We are currently recruiting for an Equine Welfare Team Leader for one of our large sanctuary care yards, Walklands Farm.
The Bransby Horses Equine Welfare teams provide all of the day-to-day needs of our equine population, consisting of over 350 equines, across 7 specialist yards. Each team provides a unique purpose crucial to the charity’s ability to provide sustainable care to rescued equines in line with the charity’s vision, values and strategic aims.
The Team Leader at Walkland Farm will work closely with other Team Leaders and the Farm Management Team as well as independently; organising the day-to-day activities of the yard which cares for over 80 horses and ponies in sanctuary care. The Team Leader will lead and develop a team of around 14 Equine Welfare Assistants; effectively managing the rota and problem solving to ensure the physical and behavioural needs of all equines are met. This includes routine treatment and always keeping in mind, the individual health and psychological needs of the horses.
To succeed in this role, you should have an interest in geriatric equines, their associated health conditions and the management systems for these. You will be regularly assessing Quality of Life, and be involved in making end-of-life decisions and supporting the team with this.
The ideal candidate
The ideal candidate will have demonstrable skills and experience both working with equines and supervising a team of people to enable them to perform at their best. You will understand the importance of following policies and procedures and be an excellent communicator with the ability to role model for your team; through positivity, flexibility and dynamism.
What we offer
Working in the third sector is incredibly rewarding and on top of that, we offer a competitive salary, depending on experience ranging from £24,600- £29,600 per annum. You will also receive:
This role is offered on a permanent basis and the hours of work are 37.5 hours on average per week 8 am-4.30 pm, on a rota, only working every other weekend.
Ready to apply?
Please visit our website at Bransby jobs to complete our dedicated online application form. We do not accept CVs or applications made from other external websites or platforms. This advert is due to close on 30th June 2022 but may close sooner and at short notice, if a good selection of quality candidates is received. The interviews are anticipated to take place on 8th July 2022.
More about us
Bransby Horses was founded in 1968 by Peter Hunt, whose lifelong passion for horse welfare continues through our people and their shared vision of, a world where every equine has a life worth living. Over 50 years later, we are one of the largest equine welfare charities in the UK and our mission, now more than ever, is to positively impact the lives of horses, ponies, donkeys and mules in the UK.
As an employer, we pride ourselves in offering a caring and inclusive community, supportive leadership, plenty of development opportunities, excellent on-site facilities and flexibility for work, and life enrichment. We are also a disability confident and an equal opportunities employer, who proactively seeks to ensure that candidates and employees are treated equitably regardless of their protected characteristics.