Job Title: Groom/Animal Carer
Contract type: Part Time (2 days per week to include three out of four weekends a month)
London: Virginia Water
Salary: £10 per hour – £7,800 per annum.
Must be reliable, able to take sole-charge when required and have working flexibility to cover the full-time groom’s annual leave.
A beautiful private family estate with two horses (one 15.2hh Irish Sports Horse and one 14.1hh Connemara), both of which are used for leisure riding for the Family. There is also the potential of another pony coming to the yard in 2022. Must be a lightweight rider, confident to hack alone and school to a good standard.
The role includes all general yard duties to a high standard and exercising of the horses each day. When the Family are in residence, the horses must be groomed and tacked up for the Family when required. You must be friendly, approachable, and good with young teenage children.
The position would also include looking after the Family’s chickens, ducks, rabbits, rats, dog and cat so must have a passion for animals.
Looking for someone with a can-do attitude, who can use their own initiative and be a team player.
Must be able to drive due to location, a trailer license would be a bonus but not essential.
BHS Stage 2 would be advantageous or 5+ years previous groom experience.
Live out role
Opportunity for riding lessons with a qualified instructor to gain further experience. A well-behaved dog is also welcome on-site.
- Earliest start date 18th October 2021
- Continent/Country United Kingdom
- Position/s available Groom
- Yard disciplines/Activities Family Yard
- Riding Applicants must ride
- Required Skills None
- Non-equine skills required None
- Accommodation provided None
- Days per week 2
- Salary currency GBP
- Salary guide £10 per hour
- Salary Period Hourly
- Must Drive Car
- Must have own car? Yes
- Pets welcome? Possibly
- Own horse welcome? No
- Smoking allowed? No