Redwings is a national animal welfare charity responsible for over 2,000 rescued horses, ponies and donkeys across the UK. Working for Redwings means you can make a real difference in the lives of those horses in our care and thousands like them. And it means you will be part of a supportive and progressive workplace that puts the welfare of its horses and its people at the heart of everything.
Horse Rehoming Team Member
Near Great Yarmouth
Full-time, permanent position
40 hours per week (to include weekends on a rota basis)
An excellent opportunity has arisen for an experienced and confident individual to join the Redwings Rehoming Centre at or Caldecott Visitor Centre, in a non-riding post.
This post is subject to safer recruitment processes to ensure effective safeguarding of all those who come into contact with our charity. The successful applicant will be required to have a DBS check in place before employment is confirmed.
You will be expected to be an active member of a small team of motivated staff to ensure the smooth and professional running of the centre. Along with the usual yard duties the job includes, but is not limited to, training horses in all manner of groundwork, up to and including the initial backing stages, assessing potential guardians and matching to equines. You will also compile and complete rehoming packs, update equine training records, and assist with the delivery of some equines.
The ability to be professional when dealing with the general public is essential as the Rehoming Team provide demonstrations for open days and are in contact with the public on a regular basis at guardian trials. A good telephone technique and the ability to communicate effectively are also essential qualities. Applicants must show the ability to implement effective equine training programmes and have a sound knowledge of equine health and welfare. Experience of backing and handling youngsters is preferable, although not vital.
A live-in furnished shared flat is available if required (rent payable), to include 4 late evening site checks per week as additional hours. If living offsite you must be available to support with the late evening site checks, this will be arranged as additional hours and on a shared rota basis.
A full manual driving licence is necessary as you will be required to drive company vehicles
Salary £18,532.80 for over 18s’ - in addition, we offer shift workers a premium pay rate on Sundays (time and a half) and Bank Holidays (double time).
Closing date: Wednesday 27th October 2021
If you are interested in the above vacancy please contact Rachel Daines, HR Coordinator, by emailing email@example.com or telephone 01508 481061 for an application pack. Alternatively, you can download an application form and job description from our website redwings.org.uk. Please note that we can only accept applications by email during this time.
Redwings is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates. We seek individuals with unique contributions who can help Redwings deliver its charitable aims in line with its values regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.