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HELP! Why can’t I fill my equine job vacancy?!

HELP! Why can’t I fill my equine job vacancy?!

Sometimes your recruitment drive gets stuck in a rut and needs a shove in the right direction to get things moving and pick up the momentum needed to fill an equine job vacancy. This is where The Grooms List by Caroline Carter Recruitment can help. The Grooms List is the No.1 equestrian recruitment agency, and little wonder with over 20 years experience in FILLING EQUINE JOBS at your disposal when you subscribe to one of our recruitment packages; either our DIY website package or our bespoke equine recruitment services.

This article is written specifically for employers using a DIY website recruiting route who, sometimes, can find themselves at an impasse finding suitable candidates and receiving applicants from appropriate job seekers.

 

Where has it all gone wrong?

1. Look again at your job vacancy advert…

 

Are you ‘selling’ your vacancy or just putting together a list of ‘demands’?  

Help - Why cant I fill my equine job vacancy - Dont make your job vacancy advert a list of demands

Is your advert attractive or off-putting? Seriously, have you simply “mind-dumped” your requirements or wish-list without considering what a prospective employee would be interested in seeing? Is it simply a list of “must-do’s” and “must-have’s”? Does it really present a balance between your requirements versus what you can offer, for example, the lifestyle the candidate will be living as your employee? The prospective employee is going to be spending the greater proportion of their daily life at your yard (especially if they live in), so it’s in your interests to ensure that it sounds like an inviting, nice place to be!

Read more about writing an effective job vacancy advert here.

 

Is your job competitive?

Ask yourself, why should the best job seekers want your job above all the others? A good candidate will find your job less attractive if they can take someone else’s job with better remuneration and/or greater benefits, for example, a 5 day week, the freedom to bring a horse or dog, the opportunity to ride, or gain qualifications…

Caroline talks in more depth about making your job vacancy and corresponding advert competitive in her article How to Recruit an Everyday Super Groom here. It’s an interesting read from a seasoned equine recruiter!

If you’re not sure how to make your vacancy more attractive then contact us! We’re experienced at this – we know things you possibly won’t even think of and have many employers who return to us as when they need to simply because we have provided ‘pointers’ in this regard! 🙂

 

Have you added some photos?

Again, your yard is your prospective employee’s future home/second home (whether live in or out!) so give job seekers a little insight to where they would be working and living (if applicable).

 

Help - Why cant I fill my equine job vacancy - be competitive with your vacancy

Have you “featured” your job vacancy on The Grooms List?

Are you trying to fill an equine job vacancy for a specific type of employee? Do you want to cast your net as wide as possible?

From as little as £12 inc VAT your vacancy will appear on our homepage and on featured spots on various pages and articles on The Grooms List website. Plus it will also give your vacancy extended targeted coverage via our social media channels, giving you a reach of well over 50,000 potential candidates (March 2019).

You can upgrade your vacancy to a featured job at any time throughout your subscription here. 

 

2. Review your recruiting activity

Are you doing your bit?

Not all job seekers are out of work or have time on their hands to regularly search and apply for jobs, or contact potential employers!

Many, if not most, are busy in their current jobs and working for long hours each day and, arguably, are often less desperate for your job than you are for a groom! Therefore it’s important to make time to search The Grooms List for possible candidates, and, if you think any might be suitable for your vacancy, call them! Text them! Email them! Send them a private message on The Grooms List! Do all of this! Let them know you are interested in speaking to them! We have filled many jobs over the years with job seekers who many employers would have disregarded simply because they didn’t respond quickly enough to a single call or email. You can make a substantial difference to this outcome just by calling at random times eg: early evening, weekends etc. and contacting via a variety of routes rather than just one. “Why should I? If they were interested they would get back to me!” we hear you say… Not so! That was then and this is now; it’s what it takes these days. If you are really having difficulty contacting a job seeker on The Grooms List get in touch with us! and we will do our bit to help. We will investigate to find out why and take a tough line with time-wasters.

Help - Why cant I fill my equine job vacancy - Contact CandidatesNeed help using the search filters on The Grooms List? Contact us for advice – we can even send you a preset search link to help you drill down to the candidate’s who are most likely to be suitable for your job vacancy. In fact, you don’t even need a subscription for us to do this – we can still give you a custom link, you just won’t see full Jobseekers Profiles and contact details. We’re happy to offer “try before you buy!”

Whether you’re a subscribed employer or not, search and filter job seekers on The Grooms List here any time. Watch our How-To video on using the search and filter facility on The Grooms List here. 🙂

 

Are you making assumptions on candidates’ behalf?

A big mistake recruiting employers make when filling an equine job vacancy is to assume certain things about job seekers without finding out facts.

The number one example of this is a candidate’s start date – the “earliest start date” is exactly that – their earliest start date, not their only start date! A considerable number of employers miss out on their ideal employee because they have noted the candidate’s start date is 6 weeks past, assume they must have a job now and disregard them (sometimes even when the candidate has just applied for their job!) Never, ever do this! If a candidate is visible on The Grooms List, contact them! Even if their start date is 6 months past!

As stated in point 2, a good number of job seekers will already be in work and maybe casually keeping an eye out for a new opportunity to move onto or step up to. If you think the opportunity they’re looking for could be your job vacancy, ignore their start date, find out for sure by contacting them and drawing their attention to your job vacancy.

Help - Why cant I fill my equine job vacancy - Don't disregard candidates without contacting themSounds counter-intuitive but… don’t be too discerning when reviewing Jobseekers Profiles – In our experience, a lot of job seekers don’t help themselves when completing their profile or writing a CV. Don’t miss out, make time to engage with job seekers and find out the facts before disregarding them or rejecting their application. More often than not it will pay off! If a candidate’s profile mostly matches your requirements it’s worthwhile engaging with the candidate regarding your vacancy (and especially if they’ve applied for your job!). There have been numerous occasions where the appointed candidate’s Jobseekers Profile doesn’t align with the requirements of the job they end up happily taking, and often staying a long time in!

 

 

Simple solutions!

Make use of an equine recruitment agency like The Grooms List

Help - Why cant I fill my equine job vacancy - The Grooms List can helpSocial media may appear to present a wealth of opportunity to recruiting employers but, in reality, this can be an absolute minefield, fraught with problems and pitfalls. Also, unless you are a social media whizz who can deftly target your social media posts at a relevant audience, advertising on social media can waste a fair bit of your recruiting time. The Grooms List by Caroline Carter Recruitment has the largest social media coverage of any equestrian recruitment agency (August 2019) with a following of well over 60,000 potential candidates, which is extended at least threefold if you choose to feature your job vacancy on The Grooms List. Furthermore, you have direct access to:

  • A database of current equine job seekers, not just avid horse lovers browsing posts in their leisure time.
  • The facilities to construct an effective job vacancy advert that is targeted directly to current equine job seekers.
  • The benefit of social media channels that are 100% targeted
  • Knowledgeable, professional equine recruiters who know things you may not even think of to help you find your perfect candidate! The Grooms List by Caroline Carter Recruitment has the most knowledgeable, experienced recruiters in the equine industry today and are available to you, along with a modern, user-friendly equine recruitment website from just £60 including VAT.

Read more on why you should use an equine recruitment agency here.

 

5 Top Tips for Finding a Good Groom - don't advertise everywhereDon’t advertise everywhere!

By placing your job with every equine recruitment company, despite how it might feel, you really aren’t covering all your bases – it can give potential candidates the impression that you are struggling to fill your vacancy or that you have a high turnover of staff (we know, they tell us this!), whilst simultaneously wasting your time and money.

By subscribing to The Grooms List you are accessing the largest audience of genuine, current job seekers in the UK via our database and social media platforms. We value your custom and are all about repeat custom in the future so, uniquely, we work hard for your subscription. See our testimonials here.

 

Make sure you’re using the facilities available to you…

 

Help - Why cant I fill my equine job vacancy - Mobile WebsiteDon’t let things drift

You’d be surprised at the number of busy employers who take out a subscription on a recruitment website, turn around three times and find that their subscription has expired! Buy a subscription when you are ready to recruit in earnest, then ensure you log into The Grooms List website regularly.

  • Add a job vacancy advert as soon as possible! We advertise all jobs on our social media channels, so it’s imperative that you add a job vacancy advert so we, our job seekers and everyone on social media know to apply to you/contact you about your job vacancy! We check all job vacancy adverts before they are published. This protects you from inadvertently stumbling into difficult territory with anti-discrimination laws and employment laws (such as legal salary packages or providing accommodation for an employee or their horse). Read more on writing an effective job vacancy advert here.
  • Feature your job vacancy to broaden your audience to well over 60,000 (August 2019) potential candidates
  • Regularly check your applications
  • Regularly check your Private Messages
  • Regularly search the latest candidates who have joined The Grooms List since your last visit
  • The Grooms List website works on any device so you can keep up with your recruitment drive from anywhere that you have an internet connection.

 

Help - Why cant I fill my equine job vacancy - APPROVE AND REJECT APPLICATIONSReply to ALL applications

Even the unsuitable ones – no one likes to be left hanging!

  • Let good candidates know that you’d like speak to them by approving their application on The Grooms List. Yours won’t be the only job they’ll have applied for, and you could easily miss out if another employer has engaged with them before you do.
  • Let unsuccessful applicants know that your job is not for them – this time. They’ve taken the time to read your job vacancy advert and apply to you – it’s only fair that you let them know that they need to keep looking. Do bear in mind that an applicant who is too inexperienced for your yard now could be your perfect employee a year or more down the line, so it’s worthwhile politely letting the candidate know that on this occasion their application has not been successful, rather than simply let them slowly draw the conclusion that you’re not interested to speak to them as time passes and you don’t reply to their application.
  • We appreciate that it can be difficult to know what to say, especially when rejecting a candidate’s application, therefore we have created editable preset replies for you to use to quickly go through your applicants letting candidates know if their application has been successful or not. Remember, either way it is in your interest to respond to your applicants.

Review and accept/reject your applications here. See our How-To video on accepting and rejecting applications here.

 

Help - Why cant I fill my equine job vacancy - get expert adviceGet professional advice

Through The Grooms List, a wealth of valuable equine recruitment knowledge and experience is only a phone call, email or social media message away – make use of that!

  • Make use of the Employers Zone on The Grooms List. From there, you can access everything you need to navigate The Grooms List website, read advice and information about each stage of the recruitment process, and watch How-To videos to help you get the best out of The Grooms List website. Visit the Employers Zone here.
  • The Grooms List has an ever-growing catalogue of articles offering recruiting employers information and advice on the recruiting process – have a browse through them here and benefit from key advice on finding, employing and retaining your Super Grooms!
  • Contact us if you would like to have a chat about your vacancy and requirements, or you would like any tips on getting the best out of your subscription to The Grooms List website.

 

But it’s all so time-consuming!

Help - Why cant I fill my equine job vacancy - stressed outDon’t have time for all this? Ask yourself how much money you have spent trying to fill an equine job vacancy, renewing various website subscriptions over the last few weeks or months – years, even?! Add up how long you’ve spent chasing unsuitable candidates. Time = money, so you can’t afford to let your website subscription pass without using the services you’ve paid for.

  • Get ahead by reading our advice on writing your job vacancy advert here.
  • Contact us: to discuss your job vacancy advert.
  • Contact us: to discuss any candidates, whether they’re in your applicant’s list or a search results list. We can even provide you with a custom link to a list of candidates that match your requirement. Just tell us your requirements and we’ll do it.
  • Be assured that you’re adhering to employment law – read our articles on equine recruitment and employment here.

Need more help? Do contact us and discuss our Assisted and Bespoke services – it may be cheaper than you think!

Do feel free to contact Caroline for a professional, impartial, no-obligation chat here.

 

Key facilities on The Grooms List

Find everything you need in one place on the Employers Zone here.

Advertise your job vacancy here.

Edit your job vacancy here.

Feature your Job Vacancy here.

Manage your applications here.

Search candidates on The Grooms List here.

Your Private Messages here.

Manage your subscription here.

We want you to get the best out of your subscription to The Grooms List so if you would like any assistance using the website, or would like have a chat about your requirements, please do get in touch, we’ll be happy to help you! 0203 006 5730 / info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com

 

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Both employers and jobseekers alike, if you would like free, friendly, no obligation recruitment advice from Caroline please do get in touch!

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****Role to start as soon as lockdown is over**** ⚡️We are a busy professional eventing & jumping yard. 14-18 boxes, with a mixture of competing horses up to 4*/1.30, liveries, rehabilitation & spa services, competition/schooling liveries and young horses being produced at any time. ⚡️We are looking for a positive enthusiastic  Apprentice/Junior/Trainee Groom to join the existing team. Own horse welcome, with lots of training & travel to shows available plus some exercise riding at home. Some travelling & show grooming with international horses too. ⚡️Superb indoor American barn yard with amazing facilities including indoor, outdoor, spa and gallops.      
***Role to start as soon as lock down over*** Head groom or someone looking to step up to head groom sought for busy professional eventing & jumping yard. 14-18 boxes, with a mixture of competing horses up to 4* & 1.30, liveries, rehabilitation & spa services, competition/schooling liveries and young horses being produced at any time. Professional person sought with previous grooming experience in a competition environment. You will need an eye for detail, to be a team player, and take pride in your work.  We are looking for someone confident in dealing with all types of horses on the ground (including lunging), and potentially some hacking exercise work. We are keen to find someone who wants to become an integral part of our business in the longer term, supporting us producing and competing in eventing and jumping across the UK and Europe by running the yard conscientiously and effectively.  You would be confident in taking charge of the yard at home while we travel with horses for longer trips, if you are keen to come out too some local show grooming is possible. Own horse welcome, with training available. Superb American barn yard with indoor, outdoor and gallops onsite. Lovely private single accommodation available on site (no pets sorry). Ability to drive a 3.5T/HGV a bonus. For more information see our website.
Job Description We are looking for a motivated person to join a fun family team. High standards required. Duties include general yard management and care of hunters & pointers. The ability to clip, plait and turn out to a high standard is essential. Plenty of opportunities to ride so the successful candidate must be competent and not nervous of riding big hunters and thoroughbreds. It’s a fun & rewarding position we are offering with a competitive salary along with the possibility of shared five-star accommodation for the right person. More than happy for prospective people to speak to existing staff. We’re only advertising due to a long-term employee leaving to pursue other interests.   Accommodation Details If required – there is a shared three-bedroomed cottage, underfloor heating, wet room & bathroom, spacious utility room, large kitchen / dining area and generous living area. The cottage is based on the farm itself in a wonderful setting.   Benefits Working in a lovely part of Dorset being part of a fun family orientated team and joining an existing nice set up. Excellent working environment.
DUE TO THE CURRENT COVID 19 CRISIS WE ARE SUSPENDING OUR VACANCY *Accommodation can be available *Own horse welcome (full livery included) *Subsidised breakfasts and lunches available in our onsite cafe Job Description We are looking for an experienced and cheerful groom who is capable of riding a variety of horses and has the knowledge to undertake all yard duties efficiently and confidently. We are a busy, forward thinking, modern and progressive equestrian centre that has been established for 25 years.  Customer care and retention of clients is as important as the care and welfare of our staff. Minimum Requirements You must be experienced in this area, be a clear communicator and preferably drive.  You must have up to date references and have had at least a year working full time within the industry.  If at all possible it is an advantage to have equine qualifications and this position can include teaching if that is your interest.     Accommodation details For the right applicants, we have a four double bedroom apartment on site which is a new barn conversion, comfortable and modern. Sorry, no pets. Live out is fine too.     Benefits The benefits are many and includes full livery of one horse (from the spring) you are allowed to do your horse in the working day. Three hours a week of ridden tuition, hunting and competing.  Training days, clinics and lectures. If you live in, most of your utility bills are paid and you have subsidised breakfasts and lunches available in our onsite cafe    
*Own flat on site *All bills paid *Good wage *Dog welcome Groom required for Professional Dressage and Event yard. Part of a small team, you should be proficient in handling fit competition horses, yard duties and ideally capable of exercising. Opportunity to go to International and National Competitions. Great package – Own flat on site, all bills paid, 5.5 day week, 28 days holiday, pension scheme and a good wage. Dog welcome.
Live-out or accommodation will be supplied locally and will be part of the package (apart from utilities) *IRO £20k pa plus accomm. * Dog considered *Partner considered *No space for own horse currently (that may change).   Home groom required for the high standard day to day care of the horses and all stable, field and yard duties. Must be experienced and competent with sole charge as there will be times you will be on your own when the employer is away at competitions and training. There will be a small element of assistance due to being a full-time wheelchair user.   Ideally, you would be confident with general riding and fitness work but this is not essential. You should be capable of occasional hacking and lunging is a must.   Based at a new yard, there are currently 3 horses but this is increasing as will be the boxes and number of horses to be able to accommodate 8-10 horses between 2/3. The yard will have a 20×60 arena, covered horse walker, solarium and wash bay to offer training and liveries   Please contact Caroline & The Grooms List Team, quoting reference code JL65967 on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
Job Description Jumping / Dealing stable We are looking for a jumping rider for our sales stable in the Lewitz. Your mainwork will be riding and a little stable work (feeding) together with your team. Showing young quality horses to our customers, under the saddle or in free jumping, is also one of your tasks.   If necessary you get help from our trainer and you gain a lot of experience in jumping. We offer regulated working hourses ( 8.00-17.00) and  the possibility to get breakfast and lunch at our farm. Our modern equipped accomodations we offer at a reduced rental price.   If you`re a cheerful and nice person, reliable and tidy, able to do a good flat work and you have experience in jumping, than we look forward to you!   Gestüt Lewitz-PS Pferdehaltung Dirk Hauser Lewitzhof 1-19306 Neustadt-Glewe Mail: hauser@schockemoehle.com Tel.: 0175-4390687 Minimum Requirements experience in  jumping young horses   Accommodation details You will be offered accommodation (single or double rooms) each equipped with a private shower, and in each house you find a washing machine and a dryer.There is free internet in the rooms. Rooms cost around 190 € per month, including electricity and water, breakfast and lunch around 152 € per month. Of cource, we will help you with all the administrative issues which come up at the beginning. Provide you with translating assistance during the doctor`s visits if necessary and help you with anything else that you need.   Benefits    
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*From IRO £20,000 + per annum *Accommodation on site if required *Subsidised grass livery for own horses is available *5 or 6-day week *Corporate clothing provided *Assistance with NVQ training   **We are adding to our Team!** This is an excellent opportunity to join our team to assist in working with racehorses, competition horses, retraining racehorses and our own bloodstock! Duties will include daily exercising of a variety of horses, morning & evening stables, dressing horses over, putting horses on and off the horse walker, turning horses in and out, tacking up and various other duties. Full details available on request.  This role will include weekend work on a rota. Minimum Requirements Riding a variety of ex-racehorses, racehorses undergoing remedial training, competition & livery horses including hacking out to skill & experience. Accommodation details We can offer accommodation on site if required – double room for single occupancy only please and unfortunately we are unable to accept applications from candidates with dogs or cats. Subsidised grass livery for own horses is available. Benefits Salary according to age & experience, 5 or 6 day week with 28 days holiday.  Pension scheme.  Corporate clothing provided and assistance with NVQ training with our Learning Provider.  
Job Description In 1992,  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 species-appropriate 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.  
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 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.  
*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.
*Own horse a possibility * Very experienced Yard manager based on site *Fabulous facilities Job Description We are looking for a friendly, hard working individual to join our team at our busy yard just outside of Tonbridge in Kent. The candidate will be happy to assist in all yard duties including turning out, mucking out, catching in, etc.  An eye of detail and a tidy yard attitude is a must. You will need to be self driven, ensuring all duties are carried out meticulously.  We run a very reputable livery business and our reputation is important to us. Minimum Requirements Previous experience necessary   Accommodation details     Benefits    
Job Description *Upwards of £500pw depending on experience + pool money & bonuses paid *Friendly working atmosphere *Pets welcomed *Accommodation available/partner could be accommodated National Hunt  yard looking to recruit Riders and or Rider:Grooms for upcoming season. Friendly working atmosphere and fabulous location with the best of facilities. Minimum Requirements You can be from any discipline but must be confident in handling and riding TB’s. Confident and  previous experience riding out would be preferred but if plenty of riding experience in other disciplines this would also have its advantages. Accommodation details On site accommodation options single/shared/with partner 🙂 Caroline’s comments 🙂 This is a fabulous opportunity for competent and capable riders to get a lot of saddle time on a professional yard with quality horses and be very well remunerated and looked after as part of a professional Team. Great opportunity to experience another discipline or to put your existing experience into good use.   Please call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
  *Up to £450 pw negotiable depending on experience * Partner welcomed * Dog welcomed European champion Young Rider competing with Team GB and who has won 7 European medals is now looking for an experienced Groom/Exercise Rider with professional standards to work on the family yard. Must turn out to 4* and be capable of sole charge when required but understand the team dynamic of a family situation. HGV helpful but could be put through test. Affable personality is essential for this private and happy yard and a shared enthusiasm for eventing at the highest levels is probably essential! 10 polo ponies kept in winter/minimal duties. Professional facilities/x country course/great hacking.2000 acre farm stunning cross country course.   Please contact Caroline & The Grooms List Team, quoting reference code JL58861 on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com      
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 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  

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Caroline Carter Recruitment Ltd
The Stables
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Meppershall
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