Job entails daily care of a maximum of eighteen horses and ponies kept in groups. This includes feeding, turning out, mucking out, grooming, keeping the yard and barns tidy and all usual yard duties. A good standard of physical fitness is required for this role.
You will be involved with assisting in training a variety of horses and need to be prepared to work with these animals in an ethical manner to help prepare them for eventual rehoming. Riding can be sporadic depending on what we have in at any given time, we do bring on and back horses as and when the need arises.
The ideal candidate will have empathy for horses and be confident handling horses of varying levels of experience and temperaments with varied history. A cheerful disposition, a flexible attitude and a strong work ethic are all beneficial! This role would suit a junior groom with an interest in keeping horses in a more holistic manner and working in the charity sector. At the sanctuary we like to keep the horses lives enriched and as stress free as possible. You will have the ability to follow instructions and be able to work on your own initiative when needed.
You will be required to carry out one evening duty per week which involves dealing with the other animals on site too. Please note, this is a rural location, night life is possible with effort.
Live in, self-contained accommodation, with shared (with one other) bathroom and kitchen.
Pets are welcome, sorry, no own horse on site.
Accommodation on site. 28 days paid holiday, 10 days sick, pension, uniform provided, boot allowance.
- Earliest start date 16th December 2019
- Continent/Country United Kingdom
- Position/s available Groom
- Postcode/postcode region (if live out)
- Yard disciplines/Activities Rescue
- Riding Optional riding, No riding required
- Required Skills Bandage, Equine First Aid, Long Rein, Lunging, Muck Out
- Non-equine skills required Pet Care/Sitting
- Accommodation provided Shared with other employee
- Days per week 5
- Salary currency £
- Salary guide 8.21ph /NMW
- Salary Period Hourly
- Must Drive Car
- Must have own car? Yes
- Pets welcome? Yes
- Own horse welcome? No
- Smoking allowed? No