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 looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Groom to join our New Arrivals Team, based at Hannigans Farm near Liscarroll in County Cork. You will provide care and rehabilitation for donkeys, mules, ponies and hinnies, maintain the buildings and areas within New Arrivals, the hospital and hospital boxes, operate farm machinery, assist the veterinary staff, equine dental technician and farrier as required, and assist with stock control and administrative duties.
Confident and capable of managing/handling donkeys and mules that require a variety of additional needs, including relinquishments and private donkeys, you will possess excellent equine and animal husbandry knowledge and skills. Competency involving all farm machinery and equipment, especially the tractor/trailer (some tractor driving may involve driving on a public road), is essential, as are good communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team. General farming knowledge is 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 is a full-time, permanent contract starting as soon as possible, working 39 hours per week, 5 days over 7, including weekend work as part of a rota.
Closing date for completed applications: Friday 21 May 2021.
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, and may be Garda vetted where required for the post. The Donkey Sanctuary is an equal opportunities employer.
Ireland - Hannigans Farm (Ireland)