Equine (Donkey) Assistant

  • Company: St Peter & St James Hospice
  • Location: St Peter & St James Hospice
  • Salary: £7.50 per hour
  • Contact Email: vanessa.cowle@stpeter-stjames.org.uk


The St Peter & St James Hospice is situated in the heart of the Sussex countryside near Haywards Heath, providing specialist palliative care for people towards and a the end of life.

We are currently recruiting for the following role at the Hospice based in North Chailey.

Equine Assistant, 1.5 hours per day Thursdays and Fridays (any time between 4pm and 7pm).

You must have equine experience and be competent and confident in the handling of donkeys (or ponies or horses). Duties will include providing foot care to the donkeys, administering eye ointment if required, worming procedures and being able to follow Farrier/Vet instructions as required. You will also be required to feed the donkeys and muck out their stable and yard areas. Flexibility is needed to be able to cover annual leave and sickness of the other Equine Assistant from time to time.

The role is subject to an enhanced DBS check and you also need your own reliable transport to get to the hospice.

St Peter & St James Hospice, North Common Road, North Chailey, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 4ED   

Charity No: 1056114