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Farm Worker/Groom (0821)

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  • Salary:
    £18,535 per annum
  • 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 are seeking a person with a passion for Donkeys to join our busy team at Paccombe Farm, near Sidmouth, Devon. Possessing substantial equine and animal husbandry experience, you will provide care and rehabilitation for the resident donkeys and their environment, supporting the Farm Manager on matters such as donkey health, feeding regimes, Health and Safety and land management, and liaising with other staff members to facilitate the efficient and safe running of the farm.

Able to demonstrate excellent team-working and communication skills, you will effectively interact with colleagues, Quality Time Volunteers and work experience students. This rewarding role requires a person who can both work on their own initiative, and as part of a team. Excellent communication skills and a commitment to personal development are essential as is flexibility, a commitment to personal development, and a full driving licence. Experience of farm maintenance and operating farm machinery, particularly tractor driving is required.

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. Based near Sidmouth, Devon – an area of outstanding natural beauty - this is a full-time, fixed term contract starting in January 2022 until 30 June 2023, working 37.5 hours per week, including weekend work as part of a rota.

Closing date for completed applications: Sunday 5 December 2021.

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.

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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Paccombe Farm, Harcombe, Sidbury, Devon, United Kingdom, EX10 0PR
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