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Join us in improving the lives of horses in the UK and worldwide.

Join us in improving the lives of horses in the UK and worldwide.

World Horse Welfare is an international charity that strives to support and strengthen the horse-human partnership through a combination of care, research, education and influence. We work to promote and protect welfare across the full spectrum of the equine world, including horses in need, sport and leisure horses, and horses used in work and production.

Our vision is to have a world where every horse is treated with respect, compassion and understanding. Why not come and join us and help us to improve welfare standards and stamp out suffering in the UK and worldwide?

World Horse Welfare is committed to championing equality and diversity in all aspects of employment and in the services that it provides. We encourage applications for all of our vacancies from under-represented groups, particularly ethnically diverse communities, LGBTQ+, and people with disabilities. 

World Horse Welfare takes great pride in being realistic, compassionate and forward-thinking and the successful applicant for any of our vacancies will be expected to share these values.

Our Head Office is based in Snetterton, Norfolk and is overlooked by our Hall Farm Rescue and Rehoming centre. We also have Rescue and Rehoming Centres in Aberdeenshire, Lancashire and Somerset.

If you have any queries about a current vacancy, please email for more information.

Field Officer – permanent, full time

South and Mid Wales

World Horse Welfare is a leading registered charity established to support the welfare of horses worldwide.  We are seeking to recruit a full time Field Officer to join our existing team working across the UK.

This is a full-time salaried position reporting to the Chief Field Officer.  The successful candidate will be responsible for investigating and reporting on welfare concerns reported to the charity and offer advice and support to owners in order to improve their horses’ lives.  They will be responsible for overseeing the care of World Horse Welfare equines on loan within an assigned geographical area.  You will also educate on all aspects of equine husbandry by giving presentations about World Horse Welfare to the general public.  At times, you will be required to work closely with the Police, Trading Standards and other equine welfare organisations. 

This is a home-based position and will involve frequent travel throughout the region and so you must live within the designated area or be prepared to relocate.  Working hours are 40 per week Monday to Friday – you may occasionally be called out outside of normal working hours.

The successful candidate must have access to a home office set up where broadband is available and will be provided with support for this.

You will have a proven successful track record of conducting investigations in a commercial or public service environment.  You will also be experienced and confident in dealing with difficult people under stressful and sometimes hostile conditions. You will possess extensive knowledge and practical experience of equines together with excellent interpersonal skills.  A sound working knowledge of the laws relating to animal welfare and the ability to work on your own initiative are essential. 

You must be competent with Microsoft packages as you will be required to run a small office from home. 

Benefits include a competitive salary, generous pension scheme and cash health plan, death in service, employee sickness absence pay and a minimum of 31 days holiday (including bank holidays and mandatory shutdown between Christmas and New Year).  You are also provided with a uniform and company vehicle.

Apply for this position.

Closing date:  31st May 2023

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