Looking for sole-charge groom for for small eventing and breeding yard near Stevenage in Hertfordshire.
This is a stay-at-home job in idyllic countryside surroundings, on a user-friendly indoor yard. Generally anywhere from two to four horses stabled including babies to CCI**, together with a couple of horses and babies living out.
Facilities include 6 stables, a w0rld-class 60 x 25m outdoor arena installed by Equestrian Surfaces, wash bay, rug room, lovely tack room with kettle, nespresso machine, microwave and all the usuals.
Self-motivated individual, comfortable with sole charge required. Candidate should not be phased by large, fit horses ad youngsters. Possibility of riding for the right person.
All usual duties including mucking out and daily poo picking, arena harrowing, liaising with vets, farrier and feed company and occasional (emergencies) helping with partner’s other animals. We have four dogs so dog friendly essential. Own dog negotiable.
This position requires someone cheerful, motivated, hard working and committed to providing top class care for a small team. On-going training is definitely possible, but the applicant would need the initiative to crack on with the usual daily work unsupervised after training and have very good basic knowledge.
The job requires someone to anticipate requirements and get excited by keeping a yard spotless and running smoothly but in a slightly less pressurised environment than a bigger commercial yard. This is our family home so a positive & can-do personality is important.
2020 will be a fun year on the yard as we have another rider basing themselves with us.
Because of the sole charge, this particular role probably wouldn’t suit an apprentice or school leaver.
Salary according to experience. Own horse could be a possibility.
Permanent position with contract, holiday and optional pension after 12 week probation period.
Hours are generally 07.30 til 5pm, but if someone was local we are open to discussion.
None – Live out
- Earliest start date 4th November 2019
- Continent/Country United Kingdom
- Position/s available Groom
- Postcode/postcode region (if live out)
- Yard disciplines/Activities Dressage, Eventing, Family Yard
- Riding Optional riding
- Required Skills Bandage, Clip, Equine First Aid, Muck Out, Sole charge, Supervisory Skills
- Non-equine skills required None
- Accommodation provided None
- Days per week 5 or 6, ideally Tuesday to Saturday.
- Salary currency Pounds
- Salary guide 8.50 - 10 ph
- Salary Period Hourly
- Must Drive Car
- Must have own car? Yes
- Pets welcome? Possibly
- Own horse welcome? Possibly
- Smoking allowed? Yes
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