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Relief Farm Worker / Groom (0733)

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  • Salary:
    £18,525 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 Relief Farm Worker Grooms who have a passion for Donkeys to join our busy team at Trow Farm at The Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth, you will need the Willingness to travel to other Farms in the area. Possessing substantial equine and animal husbandry experience, you will provide care and rehabilitation for the resident donkeys, mules and hinnies and their environment, supporting the Farm Manager and Farm 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.

Possessing excellent team-working and communication skills, you will effectively interact with colleagues, Quality Time Volunteers and work experience students, and will present a positive professional image of The Donkey Sanctuary at all times. Flexibility, a commitment to personal development, and a full driving licence are essential. Experience of farm maintenance and using farm machinery, particularly tractor driving, 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, 12 month fixed term contracts starting as soon as possible, working 37.5 hours per week, working 5 days over 7, with weekend work as part of a rota.

Closing date for completed applications: Tuesday 30 November 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.

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Trow Farm
Trow Farm, Sidmouth, Devon, United Kingdom, EX10 0NU
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