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Farm Sanctuary Manager

Good Heart Animal Sanctuaries is a newly formed charity which has been established to create a new Farm Animal Sanctuary and support existing  animal rescue facilities.

Good Heart Animal Sanctuaries is looking for a highly motivated individual with a passion for farm animal welfare to help manage the day to day development and running of a new Farm Animal Sanctuary in the UK. The Manager will need to live in at the Farm and embrace the position as a lifestyle.   The Farm is located on the Worcestershire /Shropshire border near to Cleobury Mortimer.

You will need to be enthusiastic, adaptable and practical, full of ideas and capable of working on own initiative as well as being part of a bigger team with a can do attitude.

Initial responsibilities will include  co-ordination of the re-design/development of the  91 acre farm to ensure it can best cater for the welfare of rescued farm animals.  This will require a practical knowledge of farm animal welfare needs; land management and  the development of welfare centric farm buildings/animal accommodation.  This redesign will need to eventually accommodate the needs of a limited visitor and education experience to ensure engagement with the rescued animals, subject to their individual suitability.

This project will be managed in consultation with and direction from GHAS who have a vision to create a Sanctuary that operates to best welfare standards and positively engages the public.   

The position could suit an individual or couple .

Skills & Requirements

Assessment and redevelopment of the Farm where needed and within a budget

Understanding of all aspects of farm management including land use and building and equipment maintenance

All aspects of animal care and welfare from shelter to feeding, including  that of elderly animals

Managing the rehoming and rescue of animals and their subsequent integration at the Sanctuary

Development of a sanctuary team / liaison with vets

Working with Good Heart Animal Sanctuary’s Marketing, PR & Administration personnel

                                                                 

Opportunities

For the right person, with relevant experience and an empathy with a plant-based lifestyle,  this will be an amazing opportunity to join a new team and help develop a world class sanctuary.  There will be training opportunities. The position will come with a tenancy agreement for private accommodation.   Part of the building will also be accessible to visitors in time.  The applicant will require a clean driving license.

Competitive Salary / package offered depending on experience.

If you are interested in this role or  would like to discuss things further, please contact alison@goodheartanimalsanctuaries.com & alisonjhood1@gmail.com  

Good Heart Animal Sanctuaries is a Registered Charity Number 1162923

  • Notes

Important Notes

What to pack

Volunteers should take practical / comfortable clothes to work in e.g (scrubs). If you would like to purchase a WVS scrub top please contact the office or visit our online shop.

  • Practical / comfortable clothes to work in (eg. scrubs)
  • Wet weather gear and warm clothing for the evenings
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Ear plugs and eye mask
  • Headlamp
  • Toiletries
  • Prescriptions & over-the-counter medication (eg. Imodium, Paracetemol etc)

The project may be extremely short on certain supplies and would likely be very grateful for donations. Please get in touch with us to find out if there is anything in particular that would be helpful to bring with you. If you have any spare room in your bag on the outbound flight, it would be highly appreciated if you are able to bring some spare supplies to use during your trip. This is at your discretion and entirely optional.

Travel Insurance

It is essential that you obtain comprehensive travel insurance for this project which also covers you for veterinary work. We recommend Go Walkabout who offer tailor made travel insurance policies for WVS volunteers. Please note that fully paid members of WVS also receive a 10% discount on Go Walkabout policies.

Health & Vaccinations

This information should be used as a guide only. For up to date information on immunisations please consult your doctor. You will need to allow plenty of time before travelling for your immunisations to be effective. DO NOT LEAVE THIS UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE. As you will be working with animals the Rabies and Tetanus vaccines are essential. We have provided links below to websites with useful information on immunisations and travel advice which we highly recommend that you visit.

Visas

​UK passport holders are required to obtain a visa before travelling. Please visit the Foreign Commonwealth Office website for further details: www.fco.gov.uk. All WVS volunteers are required to organise their own visas.

Trip dates

There are trip dates available throughout the year. Please speak to a member of the team on +44 (0)1725 557225.

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Benefits of volunteering with WVS

By volunteering with WVS you are making a huge difference to the lives of animals and communities around the world. You will also receive the following benefits:

  • Full logistics support from our UK office
  • 24/7 emergency support in partnership with Red24
  • 10% discount at Cotswold Outdoors
  • 10% discount on travel insurance from Go Walkabout

Questions? Call us now:

+44 (0)1725 557225