Improving Mental Health, Together
When you join us at Hoofbeats Sanctuary, you become an essential part of our mission to improve mental health for the women and girls in our community. You’ll contribute to making a positive impact on the people and animals in our care.
Your voice will be heard, your well-being will be a priority, and you’ll find yourself working in the most supportive, collaborative, kind and compassionate environment that you could imagine. You’ll feel valued, and valuable, and you’ll experience a deep sense of belonging.
Your work will change lives – yours included.
Community & Donor Development Officer – POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED
We believe that financial disadvantage should never be a barrier to accessing mental health support and so we offer part and full scholarships for every program – allowing equitable access to all. We’re very proud of the fact that we are the only organisation in Australia that provides free equine therapy programs.
Because we don’t have significant income from service fees, we rely on grant funding, donations and business sponsorships to pay our bills and care for our equine therapy horses.
The Community & Donor Development Officer is responsible for supporting our donors so that they continue to support us, for managing relationships with existing business supporters and for finding new business supporters.
You’ll start with 12 hours per week on a casual basis. At the end of three months, if you’re happy and we’re happy, more hours can be offered and the role can role can become a permanent part-time one.
Please note that the sanctuary is primarily a volunteer-based organisation. In recognition of the invaluable role that our volunteers play in keeping the sanctuary operating 365 days a year, every paid employee is required to also volunteer a few hours at the sanctuary each week. For this role, being 12 hours per week, you would be required to volunteer for an additional 2 hours per week. You can volunteer extra hours in the same role or can choose a different team to volunteer with. Often, people like to volunteer on our Stable Team so that they get to know our beautiful horses and ponies.
This is a role for a confident “people-person” as it’s all about managing relationships. It’s also a role for someone who is passionate about mental health and who is committed to working hard to make sure that the sanctuary can continue to grow and to support even more clients into the future.
This is a key role in our organisation and you will receive all the support that you need to be successful.