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Stockperson – Large Animals
Based at Frettenham NR12 7LT

We are currently seeking to recruit full-time and weekend stockpersons, working with large animals, including horses, cattle, sheep, goats, wild boar, ostriches and pigs.

The successful canditate should possess:
A genuine interest in animal welfare
Animal husbandry qualification or experience of working with large animals
Valid and current driving licence - essential
Horse Box Driving experience and Trailer towing licence (B+E) - essential
Experience of tractor driving - essential
JCB licence - desirable
Practical hands-on, can do approach and hard-working approach to work
Works effectively within a team
Excellent time-keeping and attendance to work
Able to work a rota shift pattern (40 hours a week in the winter season and 45 hours a week in the summer season), including working alternate weekends and occasional late shifts.

Wage according to experience. |

If you possess the skills we require then we would like to hear from you in writing, outlining how you could successfully contribute to this role (enclosing your current CV and salary expectation),
marking your envelope strictly private and confidential to:

Stef Leary , Hillside Animal Sanctuary, Hill Top Farm, Hall Lane, Frettenham, NR12 7LT

 

KENNEL ASSISTANT
Based at Frettenham (NR12 7LT)

We are currently seeking to recruit full-time Kennel Assistant, who is committed to providing an excellent standard of care to our rescue dogs.

The successful candidates must possess:
A genuine interest in animal welfare is essential
Experience of working with dogs is desirable
Works effectively within a team
Practical hands-on, can-do and a hard-working approach to work
Excellent time-keeping and attendance to work
Ability to work 40 hours a week on a rota pattern, including weekends and bank holidays
Valid driving licence with own transport arrangements

Duties will include:
 Caring for dogs with a confident, patient and kind approach
Maintaining a high standard of cleanliness and hygiene throughout the kennels
Assisting in administering of appropriate health-care treatments
Working with dogs to gain their trust and confidence
Liaising with members of the public who express an interest in re-homing a rescued dog

If you possess the skills we require we would like to hear from you in writing, outlining how you could successfully contribute to this role (enclosing a current CV and salary expectation), marking your envelope strictly private and confidential to Gail Ewing, Hillside Animal Sanctuary, Hall Lane, Frettenham, Norwich NR12 7LT

The closing date for this role is 25th November 2014

 

 

VETERINARY ASSISTANT
Based at Frettenham

We are currently seeking to recruit a full-time Veterinary assistant to ensure the health, safety and well-being of the animals in the care of Hillside.

The successful candidates should possess:
A genuine interest in animal welfare
Veterinary qualification, or experience of working with all types of animals in a veterinary environment
Valid and current driving licence - essential
Trailer towing licence (B+E) - desirable
Experience of horse box driving - desirable
Practical hands-on, 'can do' approach and hard-working approach to work
Works effectively within a team
Excellent time-keeping and attendance to work
Able to work a rota shift pattern (40 hours a week in the winter season and 45 hours a week in the summer season), including working alternate weekends and occasional late shifts.

If you possess the skills we require then we would like to hear from you in writing, outlining how you could successfully contribute to this role (enclosing your current CV and salary expectation),
marking your envelope strictly private and confidential to:

Gail Ewing (HR), Hillside Animal Sanctuary, Hill Top Farm, Hall Lane, Frettenham, NR12 7LT

VOLUNTARY STAFF

Urgent - help required to dig up ragwort plants from fields also
To help clear droppings from fields

To transport our rescued dogs to the veterinary practice for neutering, vaccinations
and other treatments.

The volunteers will need to be experienced in handling dogs.

Dogs walkers also very welcome ...

Volunteers must agree to Hillside's Health and Safety policies

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If you are able to help, please write to: Gail Ewing, Hillside Animal Sanctuary,
Hill Top Farm, Hall Lane, Frettenham, Norwich NR12 7LT

 

Hillside Farm Secretary (Position now filled)
Based at Frettenham


If you’re well organised, have good computer skills and like the idea of working to help animals, this could be the job for you.


Duties will include:
  Keeping records of livestock and movements using Excel spreadsheets
  Costing and ordering equipment and supplies
  Typing, filing and other general administrative tasks
  Keeping up to date with animal health regulations, health and safety


The successful candidate should possess:
GCSEs in English and maths along with good computer, numeracy and administrative skills. 
The ability to work alone and also as part of a team
Good spoken and written communication skills
A well organised approach to work
Accuracy and attention to detail
An interest in animal welfare
Current driving licence
Excellent time-keeping and attendance to work
Willingness to put on wellies and work outside in all weathers to record animal related information

Hours required: 30-40 per week mainly Monday - Friday

Please apply in writing with an indication of your salary expectation and enclosing a current CV.  Post your application (marking your envelope strictly confidential), to Gail Ewing (HR) Hillside Animal Sanctuary, Hill Top Farm, Hall Lane, Frettenham, Norwich NR12 7LT.

 

HORSE HANDLER (Position now filled)
Based at Frettenham

The successful candidates should possess:
Two years experience of handling horses with care, dedication and commitment.
Valid and current driving licence, with experience of horse box driving/trailer towing
Care and commitment for the well-being of horses and possesses equine-competency, with appropriate level of skills, experience, attitude and knowledge.
To assist in thorough assessments of all new horses, who are often unhandled, on their arrival, including haltering with head collars to make horses safe for staff, vets, dentists and farriers to handle.
To assist in handling and holding horses and picking up feet for the farrier when conducting routine foot maintenance.
To assist in the routinely worming and vaccinations of all horses.
To assist in loading and unloading horses into horse boxes safely, with due understanding, care and attention to the horses needs, implanting good memories and experiences for the horse.
To assist in the assessment of all individual horses’ nutritional requirements and advise the Yard Manager of their needs.
Excellent time-keeping and attendance to work.
Must be able to remain calm and in control when managing difficult situations.
Good communication skills and works effectively within a team.
Eager to learn and willingly undertakes new tasks.
Takes pride in their work and ensures their duties are carried out effectively and efficiently, within acceptable time-frames.

Please apply in writing with an indication of your salary expectation and enclosing a current CV.  Post your application (marking your envelope strictly confidential), to Stef Leary Hillside Animal Sanctuary, Hill Top Farm, Hall Lane, Frettenham, Norwich NR12 7LT.

Office Assistant (Position now filled)
Based at Frettenham

We are currently seeking to recruit an experienced and friendly Office Assistant who will be committed to providing an effective administrative support service in our Adoption Office.

The successful candidate will possess: 

Good standard of English and Maths
Experience of working in a busy office environment, with the flexibility to manage a variety of tasks within challenging time-frames
Excellent written skills combined with neat handwriting and attention to detail
Clear, positive verbal communications, combined with a polite and confidential telephone manner
Excellent organisational and administrative skills combined with proficient data inputting skills
Excellent time-keeping and attendance to work
Eager to learn and willing to undertakes new tasks
Happy to work within an environment where one or two of our rescue dogs are waiting to be re-homed and are free to “live” and play within the office area, to enable them to develop social skills with people and other dogs.
Flexible working style and able to cover holidays, bank holidays and five Open Days a year
Valid Driving Licence

Supports the Sanctuary’s Ethos and Values with a genuine interest in animal welfare

 If you possess these skills and characteristics, then we would like to hear from you.

Please apply in writing with an indication of your salary expectation and enclosing a current CV.  Post your application (marking your envelope strictly confidential), to Gail Ewing (HR) Hillside Animal Sanctuary, Hill Top Farm, Hall Lane, Frettenham, Norwich NR12 7LT.

Please do not submit your application via the web-site/email address – thank you.

 

 

Stockperson – Small Animals (Position now filled)
Based at Frettenham

We are currently seeking to recruit a full-time Stockperson who will be committed to providing excellent care for our sick, injured and retired animals. They include rabbits, guinea pigs, goats, sheep, poultry (chickens and turkeys), aviary birds, waterfowl and ferrets, with many of these animals having special requirements due to old age, poor health or mistreatment in the past.

The successful candidate will possess:
A genuine interest in animal welfare
Animal husbandry qualification and/or experience of working with small animals, in providing a high standard of care
Possesses good communication skills and works effectively within a team
Takes pride in their work and ensures their duties are carried out effectively and efficiently
Possesses a “can-do” practical “hands-on” and hard-working attitude towards work
Remains calm and in control when managing challenging situations
Excellent time-keeping and attendance to work
Valid and current driving licence
If you possess these skills and characteristics, then we would like to hear from you.

Please apply in writing (with an indication of your salary expectation) and enclosing a current CV.

Post your application (marking your envelope strictly private and confidential), to Gail Ewing (HR) Hillside Animal Sanctuary, Hill Top Farm, Hall Lane, Frettenham, Norwich NR12 7LT.

 

 

Office Assistant - Evenings (Position now filled)
Based at Frettenham

We are currently seeking to recruit a part-time Office Assistant on our evening shift (three evenings over seven, four hours each evening),
to support the General Office Manager in providing administrative and reception services to a high standard;
To support and promote the values of our Sanctuary whilst possessing a genuine interest in the welfare of animals.

Qualifications and Experience
GCSE English and Maths (minimum Grade C) and IT qualification
Experience of working within a busy office environment, with the flexibility to manage a variety of complex tasks within challenging time-frames
Valid Driving Licence and own transport arrangements

Qualities
Excellent written skills combined with neat handwriting and attention to detail
Clear and concise verbal communication skills combined with a polite telephone manner
Proficient computer literacy data inputting skills
 Excellent organisational and administrative skills
Able to work on occasional weekends and Bank Holidays and attend Sanctuary Open Days
If you are happy to work within an environment where one or two of our rescue dogs are waiting to be re-homed and
are free to play within the offices, to enable them to develop social skills with people and other dogs. 

If you also possess the skills we require we would like to hear from you in writing, outlining how you could successfully
contribute to this role (enclosing a current CV and salary expectation), marking your envelope strictly private and confidential to:

 Gail Ewing (HR), Hillside Animal Sanctuary, Hill Top Farm, Hall Lane, Frettenham, Norwich NR12 7LT.

 

 

 

MAINTENANCE PERSON (Position now filled)
Based at Frettenham NR12 7LT

We are currently seeking to recruit full-time Maintenance Personnel, to ensure all maintenance work within the Sanctuary is carried out efficiently in a timely manner.

The successful candidates should possess:
Genuine interest in animal welfare issues
Valid and current driving licence – essential
Trailer Towing licence (B+E) – desirable
Experience of tractor driving - desirable
Carpentry/woodworking certification – desirable
JCB licence – desirable
Welding certification – desirable
Possesses a 'can-do' practical 'hands-on' approach, with a hard-working attitude, requiring minimum supervision
Enjoys a variety of maintenance jobs and enjoys working outdoors in all weather types
Excellent time-keeping and attendance to work
Remains calm and in control when managing challenging situations
Able to work a rota shift pattern (40 hours a week in the winter season and 45 hours a week in the summer season), including working alternate weekends

If you also possess the skills we require we would like to hear from you in writing, outlining how you could successfully contribute to this role (enclosing a current CV and salary expectation), marking your envelope strictly private and confidential to:

 Gail Ewing (HR), Hillside Animal Sanctuary, Hill Top Farm, Hall Lane, Frettenham, Norwich NR12 7LT

Closing date 6th March 2014



SECRETARIAL ASSISTANT/VOLUNTEER CO-ORDINATOR (Position now filled)

Based at Frettenham – NR12 7LT

We are currently seeking to recruit a Secretarial Assistant/Volunteer Co-ordinator who will be committed to providing an effective secretarial service to the Founder/Director.

The successful candidate will possess:

A genuine interest in the welfare of animals
Excellent standard of English and Maths
Experience of providing secretarial/administrative support, with the flexibility to manage a variety of tasks within challenging time-frames
Experience of Photo-shop or similar computer programme an advantage
Excellent letter writing skills combined with an acute attention to detail
Positive verbal communications, combined with a polite and confidential telephone manner
Excellent organisational and administrative skills combined with proficient IT skills
Excellent time-keeping and attendance to work and willing to undertake new tasks
Valid Driving Licence and own transport
Happy to work within an environment where one or two rescue dogs are waiting to be re-homed and are free to
play within the office area, to enable them to develop social skills with people and other dogs.

If you also possess the skills we require we would like to hear from you in writing, outlining how you could successfully contribute to this role
(enclosing a current CV and salary expectation), marking your envelope strictly private and confidential to:

 Gail Ewing (HR), Hillside Animal Sanctuary, Hill Top Farm, Hall Lane, Frettenham, Norwich NR12 7LT.

Applications now closed

 

RECEPTIONIST/SUPPORT ADMINISTRATOR (Position now filled)

Based at Frettenham Full-time (40hr)


  We are currently seeking to recruit a full-time experienced, friendly Receptionist/Support Administrator who is committed to providing an excellent reception and administrative support service to the Sanctuary.

The successful candidate will possess:

*Excellent telephone skills with a natural ability to greet visitors to the site in a friendly manner whilst positively promoting the work of the Sanctuary.   

*Excellent written skills, combined with a strong command of the English language are essential, as supporters' correspondence requires a sympathetic response
*High level of proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Word, Excel and Outlook, with the ability to work to defined administrative procedures, attention to detail and uses own initiative.   *Excellent organisational and administrative skills, with confidence to manage a busy and varied workload, whilst on occasions having to meet demanding deadlines.  

*Ability to multi-task and be flexible in the support of different departmental needs, including stock-ordering.  

*A genuine interest in animal welfare issues and a desire to bring a positive approach to working within an animal sanctuary environment.  

*Formal qualification requirements include Business Administration, Information Technology and English language, although not essential where candidates are able to demonstrate competency.  

If you believe you possess the skills and attitude required for this role then we would really like to hear from you.   Please apply in writing, outlining how you could successfully contribute to this role (enclosing a current CV) and marking your envelope strictly private and confidential, to Gail Ewing (HR) Hillside Animal Sanctuary, Hill Top Farm, Hall Lane, Frettenham, Norwich NR12 7LT.   

The closing date for this role is Thursday 10 May 2012.  

We look forward to hearing from you!

 

 

HR OFFICER (Position now filled)

at Frettenham

(initially six month contract – temp/perm)

To provide hands on support to our staff and to ensure HR polices and procedures are in line with current legislation.   The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate good written and verbal communication skills and be proficient in the use of word processing; also have a polite telephone manner and excellent command of the English language, good computer skills including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook).

Ideally, you will be CPP qualified and have a minimum of two years experience of working within a HR generalist role. Must have a genuine interest in animal welfare and be prepared to assist with other duties as required.   The ability to communicate on a wide range of matters, many of which are of a sensitive and confidential nature. Good personal organisational skills, combined with attention to detail and a confident ability to juggle a variety of tasks are required for this important role. Must be able to use initiative and at times, work under pressure to tight deadlines.  

Approximately 30-40 hours Monday to Friday (five days), must be flexible due to the nature of this important role.

Closing Date Friday 2nd March 2012 

Please apply in writing with CV to Kim Paul (HR), Hillside Animal Sanctuary,
Hill Top Farm, Hall Lane, Frettenham, Norwich, NR12 7LT stating what qualities/strengths you can bring to this role
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CAFE ASSISTANT (Position now filled)
at West Runton


 Part time position until October 2011
(our cafe serves vegan food)


Please contact James Gooderham on 01603 767670

 

 

HORSE CHECKER (Position now filled)

Experienced horse person to check 10-12 horses, at summer grazing,
twice a day in the Poringland area.

This will involve 2-3 hours daily, checking to make sure the animals are in good health
and keeping the fields clear of droppings.

This position is for 5 or 6 days weekly until the Autumn

References will be required

If you are interested in this position, please write to: Kim Paul, Hillside Animal Sanctuary,
Hill Top Farm, Hall Lane, Frettenham, Norwich NR12 7LT

 

ANIMAL ADOPTION COORDINATOR (Position now filled)

at Frettenham


To oversee and deal with every aspect of our Adoption Scheme which raises vital funds to feed and care for our rescued animals. Experience in creative writing and photography is vital to this position, also to understand and be able to operate the involved computer system. The successful applicant must be able to cope with the mental and physical aspects of this demanding role and will be able to demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills, have an excellent telephone manner, neat handwriting, be proficient in the use of word processing including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook) and have a genuine interest in animal welfare.

Full time position (40 hours) including some weekends

Closing Date: Monday 10 January 2011

Please apply in writing with CV, stating what qualities/strengths you can bring to the role to:

Kim Paul (HR), Hillside Animal Sanctuary,
Hill Top Farm, Hall Lane, Frettenham, Norwich, NR12 7LT

 

DOG RESCUE CO-ORDINATOR ASSISTANT (Position now filled)

at Frettenham

To help organise dog rescue and rehoming in Norfolk.

Excellent administration and record-keeping skills are essential to manage all aspects
of this challenging role to ensure that all dogs in need are neutered, vaccinated and micro-chipped
before being found suitable loving homes.
The successful applicant will also be required to help with other office duties within the Sanctuary.

Full time (40 hours) flexible position to include some weekend work.


Please apply in writing with CV to: Kim Paul, Hillside Animal Sanctuary,
Hill Top Farm, Hall Lane, Frettenham, Norwich, NR12 7LT

 

SECRETARY (Position now filled)

at Frettenham

To sympathetically answer correspondence from our supporters and deal with a variety of other tasks in this busy role.

Must have a genuine interest in animal welfare with a sound knowledge of farm animal welfare issues.

The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills and be proficient in the use of word processing; also have an excellent telephone manner and command of the English language, good computer skills including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook).

  They must have the ability to communicate, both written and verbally, on a wide range of animal matters, many of which are of a sensitive nature.  Good personal organisational skills, combined with attention to detail and a confident ability to juggle a busy workload are required for this important role.  Must be able to use initiative and work under pressure, and to tight deadlines.


Full time position (40 hours)

Closing Date: Friday 3rd December 2010 (previous applicants need not apply)

Please apply in writing with CV, stating what qualities/strengths you can bring to the role to:

Kim Paul (HR), Hillside Animal Sanctuary,
Hill Top Farm, Hall Lane, Frettenham, Norwich, NR12 7LT

 

RELIEF VETERINARY MANAGER (Position now filled)
at Frettenham

To oversee and organise all aspects of our veterinary department and to be responsible

for the veterinary needs of all animals in Hillside's care both at Frettenham and West Runton.

The successful candidate must have equine and farm animal veterinary experience, be a good team player and communicator, as well as having the ability to use their own initiative and report any concerns to management in a timely manner. You must also be able to delegate work and identify any training needs. Assist with staff reviews, issues/concerns and any adhoc duties as required including ensuring the cleanliness and presentation of the section is of a high standard.

This role involves working closely with other staff and management, also outside authorities.

Please apply in writing with CV to: Kim Paul, Hillside Animal Sanctuary,
Hill Top Farm, Hall Lane, Frettenham, Norwich, NR12 7LT

 

WEEKEND STOCKPERSON (Position now filled)

at West Runton

  Duties include: Assisting with the preparation of feeds and feeding the animals, recognising health problems, replenishing and cleaning water containers and tanks, checking/replacing bedding, mucking out the stables, shelters and other enclosures, clearing fields of ragwort/stones and any other duties as necessary.   Experience of working with large animals (sheep, cattle, horses and pigs) is desirable.   Hours 07.30 - 16.00
This position is initially for a six month contract with view to permanent employment.  

Please apply in writing with CV to: Kim Paul, Hillside Animal Sanctuary,
Hill Top Farm, Hall Lane, Frettenham, Norwich, NR12 7L