Job Title: Head of Small Animals

40 Hours per week

£7.50 per hour, with a £45 monthly Head of Section allowance

Purpose of Job: 

As a Head of the Small Farm section you are responsible for the care and welfare of the small farm animals at the Sanctuary, the operational management of the Small Farm and the supervision of staff and volunteers assigned to the Section.  You will liaise closely with the Animal Care Manager and the Administration team.

You have an overall responsibility to ensure the proper care, control and wellbeing of the Small Farm animals belonging to the Sanctuary, whether accommodated at the Sanctuary permanently or in preparation for rehoming; and to manage and train the animal care staff and volunteers to meet the standards set by regulatory bodies and the Sanctuary itself.

Head of Small Farm entails caring for poultry, Rabbits, Guinea pigs, Aviary birds, Ferrets, Chipmunks, Chinchillas and sometimes other miscellaneous animals.  You will be looking to improve enrichment for the animals on this department and as it is the most public of all of our animal sections, be happy talking to Sanctuary visitors.

Closing Date: Monday 22nd May 2017

Please apply via application form and send to alternatively post to Daisy Spencer, HR Advisor, Ferne Animal Sanctuary, Wambrook, Chard, Somerset TA20 3DH.

Head of Small Animals Job Description

Application-Form – Head of Small Animals


Job Title: Cleaner

21 Hours per week

£7.50 per hour

An exciting opportunity due to expansion has arisen within the Sanctuary for Cleaner position. To ensure the Sanctuary’s offices, toilets, kitchens, staff rest rooms, outbuildings and public areas are cleaned to the required standards. To report any site maintenance requirements to the Estates Manager.

Due to the location and the role it is essential you have to access to transport and have the ability to independently travel.

Closing Date: Monday 29th May 2017

 Please send your CV and a covering letter to Paul Strawbridge, Ferne Animal Sanctuary,Wambrook, Nr Chard, Somerset TA20 3DH or email

Cleaner Job Description 2017

Cleaner Application Form


Job Title: Cafe Waiting Staff/Retail Staff

0 hours contract. Seasonal work including weekends and bank holidays

£7.50 per hour

To assist in our busy cafe and retail shops situated at Ferne Animal Sanctuary, Ilminster and Chard. Waiting on tables, serving members of the public, washing/clearing, stock replenishing, steaming, till work and assisting the Chef in the cafe and retail managers in the shops where needed. Good customer service is essential.

Closing Date: Wednesday 31st May 2017

Please email your CV to

Job description – Cafe Retail Waiting Staff 0hrs 2017

Application Form



Thank you for your interest in working for Ferne Animal Sanctuary. We always have spaces for volunteers – please click here for more details.