The Donkey Sanctuary Ireland (DSI) works as part of 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 a proactive and flexible equine professional to join our Welfare team in Ireland as Donkey Welfare Adviser. With a high level of equine knowledge, and significant experience of working with equines (specifically donkeys and mules) you will respond to donkeys in need within the counties of Dublin, Kildare, Meath and Wicklow, whilst acting proactively to grow and support a quality Rehoming scheme, and providing a range of high quality training and learning interventions.
Your duties within this multifunctional and rewarding role will include –
A demonstrable understanding of equine behaviour and proven practical delivery of this in the field, together with knowledge of legal practicalities and application of relevant animal welfare legislation, is essential, as are advanced IT, communication and presentation skills. A working knowledge of photography and social media, a confidence in public speaking, previous experience in attending at court and presenting in this arena and a knowledge of legal process and evidence giving (and/or a willingness to undertake this area of work) is desirable.
If you feel you have the qualities, skills and experience to fulfil this 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 full-time, permanent contract working 40 hours per week on an annualised hours basis, with flexibility required to work evenings, at weekends and on public holidays in order to meet the demands of the role. The post holder will be expected to live within, or within a short distance of, the counties specified.
Closing date for completed applications: Sunday 10 July 2022.
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.
Please note: The Guaranteed interview scheme is only applicable to candidates who consider themselves to have a disability applying for roles based within the United Kingdom.
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