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A versatile, friendly person to help with all the duties involved in running a medium sized country house in a pretty, rural area of west Cheshire. Two teenagers – 16 and 17, two horses (14 and 15 hands) eventing at BE90/100 and Pony Club, dogs and chickens in lovely rural location. 20+ hours depending upon your talents. Must be a cheerful, self-motivated country loving person with high standards who is organised, tidy, flexible, honest and reliable.
Outside tasks include helping to look after 3 dogs, 4 hens and 2 ponies including mucking out and tack cleaning, possibly riding if experienced and lightweight. Inside, all the usual household tasks such as cleaning, laundry, looking after furniture, laying the fires and general tidying. Cooking simple healthy meals – often using vegetables from our own garden.
This job suits someone who pays attention to detail, enjoys variety and will happily get stuck in to whatever needs doing around the house, stables and garden (gardener also employed). At least some experience with horses/ponies is necessary and confident to lead in and out of the field and put on rugs etc. Sole charge on occasions. Car driver essential and ability to drive 7.5 ton horsebox a bonus. A couple or job share will be considered. Hours are negotiable with the larger proportion of the hours ideally being in the morning. The area has wonderful walks on National Trust land. You can live in a lovely one bedroom flat or live out if local. The position is highly recommended by previous employees with whom we stay in contact.
Car driver, basic horse and household skills
Furnished flat above the stable area near the house, one double bedroom, living room, good shower room and small kitchen. Central heating. Lovely walks nearby.
Can be flexible, with notice.
- Earliest start date 12th May 2021
- Continent/Country United Kingdom
- Position/s available Groom/Rider, Sole Charge, Manager, Home Groom, Housekeeper, Au Pair, Person Friday, Working Couple
- Yard disciplines/Activities Competitions, Dressage, Eventing, Family Yard, Pony Club Activities
- Riding Applicants must ride, Optional riding, No riding required
- Required Skills Muck Out
- Non-equine skills required Cook, Housekeeper, Pet Care/Sitting
- Accommodation provided Single, Shared with your partner
- Days per week 4-6
- Salary currency GBP
- Salary guide At least minimum wage
- Must have own car? Yes
- Pets welcome? Possibly
- Own horse welcome? Possibly
- Smoking allowed? No