SRUC is unique in Scotland and one of the largest organisations of its kind in Europe. Our ambitious and exciting vision is to work at local, national and international levels, leading innovation and sustainable development in agriculture and rural sectors.
We are currently seeking two experienced Equine Technicians for these part time roles to care for horses kept at the new equine facility at Craibstone, paying particular attention to their welfare needs. The new equine facility at the Sunnybrae side of the campus includes internal stabling for up to 5 horses, a tack room and feedstore, a 20 x 40m outdoor arena and grazing. The facility will be used for delivering practical sessions for students undertaking the Equine Studies HNC and BSc Veterinary Nursing programmes.
Duties will include but will not be limited to feeding, watering, grooming, turning out, bringing in and mucking out, maintaining high standards throughout. In addition to this the successful applicant will be required to maintain accurate animal records and communicate any issues arising. There may be additional opportunities for appropriately qualified applicants to be involved in delivering some practical teaching sessions to HNC Equine Studies and BSc Veterinary Nursing students.
These are permanent part time posts of 12 hours and 9 hours per week respectively.
Closing date: 21 September 2021
Horse Care, BHS or equivalent qualification (minimum of National Certificate) and have practical experience of working with a variety of horses. Basic knowledge of the husbandry, housing and welfare needs of horses is also essential.
Part time permanent
- Earliest start date 20th September 2021
- Continent/Country Scotland
- Position/s available Groom, Groom/Rider
- Yard disciplines/Activities Riding School
- Riding Optional riding
- Required Skills Exercise/Hack Out, Maintenance Skills, Muck Out, Ride, School, Supervisory Skills, Teach
- Non-equine skills required None
- Accommodation provided None
- Days per week 3 or 4 days per week - 3 hours per day
- Salary currency GBP
- Salary guide £9.53
- Salary Period Hourly
- Must Drive Not Applicable
- Must have own car? No
- Pets welcome? No
- Own horse welcome? No
- Smoking allowed? No