Retail Shop Manager – 3 days pw

£8.72 ph

You don’t need a reason to help animals, so why not work in one of our charity shops today!
Our Chard charity shop are looking for a retail manager three days per week by rota. Our charity shops sell a range of donated clothing, accessories and children’s toys. Working in  our retail store could make a real difference to the lives of the animals in our care, as well as bringing fulfilment and enjoyment to you.

The key purpose of the role is to maximise sales and profits, achieving targets set, delivering high standards through the effective management of volunteers. You will have line management responsibility for volunteers. Responsible for the day to day operation and performance of the shops while ensuring that targets are met through excellent customer service, effective planning, good merchandising and stock control, housekeeping and volunteer cover.

Your background should have a good standard of general education including English, both written and oral and mathematics; previous retail experience, preferably at management level; and budget management, cash handling, banking and accounts. Your skills should include: a flexible approach to the work place; friendly and approachable; able to motivate others; good organisational skills; and a positive attitude to team work

Hours: 9.30 am – 4.45 pm with 1 hour unpaid lunchbreak. Job Share 3 days per week.

If you would like to receive an application form please email hr@ferneanimalsanctuary.org

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Ferne Animal Sanctuary is looking for a live in animal care attendant to work with our amazing team. The role is physically and emotionally demanding and you will be willing and able to work with all the animals at the sanctuary. We are particularly keen to hear from applicants with experience of looking after dogs and cats and preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate this.

Animal Care Attendant (live in) Full Time

£8.72 ph

 

PRIMARY DUTIES

• Responsible for the smooth running of the section on which they are working in accordance with the appropriate routines, rotas and instructions issued. Such duties will include, for example: feeding, grooming, exercising, micro-chipping health checks and the general well-being of their charges, administering treatments and medications instructed by the Manager, maintaining a high standard of hygiene and tidiness throughout the section.

• To take in and assess animals for integration and rehoming (where appropriate).

• To interview and assess potential adopters for dogs and cats and carry out the homing procedure.

• To carry out home checks when required and other errands when necessary.

GENERAL DUTIES

• To perform other tasks as instructed by the Manager e.g. land management, keeping the Sanctuary grounds and buildings tidy, simple maintenance tasks, dealing with the general public, office duties, driving errands (after production of a valid, clean driving licence).

Take care of all buildings, equipment and vehicles owned by the Sanctuary and be familiar with all aspects of health and safety at work, including fire regulations.

• Promote good relations with the general public (includes guided tours when requested). Have a friendly, polite attitude with the public and other staff.

• Contribute towards the desired climate and wellbeing of employees working and living at the Sanctuary.

• In addition to the duties and responsibilities listed, you may be required to perform other duties within your skill and competence as the employer may require.

WORKING CONDITIONS
• Some of the work may be unpleasant, physically and emotionally demanding.

• Animal care attendants as part of their duties will have to clean animal housing and lift, hold or restrain animals, risking exposure to bites or scratches.

• Work will often involve kneeling, crawling, repeated bending, and manual handling of supplies such as bales of hay or bags of feed.

• Animal care attendants work outdoors in all kinds of weather, and hours can be irregular.

• Animals must be looked after every day, so Animal Care Attendants will be expected to work evenings, weekend and bank holiday shifts. The shift pattern is five days out of seven.

• You need to be able deal in a compassionate manner with people in difficult circumstances.

ESSENTIAL CRITERIA
• Passion for improving the lives of animals
• Must be able to work alone and as part of a team
• Access to transport/driving licence
• Ability to attend work in a remote location not serviced by public transport
• Have a driving license and access to a vehicle
• Ability to undertake the physical nature of the work
• Qualification in Animal Care or equivalent experience working in an Animal Care environment

DESIRABLE CRITERIA
• General animal care experience including horse care would be advantageous.
• An interest in having input in animal enrichment and improving their environments
• An interest in ethical animal training

The Sanctuary reserves the right to vary or amend the duties and responsibilities of the post-holder at any time according to its needs.

Job Descriptions only reflect 80% of a role and are not an exhaustive list of duties. You will be expected to carry out other activities that are within the scope of the role and within your skill and competence.

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If you would like to receive an application form please email hr@ferneanimalsanctuary.org.

 

Ferne Animal Sanctuary – Chard

Estates Worker – General

£8.72 ph

Main purpose of the role

To support the Estates Manager in the maintenance of the farm land at Ferne including the Montague Panton Farm and to support the Estates team with general management tasks as required.

Key Responsibilities:
• To ensure that the farm land meets the standards required by the Estates Manager.
• To identify any issues and highlight these to the Estates Manager and agree remedial actions
• To ensure that all fields are managed in accordance with plans drawn up by the Estates Manager
• To ensure hedgerows are managed effectively
• To ensure all fences are maintained in good order
• To assist in the maintenance of animal enclosures and housing
• To support the Estates team with maintenance across the sanctuary including grounds maintenance, weeding, hedgerow management etc
• Cleaning duties
• To undertake driving duties
• In extreme weather conditions to help as required
• To comply with all Ferne’s policies and procedures
The Sanctuary reserves the right to vary or amend the duties and responsibilities of the post-holder at any time according to its needs. Job Descriptions only reflect 80% of a role and are not an exhaustive list of duties. You will be expected to carry out other activities that are within the scope of the role.

Essential Skills / Experience
• Have a positive and professional work attitude
• Have an ability to be flexible, tactful, diplomatic and supportive in your approach at all times
• Experience in the use of a wide range of tools and machinery including strimmers, mowers and hedge cutters
• Experience of driving tractors, trailers, quad bikes,vans and pick-ups
• Knowledge of farm maintenance
• The ability to work independently as well as in a team
• A keen understanding and belief in the mission of Ferne Animal Sanctuary
• Full valid UK driving licence

Desirable
• Chainsaw certificate
• Pesticide certificate
• Land management qualification

Education and Experience

  • GCSE Maths and English or equivalent
  • Experience in farm maintenance
  • Land management qualification
  • Understanding of health and safety incl risk assessments

Abilities/special aptitudes

  • Physically fit and able to carry out duties including lifting and use of power tools
  • Flexible and adaptable to changing needs of the sanctuary
  • Ability to use initiative when working unsupervised
  • Key skills and competencies
  • Good command of written and spoken English
  • Good organisational skills

Other Valid driving license

Ability to work weekends, bank holidays

A flexible approach

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If you would like to receive an application form please email hr@ferneanimalsanctuary.org.

Retail Shop Managers – Zero Hours

You don’t need a reason to help animals, so why not volunteer in one of our charity shops today!

Our Crewkerne, Chard and Honiton charity shops are looking for retail managers on a zero hours contract to cover holidays, absence and training. Our charity shops sell a range of donated clothing, accessories and children’s toys. Working on a Zero Hours contract as required in one of our retail stores could make a real difference to the lives of the animals in our care, as well as bringing fulfilment and enjoyment to you.

The key prupose of the role is to maximise sales and profits, achieving targets set, delivering high standards through the effective management of volunteers. You will have line management responsibility for volunteers. Responsible for the day to day operation and performance of the shops while ensuring that targets are met through excellent customer service, effective planning, good merchandising and stock control, housekeeping and volunteer cover.

Your background should have a good standard of general education including English, both written and oral and mathematics; previous retail experience, preferably at management level; and budget management,cash handling, banking and accounts. Your skills should include: a flexible approach to the work place; friendly and approachable; able to motivate others; good organisational skills; and a positive attitude to team work

Hours: Zero hours contract  to cover as required, 9.30 am – 4.45 pm with 1 hour unpaid lunchbreak. Job Share.

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Retail Assistants – Volunteers

You don’t need a reason to help animals, so why not volunteer in one of our charity shops today!

Want to improve your CV, meet new people and have fun whilst supporting the work of Ferne Animal Sanctuary? Why not consider becoming a Ferne retail volunteer?

Our Crewkerne, Chard & Honiton charity shops, and on-site gift shop, are looking for retail assistants. Our charity shops sell a range of donated clothing, accessories and childrens toys, with our lovely little gift shop selling an array of carefully selected products and produce. We need volunteers to help us sell these fantastic products to our customers and local supporters.

As little as four hours a week volunteering in one of our retail stores could make a real difference to the lives of the animals in our care, as well as bringing fulfilment and enjoyment to you.

Please download the below Volunteer Application Form and email to volunteering@ferneanimalsanctuary.org or alternatively post to Volunteering Department, Ferne Animal Sanctuary, Chard, Somerset, TA20 3DH.

 F.A.S Volunteer Application Form Issue 1.2 Jan 2019

Trustees

Ferne Animal Sanctuary was established in 1939 to care for the animals of people who went away to war. After the war many of the owners sadly did not return and Ferne took care of the animals left with them for the rest of their lives.

Today Ferne provides sanctuary for over 300 animals at its home in Somerset. We also re-home approximately 500 cats and dogs each year.

We are looking for people who have the experience to work at Board level and we encourage applications from all backgrounds, genders and ethnic groups.

We are looking to appoint a Trustee with a legal background. Preferably with experience of working in the charity sector, however, we would welcome applications from individuals with legal expertise in any field.

If you would like to receive an information pack and details on how to apply then please email hr@ferneanimalsanctuary.org.