Sole charge groom wanted for a small private family yard near Wantage in Oxfordshire. We are looking for someone who is experienced self-motivated, reliable and able to manage their own time.
We estimate 3-6 hours per day Monday to Saturday depending on exercise, farrier and the time of year etc, but you are responsible for ensuring the job is done.
This would be suitable for an experienced person who also wants to do freelance or other part time flexible work, but we expect priority to our horses. Previous job holders have almost all done this.
Must be a competent and sympathetic rider to help exercise /bring on 2 dressage horses.
You will have responsibility for all aspects of care of 4 stabled horses including 2 dressage horses requiring excersing/schooling generally 3 to 4 days per week. The other 2 horses are semi retired and do not generally need regular execise other than turn out. Duties include but not limited to, turnout, rugs, mucking out, tack maintenance, grooming, worming schedule. We also have three retired horses permanently at grass which need checking and sometimes feeding in winter as appropriate (car provided for this as 4×4 required for access).
Responsibilities also include ordering feed and bedding, arranging farrier, vet, etc as necessary as well as help with prep for competions, clipping and all activities necessary for the proper care of the horses, harrowing the school and ensuring paddocks are safe.
Some general duties include putting out waste and recycling, feeding the cat and being available for workmen coming to the house.
Own transport essential as we are not within easy walking distance of shops or other local amenities (2-3 miles). Being able and licensed to drive 7.5 ton horsebox would be an advantage.
Own transport and car license.
Capable rider with dressage training/experience
Responsible and reliable and well organised
Self-contained with a separate entrance but attached to the main house. Large bed-sitting room with short corridor to bathroom upstairs and a small kitchen downstairs. Access to and use of the house utility room with washer and drier.
Employee benefits including paid holiday, pension etc. Free accommodation including all household bills, own horse(s) welcome (including bedding and feed) as we have spare stables. Well behaved pets also welcome. May be opportunities to compete, and if you bring your own horse and are able to drive a 7.5t horsebox then this may also be available for your use (subject to availability and if over 25 yrs only).
- Earliest start date 27th April 2019
- Continent/Country United Kingdom
- Position/s available Sole Charge
- Yard disciplines/Activities Competitions, Dressage
- Riding Applicants must ride
- Required Skills Bandage, Clip, Equine First Aid, Exercise/Hack Out
- Non-equine skills required None
- Accommodation provided Single, Shared with your partner
- Days per week 6
- Salary currency £
- Salary guide Negotiable IRO £315 before taxes +pension contribution
- Salary Period Weekly
- Must Drive Car
- Must have own car? Yes
- Pets welcome? Yes
- Own horse welcome? Yes
- Smoking allowed? No