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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.

 

Equine, Rehoming and Welfare Advisor - full time, permanent

Snetterton, Norfolk

We are seeking to recruit a highly knowledgeable and motivated individual with a keen interest in equine welfare to take responsibility for the charity’s equine rehoming scheme and general advice help line.

 

The role – UK Support Officer responsible for rehoming and advice

This position is responsible for the charity’s equine rehoming scheme.  Once the horses in our care have been fully rehabilitated and are ready to find their forever home, you will be the first point of contact for members of the public who are enquiring about the horses and ponies we have available. The role is also responsible for the weekly update of our rehoming scheme on the charity’s website.

The other main area of focus is our general advice line.  You will be required to provide support and guidance to members of the public who are looking to rehome their own horse or who need advice on any aspect of horse care, including management and behaviour.

 

About you

The successful candidate will have extensive equine knowledge in order to provide a wide variety of general equine advice to members of the public and other departments within the charity.  Ideally you will have a customer services background with the ability to communicate face to face, by letter/email and over the telephone.  Due to the nature of this position you will need to be resilient when dealing with distressing or aggressive conversations.  Knowledge equivalent to BHS stage 3 or above is essential.

 

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 130 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.

 

INTERVIEWS FOR THIS VACANCY are being held at our head office in Norfolk on Thursday 7th June.

Benefits include a generous pension scheme and cash health plan as well as child care vouchers, bike to work scheme, employee sickness absence scheme and a minimum of 28 days’ holiday.

The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate the charity’s values of being realistic, compassionate and forward-thinking.

Please email your current CV with a covering letter to jobs@worldhorsewelfare.org.

Closing date for applications:  Thursday 31st May 2018

 

Download the full job description here.

 

Yard Supervisor - full time, permanent
Aboyne, Aberdeenshire

 

World Horse Welfare is an international horse charity that improves the lives of horses in the UK and around the world through education, campaigning and hands-on care. We are currently looking to recruit a full time Yard Supervisor at our rehoming and rehabilitation centre Belwade Farm which can accommodate around 65 equines.

If you have a keen interest in practical horse welfare and the ability to motivate and lead a team of rehabilitation specialists in sometimes challenging circumstances, then this could be the job for you.  You will work closely with the Centre’s management team to ensure the efficient daily running of a busy yard and oversee the care and rehabilitation of a wide range of equines in our care; including youngsters and problem horses.

Job Description

The successful applicant possess team leader experience, be flexible and pragmatic in their approach and willing to work irregular hours in all weather conditions.  Your personal qualities will include a high level of patience and confidence when working around difficult horses going through rehabilitation.  Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential.  BHS Stage 3 or above would be advantageous. 

Free shared staff accommodation is available.

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

Closing date for applications: 25th May 2018.
 

 

 

YARD GROOM; full time permanent position
Hall Farm, Snetterton, Norfolk

 

We have a vacancy for a yard groom at Hall Farm which is located in the village of Snetterton.

The main aim of this role is to support our rehabilitation staff by carrying out a range of essential yard duties.  A typical day will include mucking out, strawing up crew yards, filling haynets along with general paddock/yard upkeep.  You will be expected to work to a high standard ensuring all yard, stable, crew yards and paddocks are kept clean and tidy at all times.

You must be motivated, have a positive attitude and be willing to work irregular hours and outside in all weather conditions.  There may also be an opportunity to observe our rehabilitation staff as you assist them with the daily management of the horses in their care.

The ability to drive a range of farm machinery and/or equine experience would be advantageous but not essential as training can be given.

A sense of humour with good communication and interpersonal skills are also useful when having to deal with members of the general public.

Free shared on-site accommodation is available.

To apply for this position please send a copy of your CV with covering letter to:  jobs@worldhorsewelfare.org.

Closing date for applications: 18th May 2018