Part-time Horse Care Team Member – North Devon

Part-time Horse Care Team Member (6 month contract)

Rate of Pay:-  £12.00 per hour

We are seeking an enthusiastic and highly committed person with experience in caring for horses and ponies.  This is a part-time role of 30 hours per week for a period of six months.

This post is based at our Upcott Park Sanctuary in Holsworthy, North Devon.

We would welcome hearing from you if:-

  • You have previous experience with caring for horses
  • Are passionate about providing the highest standards of care and training for our horses
  • Would like an interesting and rewarding role in equine welfare
  • Would like to work in a professional, friendly and supportive team
  • Would like to continue your own development within your role
  • Have a full UK driving licence

Working closely with our team of experts, you will help provide the highest standard of care, monitoring the health and behaviour of our horses and ponies with a variety of health and management needs. You may also be actively involved in training the horses and ponies.  Knowledge of equine behaviour and training is advantageous but not essential as full training will be given.

The Mare and Foal Sanctuary is the largest equine charity in the South West peninsula, dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of horses and ponies in need. Based in Devon, we have 5 specialist sites, including a specialist veterinary and welfare assessment centre. We also have an active programme of educational events for horse owners and a multidisciplinary equine assisted learning team.

We have a well-established, collaborative working environment and a dedicated, passionate workforce.

You would be joining us at an exciting time. We are in the middle of an ambitious and visionary 5 year strategy to expand our work. We have a well-established, collaborative working environment and a dedicated, passionate workforce.

Please note that this role is subject to a Basic DBS check and you will be required to bring proof of your right to work in the UK to an interview if you are shortlisted.

It would be helpful if you could add a personal statement/covering letter with your CV stating your horse experience and the reasons why you feel that you would be the right candidate for this role.

The closing date for applications is Friday 31st May

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