The main focus of the role will be to develop a range of educational services for Remus, from visiting a place of learning, to encouraging students of all ages to visit the Sanctuary. Visits will be tailored to meet the needs of the individuals, qualifications and experience required.
Cara Wilson, 37, born in London but schooled in Rayleigh, has recently moved back to the area. She has a BSc in Animal Behaviour and Welfare and has been either lecturing about animals or working with them for nearly 15 years. In September, she will commence lecturing at Seevic College in Benfleet, covering two BTEC National Diploma syllabuses in animal care and management. Additionally, Cara runs a dog training school with pet behaviour counselling.
“I have a true passion for animal welfare”, says Cara, “I firmly believe that educating the next generation of animal owners is the way to improving animal welfare, for all species, and I’m really excited to be working with Remus.”
Sue Burton, founder of Remus Horse Sanctuary in 1983, further explained, “We already work closely within the local community including work experience placements and taking ponies to visit residential homes. However, Cara’s appointment will really allow us to expand into adult education. She will play an important part in raising awareness of our work, not only in Essex but the wide community and she’s a great addition to the team.”
For further information, visit www.remussanctuary.org or contact Cara Wilson on tel: 01277 356191.