Equine Welfare Assistant (Voluntary)

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Interviews to be held:

We’re looking for some very special individuals who would love to enhance the lives of the horses and donkeys by helping with their care on one of our farms. Is that you?

If you love outdoor life, you’re physically fit and you don’t mind a bit of mud then this is the role for you!

Job Description

Liase With:

  • All team members

Working Hours: To be agreed

Annual Salary / Pay Per hour: Voluntary

Main Purpose of the Job:

Main Duties:

Care of Equines

  • Check the health and wellbeing of all equines as directed and report any concerns or abnormalities to your Team Leader.
  • Groom equines as directed.
  • Assist with veterinary treatments as directed.
  • Catch and hold all equines for routine and other treatments.
  • Assist as directed in the movement of equines around the farm.
  • Handle all equines with care and compassion, being mindful of your own and the safety of others and the general public.

Cleaning Tasks 

  • Clean stables and all work areas to a high standard of cleanliness.
  • Provide bedding, feed and water to all equines as directed, both to stabled equines and those residing in outside accommodation situations.
  • Clean fields, pads and shelters of droppings when directed.
  • Clean and maintain all work related equipment and yards to a high standard.

Other duties 

  • To be discussed with Team Leader.

Staff and Health and Safety

  • Ensure all Health and Safety procedures, policies and measures are adhered to at all times. Ensure all accidents are reported to your team leader.
  • Ensure the correct PPE is worn at all times.
  • Ensure all instructions are adhered to at all times for your own and your teams’ safety.

person Specification

Qualifications and experience
  • An industry recognised Equine Qualification would be desirable
  • Experience of caring for equines is essential
  • Practical experience is essential
  • A willingness to commit themselves to working for a leading Equine Welfare Charity
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Personal qualities
  • Tactful, honest and trust worthy
  • Reliable and committed
  • The ability to adapt to various situations
  • The ability to work on own initiative
  • The ability to work as part of a team
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