm Visitor Centre are 11 to 4 Wednesday to Sunday.

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.

Job Description

Closing date:  25 September 2016

 

EXPERIENCED GROOM - Glenda Spooner Farm, Somerset

permanent, full time

We are looking for an experienced Groom to complement our current team of professionals with the rehabilitation and rehoming of a broad range of equines in our care.

The role
As a Groom your primary aim will be to provide an exceptional level of care to a dedicated list of horses undergoing rehabilitation.  At World Horse Welfare our Grooms are required to ride and handle a diverse range of equines including youngsters, problem horses and large herds that are unhandled and feral.  

About you
We are looking for someone who has a proven track record in all areas of equine care which will ideally include their rehabilitation, in-hand ground work, backing and riding.  Experience with unhandled and feral horses would be highly advantageous. You will possess a can-do attitude, be a team player with the willingness to work irregular hours in all conditions.  Personal qualities will include patience, an even temperament and the confidence and competence to work with and around difficult horses going through a process of rehabilitation.

About us
Glenda Spooner Farm is responsible for the care of up to 65 horses and has a team of 10 equine specialists who are responsible for the specialist care and rehabilitation of the equine residents.  We aim for every horse that comes into our care to have a second chance in life in a loving private home.

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.  Free shared on-site staff accommodation is available.

To apply for this position please email your current CV with a covering letter to Sheri Frearson at jobs@worldhorsewelfare.org. Alternatively post your application to World Horse Welfare, Anne Colvin House, Snetterton, Norfolk NR16 2LR.

Closing date:  7 October 2016

 

FRONT OF HOUSE ASSISTANTS - Visitor Centre, Belwade Farm

Aboyne, Aberdeenshire

We currently have two permanent part time positions available within our visitor centre at Belwade Farm located in Aboyne. 

The main aim of these roles is to meet and greet customers and work front of house within the Bistro and there will be the opportunity to help deliver a great visitor experience across the farm.

All training will be provided however similar experience within a commercial environment would be advantageous.

To find out more please call Lisa on 01339 885398 or to apply please send your CV and covering letter to jobs@worldhorsewelfare.org.

Closing date for applications:  9th October 2016