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Join us in improving the lives of horses in the UK and worldwide.

Join us in improving the lives of horses in the UK and worldwide.

World Horse Welfare is an international charity that strives to support and strengthen the horse-human relationship through a combination of care, research, education and influence. We work to promote and protect welfare across the full spectrum of the equine world, including horses in need, sport and leisure horses, and horses used in work and production.

Our vision is to have a world where every horse is treated with respect, compassion and understanding. Why not come and join us and help us to improve welfare standards and stamp out suffering in the UK and worldwide?

World Horse Welfare is committed to championing equality and diversity in all aspects of employment and in the services that it provides. We encourage applications for all of our vacancies from under-represented groups, particularly ethnically diverse communities, LGBTQ+, and people with disabilities. 

World Horse Welfare takes great pride in being realistic, compassionate and forward-thinking and the successful applicant for any of our vacancies will be expected to share these values.

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 have any queries about a current vacancy please email jobs@worldhorsewelfare.org for more information.


Fundraising Marketing Officer

£30,667 per annum
Permanent, full time
Hybrid working (home and London office or home and Norfolk office)

Do you want your job to feel exciting again? If you’re a highly motivated fundraiser looking for a new challenge in an ambitious and friendly team then look no further.  

The individual giving team is responsible for driving sustainable growth through donor engagement, stewardship and acquisition. Could you be the newest member of our team? We are seeking an experienced Fundraising Marketing Officer to join us as we approach our centenary. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in not-for-profit fundraising marketing and a passion for leveraging stories to drive fundraising success. This role requires a creative thinker, a data-driven approach, and a commitment to making a positive impact.

The successful candidate will join a busy, friendly, and capable team working to maximise the charity’s fundraising performance. We work with leading fundraising specialists throughout the UK to refine our approach and deliver outstanding results for one of the UK’s leading animal welfare charities.

Why become part of World Horse Welfare’s team?

Horses might be part of our DNA but they don’t have to be part of yours. World Horse Welfare has plenty of passionate equine experts already in situ, so provided you share our values of being realistic, compassionate and forward-thinking then you could be the perfect candidate.

We care about our people because they are the ones who enable us to achieve such good work. We invest in them, nurture them and listen to them to create a collaborative working environment where everyone feels valued.

Benefits include a generous pension scheme and cash health plan, paid employee sickness absence scheme, a minimum of 31 days’ holiday (including bank/public holidays and mandatory shutdown between Christmas and New Year) and death in service.

Download the job description and person specification.

Closing date for applications:  Wednesday 31st July 2024


Rehabilitation Grooms

£23,900.00 per annum
40 hours per week, including some weekend rotas
Free on-site shared staff accommodation available at all locations
Pets allowed but no on-site livery for equines

Exciting opportunities have arisen at our Rescue and Rehoming Centres in Somerton in Somerset, Snetterton in Norfolk and Aboyne in Aberdeenshire, each for a full-time groom. 

As part of your role, you will have the opportunity to work alongside our specialist vets, physios and farriers with support towards continued learning and personal development. 

Each Rescue and Rehoming Centre is looking for an individual who is willing and able to undertake normal daily yard duties as well as be responsible for a dedicated list of horses undergoing rehabilitation.  Ideally you will have previous experience of working on a professional yard and be competent and confident in handling a range of horses including youngsters.  The ability to work methodically with a sense of humour and people skills are essential.  

If you would like to join us and help us achieve our vision which is a world where every horse is treated with respect, compassion and understanding whilst developing your own equine skills, then please apply using the relevant link for the location you are interested in.

Apply for Belwade Farm, Aboyne, AberdeenshireClosing date: 8th July 2024

Apply for Glenda Spooner Farm, Somerton, SomersetClosing date:  8th July 2024

Apply for Hall Farm, Snetterton, Norfolk  – Closing date:  10th July 2024

Download the job description and person specification.


Cook/Kitchen Supervisors

Are you an experienced Cook looking for part-time work?

Do you enjoy cooking and baking in a small café style environment?

Belwade Farm, Aboyne, Aberdeenshire – part time, 24 hours per week (Wednesday/Saturday/Sunday)

Hall Farm, Snetterton, Norfolk – part time, 20 hours per week (Wednesday/Saturday/Sunday)

Weekend working will be necessary and if taken on as a job-share this would be on a rota basis.

If you would like to find out more about this opportunity, why don’t you call us for an informal chat.  If you like what you hear then we will invite you in to meet the small friendly team and show you around the facilities.

Interested? Then why not call Gillian on 01953 497233 in the first instance!

Download the job description and person specification.

The closing date to register your interest is 8th July 2024.


Land Management and Buildings Maintenance SupervisorHall Farm, Norfolk

£27,580.00 per annum
Permanent, full time

An exciting opportunity has arisen at Hall Farm in Snetterton for an experienced maintenance supervisor to work closely with the Centre Manager to efficiently maintain the general buildings and pasture at our Rescue and Rehoming Centre in Snetterton, Norfolk.

The key responsibilities of this role are to ensure an up to date, well-planned, effective preventative and reactive maintenance regime is in place. This role is responsible for a team of two maintenance assistants and is required to provide daily support and on-going training and development as required.  You will be responsible for the critical systems such as drainage, water, lighting, heating and fire related alarm systems as well as ensuring compliance with all health and safety regulations. You will also be responsible for the pasture management and the use of all relevant chemicals and pesticides where necessary.

The ideal candidate will be experienced in general maintenance in relation to buildings, grassland/pasture management and have the ability to react swiftly to maintenance requests to meet strict timescales. You will possess excellent communication skills, highly organised with a sound understanding of the principles of H&S and Fire Safety in a similar environment.  You will also be required to drive certain farm machinery such as tractors and transporters.

Download the job description and person specification.

Closing date for applications: 10th July 2024


Visitor Centre Officer – Belwade Farm in Aboyne, Aberdeenshire

£20,897.00 for 32 hours per week
Permanent, part time

We are looking for a friendly, highly organised individual to oversee the daily running of our Visitor Centre at Belwade Farm which sits in beautiful countryside beside the River Dee in Royal Deeside. The main aim of the role is to ensure that all visitors have an enjoyable and informative experience, whilst assisting the Senior Centre Promotions Officer and Centre Manager with the organisation of a variety of events.

The successful candidate will be approachable with the ability to communicate with people at all levels.  You will be flexible, self-motivated and proactive with the confidence to deal with people at all levels. This role deals with enquiries relating to the hiring and use of centre’s facilities (indoor school and conference room) and the subsequent co-ordination of bookings, ensuring the arrangements meet all requirements.  You will provide guided tours of the working farm, promote the charity’s membership schemes and ensure all promotional and display material, including merchandise, is up to date and presented professionally. A knowledge and experience of horses would be advantageous. 

This role offers up to 32 hours per week over 4 days. It is operated on a flexible basis and would suit a job-share as weekend working is required. A flexible approach towards working hours is essential as some events can take place outside of normal working hours. 

Benefits include a generous pension scheme and cash health plan, paid employee sickness absence scheme and a minimum of 31 days’ holiday (including bank and public holidays and mandatory shutdown between Christmas and New Year) this is pro rata for part time hours. Other benefits include death in service insurance, free uniform, free parking.

Download the job description and person specification.

Closing date for applications:  8th July 2024


Coffee Shop AssistantHall Farm in Snetterton, Norfolk

16 hours per week – NLW
Saturday/Sunday (suitable for job share to alternate weekend working)

Looking for a weekend job to earn some extra pennies or get you out of the house? 

We are looking for an enthusiastic front of house assistant to support us in our coffee shop within the Visitor Centre at Hall Farm in Snetterton.

If you are of a sunny disposition and enjoy meeting people, then this could be the ideal opportunity for you.  You would be required to assist with the preparation of and serve a small range of hot and cold snacks and drinks whilst ensuring the visitor areas are kept clean and tidy.  If you are looking for some weekend work, then you may be who we are looking for. 

If you would like to find out more about this role, why don’t you call us for an informal chat.  If you like what you hear then we will invite you in to meet the small friendly team and show you around the facilities.

Interested?  Then why not call Gillian on 01953 497233 in the first instance!

The closing date to register your interest is 8th July 2024.


Land and Buildings Maintenance Assistants

Part time and full time available, depending on location

We currently have vacancies within our Rescue and Rehoming Centres, at Belwade Farm in Aberdeenshire and Glenda Spooner Farm in Somerset:

Belwade Farm, Aboyne, Aberdeenshire – part time, 20 hours per week
Glenda Spooner Farm, Somerton, Somerset – full time, 40 hours per week

If you would like to find out more about either opportunity, why don’t you call us for an informal chat.  If you like what you hear then we will invite you in to meet the friendly yard team and show you around the facilities.

Interested?  Then why not call Gillian on 01953 497233 in the first instance!

Download the job description and person specification.

The closing date to register your interest is 10th July 2024.


Press Officer

£34,500.00 per annum
Permanent, full time
Hybrid working (home and London office or home and Norfolk office)

We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic and proactive press officer to help raise the profile of the charity and promote the charity to external audiences.

The principal aims of this post are to lead the charity’s news flow and media relations, achieving as many accurate and favourable mentions as possible in the primarily national, but also the international, equine and regional media which reflect World Horse Welfare’s organisational values, campaigning agenda and key messages.

Reporting to the Head of Communications, 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 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday, this is a truly fantastic opportunity to make a mark in your career and a real difference to horses worldwide. 

Benefits include a generous pension scheme and cash health plan, paid employee sickness absence scheme, a minimum of 31 days’ holiday (including bank and public holidays and mandatory shutdown between Christmas and New Year) and death in service.

Download the job description and person specification.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 24th July 2024

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