Job title: Equine Groom (Casual)
Location: Gonsal Farm Equine Centre, SY5 7ET
Salary: £11.11 per hour
Do you have a passion for working with horses and ponies? Are you looking for an opportunity to make a real difference to animals’ lives? If so, we can’t wait to hear from you!
RSPCA Gonsal Farm Equine Centre are recruiting a casual Groom to join the RSPCA team helping to prevent animal cruelty.
We work to prepare previously mistreated and neglected equines for adoption. We are looking for a casual Groom with the confidence to work with a wide range of horses and ponies, including youngsters and those with behavioural problems. Alongside our other grooms, you’ll be providing the daily care for all of the equines at the centre including general Yard duties.
This is a flexible working relationship with no set hours or days. Work will be on a casual basis which entails filling essential gaps in the roster caused by holiday or sickness.
What you’ll be doing as an RSPCA Equine Groom:
Health checking and assessing horses
General yard duties whilst maintaining high standards
Meeting potential adopters
Adhering to RSPCA Health and Safety guidelines
Level 2 or 3 in Equine care/BHS qualifications or equivalent
Equine care and husbandry experience
Rehabilitation experience, preferably with problem equines
Good communication skills
Good literacy skills
Excellent team player skills
How to apply:
An application form and job description can be downloaded from our web page.
We do not accept CVs without a fully completed application form.
Please send your completed application form to ResourcingTeam@RSPCA.org.uk quoting reference G5107
We reserve the right to close this vacancy when sufficient applications are received.
The RSPCA has two Equine specialist centres covering England and Wales. All of the horses and ponies will have come into our care as welfare cases. Some of them will have needed a lot of rehabilitation work.
Leybourne Animal Centre is a 23 acre site used for the rehabilitation and rehoming of domestic animals. In addition to this we are also a temporary holding centre for wildlife casualties. All the animals here have been admitted as they have had a welfare need identified by our RSPCA Inspectors, Animal Rescue Officers and Animal Centre Staff.
At Gonsal Farm Equine Welfare and Rehabilitation Centre we can care for up to 50 horses and ponies at a time. We only take equines brought to us by our RSPCA inspectors so all the horses and ponies in our care have been victims of cruelty or neglect.