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4 common pitfalls when employing staff and how to avoid them!

Keeping employing staff simple

This week’s blog is for all those interested in knowing more about the facts concerning employee wages, accommodation charges, holiday entitlements and finally sick pay, income tax, national insurance and pensions.

Linda Hudson, Head of Business Development at Educ8 Training, (our Apprenticeship provider partners), has in the last 10 years worked in both college and private training organisations and now kindly offers us all a short review with some handy hints, tips and links for good measure!

4 common pitfalls of employing staff and how to avoid them - Don't fall inThe information provided is given in good faith, but do ensure that the information you are working to is correct and appropriate for your specific circumstances and double check with a suitably qualified professional.

Linda possesses that rare ability which most of us appreciate, which is to be able to demystify the nuts and bolts of a normally quite complicated subject in just about the time it would take you to make and drink a nice cup of coffee. Time well spend these days on both counts I am sure you’d agree.

Thanks, Linda.

Caroline

 


4 Common pitfalls of employing staff

and how to avoid them

by Linda Hudson

4 common pitfalls of employing staff and how to avoid them - Employment LawWhen I was Autumn hunting many years ago I saw a bad accident caused by a ‘blind ditch’ and it left me with a fear of riding at speed across Autumn long grass which has remained with me to this day.  As many of you will know, at this time of year the long grass falls over, or into, little ditches and they become ‘blind’ or hidden.  An accident waiting to happen.

Being unaware of the law as it relates to us when employing staff can cause the same kind of sudden mishap.  Most equine employers intend to stay on the right side of the law but, as the old saying goes, ‘ignorance is no defence’ when you get it wrong.  When you are an employer there are quite a few ‘blind ditches’, or pitfalls as you might call them, that are easy to stumble into as time passes. Here are a few hints on what to watch out for if you employ anyone – including apprentices.

 

Pitfall 1:

Miscalculating wages

You will have heard of the National Minimum Wage, and you should also be aware of the National Living Wage because this falls into minimum wage legislation.  Did you know, though, that there are now five minimum wage rates?  Or that the apprentice minimum wage doesn’t apply to an apprentice who is aged 19 or over and has completed the first year of their apprenticeship?

These rates below are for the National Living Wage and the National Minimum Wage. The rates change every April. In recent years, several equine employers have fallen foul of this legislation quite unintentionally and some fines have been in the tens of thousands of pounds – enough to put many equine businesses out of business!  Equine employers have been publicly ‘named and shamed’ by Government after HMRC investigations for breaches of this legislation amounting to as little as under £300 underpayment of their staff.

4 common pitfalls of employing staff and how to avoid them - Keeping track of hours workedHandy Tip number 1: have a system so that you can keep an accurate record of hours actually worked by your staff (as opposed to contracted hours) and check this regularly.  This allows you to pick up issues such as if a member of staff is struggling with an excessive workload or someone is staying at work unnecessarily after their own tasks have been completed and is counting this voluntary overtime in their own working time records.

Handy Tip number 2:  Be clear about what constitutes working time and what doesn’tfor example, if you invite your apprentice to accompany you to a show during their time off, for the experience, but you don’t expect them to work as your main show grooms are in attendance.  Even something as simple as making sure your employees understand that their lunch break is unpaid and doesn’t count towards working hours is important especially if they are a young apprentice and this is their first employed position.  Voluntarily staying late (different from being asked to stay late) needs to be managed carefully.

 

Minimum wage rates 1st April 2019 – 31st March 2020

Year 25 and over       21 to 24   18 to 20    Under 18          Apprentice
April 2019       £8.21         £7.70     £6.15      £4.35              £3.90

 


Apprentices

4 common pitfalls of employing staff and how to avoid them - Apprentice WageApprentices are entitled to the apprentice rate if they’re either:

  • aged under 19
  • aged 19 or over and in the first year of their apprenticeship

Example An apprentice aged 22 in the first year of their apprenticeship is entitled to a minimum hourly rate of £3.90.

 

Apprentices are entitled to the minimum wage for their age if they both:

  • are aged 19 or over
  • have completed the first year of their apprenticeship

Example An apprentice aged 22 who has completed the first year of their apprenticeship is entitled to a minimum hourly rate of £7.70.

It’s an employer’s responsibility to be aware of the different minimum wage rates depending on the circumstances of their workers – and to make sure all eligible workers are paid at least the minimum rate they are entitled to.

Handy Tip Number 3: know your employee’s age and birthday.  It’s a very nice gesture to give them a birthday card, but it’s essential to ensure you are paying the correct minimum wage!

 

Pitfall 2:

Knowing when and how to legally charge employees for their accommodation

If you provide live in accommodation it is important to consider whether you wish to make a deduction from wages for this or not and, if so, how much.  Providing accommodation as part of a wage and benefits package can be helpful with regard to minimum wage calculations as a nominal value (accommodation offset rate) can be included towards the minimum wage.

The MAXIMUM accommodation charge which can be deducted from an apprentice is the ‘accommodation offset rate’ and is fixed by the government in April each year.  From 1st April 2019 – 31st March 2020 it is £52.85 per week or £7.55 per day and is explained more fully here.

4 common pitfalls of employing staff and how to avoid them - Providing Staff AccommodationNote – this is maximum, and you may choose to deduct less than this but should not deduct more from an apprentice, or any other employee who is receiving the National Minimum/Living Wage.

There is no rule to say that employers must deduct an accommodation charge but if no deduction is made, the offset rate is added to the employee’s wage for the purposes of checking whether the applicable minimum wage is being paid.

It is feasible, though, if the accommodation is free, that the combined wage and benefit in kind could be later construed by HMRC as producing an unexpected tax and/or National Insurance liability later.

The offset rate can be counted towards the minimum wage but of course, the minimum wage itself is a MINIMUM and may be increased if an employer wishes to pay more.  Many equine employers start an apprentice on the minimum wage but increase this as time goes by to reward progress and achievement, which helps with staff job satisfaction and retention.

When it is so difficult to recruit good apprentices another consideration for employers is that if you’re providing accommodation you can advertise your hourly rate of pay at the amount which includes the accommodation charge.  For example, if you are paying £3.90 per hour for a 30 hour week this is £117 per week.  Add on the accommodation offset rate of and the job can be advertised at a weekly wage of £169.85, or hourly rate of £5.66.  This may attract more applicants but should, of course, state that there is a deduction for accommodation.  Be careful with this though as you generally can’t pay different hourly rates for staff simply because they don’t live in.

If you provide free accommodation be careful and check with your accountant as in certain circumstances this could lead you to an accidental underpayment of National Insurance contributions or a failure to count your employee as eligible for Statutory Sick Pay – more on this later in the article.

 

Pitfall 3:

Neglecting or getting in a muddle over paid holidays

There is no doubt that it is better for business to give your staff time off – they come back refreshed, rested and with their enthusiasm restored especially after a long hard winter!  But there are things you can do to ensure that staff holidays don’t cause disruption to your business.

All employees, including apprentices, are by law entitled to a total of at least 5.6 weeks of paid annual leave.  There is no additional entitlement for Bank Holidays.  The Government website is especially useful for calculating holiday entitlement for full time, part time, irregular hours and hourly paid staff.  There is also an easy-to-use calculator for part of a year. You can make use of these online facilities here.

 

Carrying leave over from one leave year to the next

Employees must take at least 4 weeks of statutory leave during the leave year, they may be able to carry over any remaining time off if their employer agrees. So if a worker gets 28 days of holiday, they may be able to carry over up to 8 days. Workers who receive statutory leave don’t have an automatic right to carry leave over to the next holiday year, but employers may agree to it.

4 common pitfalls of employing staff and how to avoid them - Holiday EntitlementHandy Tip number 4: make sure your contract of employment, employment offer letters or staff handbook state the start of your business’s holiday year. For example, does it run from 1st January to 31 December? Or 1 April to 31 March? This is important for making sure that staff do take their allocated holiday within the year.

When employees are unable to take their leave entitlement because they’re already taking time off for different reasons, such as maternity or sick leave, they can carry over some or all of the untaken leave into the next leave year. An employer must allow a worker to carry over a maximum of 4 weeks if the worker is off sick and therefore unable to take their leave.

If an employee chooses not to take statutory annual leave during sick leave, they can carry forward the untaken leave for up to 18 months from the end of the leave year in which the leave arises. This means that if a leave year ends on the 31 December the worker would have 18 months after that date in which to take the annual leave for that year.

Handy Tip number 5: keep a written record of when staff are on holiday – especially odd days!

It can be challenging to organise cover for holidays and Caroline Carter Recruitment can assist with this but the key to effective cover is ensuring your staff give you adequate notice.  If your contract of employment doesn’t state the notice you require, then you can’t insist on it.  It’s usual to ask for at a week’s notice for one or two days’ holiday and two weeks ‘ notice for any more than this.  It is possible to decline holiday requests which don’t meet these criteria or which need to be declined for reasonable needs of the business.  But be wary of this – declining holiday requests is one of the quickest ways to cause your staff to become disenchanted with their job!

4 common pitfalls of employing staff and how to avoid them - Planning for holiday leaveHandy Tip number 6: make sure your staff know what notice you expect for holiday requests – ideally in writing in their offer letter and contract of employment or staff handbook

There may be times of the year when you do not permit holidays to be taken.  For example, if you always spend time away competing at a large international event and need all staff on hand to cover the show and home yard, you can state that no annual leave is permitted during this time.  Again, make sure this is in writing and they are aware of it well in advance.  Equally, you can specify that some of the annual holiday entitlement must be taken at a time to suit you.  Christmas and New Year are common examples of this, especially with small, privately run competition yards where the yard owners prefer to cover the yard duties themselves.

There is no legal entitlement to Bank Holidays, including Christmas and New Year.  However, all good employers will ensure that employees are able to spend some of the holiday period at home with their families and/or friends.  Advance notice of what you expect, fair allocation of the days, and advance planning of the rota, are essential for a happy team.

Handy tip number 7: if there are times when you do not allow annual leave to be taken, or when you require some leave to be taken, this should be stated in your contract of employment

 

Pitfall 4:

Overlooking the finer details – sick pay, income tax, national insurance and pensions

Statutory Sick Pay

All employers have to pay Statutory Sick Pay to eligible employees who are absent due to sickness and the rate of SSP is set in April each year.  For April 2018 – 2019 it is £92.05 per week and is paid for up to 28 weeks. Statutory Sick Pay starts after 4 ‘waiting days’ which includes non- working days, i.e. the first 4 days of sickness are unpaid and this includes non-working days.

4 common pitfalls of employing staff and how to avoid them - Sick PayIf an employee earns less than the lower earnings limit for National Insurance contributions (currently £116 per week) they are not eligible to be paid Statutory Sick Pay during sickness absence.

For example, an apprentice earning £3.90 per hour, for a 30 hour week, with no accommodation included would not be eligible for SSP as their total pay is £117 per week.  The same apprentice with accommodation which is not deducted from their pay WOULD be eligible for SSP as their wage would be calculated as £117 plus £52.85 accommodation offset rate so the total weekly wage would be counted at £169.85 and above the threshold for Statutory Sick Pay and National Insurance. (see my Blog Part 1 for details of the accommodation offset rate).

 

Income Tax

4 common pitfalls of employing staff and how to avoid them - Income Tax and National InsuranceThere is a threshold for payment of income tax which is also set in April each year, called the ‘personal allowance’ and it is unlikely that apprentices will be paid above this amount.  Again, the personal allowance is set in April each year and is from April 2019 is £240 per week, £1,042 per month or £12,500 per year. Find out more here.

 

National Insurance

There is a threshold for payment of National Insurance contributions set in April each year called the ‘lower earnings limit’ and from April 2019 – 2020 this is £118 per week, £512 per month, £6,136 per year. Find out more here.

 

Workplace Pensions

Pensions legislation applies to certain employees who earn over £192 per week.  You must enrol and make an employer’s contribution for all staff who:

  • are aged between 22 and the State Pension age
  • earn at least £10,000 a year
  • normally work in the UK (this includes people who are based in the UK but travel abroad for work)

4 common pitfalls of employing staff and how to avoid them - Workplace PensionFrom April 2019 the minimum employer contribution is 3% so if you have an employee who is aged 25 or over and on the National Living Wage of £8.21 for a 40-hour week the employer pension contribution would be £9.90 per week.  So it’s not usually the cost of pension contributions that puts employers off, it’s just a lack of time and understanding about how to go about setting one up.  It’s actually quite simple!  So sit down with a coffee and check this out – it will only take you 15 minutes to get to grips with the basics.

Read Caroline Carter Recruitment’s explanation of Workplace Pensions here.

Here’s a guide to working out if you should have a workplace pension scheme – click here.

And for a quick and easy guide to setting up a workplace pension scheme here.

 

So for relatively little effort and very little cost, you can give your employees a workplace pension.  This is a really attractive additional benefit which could make all the difference when you’re trying to recruit a good groom.

I hope you’ve found this information useful and interesting – stay safe, stay on the right side of the law and watch out for those blind ditches!!

 

There’s lots of helpful guidance available on the Government website –  www.gov.uk  – and I’ve included links to some of these.   If you think you may be breaking any of this guidance you should take advice from your qualified legal advisor or accountant.

If in doubt, take advice from a suitably qualified professional such as your solicitor or accountant.

 

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Job Description An additional groom/rider is needed to join our enthusiastic and hard working Event team!  We have a very exciting string of young horses who are aiming for Internationals this year, and need another pair of hands – general yard duties including mucking out, grooming and taking care of top level event horses.  There will be training on the job for skills such as mane and tail pulling and clipping, and opportunities to travel to competitions around the UK and abroad.  A great opportunity to join a highly motivated and exciting team! We have a purpose built yard in an area of outstanding natural beauty, and facilities that include an indoor barn, indoor school and outdoor school, horse walker and lunge pen. We would really like someone with their own horse, who would like to improve their riding with training from Charlotte (it doesn’t matter what level of rider you are currently!) Minimum Requirements Candidate must have some experience of working on a yard. There will be some riding and possibility of competing for the right person.  Above all must be hard working and enthusiastic.   Accommodation details Shared accommodation provided, on site.     Benefits Fantastic opportunity to gain experience at a top yard, working with knowledgable efficient and skilled people, and an exciting team of talented horses all striving for the top.  Additionally, own horse welcome and training with 4* rider and UKCC Level coach provided as part of the programme. Good wage provided for someone with experience!  
Job Description Part-time home and competition groom in a small, private international show jumping yard, with horses jumping at 2* level and young horses.  Also some competition liveries. This is an afternoon job.  Four hours a day. Tack cleaning, bringing horses in and out from the field, grooming and doing up for the evening.  Most days finishing by 5. Obviously there are some longer days. Definite travel to national shows and possible travel to international shows   Minimum Requirements Competent stable management skills. Ability to handle fit young competition horses. High standards of turnout and stable management. Mostly the yard owner will be there, but it is necessary to be confident to assume sole charge for up to a week A car licence is essential as the yard is in a rural area with a very poor bus service     Accommodation details Currently no accommodation.  It is hoped to provide self-contained accommodation at a later date     Benefits Good rate of pay dependent on salary and experience    
Job Description Groom required for busy professional couple. Four horses, three ridden, one companion. One horse competing in Dressage, and trained professionally from home. Support required with event preparation, clipping, plaiting and tack preparation. Otherwise general hacking and arena schooling.   **In the first instance please can all applications be made on line, to ensure that no one is missed out – thank you 😊** Minimum Requirements Experience, common sense, kindness, organisation and reliability please.   Accommodation details One bedroomed beautiful cottage within the estate – please note this is only suitable for single accommodation.   Benefits Four weeks paid holiday a year. Pension. Use of yard vehicle on the estate. All household utility bills paid.    
Required for a small and beautifully maintained yard on a private estate in  Middlesex.  2 bedroomed refurbished cottage accommodation will be provided.   The successful applicant must be able to work to a very high standard with good equine knowledge and able to groom to dressage competition standards, Able to school to a minimum of medium and be able to drive a 7.5 ton lorry or HGV.    
Job Description We are seeking a reliable Groom, Yard Hand and/or Apprentice Grooms for our busy Livery yard set within a large Estate in Surrey Minimum Requirements This is a mixed yard who participate in Variety of activities – Competitions, Dressage, Eventing, Livery, Riding Club, Rehabilitation, Showjumping, Team Chase. Grooms/Yard Hands/Trainees may be current yard hands OR currently in junior grooms positions OR those that have trained at college seeking their first professional role. You should provide a minimum of 1 references and have a minimum of 1 year experience on a busy yard/equestrian college.You should have background demonstrating experience with horses and be keen to work in a a busy professional yard environment.   Apprentices will require at least one reference from an equestrian business/college. You should have good background experience with horses and be keen to work in a a busy professional Eventing & Livery yard environment.If you are an apprentice permanent position possible once training is completed.     Accommodation details We have secured a wonderful newly refurbished 18th century cottage (with a garden) at the edge of the estate where our three new staff will each have their own room and share the property. Each will pay a share of the rent (inclusive). If you are selected after the second  interview you will have the opportunity to meet the other candidates and are then able to have an introductory live-in trial of 2-3 days if you wish before final decisions are made.   Benefits The location is a stunning historic Parkland estate which is family owned. One Director is a BHSI (SM) who oversees the development of the Livery Stables and the manager is a is highly experienced manager (currently competing) Where required you will be advised and trained you towards your next level. Wages are commensurate with age and experience.  
Job Description Enthusiastic, dedicated, adaptable person with a caring attitude needed for Riding Centre & Highland Pony Stud. To take out treks, teach lessons, handle Highland pony stallions, brood mares and foals.  Back, break and school. Must have leadership skills and work as part of a team.  Good Rider with a friendly personality and a good communicator.  Showing experience would be an advantage. *Salary negotiable according to experience * 3 bedroom cottage with small garden as part of the package or live-in private house. Driver & non smoker essential. CV & 2 references must be provided. Minimum Requirements Teaching qualifications BHS Riding & Road Safety Certificate     Accommodation details House provided.   Benefits    
Job Description Experienced groom required to join a small, friendly event team with horses ranging from youngsters to advanced level. We are based on a purpose-built yard on the edge of Herefordshire with superb facilities, including: a 30×60 arena with mirrors; an American barn with solarium, hot water wash bay, rug dryers, heated tea room; xc field with water complex; vast turnout, and outstanding hacking. The environment and atmosphere make the day to day tasks more enjoyable! The roles include all normal yard duties, sole charge, riding and lunging, show preparation, event grooming. Minimum Requirements Applicants must be capable of handling fit event horses, and be able to turn out to a high standard. Attention to detail and a good work ethic is paramount.  Previous experience on an event yard preferred & HGV licence would be a bonus!    
*5 day week *IRO £350-£400 pw plus accommodation foc *Estate car available *own horse & dog welcomed Experienced person required for Head Person position on a top Livery yard offering Full/Part/DIY and grass livery services. You should be have previous livery experience to a good level, demonstrable longevity in previous roles and all the requisite skills and experience to work alongside an experienced Yard manager but to take sole charge when required. you should  also be a friendly team player! Interpersonal & communication skills required to be able to deal with Team/liveries/estate staff/Trainers & owners etc. You will need to be able to do all usual horse/yard duties to a high standard including decent turnout skills: clipping, plaiting etc. Newly refurbished 18th century cottage (with a garden) available at the edge of the estate where three staff will each have their own room and share the property. 🙂 Caroline’s comments 🙂 This could be a great career opportunity for someone. Fantastic setting too! Please call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrectruitment.com      
Job Description; Daily care of horses ; mucking out ,feeding ,turning out ,lunging ..etc normal groom job . Minimum Requirements For a professional rider looking for a competition groom minimum 2 years experience in shows ,able to work alone ,dedicated ,animal lover. preferably worked with professionals before. Accommodation details Single accommodation fully furnished.   Benefits good salary free wifi posibility to grow and learn  
Stud Manager (Maternity Cover) £23,557 per annum Full time, 37 hours per week Fixed term until 6th October 2019 Do you have an unequivocal commitment to excellence and want to inspire others?  If so we are looking for you to join our Equine Resource Unit! Working as part of the core Equine Resource Unit team, everything you do will strive for excellence. You will be required to support the Equine Resource Manager on our award winning Stud facility, assisting in supporting students and managing the assistant, casual, and apprentice and student workforce at the Stud to ensure effective and efficient day-to-day operations. The successful candidate will assist teaching staff by providing practical support to students through general instruction, supervision of routine stud duties and assisting with research projects. To be selected for this role, you must be an enthusiastic individual with a passion to succeed. It is essential that you have a proven track record in all aspects of stud work including management of breeding horses, foaling and care and handling of young stock; ideally you will hold a relevant degree within equine studies / science or a closely related field.  Due to the nature of the role it is essential that you hold a driving licence. Shared accommodation is provided for better performance of duties, and your own horse is also welcome.   Closing date for applications: 15.03.2019                             Interview date: 22.03.2019 This University College strives to be an Equal Opportunities employer. All applicants who are offered employment will be subject to a criminal records check from the Disclosure and Barring Service. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
*One hour from Bristol/Cheltenham/Cardiff  * 5/6 day week negotiable * Own horse and dog welcome *Competitive package £18K neg. plus no accomm. or utilities charges. Very active and Competitive family looking for a lightweight Groom/Rider with previous Hunting and Thoroughbred horse experience soonest. This is a long term opportunity for someone who really knows what they are doing and is capable of stepping up and taking sole charge. Horses are a mix of TB’s/TB’s x ID/Ponies and PT help is available as/when required. It would be great if you could ride and lead (great hacking available) and if you were a really capable rider! Family all hunt when home from boarding school.  Daughter does BE 80/100. Horses kept are 5 hunters + 1 racing pony 148cm + 1 P2P  all  in work.  Often yard will be quiet/easy going but when children home from boarding school things do liven up somewhat, so you should be tolerant to that change in pace and actually enjoy working with polite, well behaved kids 🙂 Must be capable of hunting/schooling and brave enough to be involved in pony racing season which is great fun! Lightweight rider required. Day to day equine administration, booking farriers, vets and ordering bedding and feed for example all part and parcel of the role. Plenty of hunting with Monmouthshire and Ledbury (as well as visiting further afield) for right candidate. 🙂 Caroline’s comments 🙂 This would be a position for someone who likes to feel part of the family. It is ‘full on’ though and you will need to be a bold, brave and competent rider for the disciplines but good grooms seem to stay a good amount of time and everyone seems to have fun!   Please contact Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com      
*Excellent rates of pay *5 day week *Own horse welcome & full use of facilities * A lesson a week with a respected producer *Well behaved dog welcome. Job Description General yard duties, mucking out, bed down, turn out, bring in, hay, make up feeds. You will be required to help keep the yard clean and tidy and assist with other as hoc duties such as painting fencing and stables. You must be comfortable tacking up using a range of different tack and be able to boot and bandage. You will be assigned set horses to care for and will be expected to look after them like they are your own. We offer an extremely high level of care to our customers horses and therefore expect that all horses are appropriately rugged, feet are picked out and ample forage is always available to the horses. You must be able to muck out to an extremely high standard both with straw and shavings. We are a friendly team and offer a very relaxed  work environment where your hard work is always recognised. The one thing we are fussy about is our beds. They must be clean and must look smart and tidy. Minimum Requirements The ability to muck out to an extremely high standard and be able to use your own initiative. Reliable and enthusiastic with a real passion for horses. We pay well but are looking for someone who is more interested in being around horses than just earning money. Some experience is desirable but training can be given to an enthusiastic individual who wants to make a career in horses.   Accommodation details No accommodation available at present.   Benefits Excellent rates of pay – salary dependant on experience. Own horse welcome (after a probationary period is passed). One lesson a week with Dan Williams, showing producer. Use of all facilities with own horse. Regular training given by feed and supplement companies.  
*IRO £24K pa plus no accommodation or utilities charge * s/c 2 bed flat available *5day week (mostly Mon-Friday) * Dog welcomed. Experienced Groom/Rider required to care for 2 horses and 3 ponies and 2 lovely children (under 10 years old) etc. You should be capable of sole charge to manage family horses and ponies but able to be a team player to help out on Stud as/when (if time and other duties allow). Must like children! Whole family hunts and you would be welcome to go along if required but at the least you should be capable of all hunt groom fittening/letting down. Flexibility is paramount in this role but you will not be overworked; these Employers are very keen to keep their Grooms for the long term so show consideration on that front! Busy but fun family environment on a family yard based within a larger, world class TB Stud. 🙂 Caroline’s comments 🙂 A real family orientated position but set in a very professional environment with one of the most renowned TB professionals in the country! It is a busy role but the employer seems mindful of this and will work hard with you to get the balance right for all concerned.  Please contact Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com      
Looking for a full Groom/trainee Groom for a small professional event yard with horses ranging from 4 yo to 4*. Must be confident handling fit competition horses. Be able to turn out to a high standard, clip, pull manes/tails and plait as well as general yard duties. Must be happy hacking out fit competition horses and be able to lunge. 5.5/6 days negotiable, including majority of weekends throughout the season. Opportunity to travel to events both in the UK and abroad. You will get sole charge responsibility so it is vital that you can use your initiative,  and be 100% reliable – so previous experience would be a real bonus Min requirements: Sole Charge, must be able to plait, pull mane/tails and turn out to a very high standard. Benefits Room for your own horse and training included.  
*£51.5K  pa * Lovely s/c Accommodation available * 5 day week (mostly Monday-Friday.) 🙂   Working Couple needed to take total responsibility (when required) for 4 teeny, tiny horses/ponies, 2 dogs  Animals (horses & dogs)/housekeeping/ironing duties/yard management and maintenance/property management duties etc. This is a role for an established couple not a single person as the location is quiet and the work too much for just one person. The animals are the priority but in addition, the property and house need to be maintained/garden kept on to on top of and  strong DIY/maintenance skills/Pool maintenance (though pool cleaner comes every 2 weeks)  and housekeeping skills (mostly Ironing and cleaning) required additionally. PT Groom who has been with the family 18 years does mornings. She does the mucking out and medication. The couple will take responsibility for pooh picking , afternoon and evening duties (bedding down, feeding, medications/general check over as well as keep an eye on them during the day. This could be live out role but you will be required to live in when employer away. Teeny tiny horses are kept and 2 dogs.  All well behaved. Employer has grown up children all away at uni. No dogs or own horse allowed but there are lots of local livery yards available on the doorstep offering DIY/Part etc services. 🙂 Caroline’s comments 🙂 Fantastic role for the right couple but you need to be animal lovers through and through because nothing is more important to this employer. Trust is also a massive deal too, (as it is in most jobs actually), so be upfront and totally honest on your CV/profile even about issues you may consider insignificant  eg: don’t say you don’t smoke if you do, don’t say you don’t have a dog if you do etc.  Please contact Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 6730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  
Job Description We are looking for an enthusiastic, hard working and motivated individual who has high standards of turnout to care for a variety of horses from competition to livery and sales horses. Job to include all yard duties, trimming, clipping, tacking up, grooming at competitions, liaising with clients, exercising, plaiting etc. The candidate must have previous experience on a professional yard and must enjoy caring for horses. Good people skills are essential and the applicant must be happy to work alone or with others as part of a team. Opportunities for training and riding for the right person are available   Minimum Requirements Previous yard experience   Accommodation details 2 bedroom static home next to the yard which all facilities.   Benefits    
Job Description Private Yard requires experienced groom to work along side owner. I require an operation on both my wrists so need someone to help look after 4 horses and assist with 3 dogs for around 12 weeks depending on recovery time.  All normal yard duties and paddock maintenance with the possibility of ground work and re-backing of a young horse and one recovering from injury, the other 2 are retired.  The yard is set in 20 acres of north Bedfordshire countryside with indoor stabling and arena. Minimum Requirements     Accommodation details Accommodation is a self contained stone cottage attached to the main residence.  No utility bills   Benefits Nice relaxed peaceful yard  
Job Description one person to work with the 2  rising 5 driving ponies with ground work and assist driver in exercise and training and help to feed dogs and animals when owner is away the other to groom in the main yard of show jumpers competing at top level.   help if HGV driver or smaller lorry driver. Minimum Requirements experience and attention to detail and a genuine desire to do the best for each horse in  your care   Accommodation details on site double bedroom warm new and centrally heated mobile home with small garden area.   Benefits professional yet fun yard with caring employer and pretty location with opportunity to upgrade skills  
Job Description We are looking for an experienced groom who is capable of high standards both at home and at competitions, HGV licence is essential. We are looking for people that share our dedicated approach to training and competing, have a good sense of humour and natural ambition. In return we offer an nice friendly environment to work in and good rates of pay. Minimum Requirements HGV Essential   Accommodation details Accommodation Available   Benefits Good rates of pay Pension  
Part time groom (2+ days per week) sought for busy professional eventing & jumping yard. 10-14 boxes, with a mixture of competing horses up to 4*, rehabilitation liveries, spa services, competition liveries and young horses being produced at any time. We are looking for an experienced professional, who is able to take sole charge of the yard from time to time.  Good interpersonal skills are required, with a calm positive outlook, an eye for detail and a desire to take pride in your work.  Strong groundwork skills are needed to handle all levels of horses, from foal to 4* eventers, and spa and rehabilitation horses. Own transport required, sorry no dogs or own horse possible but access to coaching is a possibility.
Apprentice groom sought for busy professional eventing & jumping yard. 10-14 boxes, with a mixture of competing horses up to 4*, rehabilitation liveries, spa services, competition liveries and young horses being produced. We are looking for an enthusiastic person, keen to gain experience in all aspects of our business.  You should have a calm professional outlook, an eye for detail and take pride in your work.  You will develop strong groundwork skills with all levels of horses, from foal to 4* eventers. You will also work alongside us with spa and rehabilitation horses. You must have a sound basic knowledge of handling horses and all yard duties, and be over 16. We are committed to ensuring that you will gain excellent all-round training to equip you for a career in any equestrian field. Riding is not necessary, and sadly we cannot accommodate another horse or a dog. Superb American barn yard with indoor, outdoor and gallops on site.  Regular coaching offered. Driving licence / own transport needed as we are located 1 mile from the nearest village. No onsite accommodation.
Job Description International Dressage yard and stud has a position coming available for dedicated person to join our ambitious team. Role includes daily care and management of horses to the highest standards, stud work and the possibility to travel to competitions. Excellent facilities, accommodation and package with the opportunity to work with some fantastic horses. Applicants to be confident in handling fit horses and youngstock, with a keen attention to detail and an interest in the production of quality sport horses from foals to Grand Prix level. Minimum Requirements     Accommodation details Excellent on site accommodation   Benefits    
Fantastic Opportunity   We are offering the right person a full time live in position to work at our private yard caring for our horses and join our existing long term team. This position has become available due to our grooms pregnancy and her wish to move back home. Our facilities are second to none and the horses and their welfare are our priority, we have hunters and dressage horses. The accommodation is a barn conversion set in its own grounds, partners and well behaved dog welcome. The successful applicant must have previous industry experience with good references, a driving license and car due to location. All normal yard duties to be undertaken and a good knowledge of equine first aid is a must. Trailer test and 7.5 tonne a bonus.    
*Up to £500pw depending on experience *5/5.5/6 day week negotiable * Accommodation available *Pets considered. We are looking for someone who enjoys working with top class performance horses and enjoys running a yard to 3* level. This is a possibility for an experienced person or someone slightly less experienced but who enjoys working on a yard where they can receive some mentoring but must have a strong desire & drive to do everything to the highest standards. You would be required to look after and help with the riding of  6 top class performance horses who regularly compete at a high level and partake in varied disciplines all year round on a private yard. There could be opportunities to hunt/compete yourself if you have the ability and interest to do so. Working alongside the owners and other yard staff (but you will often be in charge of things and expected to organise, so experience of sole charge essential) you ideally will be someone who is used to working to 3* level. Turnout ability should be excellent and you should be able to plait both manes and tails. Some of these horses compete to HOYS level so someone who actually enjoys the ‘spic and span’ approach would thrive in this role! The yard has all the mod cons you would wish for  to make your life easy! Walker/ Hot wash/Washing machine/ Tumble dryer/ infra Red. Someone who can drive a lorry/tow a trailer would be ideal but not essential. 🙂 Caroline’s comments 🙂 Great pay on this one. This job is one where the employer operates at top level in her disciplines and expects a Groom to match her standards so you need to actually enjoy turnout and always be striving for perfection. Lots of sole charge but when about the employer will ‘quality control’ if required so you need to be someone who sees that as a good thing and not be thrown by it. If you are a good rider, there will be opportunities but obviously those will be secondary to the employers, rides but nevertheless not always available in many jobs so this could be a big +! Please contact Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  
We are looking for a Rider & a Groom to strengthen our existing team at our stables in the South of Holland. The succesful applicant(s) will receive a salary & their own appartment located on our property. We are looking for hard working people with a sense of humour and who enjoy working as part of a well organised team. Experience is not the most vital ingredient – motivation and a love of horses is.  Our yard comprises 45 stables with indoor and outdoor arenas. We have 7 members of staff most of whom live on site so it is important that the succesful applicant(s) can work as part of a team.    
*Career opportunity – Could consider someone in a trainee yard management capacity. * Salary IRO £21K neg. *Live out or live in   Full Time/ Part Time Yard Manager/Assistant Manager (trainee) required by a very successful Hanoverian dressage stud which breeds & produces quality British-bred dressage horses using top German bloodlines, is now looking for a hands on team player to be the owner’s right-hand person running the yard on a daily basis. You will work closely within a Team and alongside vets, physios, farrier etc. and manage the work of the team. Would consider someone in a trainee yard management capacity and training will be provided.     Ideally you will have experience of yard management, competition horses mares and young stock and you will be able to lunge/clip/turnout/handle young stock/muck out. Great opportunity for an existing Yard Manager or Grooms with basic performance horse or stud experience & who wish to have the best skills development training. Must be bright, have initiative and possess a good work ethic. Ideally interested in the world of breeding/performance horse training & development.   Whilst exercise riding could be available if you would like and are competent to do, this is primarily a non riding role with the focus being on Yard/Team/Horse management. 🙂 Caroline’s comments 🙂 Now this is a position which is an outstanding career opportunity for someone who loves Dressage and wants to ‘step up’ and be involved in the management of a yard. Whilst you will be expected to roll up your sleeves and help with the day to day, you will work closely with the yard owner as her right hand person to keep things running as they should whilst she there and when she is away. At the top of their game, the standards are high and you will have to reach those in reasonable time, but there isn’t often an opportunity like this for advancement. If you are already doing the job at this level, then there is an opportunity to do this PT or to bring your skills to the table and add to this Team who are already enormously successful but poised for even greater things in the future!  Please contact Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com      
*Professional but fun environment *Beautiful yard *£20K pa *beautiful accommodation available foc An experienced live out Groom/Rider is required to join a happy team at a private family yard in the Stow-on-the-Wold / Moreton in the Marsh area. The family enjoy Hunting, Show Jumping, and Riding/Pony Club activities. The family children and grandchildren ride and spend time at the yard and there are a few select liveries stabled at the yard too. The ideal applicant will be a team-player with previous experience working as a Groom/Rider, be light enough to ride the smaller horses/ponies and will need to be capable of sole charge when necessary. You will be working under a very experienced, friendly Yard Manager to help maintain the high standards of the yard. Lots of ‘fun and frolics’ to be had alongside real professionalism! 🙂 Caroline’s comments 🙂 This is a role on a stunning yard, in a stunning location where the staff are treated very well. Working with one of the most experienced and professional Yard Managers I know, you will be working to the highest standards and there will be little compromise there but in return, you will have lovely accommodation, a good wage, learn a lot and have great fun too. For a groom with some experience and who wants to be the best they can be, this is one not to be missed! Most good people I have placed there over the years are still in touch with each other and have gone on to good things which is testament to this opportunity. Please call Caroline and the  Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
*Dog welcomed *Own horse considered *Flexible accommodation options (shared/with partner/sole) * Fair remuneration. Business man and former European Champion has set up an amazing centre of modern horse breeding “unique” in Europe. The facilities comprise 3,000 hectare (30,000,000 sqm)land in total,spacious stables,large run-in stables and horse-appropriate group-housing for the approx. 4000 horses. A constantly progressing health management and the stud-owned vet clinic provide the perfect care for the horses.These are best prerequisites to guarantee breeding and training at the highest possible professional level. Almost 200 employees, among them 14 vets, are work around the clock for the benefit of the animals and ensure perfect conditions for the approx. 700 foals that are born every year. As a groom at one of the three riding stables, you are responsible for the training and care of the horses bred by Paul Schockemöhle. Many horses which will later cause a sensation in top level sport go through our hands. The daily routine gives you the opportunity to gather a lot of experiences and impressions in every respect. The fact that a renowned trainer is always available to support you will particularly help you with your personal development.
Job Description In 1992, Paul Schockemöhle, a successful businessman and former European Show Jumping Champion, purchased a large site in the expanses of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. On no less than 3,000 hectares of land in the heart of the protected landscape of the Lewitz, a centre for modern horse breeding which accommodates 4,000 horses and is unparalleled in Europe has emerged over the years. Around 250 employees look after the well-being of the horses, which are kept in spacious stables and in speciesappropriate herds in the expanses of the Lewitz. Must hold a standard driver’s license, and a tractor license would be a bonus. Able to drive a Radlader and show ability to recognize when ‘odd-jobs’ need doing. Please note that we are a specialized training stables and work only with young horses, some experience with horses would be useful but not essential. You will be required to complete general handyman tasks around the yard, keeping the premises clean and tidy. Being able to step in and help when needed and occasionally.   Accommodation details The stud’s own apartments, modern and practically furnished, give you affordable living space near your place of work and make it easier for you to form and strengthen social relationships even after you finish work. On request, you will be served breakfast and lunch in the stud’s own canteens.   Benefits Of course, we will help you with all the administrative issues which come up at the beginning, provide you with translating assistance during doctor’s visits if necessary and help you with anything else that you need. We will do everything to make your stay as pleasant as possible for you.  
Job Description In 1992, Paul Schockemöhle, a successful businessman and former European Show Jumping Champion, purchased a large site in the expanses of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. On no less than 3,000 hectares of land in the heart of the protected landscape of the Lewitz, a centre for modern horse breeding which accommodates 4,000 horses and is unparalleled in Europe has emerged over the years. Around 250 employees look after the well-being of the horses, which are kept in spacious stables and in speciesappropriate herds in the expanses of the Lewitz. The riding stables entrusted with training the horses are three geographically separated farmsteads under a common organisational umbrella. At each of the individual sites, site managers look after the training of the horses with their teams. A jumping horse trained on the Lewitz stud runs through all three stations chronologically. The “Stern-Buchholz” site is outside the gates of the state capital Schwerin. The team headed by Birgit Brandsätter and Paulo Castro here is responsible for breaking in all the horses, as well as for the further training of the dressage horses and the preparation of the colts for licensing.   Accommodation details The stud’s own apartments, modern and practically furnished, give you affordable living space near your place of work and make it easier for you to form and strengthen social relationships even after you finish work. On request, you will be served breakfast and lunch in the stud’s own canteens.   Benefits Of course, we will help you with all the administrative issues which come up at the beginning, provide you with translating assistance during doctor’s visits if necessary and help you with anything else that you need. We will do everything to make your stay as pleasant as possible for you.  
Job Description In 1992, Paul Schockemöhle, a successful businessman and former European Show Jumping Champion, purchased a large site in the expanses of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. On no less than 3,000 hectares of land in the heart of the protected landscape of the Lewitz, a centre for modern horse breeding which accommodates 4,000 horses and is unparalleled in Europe has emerged over the years. Around 250 employees look after the well-being of the horses, which are kept in spacious stables and in speciesappropriate herds in the expanses of the Lewitz. As a groom or rider at one of the three riding stables, you are responsible for the training and care of the horses bred by Paul Schockemöhle. Many horses which will later cause a sensation in top level sport go through our hands. The daily routine gives you the opportunity to gather a lot of experiences and impressions in every respect. The fact that a renowned trainer is always available to support you will particularly help you with your personal development. The riding stables entrusted with training the horses are three geographically separated farmsteads under a common organisational umbrella. At each of the individual sites, site managers look after the training of the horses with their teams. A jumping horse trained on the Lewitz stud runs through all three stations chronologically. The second station for training a Lewitz jumping horse, the “Rustica”, is located in the immediate vicinity of the main stud. Under the management of Janek and Melanie Hucz, the young horses take their first jumps under a saddle here.    
Job Description The facilities comprise 3,000 hectare (30,000,000 sqm)land in total,spacious stables,large run-in stables and horse-appropriate group-housing for the approx. 4000 horses. A constantly progressing health management and the stud-owned vet clinic provide the perfect care for the horses.These are best prerequisites to guarantee breeding and training at the highest possible professional level. Almost 200 employees, among them 14 vets, are work around the clock for the benefit of the animals and ensure perfect conditions for the approx. 700 foals that are born every year. As a rider at one of the three riding stables, you are responsible for the training and care of the horses bred by Paul Schockemöhle. Many horses which will later cause a sensation in top level sport go through our hands. The daily routine gives you the opportunity to gather a lot of experiences and impressions in every respect. The fact that a renowned trainer is always available to support you will particularly help you with your personal development. The riding stables entrusted with training the horses are three geographically separated farmsteads under a common organisational umbrella. At each of the individual sites, site managers look after the training of the horses with their teams. A jumping horse trained on the Lewitz stud runs through all three stations chronologically. Finally, the jumping horses go to the third station, the “Scheckenhof”, with its spacious, light-flooded indoor riding arena and the idyllically located outdoor riding arena which is surrounded by the racecourse and in close proximity to the Neustädter See. Dirk Hauser and Christina Heussler organise all the riding stables from here, and two highly renowned trainers are also employed – Paul Niemz and Thomas Mohr. At the Scheckenhof, the further career of each individual horse is also decided.   Accommodation details The stud’s own apartments, modern and practically furnished, give you affordable living space near your place of work and make it easier for you to form and strengthen social relationships even after you finish work. On request, you will be served breakfast and lunch in the stud’s own canteens.   Benefits Of course, we will help you with all the administrative issues which come up at the beginning, provide you with translating assistance and help you with anything else that you need. We will do everything to make your stay as pleasant as possible for you.  
Job Description In 1992, Paul Schockemöhle, a successful businessman and former European Show Jumping Champion, purchased a large site in the expanses of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. On no less than 3,000 hectares of land in the heart of the protected landscape of the Lewitz, a centre for modern horse breeding which accommodates 4,000 horses and is unparalleled in Europe has emerged over the years. Around 250 employees look after the well-being of the horses, which are kept in spacious stables and in speciesappropriate herds in the expanses of the Lewitz. We have a veterinary clinic based in Lewitz specializing primarily in equine breeding and treatment. The position we are offering provides a great opportunity to gain valuable experience in the field of vet nursing, and we expect applicants to come with competent horse/foal training skills as well as being well presented, punctual and reliable. This is a full-time appointment involving responding to calls from outlying farms and assisting with all aspects of professional breeding. Your duties will include restocking of trucks, setting up equipment, assisting with X-rays, preparing for injections and, above all, working with our foals. You will frequently be on “foal watch” – looking after mares and their foals, helping with neonatal foal and mare care, and thus given a first-rate opportunity for hands-on learning. Work on our stud also offers a great learning experience for the prospective veterinary or vet tech student; it will include some additional on-farm duties according to your daily workload   Accommodation details The stud’s own apartments, modern and practically furnished, give you affordable living space near your place of work and make it easier for you to form and strengthen social relationships even after you finish work. On request, you will be served breakfast and lunch in the stud’s own canteens.   Benefits Of course, we will help you with all the administrative issues which come up at the beginning, provide you with translating assistance during doctor’s visits if necessary and help you with anything else that you need. We will do everything to make your stay as pleasant as possible for you.  
*Salary IRO 1800 euros *All accommodation and food provided *Seasonal position with far reaching CV improving benefits! This world class service station and stud is looking for experienced stud hands for the forthcoming season to be based in Muhlen, Germany. Some prior experience important as some serious unmatched warmblood breeding stock is involved in this operation names such as  Balou du Rouet, whose offspring’s prize money makes millions plus Sandro Hit plus stallions Fürstenball, Vivaldi, Bordeaux, Foundation, Vitalis, Sir Donnerhall I and Diarado were amongst the leading group of all German stallions according to the German FN’s 2016 predicted breeding value statistics. Last year stallions from Mühlen once again dominated the Oldenburg Elite Mare show and of the twelve mares presented, seven of them were daughters of this yard’s stallions, including the winner Candy OLD by Sir Donnerhall I. The list goes on and on and on! 🙂 🙂 Caroline’s comments 🙂 This is a commercial environment where the opportunity to learn is awesome but not for anyone who gets homesick or doesn’t feel comfortable in the commercial end of the horse world. The horses you will encounter are world class and it will certainly add to the breadth and depth of anyone’s experience. Fast paced and exciting in so many ways. A real ‘one off experience’ to add to the CV!    Please call Caroline on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  
Job Description We are currently seeking a new groom for the 2019 polo season from March to October. The ideal candidate will enjoy being around horses, have a good sense of humour but also be hard working. Polo experience is NOT essential as we can provide all your training. We are a fun, professional yard based in the heart of the Berkshire downs with well behaved horses to handle. This is a great opportunity for someone who would like to further their knowledge in a different field and enjoys traveling. Accommodation, utilities and free WIFI are all included along with a good wage. Duties include; exercising horses, stable management and assisting at polo. Minimum Requirements Confident and competent rider.   Accommodation details Free accommodation, utilities and WIFI. Benefits Opportunity to learn how to play polo.    
*5 day week *Accommodation available *Horse welcomed foc *Regular teaching and guidance from internationally qualified trainers *Transport to Events Job Description : 4*Eventing situated in West Somerset would like to employ a young rider to join our team, to event at BE level on their own horse whilst participating in all yard work including grooming and riding out   Minimum Requirements We would prefer someone who wishes to compete, is a good rider and who is willing to accept the responsibilities and duties of working within a team but who is also capable of working independently. Must demonstrate a willingness to actively learn Must have a sound basic knowledge of handling horses and all yard duties Minimum age 16 years     Accommodation details Accommodation provided   Benefits Good rate of pay (dependent on experience) Accommodation provided 28 days holiday per annum Pension scheme available if required Accommodation and keep for one horse Regular teaching and guidance from internationally qualified trainers Transport to Events    
Job Description Trainee groom’s position available on private TB stud farm with Broodmares and youngstock. Minimum Requirements Basic horse care and a willingness to learn.     Accommodation details Shared cottage (with one other) with all mod cons.   Benefits Training will be given Accomodation and utilities Possibility of own horse Other extras  
Salary 8.5 Euros/negotiable dependent on experience with no food/accommodation or utilities to pay. You will need some experience grooming competition horses One of the Most Professional SJ yards in the world – Learn your trade with the best and secure your Grooming future with a hands on job. All you need is a passport and an adventurous spirit! Enthusiasm and dedication to work along side the best horses, riders and horse people.This opportunity would be GREAT FUN and a second to none experience which would guarantee your career anywhere you chose in the future both home and abroad. A rare insight into world class horses, world class facilities and a truly remarkable experience for any groom seriously interested in getting to the top of their game. Whilst there are considerable opportunities for advancement and promotion possibilities if you wish to remain in Germany. 🙂 Caroline’s comments 🙂 This is a commercial environment where the opportunity to learn is awesome but not for anyone who gets homesick or doesn’t feel comfortable in the commercial end of the horse world. The horses you will encounter are world class and it will certainly add to the breadth and depth of anyone’s experience. Fast paced and exciting in so many ways. A real ‘one off experience’ to add to the CV!    Please call Caroline on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
  *Salary £350-£400 pa * Friendly & professional environment *Live out Lovely family who run a professional yard with 2 young riders who compete 3/4* ( now looking for a competent Groom/Rider capable of sole charge. All the mod cons and fantastic rehab facilities on site. Applicants must have sound knowledge, be able to handle fit competition horses and have enthusiasm for the job . Strong organisational skills required plus ability to turn out for shows (must clip, plait, trim and pull).  7.5t horsebox driver required . Mix of experienced horses and youngsters. MUST be able to hack at least. 🙂 Caroline’s comments 🙂 Lovely, popular family yard opportunity You will need to be confident and with experience but this is a real chance to manage a small string of event horses to a good standard with lots of support if/when needed. There is also an equine business on site so other Grooms are on hand, sociable and recommend. Happy, buzzy atmosphere. Please call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  
*Stunning Cotswold location *IRO £350pw *Flat with no bills! *5 day week Our client events her horses at all levels (BE90 – 4*)and has some fabulous advanced horses as well as some “up and coming” youngsters.This role is suitable for an experienced Groom who enjoys the competition environment but prefers mostly home grooming. Relevant experience ideal including yard/stable/performance horse management. Young stock experience also as a few young horses brought in from time to time to bring on. Must be able to turnout to a good basic level. Must be passionate about horses and their care. 🙂 Caroline’s comments 🙂 This is a nice job for a real Team player who enjoys the world of eventing. High standards and busy event yard where everyone pulls together and enjoys themselves. Considerate employer who looks after her staff. Would consider someone slightly more junior and train up but should have eventing/performance horse experience. Please call Caroline & the Team  on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  
***UNDER OFFER****   *£19.2K PA plus 1 or 2 bed accommodation *:) Same pay, less hours outside season 🙂 *Dog welcomed *Alternate weekend off out side season. Lovely position available on a well established, traditional family yard within a beautiful estate. The position involves riding  5/6 day (Hunt staffs horses/field staff horses/family horses etc ranging from 15.2-18.2HH). You should be a good schooling rider able to restart horses on the flat and over jumps and bring on younger horses. 4/5 other staff employed to do most of the yard work, but you will need to be willing to pitch in on quieter days. Lots of hunting 4 days a week during the season and 2nd horse. Great facilities/menage/lunge pen/500 acres/hunt fences. 🙂 Caroline’s Comments:) Fantastic role for the hunt enthusiasts! Professional and friendly Team who enjoy their work and an enviable, stunning location. Yard Manager very popular and straightforward. Staff treated very well.  Do call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com

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Caroline Carter Recruitment Ltd
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Meppershall
Bedfordshire
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