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


Fundraising & Marketing Assistant

Permanent contract

£7.15 per hour

35 hours per week

Based Wambrook, Chard, Somerset

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, flexible and self-motivated individual to join our team. 

The successful candidate will provide complete Fundraising and Marketing administration support, undertake event organisation and assist in the development of the Sanctuary’s fundraising and marketing activities.   

The successful candidate will have proven experience of working in an administrative role with demonstrable IT skills. Excellent organisational and time management skills are essential, alongside customer service delivery which exceeds expectations.   It is desirable you have experience or a qualification in Fundraising or Marketing. 

You will be required to work a rota of five days out of seven, including some weekend and Bank Holiday working.

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 please click here.   A job description and person specification 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 accepted.  No agencies please.

Closing Date:  Friday 1 August 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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