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 Welfare Department is looking for a full-time permanent, Welfare Trainer to be based in Sidmouth, Devon; an area of ‘outstanding natural beauty’ with a requirement to travel to deliver training programs both in the UK and Europe.
One of the aims of the Donkey Sanctuary is to improve the lives of both donkeys and people through positive human-donkey interations. In order to achieve this the Welfare Department is focussing on activities in 3 areas – responding to donkeys in need; growing a quality foster scheme and being an effective ‘face’ of the Donkey Sanctuary. Underpinning all this is the delivery of high quality, professional donkey care and donkey welfare training.
As Welfare Trainer you will work to deliver a range of high quality donkey care and welfare training which is aimed at informing, improving and developing knowledge and skills, together with influencing positive change.
You will monitor and deliver the content of courses in donkey care and welfare, ensuring agreed standards are reached and improvements are made where needed. You will support, mentor and coach other trainers throughout the UK and Europe to ensure standards of delivery are consistent and of a high standard.
You will create and update donkey care literature to be included on the charity website with written material, visual prompts and social media.
You must have previous experience of delivering a broad range of training and be able to demonstrate experience of designing and delivering successful training content including the use of e-learning resources and setting clear standards and procedures to monitor and evaluate the success of that training. You will possess excellent communication and negotiation skills and be adept at flexing communication style to suit different individuals. On top of all this, you will hold a recognised training qualification and equine knowledge and experience would be desirable.
If this sounds like you and you have a genuine empathy for animals and their welfare and have the natural ability to act as ambassador for the charity, then look no further than this exciting opportunity.
This is a full-time, permanent role, starting as soon as possible. Working 35 hours per week, flexibility will be required to meet the demands of the role including the travel involved.
For more information about this role please download our Application Pack.
Closing date for completed applications: 12.30pm on Thursday 4 February 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.