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Thank you for your interest in working for Ferne Animal Sanctuary,  we currently have the following vacancies;


£8.00 PER HOUR
This is a new role to support the continued growth and development of Ferne Animal Sanctuary. 
As the Finance Assistant you will process supplier invoices, reconcile supplier statements, post receipts, handle cash and undertake general finance administration duties.  In addition you will support the Financial Controller and Senior Finance Assistant in year-end finance operations.
You will need to demonstrate excellent and accurate data entry skills, alongside the ability to effectively use Microsoft Office packages.  It is important you have good interpersonal skills and are willing to be flexible in the workplace.
The successful candidate will have proven experience of working in an administration setting.   It is desirable you have experience of SAGE line 50 and Enterprise MRM.
Due to the location and role it is essential you have access to transport and the ability to travel.  

To apply please download an application form by clicking here.  A job description can be downloaded by clicking here.

Please email your completed application form to  or post to Human Resources, Ferne Animal Sanctuary, Chard, Somerset, TA20 3DH.

Applications by CV will not be considered. Late applications will not be considered.
Closing Date:  12 noon Monday 3 November 2014



8.00 AM TO 5.00 PM SUNDAY
£6.84 PER HOUR

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Part Time Animal Care Attendant at the Sanctuary.   

Reporting to the Animal Care Manager you will be responsible for the care, welfare and enrichment of Sanctuary animals. Duties will include for example feeding, grooming, administering treatments and maintaining a high standard of hygiene. 

It is essential you hold a Qualification in Animal Care or have recent equivalent experience working in an Animal Care environment.

Due to the location and role it is essential you have a full driving licence and access to transport.  You will be paid for half an hours rest period in the morning and take a one hour unpaid lunch break. Full uniform will be provided.

To apply  click on APPLICIATION FORM.   Full details of the role can be downloaded by clicking here.

Please be aware CV applications it will not be considered.   Late applications will not be accepted.

Closing Date: Friday 24 October 2014 12 noon



Ferne Animal Sanctuary is seeking to recruit new Trustees who will bring skills, knowledge and enthusiasm to the board.

Over the last three years, the Sanctuary has experienced significant growth thanks to the generosity of our supporters and the increasing need for our services.
Do you have the time and interest to meet six times a year and sit on at least one specific committee?
If you have current or recent experience in any of the following, we’d love to hear from you:

• Animal Care/Welfare • Finance • Fundraising • Sales/Marketing/PR

Starting in this period of exciting development, as a Trustee, you would commit to attend board meetings and use your business acumen and strategic judgement to help safeguard the future of the animals needing our care.
If you have the right experience and skills and would like to join a team of committed people, please email your CV to: outlining your suitable experience, stating why you would like to be considered.

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Ferne Animal Sanctuary has been saving the lives of unwanted and abandoned animals for over 70 years.
Your support will mean this vital work can continue.

Ferne Animal Sanctuary strives to provide care and refuge for unwanted domestic & farm animals. The Sanctuary rehomes dogs & cats within a 30 mile radius of Ferne. Some horses & ponies are available for permanent loan; all other animals remain at the Sanctuary for the rest of their lives. We rely entirely on donations & legacies to continue its work. Some of the animals come to Ferne because they have been neglected or are no longer wanted. Others come to us because of circumstantial changes of their owners. All animals are given the care, attention & TLC they need to enjoy a happy life while they are at Ferne.

Charity Number 245671 | VAT Number 124428433

Postal Address :
Ferne Animal Sanctuary
Chard, Somerset
TA20 3DH

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Telephone :
01460 65214

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