The Donkey Sanctuary (Ireland) Ltd is a registered charity which has been protecting donkeys in Ireland for over 30 years.  The charity has 4 farms and over 1800 donkeys in its care.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Groom to join our New Arrivals Team, based at Hannigans Farm near Liscarroll in County Cork. You will provide care and rehabilitation for donkeys, mules, ponies and hinnies, maintain the buildings and areas within New Arrivals, the hospital and hospital boxes, operate farm machinery, assist the veterinary staff, equine dental technician and farrier as required, and assist with stock control and administrative duties. 

Confident and capable of managing/handling donkeys and mules that require a variety of additional needs, including relinquishments and private donkeys, you will possess excellent equine and animal husbandry knowledge and skills. Competency involving all farm machinery and equipment, especially the tractor/trailer (some tractor driving may involve driving on a public road), is essential, as are good communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team. General farming knowledge is desirable.

This is a full-time, permanent contract starting as soon as possible, working 39 hours per week, 5 days over 7, including weekend work as part of a rota.

The Donkey Sanctuary provides a competitive salary and benefits including pension contributions, healthcare benefits and uniform.

Closing date for completed applications: 12.30pm on Friday 8 February 2019.

For more information about this role please download our Application Pack. Please download the Word document to complete your application on a computer (preferred option) or, print the PDF form to complete your application by hand.

To apply, please complete and return our application form - we do not accept CVs.

The Donkey Sanctuary is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable people (children and adults), and expects all staff and volunteers to undertake this commitment. Applicants will be subject to safer recruitment processes.