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Animal Care Assistant

About the role

Holbrook Animal Rescue Charity in Horsham West Sussex are looking for an experienced mature animal care assistant for around 20 hours approx per week.


Due to the nature of the role, THIS IS A LIVE IN POSITION, with private, self-contained single accommodation - full details will be discussed at the interview stage. There will also be a requirement for full time to cover for holidays etc.

Holbrook is a kennel free rescue so applicants must have experience dealing with various types of dogs and be confident dealing with a variety of situations. You'll be feeding, grooming, walking and cleaning. Also ensuring the well-being of all dogs and other animals. Holbrook animal rescue prides itself on being a kennel free rescue where the dogs get to roam our facility. Due to us being a kennel free rescue, confidence around dogs is a must, we provide constant sanctuary for multiple types of animals that may find it difficult to find home for various reasons. They all thrive with us here at the centre but may come with certain behavioural quirks that will need addressing.


The role also involves daily care of our horses, sheep, goats, chickens, cats & other small animals we provide sanctuary for. Full training in our procedures will be given. The rescue centre and accommodation is obviously a non-smoking environment. As there will be a need for ‘on call’ from time to time, the live in aspect is vital.


The ideal candidate would need to have a background in animal care.


About you

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have experience around a variety of dogs and other animals​

  • Be able to co-ordinate volunteers and deal with visitors

  • Be able to work individually and be an effective team leader

  • Show initiative in situations and problem solve

  • Be confident dealing with dogs in a large group

  • Comply with all health and safety procedures


This is a self-employed position
£12 per hour.

There will be additional payment for holiday cover.

How to apply

Email only please to the treasurer, do not call. Email with a cover letter and cv stating why you think you are right for this live in role.

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