Voluntary Equine Welfare Adviser

at The British Horse Society
Location Various across UK, United Kingdom
Date Posted 15/03/2024
Category Animal and Equine
Job Type Part-Time Vacancies
Closing Date Ongoing recruitment


How to Apply

Our welfare advisers investigate reported welfare concerns and act as an advice point for all horse owners. As a result, they have improved the lives of literally thousands of horses.

Are you?

  • Knowledgeable about horse care and welfare with extensive practical experience (equivalent to BHS Stage 3 Groom as minimum)
  • A great communicator, diplomatic, sympathetic, able to have difficult conversations and positively influence people
  • A passionate educator with the skills and knowledge to help local equestrians stay current with their horse care

Welfare Advisers help to prevent welfare concerns through advice, support and education, building up relationships with their local equestrians so people feel comfortable asking for support when they need it. Many welfare cases result from lack of knowledge or understanding rather than wilful cruelty. Diplomacy is paramount, nobody wants to hear they have let their horse down or worse, caused them pain. As you can imagine Volunteer Welfare Advisers are very compassionate people, but this role can take an emotional toll. It is important that you know when to stop, when to remove yourself from a situation and when to take a breather.

Some Welfare Advisers choose to take additional training in our ‘Friends at the End’ scheme. These volunteers support local owners who need to make end of life decisions for their horses.

For full details and to apply, click HERE

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