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Donkey Welfare Adviser (0188)

  • Salary:
    €34,731 per annum
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  • Vacancy Type:
  • 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.

Donkey Sanctuary Ireland is looking for a dynamic and resourceful professional to join our team as a Donkey Welfare Adviser primarily to be based and operate somewhere in the southern region of Ireland.  This is a role that requires excellent equine and people skills and predominantly involves hands-on field based work concerning equine welfare.

You will take appropriate action when required to prevent donkeys and mules suffering, and will anticipate and take preventative steps to avoid cruelty, distress or poor treatment. You will grow and support a high quality rehoming scheme. You will provide expert training and education to potential donkey guardians and other stakeholders concerning the care and welfare of donkeys and mules.

This is a full time, permanent annualised hours contract, working an average of 40 hours per week. Flexibility will be required to meet the needs of the charity and the demands of the role.

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.

Closing date for completed applications: Monday 30 September 2019.

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, and may be Garda vetted where required for the post. The Donkey Sanctuary is an equal opportunities employer.

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