Full Time

Horse Care Team Member

Equine Care
40 hours per week as per rota (to include weekends) Benefits include: • Workplace pension scheme • Employee assistance programme • Cycle2Work Scheme • Death in service benefit • Sanctuary sick pay • Minimum of 30 days holiday per year including bank holidays. Salary £23,795.20 for age 21 and over £17,888.00 for 18 – 20s’ In addition, we offer shift workers a premium pay rate on Sundays (time and a half) and Bank Holidays (double time). A full clean manual driving licence is required. Closing date: Tuesday 7th May 2024 Job Purpose To work under the specific supervision of the Centre Team Leader and provide a high standard of care, ensuring the welfare of the equines in your centre. Principal Duties and Responsibilities • To provide high quality care that ensures all equines have access to suitable water, feed and shelter and to ensure that hygiene is maintained. • To ensure stables/shelters are mucked out thoroughly, water receptacles are clean and refilled, hay nets filled and weighed. • To ensure instructions regarding the feeding of equines is followed stringently. • To give a visual health check to the equines including lameness. • To inform senior staff of equine ailments and needs. • Medication will be prescribed to some of the equines under your care, this you will expected to give on your rounds, • To ensure paddocks are checked for hazards and clean. • The catching and holding of nervous horses for the farrier and /or veterinary purposes. • The grooming, trimming and bathing of equines, with the application and checking of rugs. • Transporting of equines safely – as an assistant and/or driver of horsebox/trailer – subject to training. • Tractor driving, using paddock sweeper and other implements. • General use of tack and equine handling equipment. • To understand the importance of effective communication, observation and unified team work. • To liaise regularly with your line manager. • To be an effective team member. Person Specification Essential Criteria: Experience • A sound knowledge and proven working background of caring for equines. Skills/Ability/Knowledge • Ability to prioritise and to make intelligent decisions. • To be able to relate and understand information both written and verbally. • Communication skills. I.T. etc. Qualities/Attributes • Able to integrate into an established team. • Flexible approach to tasks and workload. • A commitment to Equine Welfare. • The ability to spot something is potently wrong, observing changes in Equines. Other Requirements • Full manual driving licence. • Attend courses and or meeting that may be required. Desirable Criteria: Education/ Qualifications • Formal Qualifications in Equine support. Experience • Working for a similar organisation specialising in Equine Care
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