Lluest Horse and Pony Trust is a Welsh Equine Welfare Charity, dedicated to improving the lives of equines. Now in our 37th year, we are working harder than ever to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome equines in need.
A great opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic & trustworthy, live-in Equine Welfare Assistant & Trainer. As part of the small, dedicated team, you will be responsible for all aspects of our equines' care; from meeting their daily health and welfare needs to grooming, handling and starting under saddle. This will include evening checks, and providing overnight cover for sick animals, orphan foals and emergency rescues.
The position is a core 35 hours a week 8.30 am - 4.30 pm on a rota over 5 days a week, with an additional 5 hours for late checks and feeding.
As part of this rewarding, varied and interesting role you may also be required to make home visits to existing and prospective Guardian homes, liaising with and coordinate yard volunteers, including work experience pupils. You will also be responsible for keeping the farm clean and tidy, assisting with fundraising events and promoting a friendly and professional image of the Charity.
It is essential that the applicant possesses a full manual UK driving licence, be over the age of 18 years old for insurance purposes, and hold at least a Level 2 equine-related qualification. The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate the ability to handle and work with a wide variety of equines, including youngsters, stallions and those that come in as feral.
A bonus if you are an accomplished rider capable and light enough to be backing and schooling ponies starting at 12.2hh. The applicant must be a well-organised individual, possessing outstanding interpersonal and communication skills. As this is a busy working environment, often open to the public, it is essential that the applicant can stay calm in an emergency and understands the importance of effective communication, observation, and unified teamwork. You will need to regularly liaise with line management and be able to follow instructions as well as use your own initiative.
The following are desirable but not essential to this job role; possess a current transport certificate, a current first aid certificate, a transferable DBS, knowledge of equine welfare legislation and experience within the welfare sector.
To apply email your CV and a covering letter for the attention of Dionne Schuurman