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Apprentice Equine Centre Team Member



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15th November 2023

Apprentice Equine Centre Team Member

Posted: 07/11/2023 12:05
Salary: 8669.44
Location: Hainford EC
Level: Equine
Deadline: 21/11/2023 23:59
Hours: 30
Benefits: none
Job Type: Apprenticeship
Apprentice Horse Care Team Member

Contract Type: Fixed Term (12 months plus one month rolling)

Hours: 30hpw as per rota (to include weekends)

Location: North of Norwich, Hainford

Salary: £8,236.80 per annum

Redwings is a national animal welfare charity responsible for over 2,000 rescued horses, ponies and donkeys across the UK.

Working for Redwings means you can make a real difference in the lives of those horses in our care and thousands like them. And it means you will be part of a supportive and progressive workplace that puts the welfare of its horses and its people at the heart of everything.

Main Duties

  • To provide high quality care that ensures all equines have access to suitable water, feed and shelter and to ensure that hygiene is maintained.
  • To ensure stables/shelters are mucked out thoroughly, water receptacles are clean and refilled, hay nets filled and weighed.
  • To ensure instructions regarding the feeding of equines is followed stringently.
  • To give a visual health check to the equines including lameness
  • To inform senior staff of equine ailments and needs.
  • Medication will be prescribed to some of the equines under your care, this you will expected to give on your rounds,
  • To ensure paddocks are checked for hazards and clean.
  • The catching and holding of nervous horses for the farrier and /or veterinary purposes.
  • The grooming, trimming and bathing of equines, with the application and checking of rugs.
  • Transporting of equines safely – as an assistant of horsebox/trailer – subject to training.
  • General use of tack and equine handling equipment.
  • To understand the importance of effective communication, observation and unified team work.
  • To liaise regularly with your line manager.
  • To be an effective team member.

What we need from YOU

  • MUST be 16+ with a GCSE/Equivalent D in Math and English
  • Resident in the UK/EEA for the last three consecutive years
  • Must not have a qualification in a similar subject at the same level or above
  • Must not be in any form of formal government-funded education upon the start of their apprenticeship
  • A sound knowledge and proven background of caring of equines.
  • Ability to prioritise and to make intelligent decisions.
  • To be able to relate and understand information both written and verbally.
  • Communication skills. I.T. etc.
  • Able to integrate into an established team.
  • Flexible approach to tasks and workloads
  • A commitment to Equine Welfare
  • The ability to spot something is potently wrong, observing changes in Equines.

What WE can offer

  • Competitive salary
  • Cycle2work Scheme
  • Death in Service Benefit
  • Sick Pay Scheme
  • Extra Annual Leave Entitlement
  • Wellbeing Support
  • Additional Pay**

Closing Date

The closing date for this job offer is on 21/11/2023


£8,236.80 per annum


This job is located in Hainford

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About Redwings Horse Sanctuary

We rescue abandoned, mistreated and neglected horses and donkeys from across the UK, giving them a safe place to live and providing essential veterinary treatment, rehabilitation and lifelong care.

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