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Steel Fabricator (1390)

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  • Salary:
    £31,100 per annum
  • Poscity
  • Poscountry
    United Kingdom
  • Area:
  • 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 have an excellent opportunity for a flexible and professional team player to join our busy Estates and Facilities Department. As Steel Fabricator, you will assist with the fabrication and installation of steelwork throughout The Donkey Sanctuary, ensuring all work is completed to a high quality and meets the necessary requirements and standards.

About you:

  • City & Guilds qualification/NVQ in fabrication and welding and relevant steel fabrication
  • Experience of mig and arc welding.
  • Experience of installing steelwork, including levelling and setting out Installations.
  • Experience of interpreting blue prints and fabrication drawings.
  • Good organisational skills with experience of working on a variety of projects.
  • Able to work unsupervised and as part of team.
  • Full valid driving licence.


About the role:

Your principal duties and responsibilities will include –

  • Ensuring welding tasks (use of mig and arc welding) are carried out to a high quality standard.
  • Fabricating structural steelwork, e.g. portal frames, etc.
  • Fabricating fixtures and fittings, e.g. stabling, gates, doors, covers, gratings, shelter bases etc.
  • Reviewing blueprints, fabrication drawings or other instructions to determine material requirements and operational methods.
  • Assisting with the installation of steelwork, including levelling and setting out installations.
  • Planning, organising and prioritising work and estimate quantities needed.
  • Planning, laying out and examining metal stock and workpieces to be processed to ensure that specifications are met and signing delivery notes when required.
  • Driving plant machinery, including fork lift, telehandler, powered access.

What we offer in return:

Based near Honiton, Devon – an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – this is a full-time, 12-month fixed term contract, working 37.5 hours per week, 07.30-16.00, Monday-Friday.



Competitive pension.

Life Assurance.

31 Days holiday (including Bank holidays), rising to 34 will each full year of service.

Wellbeing Team.

Recorded Pilates and Yoga classes.

Long Service Awards.

Healthshield Plan –

  • Reimbursement of some medical expenses up to the specified limits per membership.
  • Offers, discounts and cashback on shopping, travel and entertainment from participating outlets.
  • Access to a 24/7 GP and counselling service.

Free parking.

Subsidised restaurant and shop on main site.

Closing date for completed applications: Wednesday 26th June  2024.

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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Brookfield Farm, Farway Common Road, Honiton, Devon, United Kingdom, EX14 9SU
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