We have an excellent opportunity for a Farm Supervisor to join our team at our Derbyshire Centre in the beautiful Peak District National Park, near Buxton.
Supporting the Farm Manager in maintaining a safe and secure working environment, you will ensure that the care and welfare of our donkeys is in line with Donkey Sanctuary policy and practice, and that routine care standards are maintained and are consistently excellent. In conjunction with the Farm Manager, you will empower the farm team and help build future succession by developing, coaching and mentoring individual members, inspiring them to fulfil their potential them through your passion for donkeys.
An experienced equine trainer, you will deliver Donkey Care Stage 1 & 2 courses as required for Guardian homes, Donkey Sanctuary new starters and private donkey owners, and will lead the team in developing equine behaviour training alongside preparation of donkeys for the rehoming scheme. As directed by, or in the absence of, the Farm Manager, you will liaise with Senior Donkey Welfare Adviser and the Welfare Department to assist with recovery of relinquished and RSPCA case donkeys, and will maintain relevant records in accordance with Welfare Investigation Protocol.
An effective Ambassador for The Donkey Sanctuary, you will demonstrate an excellent understanding of customer service, making a visit to the centre a memorable experience, ensuring that a warm welcome is given to all visitors and supporters and that they are engaged in the charity at every opportunity. Possessing excellent communication and organisational skills, you will act as the main point of contact for all external visitors, including vets, farriers, equine dentists and ex-owners, and for Quality Time Volunteers and Work Experience students, supervising their roles based on the farm and supporting them with any work related training suitable for the role.
Previous supervisory, equine training, and substantial equine experience is essential, as is the ability to demonstrate tact and diplomacy when dealing with sensitive animal welfare situations and confidential matters.
This is a full-time, permanent role working 37.5 hours per week starting on 1 September 2017.
For more information about this role please download our Application Pack.
Closing date for completed applications: 12.30 Wednesday 9 August 2017.
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.