Welfare Field Officer

The British Horse Society

Location: Wales
Closing Date: Monday, April 1st 2019

Job Type: Home Based / Welfare

Job Description

Full Time - 35 hours per week (working hours) 

Salary: Competitive plus benefits 

The British Horse Society is the nation’s largest equine charity with a passion for horses that is backed by knowledge and expertise. The BHS represents and provides a range of services for horse riders, horse owners, enthusiasts and professionals. 

This is a brand new role for Wales and represents the first time that the BHS has employed a professional Welfare Field Officer within this area.

The successful candidate will work very closely with our volunteer Welfare Advisers to support their work as well as recruiting and training new volunteers.

  • The Welfare Field Officer will attend welfare concerns reported to the BHS
  • Offer advice and support to owners in order to improve their horses’ lives.
  • In more serious cases, the Officer will work with other organisations to take action under the Animal Welfare Act (2006).
  • The appointed person will also be heavily involved with proactive welfare education within the region. 

This will be a home based position and will involve frequent travel throughout the region as well as some evening and weekend work.

The successful candidate must have access to a home office set up where broadband is available and will be provided with BHS support for this. They must also have their own transport suitable for business use. 

To apply for this role please provide us with a copy of your updated resume along with a covering letter highlighting your relevant skills and experience. It is helpful if you can also include information regarding your salary expectations for this position.

Please send your application to jobs@bhs.org.uk.  

Please note that the closing date for applications is 9am on Monday 1 April 2019. 

For more information about careers at the BHS, please visit the jobs section of our website at www.bhs.org.uk/our-charity/jobs

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