Are you passionate about improving the lives of animals?
Would you like to work for one of the UK’s leading animal welfare charities?
The Donkey Sanctuary is one of the UK’s largest animal charities and the largest equine charity working internationally.
Our International Department is looking to recruit a full-time, permanent, International Donkey Welfare Officer, to be based in Sidmouth, Devon.
There are an estimated 50 million donkeys and mules worldwide. Most are working to support livelihoods in some of the poorest and most marginalized communities in the world and have a vital role to play in human happiness and survival. Many need care and protection from a life of suffering and neglect.
We currently work with partners in 27 countries reaching 1 million donkeys and mules and our vision is to reach many more.
As International Donkey Welfare Officer you will work to ensure high quality donkey-focussed interventions across The Donkey Sanctuary’s international programme.
You will identify and develop programmes of work to constantly improve standards of donkey welfare in our projects. You will develop and facilitate the training of front-line donkey welfare staff in equine behaviour and handling, husbandry, nutrition, harness, farriery and donkey health care, so that they are competent in their work and work to high ethical and agreed professional standards.
You will develop and manage a regional network involving collaborations and partnerships with other individuals and organizations (government and non-government) to promote donkey welfare, in The Americas.
You must have MSc or higher level qualification in animal science, equine science, veterinary science or equivalent, with specialist interest and experience in at least one of the following: animal behaviour, nutrition, farriery and harness. You will have excellent training and facilitation skills, practical experience of working in marginalized communities and experience working internationally as part of a team and independently. Spanish as a second language will give you a distinct advantage.
This position is based in Sidmouth, Devon; an area of ‘outstanding natural beauty’ however there will be around 120 days per year of international travel to projects outside of Europe as required.
For more information about this role please download our Application Pack.
Closing date for completed applications: 12.30pm on Tuesday 17 May 2016.
Interviews to be held on 31st May and 1st June 2016
Please download the Word document to complete your application on the computer (preferred option) or, print the PDF form to complete your application by hand.