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Welfare Education Coordinator

Closing date: 10 May 2022


Full Time Permanent Position - 35 hours per week
Circa Starting Salary £22,000 pa
Located in Stoneleigh, Warwickshire – (Agile working arrangements available)

Do you want to work for the nation’s largest equine charity? The British Horse Society has a passion for horses that is backed by knowledge and expertise. The BHS represents and provides a range of services for horse riders, horse owners, enthusiasts and professionals.

Our Home Team within the Society is made up of professionals who bring together a variety of experiences, backgrounds and perspectives. We celebrate the diversity of our people and place a high value on creating an environment where everyone can bring their whole self to work. We work with agility, giving you autonomy to make decisions about where, when and how you work within a set of principles that are agreed within teams.

The BHS Horse Care & Welfare team receive hundreds of enquiries and thousands of visits to our website advice every year. To ensure that our welfare educational resources remain current, and the production of new content, we are now looking for a Welfare Education Coordinator. The role includes attending our proactive events and working directly with a wide range of people.

So, you’re interested? Here is some information on the role…

Working as part of a proactive team, you will be responsible for the continued success of ensuring our horse care & welfare advice remains current, supported by peer-reviewed evidence-based science which is engaging and achievable for horse owners/carers to action. We are looking for someone who has excellent communication, engaging written skills and a great understanding of social media platforms and Human Behaviour Change. You must have the ability to create innovative new resources, manage a busy workload and be responsive to changing situations that may require a reactive response. Exceptionally strong equine knowledge and experience of working in the equine sector is essential for this role.

Reporting to the Welfare Education Manager, the Welfare Education Coordinator role will include delivering on our vital proactive work which includes our Horse Health Days and Healthcare & Education Clinics.

What will you get in return?

  • Annual Leave: 23 days + plus bank holidays (increasing to 25 days after 2 years’ service)
  • Pension: Automatic entry into our scheme after 3-month deferral period, contributions matched up to 5%
  • Health Benefits: health (income protection) insurance, health cash plan, life assurance at 4 x salary, yearly flu jab
  • Wellbeing Support: ‘Everymind at Work’ mental health and wellbeing app and quarterly webinars, opportunities to participate in range of engagement activities such as our book and gardening clubs, ‘Put the Kettle On’ informal virtual chats and our annual Funuary activities!
  • Training and Development: Access to a range of formal and informal development opportunities, including BHS Wise (our e-learning platform), our ‘A Day in Your Shoes’ cross-departmental work shadowing scheme and ‘C-Me’ communication workshops.

The British Horse Society is committed to achieving equality for all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.

We aspire to have a diverse workforce because, in our view, diversity enables better organisational outcomes. We also believe that a more inclusive workplace, where people of different backgrounds work together, ensures better outcomes for all employees. We therefore strongly encourage suitably experienced people from a wide range of backgrounds to apply.

Only suitable candidates will be directly contacted about this position and we will not store or process the data of candidates in any way unless consent has been obtained.

We would encourage you to submit your CV as early as possible if you are interested in working with us, as we may stop accepting applications before the currently advertised closing date if we receive a large number of suitable applications.

Download the job description here.

To apply please provide a covering letter and CV, highlighting relevant skills and experience and send along with your application to

Closing Date for applications: 10th May 2022

Interview Date: 25th & 26th May 2022

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