Welfare Field Officer

The British Horse Society

Location: North West England
Closing Date: Friday, August 10th 2018


Job Type: Customer Service / Home Based / Specialist / Training & Education / Welfare

Job Description

Welfare Field Officer – North West 

Full Time - 35 hours per week (working hours) 

Salary: Competitive plus benefits 

Covering (but not limited to) Merseyside, Lancashire, Manchester, Cheshire 

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 the North West Region 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 Officers 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. 

Apply via our website, to apply please provide a covering letter (including your salary expectations) and CV, highlighting relevant skills and experience. Please download and complete our Equal Opportunities Monitoring form and send along with your application to jobs@bhs.org.uk or to Karen Downing, Recruitment Co-Ordinator,The British Horse Society, Abbey Park, Kenilworth, CV8 2XZ.   

Closing Date for applications: Friday 10th August

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