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How to attract interest and applications to your equine job vacancy advert

How to write an effective job vacancy advert

Finding and employing a new member of staff for your yard can be a daunting prospect, with so many possible routes to consider and potential pitfalls along the way. Whichever route you choose, to stand the best chance of success you are going to have to write an advert for your job vacancy. To help you Caroline has put together a suggestion for the recipe for a good job vacancy advert. This will not only help you not only attract equine job seekers, but will help you to define your needs and your wishes regarding your next equine employee and most importantly, attract interest.

No 1 piece of advice – Open the door wide with your advert. Don’t restrict applications and interest unless you absolutely have to. Ultimately, you decide whose application you wish to progress, but if you advertise to a very narrow audience, your chances are obviously going to be narrowed accordingly.

 

What you will need

  • First and foremost, an active subscription to The Grooms List website. The Grooms List has been evolved from traditional designs to give you the tools you need to fill your equine job vacancy as easily and as quickly as possible.
  • Our easy-to-use Post A Job form walks you through the process of writing your advert, prompting you to provide the information required for jobseekers to find your vacancy, and for them to make the decision to enquire or apply for it.
  • Ideally, some nice photographs that will bring your job to life for jobseekers, by featuring the horses, the yard, the accommodation and maybe even the environment they are considering joining.
  • To feature your job so you can get it out to our full audience, including social media (>70,000 potential job seekers) click here
  • You also need to ensure you are familiar with the latest employment legislation and that your salary package is compliant with this, particular to your country of residence. See Useful Links for more information.

Preparations

Knowing what you want and need is a great place to start when you begin your search for your new equine employee, but you do need to look very carefully at your wish list. By all means, state the essentials but also consider where you might be prepared to compromise a little. Remember, it is very much a job seekers market right now. If you keep losing out on the grooms of your choice you might want to consider this element a little more. Consider if anything you can offer gives your vacancy the competitive edge, and highlight it! Also, do ensure you know current employment laws and the current National Minimum Wage.

 

The key ingredients:

  1. Make your job vacancy advert inviting – think of what you would like to see if you were a job seeker applying for your job
  2. Make your vacancy stand out (take a look at other jobs advertised, you will quickly see what we mean)
  3. Make your advert concise
  4. Don’t make the job sound scary
  5. Make sure the “wage/salary package” is transparent otherwise candidates will be suspicious. An upper and lower salary range stating ‘according to experience’ is better than no indication at all
  6. Ensure the contact number/name/email address provided in your Yard Details section are correct and will be contactable

 

The title

The title of your job vacancy advert is important for attracting job seekers, as it is the first thing they will see when your advert is delivered to them via search results on The Grooms List website, in their social media news feed and on Google. A “clipped” title is not always very appealing, and won’t contain the keywords relevant job seekers will search for. It’s perfectly acceptable to use around 8 words in your advert title so do utilise this space to both increase the visibility of your advert to help job seekers find it, and to attract them to read more about it. Use humour by all means but don’t lose the point of the title, which is to say what the job is.

 

The job description

On The Grooms List we break the job description down into 4 areas to make it easy for you to include the key information a jobseeker will look for when considering a job opportunity via our site. Be mindful that the information in this section of your advert is searchable by keyword, so it matters that these are completed to ensure your adverts visibility on The Grooms List and on Google:

  1. The job description: Summarise the day-day job e.g. “Full-time groom required for busy showjumping yard. All usual yard duties, including putting on/off the walker, show turnout, dealing with farriers …” etc. Be sure to give a flavour of life on your yard – what can a prospective candidate expect? Is day to day life/ your team fun/happy/professional/laid back/busy/ambitious…?
  2. Minimum requirements: What do you need in your new employee? Do you need someone who is top notch at show turnout, or could an employee be trained up to your standards? Is a 7.5t horsebox driver a deal-breaker or a nice-to-have? Do you need someone with their BHSAI, or could they train and gain qualifications with you? This is the point at which many otherwise suitable candidates could be excluded from enquiring and applying for your job vacancy.
  3. Accommodation provided: If your new employee will be live-in their accommodation details will be extremely important to them. This is a way to really sell your vacancy to jobseekers, and encourage job seekers to enquire about your job vacancy by offering an insight as to where/how they will be living when they come to work for you. A photo would be hugely beneficial if the accommodation is nice.
  4. Benefits: This covers why a job seeker should be interested in your vacancy specifically. Please do consider what the job seeker would get out of your position in particular and provide the detail. As we said, the equine recruitment market is extremely competitive and you don’t want to leave out anything enticing. Remember, you need job seekers to at least enquire about your job vacancy in order for you to ultimately employ them! You might highlight the following here:
    • Lots of riding
    • Chance to compete
    • Gain your *whichever* qualification/licence
    • Accommodation included free of charge
    • Bills paid (if live in)
    • Own horse accommodated, no livery fee to pay
    • Share of pool money/pension/etc

We discourage you from including “How to apply” details here to avoid unwanted correspondence. To help give your job vacancy advert the widest possible coverage, this section is publicly visible and can be found through a simple Google search. Any personal details included here will be removed by The Grooms List team before your advert is published on the website.

 

The finer details

Beneath the space to add your job description on The Grooms List advert form you will find simple questions to answer. These serve as prompts for you to provide answers to questions we know jobseekers will ask before enquiring/applying but, more importantly, they are directly searchable on our Jobs List website by the jobseeker. To take advantage of the full potential of The Grooms List it is advisable to complete all of these fields so your advert is never excluded from relevant search results. For ease, you can hold your Control key (Command on a Mac) to keep multi-select menus open while you click each option that is relevant to your yard and job.

The areas employers often ask us about are:

 

Earliest start date

The Grooms List will not order job vacancy results by their earliest start date, so do not worry that this will affect your adverts visibility in search results. It is merely a guide for jobseekers to understand your requirements timewise. Earliest start dates are searchable on The Grooms List, so jobseekers needing an immediate start can isolate the jobs relevant to them. Likewise, jobseekers can find jobs to start after a specific date. Don’t worry that your earliest start date may be too soon – it simply denotes an immediate start. If the job is live on the website, jobseekers can apply for it. If your start date is flexible state this in your job description section. The more of this kind of information you give, the more jobseekers you can appeal to. You can also update your jobs as often as you like, so it doesn’t hurt to update your start date if you are concerned that it has passed.

 

Salary Guide

We encourage you to type something here rather than leave it blank, otherwise Jobseekers become suspicious and in most cases it deters them from enquiring further.  They would far rather see either of the following than an empty space:

  • Negotiable dependent on age and experience in a range from £xx to £xxx
  • At least the National Minimum Wage for your age.

Remember, you want jobseekers to at least enquire so you can chat with them about your vacancy, and it’s perfectly reasonable that they want to have some idea of the salary package before putting in a call to you. If you are not sure about setting a salary range you can find details on the current National Minimum Wage and National Minimum Wage here, and the National Minimum Wage and Living Wage Accommodation Offset Rates here. Also see our useful links. Make it clear if accommodation is provided with the job, so job seekers know what they do and don’t need to budget for out of their wages.

 

Accommodation provided

We have tried to cover all possibilities for accommodation provided to help make your advert as targeted as possible. The types of accommodation shown on The Grooms List advert form are:

  • None
  • Shared with other employee (e.g. 3 bed accommodation shared between 3 grooms)
  • Single (self-contained accommodation, employee does not have anyone else sharing any part of their living space)
  • Shared with your partner (self-contained accommodation suitable for a couple, either a working couple or a partner working elsewhere locally)
  • In employers home (employee has a bedroom within the employers home)

 

After you submit your job vacancy advert

Nothing slows the recruitment process down more than inaccurate or missing information and poorly communicated details, therefore we have measures in place to maintain quality control for both employers and jobseekers. When anyone submits a job vacancy advert or Jobseekers Profile it is queued for fast track/same day approval by our team before it is made visible on The Grooms List. If we are unsure about any part of your advert, jobseekers most definitely will be! We want you to fill your job vacancy quickly, so we will call you to verify specific details before publicising your advert and potentially putting suitable jobseekers off enquiry or applying.

Once your job vacancy advert is published to The Grooms List it is publicly visible and registered jobseekers can apply for your vacancy. Once you have filled your vacancy you can “hide” your advert from public listing in the Manage Jobs section of your account area. You can edit, publish again (make visible), delete or even duplicate your job vacancy for future recruitment drives.

 

Further reading

We regularly post tips, guidelines and industry information to our Advice, Articles and Blog page, so do visit regularly to find the latest information for employers.  If you are not already receiving our emails, please do subscribe to our employer’s mailing list for news, tips, guidelines and candidate previews and our unique preset quick search links, delivered straight to your inbox.

Why use The Grooms List by Caroline Carter Recruitment

How to recruit an everyday Super Groom

Why use an equine recruitment agency?

How to write an effective job vacancy advert

Equine jobs with accommodation: the myths, the facts and the law

How to negotiate a salary in the equine industry

The National Minimum Wage and Living Wage Rates

 

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* Fab career/CV opportunity *Live in or out *Salary £21,700pa negotiable plus beautiful cottage accommodation (without charges) Groom with more than 18 months performance horse experience required to work within an established team to a very high standard on an international dressage yard. Competent Grooms from any discipline considered but must have operated at a high level. You must be a team player and as this is essentially a non-riding position (maybe some hacking), it would suit someone who enjoys the Dressage environment and working with the best of horses and facilities at home. This is a world-class establishment – ideally, you will be able to step up with the home team when the Rider and competition Grooms are away for periods of time. Some competition outings if you have the skills and enthusiasm. 🙂 Please note, you must be prepared to work a 5.5 day week (sensible hours and weekend days on rota) 🙂 Pls call Caroline & The Grooms List team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  
Job Description This job generally requires the ability to perform the following tasks: Has coaching certificate and past experiences  to show competence of teaching riders of all levels how to properly and safely learn how to ride a horse, how to care for a horse, etc. preferably has past experience training horses for show events. Prepares horses for events. Feed horses.Muck out stalls. Turn out horses to paddocks. Wrap horses’ legs. Assist with veterinary treatments. Supervise employees. Order supplies, equipment, and feed. Pay bills and maintain records. Arrange transportation to shows or races. Handle the scheduling of routine veterinary visits and farrier visits. Barn managers must be highly skilled in all aspects of horsemanship and possess a solid working knowledge of basic medical treatments, equine nutritional needs, and equine behavioral management techniques. Minimum Requirements Show jumping accreditation. Friendly approach to teaching. Experience managing a barn.   Accommodation details You have a choice to either live within the farm, the accommodation has everything you’ll need and it’s spacious, clean and fully furnished. Otherwise, accommodations could be arranged at an apartment within the city, 15/20 minutes away.   Benefits Health, food and travel benefits.  
Job Description I am looking for a full time groom to come and look after our lovely horses who  Event and Hunt.  Set in the beautiful countryside near Badminton Horse Trials it is a private  family yard on the edge of a village  which has all amenities. Needs to be a competent rider and turn out to a high standard. For the right rider there is a chance to compete and hunt if interested. The job is 5.5 days a week and comes with a  lovely one bedroom flat with utility bills paid. ( Can live out )Present groom recommends and is sadly leaving after two and a half years to try something different. Can bring a well behaved dog and possibly a horse. Minimum Requirements Good rider who can turn out to high standard   Accommodation details One bedroom self contained flat with utilitys paid for   Benefits Can bring a dog and possibly a horse  
Job Description Full time senior groom/rider based on a private Hunting & Eventing yard to work alongside the existing stud groom caring for 7/8 quality hunters in a beautiful rural village location. There will be horses hunting twice a week through the winter with a couple of younger horses competing in the intervening summer months. The successful new member of the team will have high standards and a positive attitude, be reliable and confident handling fit horses. Own horse and a well behaved dog are welcome. Minimum Requirements Cheerful confident rider   Accommodation details A newly converted one bedroom flat in a former Granary (large enough to share with spouse/partner) is available on this quiet sporting estate, within ten minutes walking distance of the yard or a couple of minutes in a car.   Benefits Reasonable costs of accommodation covered Livery/grazing for own horse included
Job Description *Accommodation available * 5/6day working week  Due to how busy we have become and an increase in schooling livery’s we are looking for another groom to join our team on the yard. We are looking for an enthusiastic, competent Home Groom that’s confident with competition horses. You will need to be able to work as part of a team and be competent in all aspect of grooming and yard work. Jobs include: Preparing horses for exercise, Grooming the horses to a high standard, Cleaning tack, Mucking out. Immediate start.
Job Description *Experienced and trainee grooms are welcome to apply *Can be 4 or 5 days a week *Regular pay reviews *Pension *28 days paid annual leave *Riding opportunities for the right candidate *Optional riding *Excellent training available for any applicants wanting to learn more, plus a supportive friendly team Live out Groom or Groom/Rider needed to help look after much loved livery and dressage horses. We are an ABRS approved progressive riding centre, aimed at those who are more serious about improving their riding, both children and adults. We have a strong dressage bias, an in-house Young Rider Club, and our coaching is based on teaching riders how to influence the horse or pony correctly. We also specialise in rider biomechanics, giving incoming coaches a fascinating area to learn more about. As a centre we are friendly and encouraging, with well schooled horses who recieve 5 star care. We have ambitious plans for our future, and are extremely proud of our exceptional coaching and standards. The Riding Centre also caters for a small number of adult livery clients, and we run monthly unaffiliated shows from Intro to Advanced Medium. Minimum Requirement Previous yard experience   Accommodation details Live out but local rooms to rent available (£400 – £450 pcm)   Benefits Regular pay reviews commensurate with performance Pension 28 days paid annual leave Some riding for the right candidate Excellent training available for any applicants wanting to learn more, plus a supportive friendly team.
 *5 or 5.5-day week negotiable *Every third weekend off  * IRO £420 week no charges for accommodation or bills. *Minimum of 1 lesson /week if interested.  *own horse & dog considered. 🙂 Own horse will be fed, hayed, mucked out, skipped out, and put on the walker on your days off 🙂 An Eventing training, livery, and competition yard that provides a lovely relaxed atmosphere for horses’ individual needs, welfare, and education is now looking for a new, experienced team member. Horses are produced for Eventing from BE90 to 4* and in Dressage from Prelim to Prix St. George. The Rider offers schooling and re-schooling, provides backing and starting and tuition. We are looking for a relatively senior person who could run the yard or at least take charge when the head girl is off or away competing. Attention to detail in all duties is very important. Candidates must have experience in handling young horses and fit competition horses on the ground at least. Some training can be given and the employer is willing to invest in career development and offer assistance in gaining HGV & NVQ/BHS qualifications etc if relevant and desired. HGV would be great but not necessary. Experience of international shows, travel helpful but not a must. The main thing is being passionate, honest, friendly, and able to communicate/have good people skills. There is late night checks, done on a rota between staff, so 2-3 times/weekly. Often yard is finished by 4 pm but some flexibility on that. Some competition days, and hours may vary. Time off in lieu or extra money (or extra training) given if preferred. Fantastic facilities and set amongst 44 acres of pasture land near Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire, providing a lovely relaxed atmosphere. The land and its’ facilities are designed to meet all horses’ individual needs for their welfare and education. There are 19 stables with all year turn out paddocks, Facilities include a 30mx60m indoor arena, a floodlit outdoor arena with a full set of show jumps, a covered horse walker, haygain, horse solarium, and a  wash box with warm water   Please call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com        
* Own horse welcomed (chance to train). *Live in or out  *2-bed accommodation – Partner welcomed We are looking for an experienced Groom capable in all aspects of yard and horse management and who can turn out daily for competition/training (including ‘hot clothing.’) Good levels of basic veterinary care required being able to see cuts, mud fever, eye health, and minor injuries, etc., and know what action to take accordingly. Teamwork is essential as you will work alongside the employer on occasions plus 3 others (including 2 from Ukraine). In addition, there are liveries and training liveries so a relaxed and genial atmosphere is required at all times for all the horses and people involved to make for a very pleasant environment! You must be someone who can cheerfully muck in and muck out and is flexible to all duties listed and otherwise. Riding duties are optional but would include hacking /opportunities to school and to compete livery horses if interested. Must be confident on big dressage horses. The largest is 19.1HH. Miles and miles and miles of hacking are available. Late-night checks are on a rota, so everyone takes it in turns to do (generally two nights a week) 30 liveries plus owners 8 who are kept in a separate barn. Lots of shows are held on-site in all disciplines with visiting trainers eg: Pammy Hutton/Michael Whittaker. Showing and other clinics and shows are held regularly on site. Very busy yard. Training with Carl Hester, the owners’ horses generally go out every couple of weeks to shows and clinics and so overnight stays are required as/when. A Horsebox driver 7.5 ton would be ideal but not essential, you could take your test. The accommodation is a lovely mobile home it has full central heating and two double bedrooms etc. so is quite big. Private location 3 homes in an L shape/terrace to sit out BBQ etc. Please contact Caroline & The Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
Job Description All yard duties looking after competition horses, liveries, stallions, youngstock, broodmares & foals as part of a great team of professionals who will guide and help you learn on the job.  We have been training students for the equine industry for over 60 years and try to pass on a broad wealth of knowledge to you all. Minimum Requirements Level 2 Apprentices looking to further their experience and knowledge or PC B Test level or BHS Stage 2/3, but you will be assessed at interview if you don’t have the above, but do have other experience and qualities. Accommodation details Single Accommodation in Shared 4 bedroom chalet with other apprentices / staff.  2 showers & loos, shared kitchen and living room.  Washing machine, tumble dryer, TV, heating, parking, deducted at the Offset Accommodation Allowance rate currently £8.70pd £60.90 per week Benefits Paid for working with quality competition horses, a wealth of knowledge and experience to be passed on to you from qualified staff in all aspects of horsemanship.  Friendly yard, clients and other staff.    
Job Description We are looking for an additional person to join our fantastic team. Either a Trainee or a Level 2/3 Horse Care Apprentice through the local College. You have the option of bringing your own horse We are based at a brand new, purpose built 14 box yard within 39 acres, with beautiful horses ranging from unbroken 3yos to 4* level eventing, as well as our small breeding programme. Rider is a 27yo Event Rider, competing up to 4* with the aim of 5* in 2022. The yard is professional, fun and family run, you will feel like a valued member of the team and the horses’ careers.  Rider is on the Team GB World Class Pathway and has an excellent Equine Sports Science Team around her to help manage the horses in the best way. This will give you invaluable insight and knowledge into the highest standards of management and care where no stone is left unturned. We produce horses for Eventing, competing Nationally and Internationally. We buy horses as unbroken 3yos/4yos, break them in and produce to either keep and syndicate or to sell on. We also take in horses for clients for schooling, breaking and to be sold as well as competing. We have an exciting and busy future planned, so we are looking for someone willing to get stuck in and join our fantastic team We are looking for a person who has a natural eye for high standards, is keen to learn our system and accept direction. The successful candidate must have a positive, fun, motivated attitude and be a team player. Most importantly you must LOVE horses and have a kind and caring disposition We can train you in all aspects of horse care on the yard at home and for competition so experience working in the industry is not necessary, but the right attitude and work ethic is an absolute must  Riding is not a necessity but if you do want to ride it will be hacking and potentially some galloping/canter work depending on the horses we have on the team, as well as some lunging. If you are very keen to ride we recommend you bring your own horse to make the most of the training . If you do not have your own horse, we are  able to help source one on loan or to buy if that is something you would want. There is a possibility for accommodation from June onwards. We are able to help with locating local accommodation in the meantime if required. Option for you to bring your own horse and have regular support with training and going to shows. Correct legal pay, contract and 28 days paid holiday. Training can be provided for Pony Club and BHS tests if you want to. 5 or 6 day working week depending on age. We have lots of tea, coffee, hot chocolates, mochas! Cake, biscuits, donuts Based in Ashington, West Sussex If you think this position would suit you,
*Amazing accommodation and facilities * Chance to enjoy top-end show jumping & work: life balance *Salary totally negotiable for suitable candidates A position is now available for an enthusiastic, competent, and reasonably experienced competition  Groom. Join a professional Show Jumping yard you will be sole charge looking after an amazing string of horses whilst at competitions and part of a motivated team when home. This is a role reporting directly to the yard Owner/Rider. Riding is optional but by no means a key part of the role or a priority. With attention to detail and high standards this key role may suit either an ex Show Groom who now wants to stay a slightly quieter pace and a home life as well as a rewarding career! (Opportunities to travel to International shows and National shows.) HGV license ideal but 7.5t and willingness to take test also considered. Outstanding facilities include the smartest, most luxurious accommodation (single or couples, luxury indoor stabling, a large indoor and outdoor school, indoor warm water wash-down areas, and solariums. 200 acres of land – much of which is available for hacking/exercising the horses. Pls call Caroline & The Grooms List team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  
* Accommodation costs & bills covered. * Salary IRO £26-28K+ pa negotiable depending on experience and qualifications *Discretionary, generous end of year bonus *Very interesting role 🙂 We have placed several staff with these employers during 2021 and most are still in situ with the feedback in all respects extremely positive. ‘Lovely family, a great place to work, nice people, more than fair remuneration, very nice accommodation’. 🙂 Based within easy reach of Heathrow, Windsor and London, we are looking for one or ideally two falconry experts, ‘hoof stock’  or Zookeeping/Petting farm experienced Staff for a family yard with animal interests at the heart of their leisure time when in the UK. You should be able to demonstrate knowledge of domestic, farm & small animals plus ideally some bird experience (separate avery owls/falcon/Macaws). Although someone just experienced in falconry is also of interest to the family. You will need to be confident to talk to the employer’s family, friends and associates and answer any questions knowledgeably. An animal-related qualification  ideal but not essential as practical experience is prized also. With over 30 animals the job role includes but is not confined to : • Daily feeding of all animals and food prep • Enrichment to all animals/to ensure the animals are receiving the best care and treatment • Cleaning and maintaining hygienic enclosures • General husbandry • Be able to administer first aid if/when plus medicine and provide basic medical care if needed on veterinary advice. The ability to give health checks and grooming is essential. Plus the keeping of records We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic, self-motivated and reliable. The ideal candidate would be someone who can work as part of a team but also on their own and shows good initiative. This will not be a demanding role in terms of workload but will suit a particular type of individual, who ideally will be used to this kind of environment and will be willing to be on call, but well remunerated during the months the family are in residence. There will be months where things are quiet and the family are elsewhere so then things will be much less demanding in terms of the on-call aspect but the animals and their homes will still need to be maintained to the highest standards. The yard/estate houses some 200/300 staff and is a very sociable environment with an onsite gym/many running buddies & a real communal atmosphere. The family has some Covid vulnerable members so when in residence this year there will still be a Covid free bubble (June-early Autumn 2022); but this just adds to the close-knit nature of the estate community and after this season the bubbling is unlikely to be repeated. Accommodation is on-site this year but in the Autumn will be found elsewhere and be of a high standard. 6 day week,  (some days very quiet and some flexibility/others full on so flexibility essential) Call Caroline and The Grooms List team on 0203 006
* Accommodation costs & bills covered. * Salary IRO £26-28K+ pa negotiable depending on experience and qualifications *Discretionary, generous end of year bonus *Very interesting role 🙂 We have placed several staff with these employers during 2021 and most are still in situ with the feedback in all respects extremely positive. ‘Lovely family, a great place to work, nice people, more than fair remuneration, very nice accommodation’. 🙂 We are looking for a capable Rider/Groom/Instructor for the family. This must be someone who possesses a good level of basic flatwork and is without a’ hot seat’ to exercise Elite horses for a relatively inexperienced equestrian family who love to ride in their leisure time. The horses need to be kept as calm and rideable as possible for the family and their visitors and are chosen for quality and temperament with this in mind in the first instance. The horses themselves are very considerately managed, so you must be prepared to handle all aspects of their care and welfare as well as riding to cooldowns/ hacking/ assisting with some low-level carriage driving, tack cleaning and an ability to present the horses extremely well is a must. An ability to gauge the experience levels of horses & riders and match accordingly and then offer friendly, basic instruction is essential. This role would suit a team player with a friendly, can-do attitude. You should also be vigilant and knowledgeable on yard management basic veterinary care. The yard/estate houses some 200/300 staff and is a very sociable environment with an onsite gym/many running buddies & a real communal atmosphere. The family has some Covid vulnerable members so when in residence this year there will still be a Covid free bubble (June-early Autumn 2022); but this just adds to the close-knit nature of the estate community and after this season the bubbling is unlikely to be repeated. Accommodation is on-site this year but in the Autumn will be found elsewhere and be of a high standard. 6 day week,  (some days very quiet and some flexibility/others full on so flexibility essential) Call Caroline and The Grooms List team on 0203 006 5730or email info@carolinecarterrecruiment.com
Job Description Fantastic job Riding and Teaching in London. Exciting opportunity to join a highly respected, BHS Approved, Award Winning Riding Club. We offer a friendly and unique approach to horse riding in London, as well as having a huge community spirit amongst our staff, our horse owners and our Members. We are looking for an enthusiastic experienced instructor to join our team of professionals. Enjoy daily teaching and riding with our predominantly adult riders, over Wimbledon Common and Richmond Park, some of the best riding country in England. We offer excellent working conditions, pension, paid holiday, further training, and staff uniform. If you are a confident horse rider, with high standards of stable management, have experience in teaching, and are a team player with excellent people skills – contact us!   Accommodation details Live-out   Benefits * Excellent working conditions. * Paid holiday * Staff uniform. * Fabulous riding country    
Job Description We need a groom to provide weekend cover for a few weeks and, on a longer term basis some holiday cover. We have a full time groom who has been with us for 5 years but I recently broke my hand and then my collar bone. Our groom has been working extra hours because of this and needs  more time off.  The job entails care for 3  stabled sports horses who are normally out all day at weekends for a few weeks.  We have excellent grazing in well drained paddocks and a purpose built yard  with muck trailer and hay barn very close to the stable barn. Help can be provided with turning out and catching in. Horses are extremely well behaved and cared for to the highest standards. Minimum Requirements Good experience working with large sports horses. Excellent stable management skills   Accommodation details Unfortunately accommodation is not available as this is a part time post.   Benefits Excellent working conditions including a fully equipped groom’s room with kitchen and bathroom as well as rest facilities.  Particular attention paid to health and safety and full training provided as necessary.  
* 8 am – 4.30 pm daily  *5 days a week * Salary IRO £28-£32K neg according to experience and qualifications *Fabulous career opportunity Thriving UK charity promoting the aims of the Riding for the Disabled by providing people with the opportunity to ride and have equine interaction to benefit their health and well-being is now looking for a Centre Manager with a recognised teaching qualification and relevant practical experience, to take overall responsibility. The Centre has helped many disabled children and adults over the years and some have gone on to become National and Olympic Champions in the sport of Para-Dressage, (including Sophie Christensen, Natasha Baker, and Julie Payne). Their volunteers and instructors help children and adults with a range of disabilities get a sense of independence as well as exercise and rehabilitation. The yard has 11/12  staff and numerous keen volunteers. The coaches, in partnership with physiotherapists and volunteers, work with riders who have a variety of disabilities. These include learning difficulties, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, paraplegia, rheumatoid arthritis, Down’s syndrome, epilepsy, deafness, visual impairment, and limb amputation. For some, who cannot ride just being around horses has a well-being benefit. Reporting directly to the Board of Trustees you will have good interpersonal skills, previous management experience (people & yard including administrative abilities.)  You will be someone who leads by example whilst working harmoniously with and for others. Reporting directly to the Board of Trustees, you will be able to demonstrate maturity and diplomacy as well as embrace full accountability for the day to day running of the center. Ideally you will be passionate about working in this type of environment and understand both the human and equine challenges faced as well as the fun on offer! This purpose-built centre means riding and horse-based activities can be offered throughout the year. Riders can join groups or have private tuition. Facilities include a 20 x 40 indoor arena and 20 x 60 outdoor arena.  Also a classroom for lessons on horse management. Your remit will include,  but is not limited to the following: General Responsibilities, Estate and horse management Responsibilities, Administrative Responsibilities: General Responsibilities: To carry out the duties of the position in accordance with the Group’s Equal Opportunities and Health and Safety policies, disciplinary legislation and statutory regulations To ensure compliance with all Child and Vulnerable Adult Protection standing orders, confidentiality agreements, financial regulations, management policies and procedures. To be an ambassador for the Group, and represent the interests of the Group, at external events. To represent the interests of the Group in all of its dealings with riders, potential riders, volunteers, Group supporters, Group visitors and suppliers. To actively support fundraising and revenue generation in collaboration with the Hon Treasurer or other Trustees To carry out any other duties within the level of responsibility as may be determined from time to time by the Board of Trustees. To facilitate full and free communication at all levels and among all members of the centre. Safe, secure, effective and
*Own horse considered *Large airy 1-bed apartment – all utility bills included 🙂  We placed the last yard Manager who has been there > 4 years and recommends 🙂 Exquisite, quiet, family yard with 6 beautiful Dressage horses and a pony kept in stunning facilities. The daughter is a young, advanced Dressage Rider, and the employer also rides to a good standard. With sole charge grooming home and some competitions, you will be someone who truly knows how to run a yard and will have the time to do this well in this position. All usual duties required. Must be able to turn out to a very high standard ie: plait, clip, bandage, prepare for competitions, etc. Thorough knowledge of stable management etc. This is a position that would suit a person looking for a long-term position. Own horse can be done in own time but please note no paddock turnout Oct-April. Please contact Caroline & The Grooms List Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  
*5-day week * Salary negotiable depending on experience and skill sets (iro £450pw pp) * Plenty of riding, including some competing ideally. *The accommodation is suitable for a couple or singles *Rider training is available from reputable visiting trainers. Nestled amongst the Surrey hills with access to miles of well-maintained bridleways straight from the back door, our lovely family is looking for a child-friendly couple or two single people to help with their horses, yard facilities and their varied equestrian pursuits. You should be experienced and capable of working with others but also able to take sole charge. We are looking for those with a cheerful, friendly disposition to ride out regularly with our employers and their 2 children (10/11yrs). You would also need to be happy to take the children to competitions/bring on the horses in their ridden and groundwork education/yard maintenance etc. You would be required to ride their young sports horses, working closely with the employer who ensures all are started slowly and carefully – you should also really enjoy groundwork too! Confident riding alone and ideally able to ride and lead is a bonus 😊 Competition opportunities are also available to suitable applicants, (jumping/showing classes etc). A lightweight jockey is required as the horses are not large. Flexibility and practicality are key in these family situations, of course, eg: the odd school run, harrowing the menage, light repairs to fences etc may be required. The latter is not essential but would be ideal 😉 Duties include all the usual equine duties but you would need to be comfortable with more natural horse management practices eg: barefoot/horses living as a herd etc. Horses kept currently are as follows: Mini-Shetland herd three strong- all rescues 5yr old 16’2 ISH riding horse 16.2 HH 3yr old who will be backed over winter, and then put to foal in the spring. A 25 yr old 13’2” pony who has mostly now been retired (some lead rein). 3 small horses/ Ponies 13.3 and 14.3 and a 15’2 (which is quite ‘chunky’)  There are stables for the horses as/when required and a menage, in fact very good facilities. Please contact Caroline & The Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
Groundsperson Scottish National Equestrian Centre SRUC Oatridge, West Lothian £21,778 – £24,891 per annum (under review) based on a 40 hour working week. REF: ACF/SNEC/081/21 Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) is unique in Scotland and one of the largest organisations of its kind in Europe. Our ambitious and exciting vision is to work at local, national and international levels, leading innovation and sustainable development in agriculture and rural sectors. The Scottish National Equestrian Centre (SNEC) based at our Oatridge Campus, is a modern venue for equestrian sports and activities. It currently boasts fantastic facilities, including 80m x 40m international 400-seater arena, 60m x 25m warm up arena, 110m x 80m outdoor turf arena. The centre is used both as an educational and training facility for SRUC students and as a commercial equestrian venue. SRUC is looking to recruit a Groundsperson to support the Equestrian Facilities Manager and Stable and Yard Supervisor in all ground operations associated with the equestrian facilities. The role will include maintenance of the arena surface, paddocks (grazing, fencing and water supplies), and stables (fodder, muck, cleanliness and hygiene). The areas of work will include but not be limited to: • Supporting the Equestrian Facilities Manager in the delivery equine education and training programmes and in the commercial equestrian hires and events at Oatridge • Undertaking all areas of arena, stables, yard and paddocks maintenance • Participating in and supporting the equestrian team at Oatridge in their delivery of commercial events and hires Candidates should possess a recognised qualification in groundswork/rural skills and should also have relevant first aid qualifications and certificates of competency for relevant vehicles and equipment. Proven groundswork experience is essential as is experience in machinery use including power tools, and agricultural vehicles such as tractor, quad bike, trailers, forklift and telehandler. Further details on the responsibilities and requirements for this role can be found in the Job Particulars document downloadable when you click the link below. Closing date: 28 February 2022 SRUC Leading the way in Agricultural and Rural Research, Education & Consultancy. SRUC is committed to valuing Diversity, advancing Equality and respecting Human Rights throughout the organisation and encouraging applications from disabled people using the “Disability Confident Employer” symbol. SRUC is a member of the Athena SWAN charter. SRUC. A Charitable company limited by guarantee, SC003712. Registered in Scotland No SC103046  
Job Description Equestrian Facilities Manager £37,530 – £44,153 per annum (under review) REF: ACF/SNEC/080/21 Unique rural College in Scotland and one of the largest organisations of its kind in Europe. Our ambitious and exciting vision is to work at local, national and international levels, leading innovation and sustainable development in agriculture and rural sectors. The Scottish National Equestrian Centre based at our Campus, is a modern venue for equestrian sports and activities. It currently boasts fantastic facilities, including 80m x 40m international 400-seater arena, 60m x 25m warm up arena, 110m x 80m outdoor turf arena. The centre is used both as an educational and training facility for students and as a commercial equestrian venue. We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, flexible and adaptable person for the role of Equestrian Facilities Manager. The purpose of this role is to manage all the equestrian facilities at the Oatridge campus which includes the Oatridge Stables and the Scottish National Equestrian Centre and to interface with the education and training programmes at Oatridge. The stables part of the role includes care and management of up to 30 horses. The role covers the management, operation and promotion . The post will include lead responsibility for the reputation of Oatridge equestrian facilities and positioning as a key education and training resource and a facility for the national equestrian sector. The post will also involve devolved budgetary responsibility and accountability for the Oatridge equestrian facilities. This role is a people facing activity and will require experience from a wide range of business processes with knowledge of the Equine industry. Applicants should have experience of managing a small but diverse (in terms to working patterns and level of ability) team and proven yard management experience. Candidates should possess a recognised education or training qualification equivalent to HN level or degree in the equestrian sector, or significant evidence or practical experience in the sector. A current full, clean driving license is required for this role as occasional driving may be necessary as well as first aid qualifications, certificates of competency for relevant vehicles and equipment. Further details on the responsibilities and requirements for this role can be found in the Job Particulars document downloadable when you click the link below. Closing date: 14 February 2022 To apply, please click here. Leading the way in Agricultural and Rural Research, Education & Consultancy. Committed to valuing Diversity, advancing Equality and respecting Human Rights throughout the organisation and encouraging applications from disabled people using the “Disability Confident Employer” symbol.  
Job Description To supervisor and monitor the Riding Academy Operations, Leading the development and training of junior instructors, horses, and students. Minimum Requirements A bachelors degree in equine studies or equivalent equestrian qualifications. A miniumum of 5 years of experience as a head coach, or equivalent. Strong leadership skills, supervisory skills, and interpersonal skills. Ability to develop comprehensive reports.   Accommodation details No live in provided.   Benefits Transportation and housing allowance is provided in the package.  
Job Description To manage an Equestrian Riding school operations. Including development and implementation of the Riding School’s curriculum in line with the Equine Institution. To lead the development and training of junior instructors, horses, and students. Minimum Requirements Bachelor degree in Equine studies or equivalent equestrian qualifications. Must have comprehensive equine knowledge. Must hold an equivalent coaching qualification to the BHS Accredited Coach. A minimum of 6 years of experience in the required field. Strong leadership skills, team management, and interpersonal skills.     Accommodation details No living-in provided   Benefits Transport and accommodation allowance will be included in the overall package.    
Job Description To deliver stable management classes based on equine science knowledge to riders enrolled in the riding academy program. To support with the exercise program of horses. Minimum Requirements Bachelors degree in Equine Science or international equestrian certifications. A minimum of 3 years of full-time in an equestrian yard of relevant work experience. Broad knowledge and skills in equine science and management Ability to articulate information and deliver teaching effectively. Proficient in English speaking Ability to work and teach to a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic groups.   Accommodation details Live out.   Benefits Transport, and accommodation allowance provided.  
*Very nice single accommodation  *5-day week *IRO £400pw & accomm neg Lovely, long term job position suited to an experienced performance horse Groom for a professional yard run by a family with top competition standards for a husband and wife combination used to competing at the highest levels. This show jumping yard needs someone who ideally could exercise ride and is happy to work alongside other full and part-time staff in caring for 14 stable kept horses – a mix of show jumpers and children’s ponies. All usual duties. Please call Caroline and the Team on 0203 006 5730/07747 686118 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com      
*Up to £400/£450 pw including foc accom  *Great location *Own horse (or more than one possible). Experienced sole charge Groom/Rider required for a lovely, quiet private yard where hacking in Windsor Great Park is an option (but you do need to be happy to do a bit of roadwork to get there on occasions). Previous Grooms have been with the employer for 8yrs,10yrs  & 2 years. Candidates must be at a standard to keep  2 horses/2 ponies to a good standard and happy to treat them as their own. Employer away in the winter so must be a self-starter. Employer rode Medium/advanced medium and novice intermediate eventing but now retired and mostly hacks (3/4 days a week). Very quiet yard, relaxed yard. Horses & ponies are: 1×19 years old 16.1HH (ex PSG)  1×12 years old 16.3HH (could be competed by Groom). Has Dressage points. 2 ponies do nothing (mini &11.2 welsh section A – too ‘gooey for the grandchild). Could be lunged. 12 field kept lamas so be great to have someone look after them. Prior lama experience is not necessary. Must be able happy with general yard, field, and stable maintenance Kubota-type tractors for field/school maintenance. Should be happy with living with the housekeeper in a 3-bed house (own sitting room). Please contact Caroline & The Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  

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Caroline Carter Recruitment Ltd
The Stables
Fildyke Road
Meppershall
Bedfordshire
SG17 5LU

caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
0203 006 5730 / 07747 686 118

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