The Donkey Sanctuary is an international animal welfare organisation, offering care and protection to donkeys worldwide. Our vision is a world where every donkey has a good quality of life, and our mission is to improve the lives of donkeys every day. We will achieve this by transforming the lives of donkeys in need worldwide by fostering greater understanding, collaboration and support, and by promoting lasting, mutually life-enhancing relationships.
We have an excellent opportunity for a flexible and proactive team player with a passion for Donkeys to join our busy team Paccombe Farm, near Sidmouth, Devon. Possessing substantial equine and animal husbandry experience, you will provide care and rehabilitation for the resident donkeys, mules and hinnies, and support the Farm Manager and Farm Supervisor in maintaining a safe working environment.
About the role:
Your principal duties and responsibilities will include –
What we offer in return:
This is a full-time, permanent contract starting as soon as possible, working 37.5 days per week – 5 days over 7, 08.00-16.30, Monday-Friday – with weekend work as part of the team rota.
31 Days holiday (including Bank holidays), rising to 34 with each full year of service.
Recorded Pilates classes.
Long Service Awards.
Healthshield Plan –
Subsidised restaurant and shop at The Donkey Sanctuary main site.
Closing date for applications: Tuesday 27 February 2024.
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.
Equine Operations - Paccombe