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


£17,256.00 PER ANNUM

Reporting to the Estates Manager you will be responsible for the maintenance and repair of agricultural machinery and plant.   In addition you will work alongside the Estates team undertaking a variety of ground and building maintenance duties.

It is essential you hold a level 2 Diploma in Agriculture or Engineering or have two years practical experience in plant and agricultural machinery servicing and repair.

It is desirable you hold an NPTC level 2 award in safe use of pesticides and a NPCT level 2 award in chainsaw and related operations.

Due to the location and role it is essential you have access to transport and the ability to travel.  For a job description please click here.  For an application form please click here.

Please email your completed application form to  or post for the attention of the Estates Manager, 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: 31 January 2015




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.
We also have vacancies for volunteers - please click here for more details. 

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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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01460 65214

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