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Donkey Welfare Adviser (0605)

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  • Salary:
    £26,800 per annum
  • Area:
    Rescue & Rehoming
  • Vacancy Type:
  • Full or Part Time?:
    Part 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 Welfare Advisers are professionals in the field of donkey and mule welfare. They play a key front line role in the work of The Donkey Sanctuary: responding to donkeys in need, supporting donkeys in the community, growing and managing a high quality rehoming scheme, and acting as an ambassador for the charity at all times.

We are now looking for a dynamic and resourceful professional with a proven track record of community based animal welfare work to join our team of Donkey Welfare Advisers in Great Britain. This is a role that requires excellent communication skills; experience of working in a challenging and highly emotive situations; people skills and hands on field based work where a high level of equine knowledge and practical experience of applying animal welfare legislation is essential. The successful applicant will cover predominantly North and Central Scotland with some South Eastern areas and will ideally be centrally located within the area of operations, with good access to road networks. Please refer to the map.

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 programme of change taking place within the charity, we would love to hear from you. This is a part-time, permanent contract, starting as soon as possible, working 30 hours a week (annualised hours).

Closing date for completed applications: Sunday 28 November 2021.

Interviews will be via Microsoft Team Calls on Monday 13th & Friday 17th December in the afternoons, successful candidates will be invited back for a practical exercise in the New Year.

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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