Work for us

Join us in improving the lives of horses in the UK and worldwide.

Join us in improving the lives of horses in the UK and worldwide.

World Horse Welfare is an international charity that strives to support and strengthen the horse-human relationship through a combination of care, research, education and influence. We work to promote and protect welfare across the full spectrum of the equine world, including horses in need, sport and leisure horses, and horses used in work and production.

Our vision is to have a world where every horse is treated with respect, compassion and understanding. Why not come and join us and help us to improve welfare standards and stamp out suffering in the UK and worldwide?

World Horse Welfare is committed to championing equality and diversity in all aspects of employment and in the services that it provides. We encourage applications for all of our vacancies from under-represented groups, particularly ethnically diverse communities, LGBTQ+, and people with disabilities. 

World Horse Welfare takes great pride in being realistic, compassionate and forward-thinking and the successful applicant for any of our vacancies will be expected to share these values.

Our Head Office is based in Snetterton, Norfolk and is overlooked by our Hall Farm Rescue and Rehoming Centre. We also have Rescue and Rehoming Centres in Aberdeenshire, Lancashire and Somerset.

If you have any queries about a current vacancy please email for more information.


Expression of Interest to become a World Horse Welfare Trustee

Volunteering for World Horse Welfare comes in many different forms, from lending a hand at one of our farms, to providing administrative support at our Head Office.

Another way individuals can provide voluntary support is by joining our Council of Trustees – an elected group of professionals responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of our charity. Trustees are not expected to take part in the day-to-day running of the organisation, but as a group they are responsible for its general control and are required to act in its best interests. To do this effectively, our Council includes representatives with various areas of expertise and from different backgrounds.

In return for their time and knowledge, Trustees enjoy the opportunity to use and build their skills, influence the direction of the charity, attend a range of special events and become part of a diverse and friendly network.

We currently have three vacancies on the Council of Trustees for individuals with experience in the following areas:

  • Strategic marketing and commercial
  • Political/Government
  • Top-level equestrian sport

With the exception of equestrian sport, an experience of equines, whilst a bonus, is not required; you only need an empathy with our aims and an interest in helping to guide our work.

World Horse Welfare embraces a diversity of perspectives to inform our day-to-day work, something which we would also like to see reflected in membership of our Council. We encourage expressions of interest from currently under-represented groups, including people from a broad age range, LGBTQ+, ethnically-diverse communities and disabled people.

If you have relevant experience and would like to express an interest in becoming a Trustee, then please email a covering letter and your CV to Fiona Abel (

Closing date for applications: Friday 26th April 2024

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