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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.

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.

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.


Rehoming & Welfare Support Officer

Permanent, part time – Highlands and Islands

This is a brand new, part time role based in the Highlands and Islands Region of Scotland. This position offers 24 hours per week over 3 days.

The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing the care of World Horse Welfare equines on loan including carrying out pre-loan home checks within the assigned geographical area. You will also investigate and report on complaints of cruelty and neglect involving equines in the geographical area and, where necessary, take the appropriate remedial action.  You will be required to offer advice and support to owners to improve their horses’ lives.

This is a home-based position and will involve frequent travel throughout the region and so ideally you will live within a 15-mile radius from Inverness or be prepared to relocate. 

You will be required to have a suitable home office set up where good broadband is available; however, you will be provided with support for this. You must have your own transport suitable for business use and that can cope with difficult terrains.

We are looking for someone with extensive equine knowledge in all areas of care and husbandry, including rehabilitation. You will have experience of working with, and handling, a wide range of equines including young stock and horses with challenging behaviours. First class communication skills with the ability to relate to people of all backgrounds is essential as is the ability to give realistic and practical equine advice in a confident and friendly manner.  You will possess knowledge of animal welfare and equine identification legislation and the confidence to deal with officers of the SSPCA, Veterinary Surgeons, Trading Standards Officers and the Police when required.

Your personal attributes will include the ability to stay calm and focused under pressure, flexible in your approach, and dependable with the capacity to work on your own initiative as well as in a team.  A flexible approach to travel is essential as varied and long working hours occur, some including overnight stays, evenings, weekends.

You must be competent with Microsoft packages. 

Download the Job Description here.

It is a requirement of this role that you live within the area specified or be able to relocate to take up the post.

To apply, please email your current CV with a covering letter to: jobs@worldhorsewelfare.org marked for the attention of Gillian Larter.

Closing date:  14th April 2021


Major Gifts Officer – Trusts

Permanent full time, Norfolk

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an aspiring individual to join a great team of fundraisers.  The aim of this role is to support the Director of Fundraising with the development and expansion of the charity’s major donors the main focus of this role being charitable trusts and grants. You will be required to engage and retain current and new high-level supporters as well as assisting with the coordination of a programme of high value fundraising and engagement events and working with individual supporters.

We are looking for a driven individual, ideally with experience of trust and grant applications within the UK and internationally, or in a fundraising or marketing role within a non-profit organisation. You must possess excellent research and writing skills, show meticulous attention to detail, and be confident and personable with diplomacy in order to deal positively with some of the charity’s most valuable supporters.

The role is based at our head office in Norfolk but working from home for part of the week is currently available due to the current Government restrictions. You will be required to attend events around the UK and at our four centres located in Norfolk, Somerset, Lancashire and Aberdeenshire. Equine knowledge would be advantageous but is not essential.  You must have a flexible approach to your work and be willing to work outside of normal office hours.

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

To apply please send your CV with a covering letter to Gillian Larter jobs@worldhorsewelfare.org

Please click here for the full job description

Closing date for applications: 30th April 2021                   


Major Gifts Officer – Partnerships

Permanent full time

We are searching for a Major Gifts Officer to focus on partnerships. The Charity has ambitious plans to bounce back from the pandemic and raise significant income from companies, organisations and institutions in order to support our work rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming horses at risk of abuse or neglect. You will be joining a strong fundraising team that is focused, ambitious, enthusiastic and committed to raising as much net income as possible to enable us to carry out our work.

Reporting to the Director of Fundraising, you will lead on proactively identifying, researching and approaching a range of prospective funders to achieve a long-term strategy for growth in income.

We are looking for a driven individual who has excellent relationship building and communications skills and the ability to develop long term strategic partnerships.

The role is based at our head office in Norfolk but working from home for part of the week is currently available due to the current Government restrictions. You will be required to attend events around the UK and at our four centres located in Norfolk, Somerset, Lancashire and Aberdeenshire. You must have a flexible approach to your work and be willing to work outside of normal office hours. Equine knowledge would be advantageous but is not essential. 

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

To apply please send your CV with a covering letter to Gillian Larter jobs@worldhorsewelfare.org

Please click here for the full job description

Closing date for applications: 30th April 2021   

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