Livestock Checker - Canterbury & Swale Area
Overview of the role
All livestock checks should take place before 12 noon and during daylight hours. Kent Wildlife Trust’s Health & Safety policies specifically state no lone working in the hours of darkness. All checks should aim to be completed by mid-day. All sites are different both in size and variety of animals to seek out and find. The average is about 1 hour, not including travel time, but some sites like Oare Marshes routinely take 2 hours or more.
Oare, South Swale, Wraik Hill, Broadham, Fox’s Cross and South Blean.
A day in your life might include...
The time it takes to complete welfare checks varies greatly from day to day. Training will take place outside in small, COVID compliant groups and for this reason we may require you to attend on a separate day and location to the one you have applied for.
Days and times we would like you to be available
1-2 days per week. As some sites have livestock for only a short period it would be preferable if you were able to check multiple sites in this area. This volunteering role is rota based and therefore a level of flexibility is desirable but not essential.
Benefits to volunteering and training opportunities
Livestock checker induction training - Tuesday 6th July and Saturday 10th July 2021. Access to beautiful nature reserves, reasonable travel expenses paid.
Experience and skills required
Please bear in mind this role requires training prior to starting, a smart phone and a high level of commitment due to the animal welfare implications. Often the livestock checkers are required to travel to remote sites therefore, suitable transport is essential.
Want to know more?
Please contact us at email@example.com or call on 01622 662012.