External Welfare Manager

Bransby Horses

Location: East Midlands
Closing Date: Friday, December 18th 2020

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Job Type: Admin / Business Development / Management / Operations / Specialist / Training & Education / Welfare

Job Description

Bransby Horses is one of the biggest equine charities in the UK. With the generosity of supporters, the charity is dedicated to improving the lives of horses, ponies, donkeys and mules.  Home to more than 300 equines, there are plenty of four-legged friends to meet. The beautiful 600 acre site, just outside of Lincoln, has endless walkways for visitors to explore, a café, gift shop, and exhibition, play park and picnic area.

We are currently looking for an knowledgeable equine professional and experienced Manager to lead our External Welfare activities. Our main objectives are to prevent and relieve cruelty to horses, to protect them from unnecessary suffering and to promote knowledge of their care. You will be responsible for overseeing the investigation of welfare concerns, working with both local and national welfare cases, collaborating with other agencies and charities to carry out appropriate and lawful action to prevent and relieve unnecessary suffering to equines.   You will also actively promote the Charity's work in the equine community providing advice and education in line with the Charity's policies and objectives.

We would be interested to hear from candidates with extensive knowledge and recent practical experience of all aspects of equine management, health and welfare. A relevant qualification would be desirable.  The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, sound decision making and be able to positively influence using accurate and concise information.  They will also have the ability to confidently, accurately and empathetically provide advice and support to other agencies, Charities and horse owners, maintaining strong working relationships within the horse community.

You should have a driving license and ideally a trailer license to enable you to carry out rescue work throughout the country. You should be based a sensible commuting distance to Lincolnshire and be flexible with working hours as you will be required to provide on call duties on evenings and weekends. You should also be able to maintain an appropriate fitness level to carry out physical work with equines.  

The post is offered on a permanent, full time basis (37.5 per week).

The salary is £33,000 - £38,000 per annum (dependant on experience) and comes with an attractive benefits package.

For further information and to apply, please visit our website at:  https://bransbyhorses.co.uk/get-involved/work-with-us/.  Unfortunately, we do not accept CVs or applications through any other channels.

The closing date is 6th December, with interviews anticipated to take place on w/c 14th December 2020.  

Bransby Horses is an equal opportunities employer and will seek to ensure that candidates and employees are treated equitably regardless of their gender, race, colour, ethnic or national origins, age, disability, socio-economic background, religious or political beliefs and affiliations, marital status, maternity or paternity, family responsibilities, sex and/or sexual orientation.

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