Location: Highlands and Islands
Permanent, part time

World Horse Welfare is an international charity that improves the lives of horses in the UK and around the world through education, campaigning and hands-on care.

This is a brand new, part time role based in the Highlands and Islands Region of Scotland. This position offers 24 hours per week over 3 days.

The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing the care of World Horse Welfare equines on loan including carrying out pre-loan home checks within the assigned geographical area. You will also investigate and report on complaints of cruelty and neglect involving equines in the geographical area and, where necessary, take the appropriate remedial action. You will be required to offer advice and support to owners to improve their horses’ lives.

This is a home-based position and will involve frequent travel throughout the region and so ideally you will live within a 15-mile radius from Inverness or be prepared to relocate.

You will be required to have a suitable home office set up where good broadband is available; however, you will be provided with support for this. You must have your own transport suitable for business use and that can cope with difficult terrains.

We are looking for someone with extensive equine knowledge in all areas of care and husbandry, including rehabilitation. You will have experience of working with, and handling, a wide range of equines including young stock and horses with challenging behaviours. First class communication skills with the ability to relate to people of all backgrounds is essential as is the ability to give realistic and practical equine advice in a confident and friendly manner. You will possess knowledge of animal welfare and equine identification legislation and the confidence to deal with officers of the SSPCA, Veterinary Surgeons, Trading Standards Officers and the Police when required.

Your personal attributes will include the ability to stay calm and focused under pressure, flexible in your approach, and dependable with the capacity to work on your own initiative as well as in a team. A flexible approach to travel is essential as varied and long working hours occur, some including overnight stays, evenings, weekends.

You must be competent with Microsoft packages.

It is a requirement of this role that you live within the area specified or be able to relocate to take up the post.

To apply, please email your current CV with a covering letter to: marked for the attention of Gillian Larter.

World Horse Welfare takes great pride in being realistic, compassionate and forward-thinking and the successful applicant will be expected to share these values.

Registered Charity Number 206658 & SC038384

Tel: Not specified | E-mail:
Web: Not specified | Closing Date: Wednesday 14th April 2021

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