Field Officer

World Horse Welfare

Location: South West England
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Closing Date: Thursday, October 31st 2019

Job Type: Admin / Customer Service / Home Based / Welfare

Job Description

FIELD OFFICER - permanent, full time

Somerset, Devon and Cornwall 

World Horse Welfare is a leading registered charity established to support the welfare of horses worldwide.  We are seeking to recruit a full time Field Officer to join our existing team working across the UK. 

About the role

This is a full-time salaried position reporting to the Chief Field Officer.  You will be responsible for investigating reports of equine cruelty and neglect, carrying out pre-loan home checks, educating on all aspects of equine husbandry and giving presentations about World Horse Welfare to the general public.  At times, you will be required to work closely with the Police, Trading Standards and other equine welfare organisations.  Working hours are 40 per week Monday to Friday - you may occasionally be called out outside of normal working hours. 

Please see www.worldhorsewelfare.org for the job description.  

About you          

You will have a proven successful track record of conducting investigations in a commercial or public service environment.  You will also be experienced and confident in dealing with difficult people under stressful and sometimes hostile conditions. You will possess extensive knowledge and practical experience of equines together with excellent interpersonal skills.  A sound working knowledge of the laws relating to animal welfare and the ability to work on your own initiative are essential.  

You must be competent with Microsoft packages as you will be required to run a small office from home.  

It is a requirement of this role that you live within the area specified or be in a position to relocate to take up the post. 

About us

World Horse Welfare is an international charity that improves the lives of horses in the UK and around the world through education, campaigning and hands-on care. We offer a competitive salary, generous pension scheme and cash health plan as well as child care vouchers, bike to work scheme, employee sickness absence pay and a minimum of 28 days holiday. 

To apply

Please email your current CV with a covering letter to: jobs@worldhorsewelfare.org.  Alternatively post your application to World Horse Welfare, Anne Colvin House, Snetterton, Norfolk NR16 2LR. 

Closing date:  31st October 2019. 

Interviews will be taking place on Thursday 7th November in Norfolk. 

World Horse Welfare takes great pride in being realistic, compassionate and forward-thinking and the successful applicant will be expected to share these values. 

Registered Charity Number 206658 & SC038384

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