Crosskennan seeking equine care assistant

CROSSKEENAN Lane Animal Sanctuary is seeking a responsible, reliable, flexible hard-working Full Time Equine Care Assistant to work at it’s busy yard in Antrim.

Applicants must be physically fit, have a full UK driving licence, access to a car and must have experience in working in a busy stable yard and in working with young and difficult horses

Lyn Friel, the charity’s founder and manager, says that the duties will include assisting in the care of the horses such as feeding, grooming/bathing; basic first aid/treatment of minor illness or injury as directed by a vet and assisting with mucking out of stables/other areas and also cleaning/maintaining of tack. Other duties include exercising horses either by riding them or leading them and the successful applicant may be required to carry out other ad hoc duties to ensure efficient day-to-day running of the sanctuary i.e. working with small animals and supporting volunteers with their workload.

Due to the uniqueness of this role, short-listed applicants will be required to work a one day trial before commencement of employment to enable them to see the role in its entirety. For further information please contact 02894465384 or Applicants should post their CV to 26 Crosskennan Lane, Antrim, BT41 2QY - CVs can also be emailed. Closing Date 21-01-2013.

Crosskennan Lane Animal Sanctuary, the first educational equine welfare charity to have been set up in N.Ireland, began as a response to an inadequate animal welfare system. Since being granted charitable status in 1996, it has brought equine welfare to the fore. It is committed to promoting awareness and knowledge of animal welfare issues throughout the province.

The charity is concerned with the rescue and rehabilitation of animals, in particular horses and ponies but also dogs, cats and chickens, that have been abused and neglected. At CLAS the animals are encouraged, wherever possible, to ‘earn their keep’ and following a comprehensive training period, many of our horses participate in the animals helping people programs, animal care courses, pony parties, own a pony experiences, coffee mornings & afternoons and community events.