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



14 HOURS PER WEEK 9.30-5.00 2 DAY ROTA
£7.13 PER HOUR

The Sanctuary is seeking a Seasonal part time Cook. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a good level of basic catering skills.  The role involves day to day delivery of the café menu, for example Panini, Jacket potatoes, Cream Teas, Beverages and Cakes, ensuring excellent levels of food, hygiene and customer service are maintained.

The Sanctuary will assist the successful candidate to obtain a level 2 food hygiene certificate and will provide uniform.  

The Sanctuary is not serviced by public transport therefore you will need to have access to transport. Free parking is available on site.

The successful candidate will work a rota pattern of Tuesday and Thursday one week, Saturday and Sunday the following week.   Some flexibility will be required to cover absence and events.  

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

Closing date:  23 September 2014

Restaurant Assistants - Zero Hour Contract Based Wambrook Chard

£6.37 PER HOUR

Ferne Animal Sanctuary is seeking to recruit Restaurant Assistants to work on an on call basis during busy periods and events.  For a full job Description click here.   For an application form click here.


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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