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Making and accepting a job offer – the do’s and don’ts!

Making and accepting a job offer

It goes without saying that, for both employers and job seekers, finding a good match between employer/yard and candidate, making a job offer, calling off the search and looking forward to working together is a key junction for both parties – usually met with a big sigh of relief on both sides!

Sometimes, making and accepting a job offer can be somewhat rushed and not treated with the formality it really does require. Whilst it’s a huge relief to have reached this stage, it is by no means the end of the process! There is still time for things to unravel and go wrong, and sometimes badly wrong, which it’s why it’s so important for both employers and job seekers to approach this stage with care and to put aside a little quality time to get it spot-on!

Obviously, we are not legal experts, but we are experts in equine recruitment, so the following information is for guidance only. We always advise taking expert legal advice on your specific circumstances.

 

Make sure you both KNOW each other’s expectations

Making and Accepting a Formal Job Offer - mutual agreementAs detailed in Employment Contracts in the Equine Industry, under UK employment law, a contract of employment begins when a job seeker accepts a job offer, even if the offer is made and accepted verbally and not in writing. That verbal agreement seals the deal as far as UK lawmakers are concerned and all statutory employment laws apply from that moment, regardless of what is or isn’t in writing. For this reason, it is highly advisable that both parties are not just aware of, but are in full agreement and understanding with the other’s expectations.

It can be very tempting to focus on start dates, moving in, moving a horse in (if applicable), getting to know one another, seeing how it goes, all with the view to finalising the “small print” later on – especially when the written contract isn’t due until two months after the new employee’s start date!  Some even adopt what can best be described as a “winging it” approach – NOT a good idea at all!

As experienced Recruitment Consultants, we’ve seen it all too frequently! For this reason, we strongly recommend arranging a job trial if employers and job seekers wish to “test run” an arrangement before signing on the dotted line. Once a candidate has handed their notice to their current employer, to find that the proposed new job is a non-starter can have serious emotional, legal and financial consequences, so it’s critical that the small print is finalised and signed off by both parties before committing to the future.

 

Get everything in writing

Making and Accepting a Formal Job Offer - Put everything in writing

It may seem like a drag, especially when you’re making arrangements for the new job/employee to start, but it protects all parties if you have things in writing from the outset (typed or handwritten). If a job offer is in writing, both parties can revisit the exact details as often as they need to, and there’s little room for misinterpretations; “I didn’t realise you meant…” or “I don’t remember you saying that…”.

 

Conditional Job Offers vs Unconditional Job Offers

When an employer makes a straightforward job offer with no caveats, it’s an unconditional offer of employment. Once this offer has been accepted by the candidate, the statutory employment contract begins and both employer and employee are legally bound to it. It’s advisable that employers and job seekers do not make or accept a straightforward, unconditional job offer if anything is left insecure or not yet finalised. An unconditional job offer/acceptance cannot be reversed without risking potential legal issues.

Making and Accepting a Formal Job Offer - Conditional Job Offer

If the employer still needs to collect references, proof of drivers licence, proof of the right to work in *said* country etc. then, to avoid a potential legal pitfall, the employer needs to make a conditional offer of employment. A common obstruction is that the candidate, quite understandably, doesn’t want their current employer to know they intend to leave until they have secured new employment. This appears to leave prospective employers in a quandary – if they make the job offer but subsequent reference checks are genuinely not favourable and they have to withdraw the job offer, they break the statutory employment contract that started when the candidate accepted the offer. The simple solution is to make a written, conditional job offer that is “subject to references”. This way, if the references are not favourable, the prospective employer can withdraw the job offer without breach of contract or any other liability.

However, a conditional job offer shouldn’t be used to leave an open door to back out later should the employer choose to, and a condition cannot be added to an existing job offer. The conditions have to be relevant and reasonable and it’s advisable that both employers and job seekers seek professional advice (for example, from ACAS) before making or accepting a conditional job offer. Once the conditions of the job offer have been met, it’s good practice for the employer to subsequently make an unconditional job offer.

To safeguard job seekers from potential losses as a result of serving notice on their job, the UK Government does advise job seekers to wait until they get an unconditional offer before handing in their notice, as a conditional offer could fall through. In this case, the only reasonable course of action is for employers to collect references from previous employers (where applicable). If a candidate demonstrates good job longevity in their current role, there is a good chance (although not always given) they will be able to provide a reference from that employer in due course. This needs to be a judgement call on the part of the employer.

You can read more on withdrawing a job offer here.

 

Work smarter, not harder

Making and Accepting a Formal Job Offer - keeping it simple

There is a less onerous way in which employers can make a job offer in writing without investing additional time on what may otherwise seem like a fussy and inconvenient additional process.

Everyone employing staff must provide each employee with a Written Statement of Employment Particulars (the written part of the employment contract) within two months of starting work. This may be one document or it can be made up of 3 parts, which can be given at separate stages before the two-month deadline:

  1. A Principal Statement
  2. Additional Details
  3. Terms of Employment

It’s can be advantageous to all concerned if employers prepare at least the Principal Statement in advance, and issue this as part of a formal job offer.

 

The Government states that the Principal Statement must contain at least:

  • the business’s name
  • the employee’s name, job title or a description of work and start date
  • how much and how often an employee will get paid
  • hours of work (and if employees will have to work Sundays, nights or overtime
  • holiday entitlement (and if that includes public holidays)
  • where an employee will be working and whether they might have to relocate
  • if an employee works in different places, where these will be and what the employer’s other address/s are

 

Add to this any agreed details of:

  • livery for staff horses and use of facilities
  • the provision of accommodation
  • particulars relating to staff pets
  • Compensation
  • Bonus or commission
  • Employee benefits
  • Privacy policies
  • Details of any proposed job trial period
  • Termination conditions (notice period)

and you’ve got a written job offer that doubles up as the Principle Statement to form part of the Written Contract of Employment Particulars, which employers have to issue by law. The rest of the Written Statement of Employment Particulars can be prepared later on (but must be issued to the employee within two months of their start date):

  • Additional Details
  • Terms of Employment

You can read more about the Written Statement of Employment Particulars (a written contract of employment) by clicking here.

 

Making and Accepting a Formal Job Offer - accept a job in writingIt cuts both ways – always accept a job offer in writing

By law, employers have to issue written paperwork, but it’s also very good practice for job seekers to accept a formal job offer in writing/via email. It’s fine (and legally binding) to verbally accept a job offer, but a letter or email clearly stating that the offer of employment is accepted gives a record both parties can keep, or even print out for their records if they wish. This can also serve to avoid any misunderstandings further on. For ease of reference, we would counsel against text messages for such situations.

It never hurts to summarise telephone conversations in an email to all parties involved in the discussion. This recap gives a reference point within the process and can flag up any misunderstandings as you go.  It doesn’t matter whether the employer or the employee sends the email, as long as someone does. If anything is unclear, or new questions pop in your mind, ask the other party and sort it out soonest – a simple call or email early on can save a lot of headaches later on.

 

Making and Accepting a Formal Job Offer - when it goes wrongProtecting yourself

For both employers and job seekers, simple steps can help avoid inconvenience or disaster further later on:

  • Be careful that verbal communication cannot be misconstrued as a job offer or acceptance. Remember, the employment contract begins on a verbal offer>acceptance, not just when made in writing.
  • Be clear on whether the job offer is unconditional or conditional, what those conditions are, and how and when to meet them.
  • When a condition is eventually met, ensure an unconditional job offer is formally made.
  • Ensure that everything has been discussed before making or accepting a job offer, including a notice period for terminating the employment contract – this will be applicable should the job offer/acceptance be withdrawn!
  • For good measure, back EVERYTHING up in writing.
  • Never assume anything. Always ask, and even seek professional advice if things are still uncertain. The ACAS Helpline is free to call or if you are a member of the British Grooms Association or Equestrian Employers Association you have specific help on hand for these matters.

Sometimes things don’t work out no matter how much care and preparation everyone invests, but both employers and job seekers must appreciate that withdrawing a job offer or acceptance must never be undertaken lightly. Always be mindful of the enormity to the other party – in many cases, a last-minute reversal has consequences to the other party. When something occurs that is unavoidable or insurmountable, withdrawing a job offer/acceptance must be treated with the same care and consideration as presenting it. You can read more about withdrawing a job offer/acceptance by clicking here.

Visit the ACAS website to download templates for putting a job offer in writing by clicking here.


Sources and further reading:

Conditional Job Offers: Blocks Solicitors

Putting a Job Offer in writing: Workable

Using the Principal Statement as a Formal Offer of Employment: UK Government Website

ACAS: www.acas.org.uk

The “Written Statement of Employment Particulars” Explained

What Happens when a Job Offer is Withdrawn?

Employment Contracts in the Equine Industry

Employment Law in the Equine Industry

British Grooms Association

Equestrian Employers Association

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Job Description Full time Show Groom/Rider required by family showing yard based in South West Scotland. The job entails all usual yard duties, show turnout and general preparation for shows, training and riding. Possibility to compete for the right person. Opportunity to travel to County Shows plus RIHS and HOYS. Accommodation available or live out. Exciting opportunity for another member of staff to join one of the top show producers and her highly successful team of show horses. The employer is an Elite Accredited Coach for BHS/BSPS who travels to all major shows in the U.K. competing in Hunter, Hack, Cob, Riding Horse, Coloureds and R.O.R. classes. Usual yard duties, ability to ride an advantage but not necessary. An experienced person preferred but will also consider less experienced seeking a career with horses and keen to learn. Minimum Requirements Confident in all sizes and types of show horses. Willing to learn and be 100% committed. Keen to step up/take on responsibility. Previous experience in Showing is an advantage but not essential.   Accommodation details Live in or out Located in an area close to amenities and social facilities – plenty to do in your free time during non-Covid times!   Benefits Opportunity to travel to top County Shows, Royal International and HOYS. Highly rewarded in return for accomplished success. Possibility to compete.  
Job Description Private professional show jumping yard in Wellington, FL, seeking new head groom/manager to organize and oversee 9 horses and other staff. Minimum Requirements Must have previous experience grooming at fei level. Must have previous experience managing other staff. Must be able to legally work in the US. Must drive trailer.   Accommodation details Accommodation available   Benefits Good salary and health insurance  
We are looking for a night watch to support our team. You are nocturnal and like to work when others are already asleep? You are looking for a responsible task and enjoy working with horses ? Then apply now! Your Tasks: regular control of the horses in nightly rounds Visual inspection of the horses’ state of health Your Pofil: several years of experience with horses and the ability to assess their well-being Independent and responsible work Driving licence Willingness to shift work Our Offer: a performance-related salary an attractive working environment in a highly motivated team accommodation available on site If you are interested, then send your application to  mohr@schockemoehle.com Job Description Your Tasks: regular control of the horses in nightly rounds Visual inspection of the horses’ state of health Minimum Requirements Your Pofil: several years of experience with horses and the ability to assess their well-being Independent and responsible work Driving licence Willingness to shift work Please notice that applicants from non-EU countries must have a work permit or an EU passport for working in Germany.   Accommodation details You will be offered accommodation (single or double rooms) and meals (breakfast and lunch) on the yard. Rooms cost around 190 € per month, including electricity and water, breakfast and lunch around 149 € per month.     Benefits The stud will finance your safety boots and insurance fees. Of course, we will help you with all 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.  
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. Please notice that applicants from non-EU countries must have a work permit or EU passport for working in Germany.   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 Dressage competition livery yard seeks part time or full time groom to join team.  Mother daughter Advanced rider/trainers have their own dressage horses up to GP and a small number of mostly competition liveries. Usual yard duties involved in care for up to 10 or 12 horses living in. Foal due in the spring. BD competition centre with exceptional facilities including indoor and two outdoor schools. Minimum Requirements Cheerful, hard working team player. Must drive and have own car. Confident leading fit competition horses. Accommodation details Accommodation in a luxury 2 bed flat could be available in April for the right candidate. Benefits Above minimum wage, paid holidays.  
Job Description We are looking to hire an experienced freelance groom to work with our Grand Prix level dressage horses. Must have experience with stallion handling. This is a live out position. The yard is busy, so a good attitude is a requirement. Good attention to detail, and high standards are preferred attributes. Hours and rates to be discussed.
*15 minutes from an airport *On-site (not shared) apartment *Shared use of a car. * 5-day week *Salary commensurate with experience thus negotiable *Own horse welcomed Job Description We are looking for a hard working, fun rider/groom to join our team in the south of Holland. Duties will include all manner of yard work and riding. Some Riding experience is a plus. The ability to work with horses of all ages is required. We are offering a salary, on site appartment and shared use of a car. We have 6 members of staff, several of whom live on site, so the ability to work as part of a team is essential.          
*Lovely cottage accommodation *Salary competitive *Excellent hacking with immediate access to the Badminton Estate *Lots of hunting opportunities *Own horse welcomed. 🙂 NB start date ideally end of June 2021 but could be earlier for an exceptional candidate needing to start sooner 🙂 Experienced hunt Groom/Rider required to work alongside one other with a yard of 8 quality hunt horses on a family yard. Current Grooms highly recommend and have been with the family for many, many years! You must really know hunting and be used to delivering the highest of standards of yard and horse care and be able to turnout meticulously for hunting. There are plenty of hunting opportunities, so competent and capable rider essential. 7.5t lorry licence required. The season, like most Hunt Yards, is ‘full-on’. Hunt days are Weds/Saturdays and occasionally Mondays too and they are long days but enjoyable. The Season is finished and the horses are out by early April and then life becomes much more leisurely, time to recuperate! 😉 The holiday is taken out of season and in the summer months the work is very easy (odd jobs, finishing earlier etc.) This helps to counter the very busy times in the hunting season and allows for r&r before it all starts again in July when the horses are all brought in from the field in preparation for the season start in September. If you are keen on the discipline, looking for a long term, friendly yard where everything is done well and you have good references and strong hunting or hunting/eventing CV, then this is for you. Please call Caroline and the team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
Job Description Opening for a Full-Time Groom at a purpose-built Dressage yard and stud owned by Small Tour Rider who is now looking for someone with previous experience within the industry and able to turn out both the horses and the yard to a high standard. Based in Heapey, Lancashire.   We are looking for someone who is passionate about the equestrian industry and can turn out horses and the yard to a very high standard. Minimum Requirements Experienced and Confident handling fit competition horses and youngsters Friendly, polite and professional with excellent people skills Punctual and Reliable Excellent attention to Detail Be able to work to a very high standard Must be able to plait, clip, trim Must have experience of equestrian yard management and staff management Ideal candidate will have ability to exercise horses Accommodation details No accommodation available   Benefits    
*£20k pa *Various options for accommodation *Dog and horse welcomed *Chance to get first aid training and qualifications COVID STATUS: COVID STATUS: The IOM Government has now completed the 21 day circuit-breaker lockdown and essential workers are now allowed to travel for work purposes. Equestrian life goes on near to normal on the Isle of Man with competitions/hunt balls etc still going on – You will be required to self isolate for 2 weeks on arrival but you will be on the payroll during that period and assigned tasks that adhere to this. First class Equestrian Centre, also a registered Pony Club Centre offering a wide range of equestrian activities for all levels of ability, is looking for a special someone to replace longstanding and much loved Instructor and second in command person. Teaching all ages and experience levels, from absolute beginners or working to improve  skills for competitions, this friendly team puts together programmes to suit. All levels of ability catered for including, novice, intermediate, disabled and experienced. Do call Caroline and the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  
*£360-£450 depending on experience and qualifications plus accommodation & bills Looking for an experienced Home Groom to work alongside other 3 other members of staff for a 3* event rider. Should be capable of sole charge and teamwork. Would suit a committed, (Owner/Rider says ‘even geeky then you would fit in well with the rest of us’) hard-working groom, who would like to use and develop their skills to provide excellent care for event horses and the environment they live in. Between 8-15 horses on site with young stock at a satellite farm, managed by a separate team. The role entails normal stable duties including professional day-to-day management of competition horses, liaising with vet, farrier, physiotherapy and nutritionists and other professionals etc. Use of therapy tools, like magnetic/vibrating floors, solariums, rugs, as well as regular training from physiotherapist on stretching and in-hand work ‘homework’. Candidates would be experienced in clipping, trimming, plaiting and turning out for competition, as well as handling fit (though sane!) event horses. Experience (and interest) with young stock an asset as the team, most years will back two or three over the winter. Travel to events at home and abroad planned when things return to normal. Accommodation is very nice with a shared kitchen and lounge with en suite bedrooms. Please contact Caroline & The Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
*Opportunity to undertake first aid training & transport of horses long distance certificate *Possible HGV training for right candidate etc Job Description Stable Hand/Groom Required, for showjumping stable yard in Penkridge, Staffordshire. 22 horses stabled mainly private warm blood showjumping horses ranging from 2yrs old upwards. Small friendly team , 3 other grooms, 2 riders. Duties will include: Mucking out Feeding Turning out Putting horses on walker, Checking horses welfare Administering medication when required Changing rugs Grooming and tacking up etc. Attending competitions where necessary Being a team player and being able to use initiative is essential. Hours would be 5.5 days a week. 7.30am – 5/5.30pm Live in a possibility, but unfortunately no pets or partners   Minimum Requirements Must have had previous horse experience and handling. Must have a car driving license. Accommodation details Own bedroom in shared modern apartment with one other live in staff member 1 mile from stable yard. Shared kitchen, lounge and bathroom with one other staff member. Modern apartment, modern appliances, well looked after – electricity, water, gas, council tax and tv license included. Benefits Opportunity to undertake first aid training, transport of horses long distance certificate, possible HGV training for right candidate etc    
Job Description A personal carer/groom/rider is needed. This is a dual position living in the owner’s private house.  A non-smoker is needed for this full-time country position in beautiful North Yorkshire. They must like dogs. The applicant must be versatile, friendly and able to turn their hand to a variety of activities. The personal care is for a disabled lady with spinal injuries due to an accident, who uses a wheelchair. Some experience with sheep as well as horses would be useful but not essential.  Minimum Requirements The job requires a good communicator with a cheerful, hardworking personality and a willingness to learn. Instruction will be given for this varied position.  This live-in position will need someone who can work with others in a team but also take responsibility themselves.  It is essential that the applicant enjoys the country and animals. Car driver preferred. Accommodation details In owner’s private house. Benefits Package will include a discount at nearby Swinton Park Hotel including the spa and gym.  
Job Description We are looking for a competition groom for a professional showjumping yard in northern Ireland Must be abe to turn out to a High standard Must be capable of handing 4 year olds to grand prix Experience grooming at shows is a must Excellent working conditions/ hours /pay   We also have a rider/groom position available Minimum Requirements     Accommodation details   We have on site accommodation Benefits    
Great opportunity to develop your career as a Competition Groom in the exciting world of rehabilitation, pre-training and the 3* Event world if you can drive a 26t lorry! *IRO £25k *Accommodation available *Lots of opportunities Accomplished 3-star level eventer, (competes home and abroad), is looking for someone to help the Team when at home but also to drive his lorry and manage competition horses home & abroad when competing. Ideally, you will have previous experience and an interest in the sport. Professional, fun team and a busy inclusive environment. All duties required and good standard of turnout, horsemanship and competition experience essential. The very best of facilities in a quiet but accessible location. Please call Caroline and The Grooms List team on 0203 006 5730 or  email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
Job Description 5-6 horses private stables rented near Milan, Italy all normal stable duties including mucking out traveling to nice international shows (eg St Tropez, Oliva, Gorla Minore etc) 6 days a week work no stallions living included Minimum Requirements experience on show level happy to travel around europe a happy person that is willing to give their best for the horses 6months stay minimum   Accommodation details own room with own bathroom and joined kitchen on the shows living in horse truck   Benefits riding possible if level is good enough as I also have young horses seeing one of the best international shows of Europe working in a cool & fun team UK Citizens: VISA is possible to arrange, 3-6months stay max. unfortunately, contact me for further information (only if seriously interested please) thank you  
Fabulous opportunity to work/manage a team of other Grooms to do all usual grooming duties. A wonderful, involved job and a great addition to any CV. This centre is the very 1st Riding Center in Saudi Arabia dating back to 1968. They offer riding in Show Jumping & Polo. They also board horses with full livery services, holding major national and international Showjumping events and Polo sponsored events. They offer a full training programme with Professional Trainers. Ideally, you will have an interest in show jumping although in terms of riding no jumping will be normally required. The successful candidate must have a friendly personality and a professional mindset. You will be required to Groom at some shows (2*)  and to look after & ride 8 horses a day so you will need to be fit and motivated for this role! No teaching required. The centre welcomes visitors of all ages to visit during business hours with excellent facilities: Floodlit Arenas, Cafe, Tack Shop and more Cultural awareness for this part of the world is essential. Covid situation: Applicants will need an up to date job seeker profile and CV. Thorough telephone screening will take place and the job will commence ONLY  when it is safe for you to travel to the region and government guidelines in both countries can be 100% adhered to. Please call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com      
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. 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. Please notice that applicants from non-EU countries must have a work permit or EU passport for working in Germany.   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 Farm/Stable-Worker   The Paul Schockemöhle Pferdehaltung GmbH has created a remarkable centre of modern horse breeding in the last few years. At present, as many as 3,500 horses are the pride of the Lewitz stud, and 750 foals are born each year. We are looking for people willing to work with our horses. The job include a variety of different tasks, from assisting veterinarians and blacksmiths while treating the horses to maintaining our facilities. Experience with young horses would be an advantage. We`re looking for hard working, competent people. We offer you an accommodation (single or double rooms) and meals on the yard. Rooms cost around 190 € per month, including electricity and water, breakfast and lunch around 152 € per month. Your salary will reflect your own particular skills. The basic starting salary is 1792,86 € monthly before tax, which will depend on your age and skills, and vary between approximately 350 € to 400 €. The stud will finance your safety boots and insurance fees. Come and visit us for a 3 days work trial. If your skills meet our requirements we can definitely offer you immediate employment, so remember to bring along everything you might need for a longer stay. Of course, we will help you with all 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. Very important: if you are no EU-citizens, you need a valid work visa for Germany! Minimum Requirements horse experience   Accommodation details We offer you accommodation (single or double rooms) and meals on the yard. Rooms cost around 190 € per month, including electricity and water, breakfast and lunch around 152 € per month.  
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. Please notice that, if you are no EU-citizens you need a valid work visa for Germany.  
*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. Please notice that applicants from non-EU countries must have a work permit or EU passport for working in Germany.
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. If you are no EU-citizens, you must have a valid work visa for working in Germany.   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 We are a growing farm near Guildford operating as a charity that rescues and rehabilitates abused, abandoned and old horses, integrating them with the local community.  We are seeking a groom who is reliable, trustworthy, hardworking and physically fit as an addition to our team.  We currently have 37 horses on site, living out in a track and field system of 68 acres.  You must be flexible and with a willingness to learn as we have an unconventional approach to horse care using a method of gentle calm and trust – you will receive guidance in this method of rehabilitation which not only enhances the recovery of the horses themselves; but helps to provide a healing environment for visitors to the Sanctuary.  You must be a good team member, able to work alone on site or with the horses, as well as within a team of other staff and volunteers. This is a really exciting opportunity for a groom to work in an environment where emotionally and/or physically damaged horses are given care and attention; enabling them in turn to offer support and relief to visiting adults and children, including those who are poorly or with additional needs – an interaction that you may be required to facilitate.  We do not ride our horses at Mane Chance; instead we use natural and intuitive practices to allow the horses to recover from their trauma and build a relationship of trust.  We also do not use conventional methods so a willingness to learn and implement new ideas is paramount and hopefully exciting for our successful candidate. This is a full time role, involving some weekend working.  You must have a full, valid driving licence and you should have your own car as we are a little out of the way; we will also need to complete a DBS check on the successful applicant for safeguarding purposes. Minimum Requirements You should have proven experience of working with horses with a non-dominant approach, understanding the animal as an individual, rather than a tool! You must also be able to embrace working for a charity with volunteers and events (which is different to more conventional equine roles) as this brings a really enjoyable element to the role but can also present its own challenges – you do need to be a people person too! Accommodation details This position comes does not come with any accommodation. Benefits    
Job Description We are a growing farm near Guildford operating as a charity that rescues and rehabilitates abused, abandoned and old horses, integrating them with the local community.  We are seeking a groom who is reliable, trustworthy, hardworking and physically fit as an addition to our team.  We currently have 37 horses on site, living out in a track and field system of 68 acres.  You must be flexible and with a willingness to learn as we have an unconventional approach to horse care using a method of gentle calm and trust – you will receive guidance in this method of rehabilitation which not only enhances the recovery of the horses themselves; but helps to provide a healing environment for visitors to the Sanctuary.  You must be a good team member, able to work alone on site or with the horses, as well as within a team of other staff and volunteers. This is a really exciting opportunity for a groom to work in an environment where emotionally and/or physically damaged horses are given care and attention; enabling them in turn to offer support and relief to visiting adults and children, including those who are poorly or with additional needs – an interaction that you may be required to facilitate.  We do not ride our horses at Mane Chance; instead we use natural and intuitive practices to allow the horses to recover from their trauma and build a relationship of trust.  We also do not use conventional methods so a willingness to learn and implement new ideas is paramount and hopefully exciting for our successful candidate. This is a full time role, involving some weekend working.  You must have a full, valid driving licence and you should have your own car as we are a little out of the way; we will also need to complete a DBS check on the successful applicant for safeguarding purposes. Minimum Requirements You should have proven experience of working with horses with a non-dominant approach, understanding the animal as an individual, rather than a tool! You must also be able to embrace working for a charity with volunteers and events (which is different to more conventional equine roles) as this brings a really enjoyable element to the role but can also present its own challenges – you do need to be a people person too! Accommodation details This position comes with on-site accommodation, shared with another member of staff.  You will have your own bedroom/lounge and own bathroom.  There is a shared kitchen.  Parking is available.  You will be required to contribute to utility costs only. Benefits    
*Package totally negotiable (currently IRO £25K+) for someone with desired skills, experience & qualifications * Very nice single accommodation  * 5-day week *HGV essential (26t lorry) & must have experience of showjumping and driving a lorry in Europe Lovely, long term job position suited to an experienced and competent person on a family yard with top competition standards for a husband and wife combination used to competing at the highest levels. This family-run 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. Two children in the family so must be a child, friendly person. Friendly and fun family. Please call Caroline and the Team on 0203 006 5730/07747 686118 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com      
Looking for full time grooms to join our friendly team. Role includes all normal yard duties; mucking out, grooming, turning out/in, tacking up, cleaning tack, sweeping, also clipping of manes. As well as preparing for and going to polo games. To start 1st March until September based at Great Trippets Farm. No polo experience necessary but grooming experience required. Must be dedicated, hard working, loyal and take pride in what you do. Be able to work as part of a team and alone and willing to take instruction when necessary as well as be able to manage time effectively. Knowledgeable in equine first aid and willing to learn on the job. HGV license a bonus. Competent rider required as you will have to ride and lead fit polo ponies. Live in or out, wages dependant on experience. Part time stable hand also a possibility.    
  *IRO £35/36K pa negotiable plus accommodation suitable for a single person, a couple and or a family *Well behaved dog considered Private family Yard looking for a cheerful VERY experienced Yard Manager. You will have ideally 4/5 years of Yard management under your belt gained on a Stud/Race /eventing and  hunting yard. You must have had hunting experience in the last 3/4 years. Whilst someone who can ride is important, you must not need to ride, as this is not a priority for this position. This is currently covered by the team you would be managing. Suitable applicants will be prepared to muck in and out with the team and deliver top standards of horse husbandry and turnout etc. but yard organisation and making sure everything runs smoothly is the priority. You will be required to ‘caretake’ the owners’ interests in horses he has off-site at various race/event yards You will be adept at managing the balance of horse & yard care with managing a team, liaising with the owner and his family and all the equine support personnel required to maintain professional standards, (visiting Riders, Vets, Farriers etc). Organisational and logistical skills, efficiency and good timekeeping is essential Administration is an important aspect of the role so basic IT and admin skills required along with demonstrable experience of this function. Whilst the Yard manager will be expected to run a tight ship to professional standards, they should be friendly and approachable to all, even under pressure. This is a private, family yard who enjoy their equestrian pursuits and the fun that comes with that, but expectations are high and to a professional level and a super organised person is what they need. The family have teenage daughters who are novice eventers and the owners event/hunt and have interests in other disciplines elsewhere additionally. The family also have professional riders who school, compete their top event horses so no schooling required. HGV lorry driver ideal Very smart yard, estate location with the very best of facilities & no road riding required. * DBS check *Recent strong references * ID & qualifications checks are essential pre employment checks with this roleas part of the recruitment process Please contact Caroline & The Team on 0203 006 5730 or email caroline@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  
Job Description The Lewitz Stud in Northern Germany is searching for blacksmiths. There are least two positions available. On the one hand, we`re searching for a blacksmith for shoeing and trimming riding horses, on the other hand, one is needed for working on foals. One blacksmith could exclusively be in charge of shoeing, even if we could also imagine to give you chance to progress when you`re not an expert yet, but motivated and talented to become one in the near future. The position available for trimming foals is also requiring a certain experience, but is offering you a chance to gain much experience by accompanying and solving problematical cases. We could also imagine a blacksmith in charge with foals and shoeing riding horses. The biggest breeding farm in Germany is offering you a chance to develop in a good atmosphere, with regulated work-time and good payment. Minimum Requirements experience in shoeing   Accommodation details We offer you an accommodation (single or double rooms) and meals on the yard. Rooms cost around 190 € per month, including electricity and water, breakfast and lunch around 152 € per month.   Benefits    
Job Description We are looking for someone to cover maternity leave over the next 5 months (possibility of extending employment). The job will involve riding fit competition horses ranging from young horses to Grand prix level, flat work and over poles. All yard and stable duties including clipping etc.. Good communication skills with sponsors and owners. We are looking for someone who is reliable, organised and hardworking and has experience at the level required for this position. References will be required. Accommodation details Shared accommodation with one other member of staff.   Benefits Free accommodation. Training    
Job Description *Option to train * Beautiful off-road riding *Accommodation available *5 Day week *Horse welcomed *FUN!   Looking for experienced and reliable Grooms to join our busy and expanding yard with the option to train . You must be highly motivated and willing to work as part of a team. A teaching and care qualification to minimum of BHS Level 2 is preferred but not essential as on site training can be provided. We are a large BHS approved riding school, livery yard and “Where to Train” centre. We have excellent facilities set in 550 acres of beautiful off-road riding with opportunity to further train and develop . In order to apply for this role you must be confident in handling all types of horses, grooming, tacking up, leading in lessons, mucking out and all aspects of yard work; everyone mucks in and helps each other out. You must be able to ride in a confident and sympathetic way and enjoy teaching children and adults of all abilities in groups and 1:1. Minimum Requirements Enthusiasm Reliability Conscientious • Riding • Driving license • Equine First-Aid • Schooling • Lunging • Bandaging • Clipping • Teaching • Trim/Pull • Sole Charge • Exercising • People Skills Accommodation details On site accommodation may be available but no pets.   Benefits Excellent Working Conditions Professional, fun environment Top class facilities Variation in Role On-going training for BHS exams  
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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