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 Brookfield Farm, near Honiton, Devon. Possessing excellent communication and interpersonal skills, you will provide care and rehabilitation for the resident donkeys and their environment, supporting the Farm Manager and Rehoming Supervisor 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.
Within this varied and rewarding role, your principal duties and responsibilities will include –
Previous equine experience and/or experience of animal husbandry, together with equine behaviour training skills, is essential, as are a commitment to personal development and a willingness to undertake work related training (TDS Foundation Diploma) and a full, valid driving licence. Experience of using farm machinery, specifically tractor driving, and a qualification in Equine Behaviour or Animal Behaviour, are desirable.
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. This a full time, permanent contract starting as soon as possible, working 37.5 hours a week, 5 days over 7, including weekend work as part of a rota. The working pattern will be agreed between the Farm Manager and the post-holder.
Closing date for completed applications: Sunday 29 May 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.
Equine Operations - Brookfield Farm