Passionate About Equine Welfare? Then why not work for us.
We are recruiting for dedicated Equine Care Officers, with a variety of full time and part time roles working at our Horse Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre at Shores Hey Farm, in Briercliffe, Burnley, Lancashire.
Equine Care Officers are central to HAPPA’s Mission: To strive to give a Second Chance to neglected, abused and unwanted equines through Rescue, Rehabilitation, Rehoming and Education. We currently have 45 equines at the Farm and are looking for enthusiastic individuals to work with a small friendly team.
The roles are hands on providing all aspects of horse care and husbandry and specialising in rehabilitation work with care and compassion. Being part of an equine’s journey is both rewarding and satisfying. The ideal candidate will need to be knowledgeable and have equine experience. If this sounds like the job for you, we advise you to apply as soon as possible.
We are a supportive, inclusive, caring, organisation that cares deeply about staff, volunteers, supporters and those that we work with to improve standards of equine welfare.
We are an inspirational small charity and team with a big heart, with great ambitions and a creative flair.
We pride ourselves in offering a professional service to all equines and humans that cross our path.
We develop employee skills and ability, alongside structural and operational areas.
Starting Wage: Minimum/Living £4.81 to £9.50 per hour (age dependant)
Contract and Hours:
Full time – 42.5 hours a week with occasional evening stable rounds 8.30pm-9pm
Part time -20-26 hours a week with occasional evening stable rounds 8.30pm-9pm
Permanent Positions with Contract of Employment
WORKING ON A ROTA BASIS EVERY OTHER WEEKEND OFF
Wage Enhancement Awarded For: BHS Stage 2 or Equivalent Qualification and Long Service
All Equine Care Team members can complete their BHS Stage 1 and 2 Qualifications within employment.
- ability to work horses from the ground and or under saddle
- ability to handle, desensitize and build trust with horses and ponies that are unhandled or have experienced psychological harm
No accommodation available
- Job Security
- Contract of employment
- Regular structured breaks
- Full uniform provided
- Annual wage reviews
- Training & Development Opportunities
- Extra Holiday Entitlement for Long Service
- Company Sick Pay Scheme
- Double pay for working Bank Holidays
- Employee of the Month/Year Recognition
- Staff Discounts across Site
- Well -Being Awareness
- Inclusive Company Culture
- BHS Accredited Centre
- Professional BHS Stage 3 Coach onsite
- Regular sessions with Industry Professionals
- ROR Accredited Retraining Centre
- Members of NEWC (National Equine Welfare Council)
- Earliest start date 13th June 2022
- Continent/Country United Kingdom
- Position/s available Groom, Groom/Rider, Rider/Groom, Rider, Work Rider, Part of a Team
- Yard disciplines/Activities Pre-Training, Rescue, Rehabilitation, Training Yard/Positions
- Riding Optional riding
- Required Skills Back/Break, Bandage, Clip, Equine First Aid, Exercise/Hack Out, Foaling/Foal Watch, Long Rein, Lunging, Muck Out, Pull Mane/Tail, Ride, School, Work Rider, Young Stock Handler, Young Stock Rider
- Non-equine skills required None
- Accommodation provided None
- Days per week 3-5
- Salary currency £
- Salary guide £4.81 - £9.83
- Salary Period Hourly
- Must Drive Car
- Must have own car? Yes
- Pets welcome? No
- Own horse welcome? No
- Smoking allowed? Yes