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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.

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.

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 jobs@worldhorsewelfare.org for more information.


UK Support Officer

Norfolk, Fixed term maternity cover

World Horse Welfare is an international charity that improves the lives of horses in the UK and around the world through education, campaigning, and hands-on care.

We are looking to recruit a full time UK Support Officer to co-ordinate the charity’s rehoming scheme and deal with general equine advice enquiries in an effective and compassionate manner.  You would also assist with welfare calls as required.

The successful applicant will have extensive equine knowledge in order to provide a wide variety of general equine advice to members of the public and other departments within the charity.  You will have broad hands-on experience with equines, customer services practise both in person and over the telephone and the ability to be compassionate and sensitive when dealing with highly complex conversations and distressed individuals. You need to be pragmatic, an excellent communicator and resilient when dealing with aggressive or distressing telephone calls.  We are looking for an individual who has highly accurate data inputting skills.

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 from under-represented groups, particularly ethnically diverse communities, LGBTQ+ and disabled people. 

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

This is a 12 month fixed term contract to cover a period of maternity leave.  The role is 40 hours per week Monday to Friday and has a hybrid location working 2 days within the head office in Snetterton, Norfolk and 3 days from home. The salary is £27,326.00 per annum.

If you wish to apply for this position, please send a curriculum vitae with covering letter to: jobs@worldhorsewelfare.org.

You can find the full job description here.

Closing date for applications: 12th October 2022


Groom

Hall Farm, Snetterton. Salary £19,864.00

An exciting opportunity has arisen at our rehabilitation and rehoming centre Hall Farm in Snetterton for a full time groom. As part of your role you will have the opportunity to work alongside our specialists including vets, physios and farriers with support towards continued learning and personal development in the equine welfare sector. 

We are looking for an individual who is willing and able to undertake normal daily yard duties as well as the responsibility for a dedicated list of horses undergoing rehabilitation.  Ideally you will have previous experience of working on a professional yard and be competent and confident in handling a range of horses including youngsters. 

This is an ideal role if you would like to expand your practical experience in the world of equine rehabilitation to enhance an equine qualification.

This is a full time permanent position working 40 hours per week.  Weekend working will be necessary.

Free shared staff accommodation is offered and your ability to live in would be advantageous.

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 from under-represented groups, particularly ethnically diverse communities, LGBTQ+ and disabled people. 

If you would like to join us and help us achieve our vision which is a world where every horse is treated with respect, compassion and understanding whilst developing your own equine skills, then please apply in writing with curriculum vitae to jobs@worldhorsewelfare.org.

Closing date for applications: 3rd October 2022


Grooms

Maternity cover, 12-month fixed term contract and permanent full time contract available

Belwade Farm, Aberdeenshire. Salary £19,864.00

An exciting opportunity has arisen at our rehabilitation and rehoming centre Belwade Farm in Aboyne for two positions, a maternity cover groom for a period of 12 months and a permanent full time grooms role. As part of your role you will have the opportunity to work alongside our specialists including vets, physios and farriers with support towards continued learning and personal development in the equine welfare sector. 

We are looking for individuals who are willing and able to undertake normal daily yard duties as well as the responsibility for a dedicated list of horses undergoing rehabilitation. Ideally you will have previous experience of working on a professional yard and be competent and confident in handling a range of horses including youngsters. 

This is an ideal role if you would like to expand your practical experience in the world of equine rehabilitation to enhance an equine qualification.

This is a fixed term full time position working 40 hours per week.  Weekend working will be necessary.

Free shared staff accommodation is offered and your ability to live in would be advantageous.

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 from under-represented groups, particularly ethnically diverse communities, LGBTQ+ and disabled people. 

If you would like to join us and help us achieve our vision which is a world where every horse is treated with respect, compassion and understanding whilst developing your own equine skills, then please apply in writing with curriculum vitae to jobs@worldhorsewelfare.org.

Closing date for applications: 3rd October 2022


Maintenance Assistant

Belwade Farm, Aberdeenshire. Full or part time hours available

Working closely with the Maintenance Supervisor you will assist with the effective and efficient maintenance of the farm’s buildings and paddocks.  Ideally you will have experience in all areas of general maintenance and tractor driving; however, training is available where required.  We are looking for an organised individual with the ability to work on their own initiative with a flexible approach to work.

This role is suitable for full time or a part-time job share.

Benefits include a generous pension scheme and cash health plan as well as employee sickness absence scheme and a minimum of 29 days’ holiday. 

The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate the charity’s values of being realistic, compassionate and forward-thinking.

To apply

Please email your current CV with a covering letter to jobs@worldhorsewelfare.org.

Closing date for applications:  3rd October 2022

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