Vacancy for Animal Care Assistant at Dean Farm Trust

Vacancy for Animal Care Assistant at Dean Farm Trust

JOB DESCRIPTION –  ANIMAL CARE ASSISTANT

Based at the Sanctuary in Shirenewton, Chepstow. NP16 6AG

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Must have a genuine interest for animal welfare

Must understand and agree with the ethos and philosophy of the Charity

Be physically fit and enjoy working outdoors

Can work on own initiative as well as part of a close team

Have good communication skills

Be flexible regarding hours due to seasonal changes and animal needs

Driving Licence essential

JOB SPECIFICATION AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Feeding animals as and when required

Provide, hay, feed and supplements as and when required

Clean buckets and tubs used for food preparation and water

Grooming ponies and donkeys

Turning out ponies and donkeys, and bringing them in from the paddocks

Daily checks of all the animals

Maintain the stables and barns ensuring they are clean at all times

Clean all animal housing on a daily basis

Keeping the yard area clean and swept at all times

Assisting in the administration of medication

Follow all instructions given by the vet, farrier and any other equine care specialists

Spending quality time with animals

Job Description Continued…

Poo Picking the fields and paddocks, and animal areas

Cleaning water troughs

Assist with handling the ponies and donkeys for vet and farrier

Clean brushes and grooming equipment

Monitor and report and changes in the all animals condition

Fill out communication book and other associated documentation daily

Drive Charity vehicles safely and appropriately

Attend weekly yard meetings

Carry out duties in line with daily duties handbook

Work in line with Health and Safety Policy and Procedures

Work as part of a team

Clean vehicles and equipment

Fill out communication book and other associated documentation daily

Drive Charity vehicles safely and appropriately

Attend weekly yard meetings

Carry out duties in line with daily duties handbook

Work in line with Health and Safety Policy and Procedures

Work as part of a team

Clean vehicles and equipment

THE IMPORTANT PART

Salary £15,691

6 weeks a year Holiday Pro rata

Hours between 8.30am and 6pm between Monday and Sunday on a rolling two weekly rota (average 35.5 hours a week)

THE DUTIES AND HOURS CHANGE SEASONALLY AND THEREFORE FLEXIBILITY IS ESSENTIAL FOR THIS ROLE

TO APPLY

If interested please send us your CV and a cover letter explaining why you would like this job to mary@deanfarmtrust.org.uk

THANK YOU!

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