Job description


Apprentice Farm Worker/Groom (0243)

  • Pay Rate:
    £4.20 per hour
  • Poscity
  • Poscountry
    United Kingdom
  • Area:
    Rescue & Rehoming
  • Vacancy Type:
    Fixed Term Contract
  • Full or Part Time?:
    Full Time

The Donkey Sanctuary is an international animal welfare organisation, offering care and protection to donkeys and mules worldwide. We are working for a world where donkeys and mules live free from suffering, and their contribution to humanity is fully valued. We are achieving this by transforming the quality of life for donkeys, mules and people worldwide through greater understanding, collaboration and support, and by promoting lasting, mutually life-enhancing relationships.

We now have an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic Apprentice Farm Worker/Groom to join our team at Trow Farm at The Donkey Sanctuary, Sidmouth.

With learning, appropriate training, mentoring and support (including block/day release training at College), you will work towards providing high quality care and rehabilitation for donkeys, mules, ponies and hinnies, learn to maintain the buildings and areas to a high standard, and to farm the land, all in accordance with the Care & Welfare Code of Practice.

Experience of animal husbandry, willingness to work outside in adverse weather conditions and a commitment to personal development are essential.

The salary for this role is £4.20 - £7.83 per hour, depending upon age.

This is a full-time, 18 month fixed term role starting as soon as possible, working up to 37.5 hours per week (depending upon college studies).

If you feel you have the qualities, skills and experience to fulfil this varied, rewarding and vital role, and would like to be part of the evolving program of change taking place within the charity, we would love to hear from you. This role is based in Sidmouth, Devon – an area of outstanding natural beauty.

Closing date for completed applications: Sunday 15 December 2019.

The Donkey Sanctuary is a Disability Confident Employer.

The Donkey Sanctuary is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable people (children and adults), and expects all staff and volunteers to undertake this commitment. Applicants will be subject to safer recruitment processes, including an application for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check where required for the post.

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Trow Farm
Trow Farm, Sidmouth, Devon, United Kingdom, EX10 0NU
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