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Thank you for your interest in working for Ferne Animal Sanctuary.   We also always have spaces for volunteers - please click here for more details. 


Weekend Receptionist + holiday/sickness cover


£7.00 per hour


9-5 Saturday & Sunday 16 hours per week  


Based Wambrook, Chard


 Ferne Animal Sanctuary has been saving the lives of unwanted and abandoned domestic and farm animals for over 70 years.    The Sanctuary which is open to the public is set in 51 acres of beautiful countryside, including a conservation area, nature trail, picnic areas and restaurant.


 The Sanctuary is seeking a confident, self-motivated and enthusiastic Receptionist to join our small friendly team.  Reporting to our Administration Manager you will be responsible for the provision of efficient and accurate administration support and first line reception duties.  As a first point of contact to the public, you will have strong communication skills.


 The successful candidate will demonstrate excellent MS Office and IT skills, have experience in the provision of administration support and possess excellent customer service skills. 


 Due to the location it is essential you have access to transport.


This role will also include holiday & possible sickness cover so flexibility is vital.


To apply please download an application form Here.

Please email your completed application form to  or post to Human Resources, Ferne Animal Sanctuary, Chard, Somerset, TA20 3DH.Please be aware CV applications it will not be considered.   Late applications will not be accepted.


 Closing Date:  Friday 16th October 2015












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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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