Hope Pastures rescues, rehabilitates and rehomes horses, ponies and donkeys. Based in Leeds and open free of charge every day, we’re also a centre for the community – a place where people, irrespective of background and ability, can meet the animals, volunteer and learn how to contribute to the community.
A small charity with a highly committed team of volunteers, trustees and staff, we have few overheads and currently 95p of every £1 donated to us is spent directly on the animals.
Yard Staff Team Member
37.5 hours a week comprising Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday.
Under 25 yrs old £7.38
Over 25 yrs old £7.83
Assist the Yard Manager to ensure all Hope Pastures on site equines are given the highest quality of care.
Maintain a clean and safe environment for equines, staff, volunteers and visitors to the Sanctuary.
Provide a welcome for visitors, giving them information and ensuring they behave in an appropriate manner in the proximity of our residents.
Feed, muck out and bed down equines on a daily basis.
Groom, exercise and train equines as directed, reporting to the Yard Manager any signs of distress, discomfort or disease.
Build and sustain good working relationships between staff and volunteers, including supporting the volunteers who run events on site such as Pony Days and children’s birthday parties.
Ensure all visitors are made to feel welcome and given sufficient information, or directed to information points, to make their visit as enjoyable as possible as these are often the people who support the Sanctuary financially or may do in the future.
When required, assist the Yard Manager with visiting professionals such as vet, dentist, farrier, physio, nutritionist etc.
Occasionally help care for our equines off site, or accompany another staff member in the horse box when transporting equines or equipment.
The role will be mainly based at Hope Pastures main site.
Working hours will require a degree of flexibility to meet the Sanctuary’s needs.
This job description reflects the current requirements of the post. As duties and responsibilities develop this may be reviewed.
Your understanding and commitment to Hope Pastures’ work, aims and objectives.
Your desire to work in a team with like-minded people to improve the lives of the animals we care for and the people who visit us.
Download the application form here