Job Vacancies

Are you passionate about the welfare of animals? Are you interested in pursuing a career with animals and are looking to gain experience? Then a position at Hopefield Animal Sanctuary may be right for you! Any job or volunteer opportunities that become available will be uploaded to this page so please keep checking back for the latest positions.
FUN FACT
Hopefield is home to over 100 species of animals, and over 500 animals in total!

JOB VACANCIES

Café Manager

Days: Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday (overtime available during school holidays)
Hours: 9am to 3.30pm
Salary: £23,000 – £28,000 (pro-rata)
Closing date: Sunday 10th March
Start date: Around 22nd March

Hopefield Animal Sanctuary has been running for 40 years and offers a home for life to over 600 neglected and unwanted animals.

For the last 10 years, we’ve opened more to the public to generate much-needed funds for the animals. One of these improvements to the sanctuary was the development of Max’s Café. This has grown from strength to strength, and we’re very proud to serve only 100% plant-based products.

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To apply, please email your CV and cover letter to office@hopefield.org.uk

Café Assistant

Days: Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday (overtime available during school holidays)
Hours: 9am to 3.30pm
Wages: £6.40 – £11.44 per hour
Closing date: Sunday 10th March
Start date: Around 22nd March

Hopefield Animal Sanctuary has been running for 40 years and offers a home for life to over 600 neglected and unwanted animals.

For the last 10 years, we’ve opened more to the public to generate much-needed funds for the animals. One of these improvements to the sanctuary was the development of Max’s Café. This has grown from strength to strength, and we’re very proud to serve only 100% plant-based products.

We’re looking for a Café Assistant to join our friendly team in Brentwood until the end of our visitor season (end of December). 

Responsibilities include (but aren’t limited to): 

  • Taking orders
  • Handling payments
  • Food & drink preparation including hot food like chips
  • Maintaining general cleanliness of Max’s Café 


Level 2 Food Hygiene certificate preferred but can be completed prior to starting (at no cost to the candidate).

To apply, please email your CV and cover letter to office@hopefield.org.uk

Event Staff

Days: Various dates (event weekends & school holidays)
Wages: £6.50 – £11.44 per hour
Contract: Zero-hour 
Closing date: Sunday 10th March
Start date: Saturday 30th March

Hopefield has been running for 40 years and offers a home for life to neglected and unwanted animals. We currently have over 600 in our care. For the last 10 years’ we have opened more to the public to generate much-needed funds for the animals.

We’re putting together a team of friendly, outgoing people to assist on event days and during the school holidays when we have lots of activities taking place!

Some of the roles we’re looking to fill include (but aren’t limited to): 

  • Supervising children participating in sand art/ceramics painting etc. 
  • Face painting
  • Car park attendants 
  • Managing stalls e.g. funfair games 
  • Soft play bus supervision
  • Inflatables supervision


You must provide a high level of customer service with a friendly, can-do attitude at all times.

To apply, please email your CV and cover letter to office@hopefield.org.uk

Animal Care Giver/Activity Host

Days: Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday
Hours: 8am to 4pm
Wages: £6.40 – £11.44 per hour
Closing date: Sunday 3rd March
Start date: Immediate start

Hopefield Animal Sanctuary is home to over 600 rescued, neglected, and unwanted animals, and we provide them with a loving home for life. Our ethos is that our animals can live out the rest of their lives at the sanctuary, safe and free from harm. We don’t believe in disciplining our animals, but instead, altering our ways to suit each of their special needs. As rescue animals, they all have their quirks and different characters that we all learn to love. 

A big element of keeping the sanctuary running, and providing for our residents, is hosting a range of events, experiences, birthday parties, etc. This position will be split between working with our incredible animals and hosting visitor-related activities. 

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To apply, please email your CV and cover letter to office@hopefield.org.uk

Volunteering

Animal Care Volunteers

It’s no secret that we couldn’t do a fraction of what we do for our 600+ rescued residents without the care, time and dedication of our truly amazing volunteers, so first off a HUGE thank you to them all! We do, however, need a few more!

Exotic Animal Volunteers (any day excluding Saturdays)

This is a fantastic opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of our animals, and we’re looking for people (must be age 18+) who aren’t afraid to muck in – quite literally! There will be mud, poop and smells, but there will also be plenty of laughs and magical moments.
 
You will be working with some incredible animals including parrots, small birds, reptiles, birds of prey, inverts including tarantulas and help with the exotic mammals. A general working day with us would include tasks such as feeding, watering, mucking out / cleaning enclosures, administering medication, providing enrichment and much more!
 
You can choose between the following working hours: 
 
  • 8.00am – 4.00pm (full day)
  • 8.00am – 1.30pm (half day)

To apply, please download and complete our application form here and email it to our Office Manager, Sophie on office@hopefield.org.uk.

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