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HOURS: Part Time 
CONTRACT: Permanent 
HOURLY RATE: £9.90 per hour or £14.85 per hour for bank holidays

Change of Scene are recruiting for a reliable, hardworking individual with attention to detail to join our team as an animal caretaker for 2 hours per week on a Saturday afternoon/evening. 

The duties include:  

  • Carrying out general husbandry tasks for a range of different farm and small animals such as pigs, ponies, goats and guinea pigs.   

  • Provide and maintain a high standard of care, appropriate to the needs of each animal.  

  • Being confident in lone working with large animals such as ponies, alpacas and goats.   

  • Having attention for detail, noticing and reporting changes in behaviour and any concerns regarding the animals health.  

  • Being responsible for the general cleaning of animal feed areas 

  • Ensuring the site is left in a manner which is tidy, clean and free from health and safety hazards.   

Full training will be provided.  

The successful candidate will: 

  • Be independent and able to work much of the time alone, without other staff on site 

  • Be comfortable working outdoors through all seasons and in all weathers, being resilient and safely overcoming any adverse conditions. 

  • Be confident working with a range of large animal species such as horses and goats.  

Additionally, this post requires the worker to work half of all bank/public holidays, including Christmas, on an alternate basis. The opportunity to work further hours is available for occasional cover shifts on weekends/evenings.  

EXPERIENCE: Some experience working with large animals/equines is desirable but not essential 

SCHEDULE: 2 hours on a Saturday afternoon/evening as well as half of all UK bank/public holidays, including Christmas. Additional weekend cover work is sometimes available.  

Change of Scene promotes equality, diversity and inclusion in our workplace. We make employment decisions by matching business needs with skills and experience of candidates, irrespective of age, disability (including hidden disabilities), gender, gender identity or gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.  

The successful candidate will be required to apply for a criminal records check. A criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us. This will depend on the nature of the role and the circumstances of your offences.

To apply, please send your CV to

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