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The “Written Statement of Employment Particulars” explained

The “Written Statement of Employment Particulars” explained

A “Written Statement of Employment Particulars” is the part of an employment contract that has to be given in writing within two months of an employee starting work.

In the equine industry, there is often confusion surrounding the provision of an “employment contract”.  The Written Statement of Employment Particulars (this sets out your main employment terms) is not always given to those working in the equine industry, and employers and employees alike therefore wrongly believe they don’t have an employment contract! The Written Statement of Employment Particulars Explained - Time LimitAs detailed in our article Employment Contracts in the Equine Industry, a statutory employment ‘contract’ begins as soon as a job seeker accepts a job offer, and both employer and employee have legal obligations to each other, even before the new employee’s start date and this doesn’t have to be an agreement in writing! However, every employer must, by law, issue a Written Statement of Employment Particulars within 2 months of the employee’s start date – even if you are simply a private family employing a sole charge groom.

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.

 

What does the Written Statement of Employment Particulars contain?

The written part of the employment contract must contain, either in one document or as separate documents:

  • A Principle Statement
  • Contract Terms (Terms of Employment)
  • Any additional details

 

The Principle Statement

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

  • the business’s name
  • the employee’s name, job title or a description of work and start date
  • if a previous job counts towards a period of continuous employment, the date the period started (for example, if an employee is promoted from a regular team member to Head Person or the employee is relocating to another yard belonging to the same employer)
  • wage scale/salary package and how it is calculated, how and when it is 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 address is

As discussed in Making and Accepting a Job Offer, it’s a good idea to consider preparing the Principle Statement in advance and using it when making a formal offer of employment.

 

Contract Terms (sometimes referred to as “Express Terms”)

Express Terms of employmentIn addition to the Principle Statement, the Written Statement of Employment Particulars must include information about:

  • any job trial periods or probationary periods (the employer can arrange a probationary or trial period for the employee, with the option of a short notice period at the end of the trial if the employee does not fulfill expectations)
  • how long a temporary job is expected to last
  • the end date of a fixed-term contract
  • notice periods, for both the employer dismissing the groom, and if the groom wishes to leave the job
  • details of pensions, including Workplace Pensions
  • information about, or where to find information about sick pay and procedures
  • who to go to with a grievance
  • how to complain about how a grievance is handled (ACAS can advise on this)
  • how to complain about a disciplinary or dismissal decision (ACAS can advise on this)
  • any collective agreements (these are negotiated agreements between employers, staff associations and trade unions)
  • information for employees about working abroad as part of the job – more in this below
  • any Flexibility Clause (more on this below)

 

Hidden Terms of an Employment ContractImplied terms

If there’s nothing clearly agreed between the employer and the groom about a particular issue, it may be covered by an implied term – for example:

 

  • the employer must provide a safe and secure working environment
  • mutual obligations not to do anything that might undermine the relationship of mutual ‘trust and confidence’ between the employer and the employee
  • the standards of behaviour expected from employees – for example, anyone who deals with customers should be polite when doing so
  • legal requirements, like the employee’s right to a minimum amount of paid holiday
  • something necessary to do the job like having a valid HGV licence
  • something that’s been done regularly in a company over a long time like paying a Christmas bonus, or giving staff a share of winnings

 

When employees travel or work abroad as part of the job

Employment contracts when the employee travels abroadShould a person work abroad for more than a month during their first 2 months’ employment, the employer must give them the written statement before they leave, and their employer must state:

  • how long they’ll be abroad
  • what currency they’ll be paid in
  • what additional pay or benefits they’ll get
  • terms relating to their return to the UK

This information can be given to the employee in a separate document, to form part of the Written Statement of Employment Particulars.

An employer may send an employee to another of their yards in a country within the European Economic Area (EEA). In this situation employees must get the terms and conditions that are the legal minimum in that country for:

  • working hours and rest breaks
  • holiday entitlement
  • minimum pay (including overtime)

 

Making changes to the Written Statement of Employment Particulars

Once a Written Statement of Employment Particulars has been issued it cannot be changed without the employee’s agreement, unless the original contains a “Flexibility Clause”. Examples of a “Flexibility Clause” may include:

  • asking the employee to move to a new yard with them, hence changing the place of employment
  • changing the working hours of a job

Flexibility ClauseWhat is covered by the Flexibility Clause must be clear and reasonable, and employers should consult employees before applying changes covered by the clause. Failure to do so could be seen as a breach of “a duty of mutual trust and confidence” (under Implied Terms, above), or even as constructive dismissal!

In the absence of a Flexibility Clause, employers must discuss and gain the agreement of the employee before making any changes to the Written Statement of Employment Particulars. Unless the employee is in agreement with the changes, no changes can be made – forcing a change on the employee is considered a breach of contract. Dismissing and rehiring the employee isn’t an option, either! Therefore, it’s vitally important that the Written Statement of Employment Particulars covers everything foreseeable, and that an appropriate Flexibility Clause is included to cover any reasonable changes

 

The consequences of not issuing a Written Statement of Employment Particulars

Preparing a Written Statement of Employment ParticularsIssuing the Written Statement of Employment Particulars is not optional, it’s a legal requirement and can carry penalties when it isn’t fulfilled. Never dismiss or refuse a request for a “written contract”, as a missing or incomplete Written Statement of Employment Particulars is illegal. Some employers wrongly think that they are allowing themselves greater flexibility by not issuing a “written contract” when in reality that can be quite the opposite. When difficulties arise, employers can find matters taken completely out of their hands when an employment/industrial tribunal decides on the missing employment particulars retrospectively!

When making/accepting a job offer the employer and employee should discuss the matters the Written Statement contains information about and, if this is backed up in writing, it shouldn’t be too time-consuming to collate this into the official document.

 

If an employee has difficulty receiving a Written Statement of Employment Particulars

  • Speak to your employer about it BEFORE the 2-month deadline and don’t be afraid to keep reminding them to provide it
  • Speak to us about it if we have placed you in a position with one of our registered employers
  • If your employer refuses, or simply never provides one, as a very last resort you can take advice on raising a grievance against your employer (links below).Ultimately, an employment tribunal can decide what the employment particulars in the statement should have been

 

The penalties for not issuing a Written Statement of Employment Particulars

Penalties for not giving a written employment contract

The penalty for failure to provide a written statement of employment particulars (non-compliance) is to pay the employee either two or four weeks’ pay (capped at the normal maximum of £525 per week), unless ‘there are exceptional circumstances which would make an award or increase unjust or inequitable’.

Do bear in mind that, should non-compliance over the “written contract” reach a tribunal, other factors are likely come under scrutiny too, such as salary packages, the provision of accommodation, Tax and NI/PAYE etc.

 

Always seek professional advice on your Written Statement of Employment Particulars. 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 within your subscription

or

Visit the UK Government website to set up your Written Statement of Employment Particulars. You may re-use the information (not including logos) free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government Licence by clicking here.

 


Sources and Further Reading

Employment Contracts: UK Government website

Law Donut: www.lawdonut.co.uk/business

ACAS: www.acas.org.uk

Making and Accepting a Formal Job Offer

What Happens when a Job Offer is Withdrawn?

Employment Contracts in the Equine Industry

Employment Law in the Equine Industry

UK Government’s interactive Written Statement of Employment Particulars forms

British Grooms Association

Equestrian Employers Association

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Job Description Looking for a full time junior groom Looking for a Groom to work as part of our existing team. You will be working on a friendly, professionally run private livery yard that caters for all, from retired to competition horses and all horses are given the 5 star treatment that we pride ourselves on. You will be expected to be professional at all times, maintain high standards that we have worked hard to achieve. You will also need to be reliable, hardworking, flexible, punctual, friendly and happy to work in a team. Opportunities will be available to prepare horses and attend competitions. We are also offering a Horse Care Apprenticeship for candidates who are interested, which will train you towards a Level 2 Diploma in Horse Care. This qualification, which is a work-based, offers a higher commercial and professional standard than College based Diplomas, due to the learning happening within the work place. You will be expected to cover all daily yard duties: Mucking out, turning out and bringing in, changing rugs, filling hay nets  as well as assisting farriers, vets, dentist and other professionals on behalf of our owners. Accommodation details   Benefits    
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.  
  * 5/5.5 or 6 day week optional *Salary IRO £400/£450 depending on experience *Own horse and pets welcomed *Partner welcomed This vacancy is a lovely and rare opportunity for an experienced Groom/Rider who combines the experience of working on a family yard, with performance horse know how ideally gained within a SJ/jumping environment. You will need to be a capable and confident Rider on the flat and over jumps and able to keep the family horses all going well.  There could be an opportunity to compete and/or bring on younger horses if you are capable and interested but this is optional. The family have a home yard, which houses 18 quality jumping horses  (currently managed by 2 FT/ 1pt & the Yard manager/ trainer) and  another close by with a various assortment of broodmares and young stock, (hopefully destined for a career in SJ/jumping.) The family are looking for someone flexible to be home/away and you must be looking to join them for the long term, on an exciting equestrian journey with 3 young, ambitious daughters and supportive parents who will facilitate these ambitions. The family consists of non-riding dad who is looking forward to spending more time with his family as part of their journey, mum who is an experienced horsewoman but now prefers just to hack/school a little and 3 daughters (aged 12-15 years old) who are very keen indeed. The girls all do BSJ and want to eventually do European tours & be on YR teams. They are the focus of the role and all activities that go on with both yards, will underpin these equestrian dreams. Working alongside the FT trainer and yard manager you will enjoy working with a fellow talented Rider and old school horsewoman with very high standards. You will be mature and confident enough to know when to step up when needed and know also, when to step back. 🙂 Caroline’s comments 🙂 Fabulous chance to join a family on their exciting journey through the levels. This could also be your opportunity to prove what you can do as a Rider  whilst being an integral Team member. Please call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com      
*Accommodation possible *Yard located close to Bath and Badminton *Riders compete from the Stud under the guidance Olympic Gold Medallist and winner of Badminton and Burghley. Well known International Stud is looking for an Experienced Stud Groom & Stallion Handler To work primarily with stallions in a busy DEFRA approved semen collection centre.   Duties include stallion handling, semen collection, exercising and yard work.  There will also the opportunity to work with mares, foals & youngstock.   You must be competent, reliable and able to exercise initiative.  AI Technician’s Certificate desirable.  **Extensive stallion handling experience essential.** Minimum Requirements Extensive stallion handling experience essential.** Foaling/Foal Watch experience would be useful.   Accommodation details Accommodation can be provided if required.
*IRO £19- £20K pa *Live out (GL56) *Riding available with good hacking and indoor and outdoor facilities if you are interested.   Groom/Rider required for a small family yard close to the GL56 postcode. The family enjoy a variety of disciplines and the family children and grandchildren ride too so a happy, fun environment with lots going on.    The ideal applicant will be a team-player & ideally but not essentially, light enough to ride slightly smaller horses/ponies 🙂   🙂 Caroline’s comments 🙂 A good wage, for a groom with some experience who is looking for a fun live out role with some flexibility on days and hours if required.  Please call Caroline and the  Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
*Accommodation available   *Competitive salary up to £24K pa  *Dog welcome A fantastic opportunity for an experienced Stud Hand to work on a busy, medium sized, family stud. This operation is ambitious with a close knit professional and friendly team. Role includes all normal yard duties, handling of mares, foals, young stock and horses out of training. Previous thoroughbred stud and sales preparation experience preferred. Paid holiday and pension scheme. Driving licence essential. 🙂 Caroline’s comments:) We have placed several staff with these employers over the years and had great feedback. A professional, well run establishment with a family feel. A great place to develop your career and be part of a small welcoming Team. Please call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
Job Description We are looking for a Level 2 Apprentice Groom to join our team. The role will include all normal yard duties, some travelling and lunging / riding. Attitude is more important than experience but you will need to be comfortable handling big, fit competition horses. The Apprenticeship Course is a non-riding course, but you will be required to exercise ride and hack out. As an Apprentice Groom you will have a full employment contract, salary and paid holiday etc.   Minimum Requirements Ability and experience handling large fit competition horses Confident rider preferably with some basic dressage training You will need to be able to drive because we are quite remote with no public transport.   Accommodation details Fully furnished and brand new sole occupancy flat with bedroom, shower room, kitchen, living room and a shared garden.   Benefits Gain formal, nationally recognised qualifications in an international dressage yard with lovely facilities and horses.
*Dog welcomed *Own horse considered *Flexible accommodation options (shared/with partner/sole) *Fair remuneration Business man and former European Champion has set up an amazing centre of modern horse breeding “unique” in Europe. The facilities comprise 3,000 hectare (30,000,000 sqm)land in total,spacious stables,large run-in stables and horse-appropriate group-housing for the approx. 4000 horses. A constantly progressing health management and the stud-owned vet clinic provide the perfect care for the horses.These are best prerequisites to guarantee breeding and training at the highest possible professional level. Almost 200 employees, among them 14 vets, are work around the clock for the benefit of the animals and ensure perfect conditions for the approx. 700 foals that are born every year. As a groom at one of the three riding stables, you are responsible for the training and care of the horses bred by Paul Schockemöhle. Many horses which will later cause a sensation in top level sport go through our hands. The daily routine gives you the opportunity to gather a lot of experiences and impressions in every respect. The fact that a renowned trainer is always available to support you will particularly help you with your personal development.
Job Description In 1992, Paul Schockemöhle, a successful businessman and former European Show Jumping Champion, purchased a large site in the expanses of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. On no less than 3,000 hectares of land in the heart of the protected landscape of the Lewitz, a centre for modern horse breeding which accommodates 4,000 horses and is unparalleled in Europe has emerged over the years. Around 250 employees look after the well-being of the horses, which are kept in spacious stables and in speciesappropriate herds in the expanses of the Lewitz. The riding stables entrusted with training the horses are three geographically separated farmsteads under a common organisational umbrella. At each of the individual sites, site managers look after the training of the horses with their teams. A jumping horse trained on the Lewitz stud runs through all three stations chronologically. The “Stern-Buchholz” site is outside the gates of the state capital Schwerin. The team headed by Birgit Brandsätter and Paulo Castro here is responsible for breaking in all the horses, as well as for the further training of the dressage horses and the preparation of the colts for licensing.   Accommodation details The stud’s own apartments, modern and practically furnished, give you affordable living space near your place of work and make it easier for you to form and strengthen social relationships even after you finish work. On request, you will be served breakfast and lunch in the stud’s own canteens.   Benefits Of course, we will help you with all the administrative issues which come up at the beginning, provide you with translating assistance during doctor’s visits if necessary and help you with anything else that you need. We will do everything to make your stay as pleasant as possible for you.  
Job Description In 1992, Paul Schockemöhle, a successful businessman and former European Show Jumping Champion, purchased a large site in the expanses of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. On no less than 3,000 hectares of land in the heart of the protected landscape of the Lewitz, a centre for modern horse breeding which accommodates 4,000 horses and is unparalleled in Europe has emerged over the years. Around 250 employees look after the well-being of the horses, which are kept in spacious stables and in speciesappropriate herds in the expanses of the Lewitz. As a groom or rider at one of the three riding stables, you are responsible for the training and care of the horses bred by Paul Schockemöhle. Many horses which will later cause a sensation in top level sport go through our hands. The daily routine gives you the opportunity to gather a lot of experiences and impressions in every respect. The fact that a renowned trainer is always available to support you will particularly help you with your personal development. The riding stables entrusted with training the horses are three geographically separated farmsteads under a common organisational umbrella. At each of the individual sites, site managers look after the training of the horses with their teams. A jumping horse trained on the Lewitz stud runs through all three stations chronologically. The second station for training a Lewitz jumping horse, the “Rustica”, is located in the immediate vicinity of the main stud. Under the management of Janek and Melanie Hucz, the young horses take their first jumps under a saddle here.    
*Horse/dog/partner welcomed * IRO 2000 euros pcm and accommodation included in the package. Fixed period contract available (reviewed at the end of first season) for an experienced Groom/yard manager/Rider (Knowledge of hunting/show jumping ), who is required to assist with 4 Irish and French hunt & SJ horses, (one a former steeple chase champion) on a beautiful 18th century french yard in the Loire valley. The Loire valley and its chateaux have charmed visitors for centuries. Their ornate architecture, elaborate decoration, and lavishly planted gardens, were designed to impress. You would need to enjoy a family atmosphere – there are other people working on the farm and on the estate and numerous English people living in the surrounding area. Duties required: Riding each horse every day.Riding is mostly exercise work but you should be capable of keeping a horse going well. No jumping required. Grooming including plaiting and clipping & tack cleaning Cleaning the tack room, maintaining the stables (some painting from time to time), polishing hunting boots, cleaning truck or trailer, etc Driving to the hunt (twice a week during season) and taking care of the horses after the day. Must be able to drive a 3.5t lorry to the meet and back which on some occasions involves a rather long day. Time off in lieu given on non hunting days . The same requirement for show jumping shows  (from May till end of June) CSI 1* and National shows Working Hours/days. 5/5.5/6 days optional.  35 hour week neg. Non hunting days Yard starts at 7.30am/break from 12:30 – 3:30 pm General  Smoker OK Facilities: 18th century estate with stables from the same period several meadows on the estate and the horses are given turnout No menage available so all ridden work out and about. Remuneration IRO 2,000 € / month max. depending on experience. Accommodation is included in the package. Accommodation There is some choice on accommodation – on site (an apartment over the stables) or in town 2-bedroom flat in the little town of Loches (a nice medieval city just 5 km away which has shops and bars etc). 🙂 Caroline’s comments 🙂 Great job for the genuine Francophile and promises variety and interest. Probably worth investigating prior to application for those who don’t know, the types of hunting that go on in the region, as may not suit everyone. Please call Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
Job Description In 1992, Paul Schockemöhle, a successful businessman and former European Show Jumping Champion, purchased a large site in the expanses of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. On no less than 3,000 hectares of land in the heart of the protected landscape of the Lewitz, a centre for modern horse breeding which accommodates 4,000 horses and is unparalleled in Europe has emerged over the years. Around 250 employees look after the well-being of the horses, which are kept in spacious stables and in speciesappropriate herds in the expanses of the Lewitz. Must hold a standard driver’s license, and a tractor license would be a bonus. Able to drive a Radlader and show ability to recognize when ‘odd-jobs’ need doing. Please note that we are a specialized training stables and work only with young horses, some experience with horses would be useful but not essential. You will be required to complete general handyman tasks around the yard, keeping the premises clean and tidy. Being able to step in and help when needed and occasionally.   Accommodation details The stud’s own apartments, modern and practically furnished, give you affordable living space near your place of work and make it easier for you to form and strengthen social relationships even after you finish work. On request, you will be served breakfast and lunch in the stud’s own canteens.   Benefits Of course, we will help you with all the administrative issues which come up at the beginning, provide you with translating assistance during doctor’s visits if necessary and help you with anything else that you need. We will do everything to make your stay as pleasant as possible for you.  
*First class, private accommodation available *Partner welcomed *5 day week Situated in a county which is central in the UK we have a position which would suit an experienced Equestrian person who is mature and secure enough in their own skills to be able to step up when required. You must be equally relaxed about working alongside a handson, knowledgeable owner, so you also need to know when to step up and step back! This is a fabulous opportunity for a long term role combining some traditional yard management /Grooming/Riding duties with some optional ‘country living’ job responsibilities. Ideally, you will have had at least 5 years experience in the industry and enjoy grooming, a little hacking when required, (dog and house sitting etc optional)You should be capable of all grooming duties (plus clipping), happy to hack out and do canter work with fit horses when required. Excellent equine first aid skills also essential. This is a fabulous opportunity to live in first-class private accommodation either on your own or with a partner. Trailer license & 7.5 Tonne a real bonus Owners have a very well trained young German Shepherd who will need some care when owners are away so you need to be comfortable with the breed, but she is very people friendly and this aspect is secondary and optional. 🙂 Caroline’s comments 🙂 This is a wonderful long term role for the right person . Owners want to spend more time away from their home and are really looking for someone who can seamlessly keep an eye on things and manage their home,yard  and beloved animals until their return but be  mature enough to take a step back when the owner is around.  Please contact Caroline & Team on 0203 006 5630 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com    
Job Description Experienced and hard-working groom/rider required for the Hampshire yard of international breeding, producing and competition team Vardags Equestrian. Mucking out, daily exercise, grooming, day-to-day maintenance and cleaning of tack and yard, preparing horses for competitions and grooming for riders there, administrative tasks, some care of dogs and cats at farm for holiday cover, some overnight travel and possibly some international travel. Six days per week. Minimum Requirements Full, clean, English driver’s licence, fluent spoken and written English, right to work in the UK, quality equestrian experience with good references. Accommodation details Newly equipped, modern studio apartment in stable yard.   Benefits    
*Dog a possibility * Training available on the ground from this exceptional horseman*Career opportunity for the switched on Job Seeker 🙂 Great opportunity to develop your career as a Groom in the exciting world of rehabilitation, pre training and the 3* Event world! Accomplished 3 star level eventer, competes home and abroad, is looking for someone keen to learn and grow. Attitudes and an interest in the sport is more important than heavyweight experience. Professional, fun team and a busy inclusive environment. The very best of facilities in a quiet but accessible location Please call Caroline and The Team on 0203 006 5730 or  email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
Job Description *Salary negotiable *Days per week flexible *50% staff discount on all hotel & Spa facilities Non smoker needed for a full-time country position in North Yorkshire.  Must be versatile and can turn your hand to a variety of tasks.  Experience with horses and helping a person who uses a wheelchair, (some personal care).  Must like dogs. 32 days paid holiday (incl. Bank holiday) The applicant must be a good communicator and have a friendly and cheerful personality and good with children. This is a live-in position with responsibility. 2 References required   Accommodation details Live in main house with own bedroom   Benefits Staff discounts on nearby Hotel/Spa  
Job Description *Salary negotiable * Days per week flexible *50% staff discount on all hotel & Spa facilities Non smoker needed for a full-time country position in North Yorkshire.  Must be versatile and can turn your hand to a variety of tasks.  Experience with horses. Must like dogs. 32 days paid holiday (incl. Bank holiday) The applicant must be a good communicator and have a friendly and cheerful personality and good with children. This is a live-in position with responsibility. 2 References required Minimum Requirements Ride Safe Certificate Horse Care Teaching experience Able to train young ponies Driver Accommodation details Live in main house with own bedroom   Benefits Staff discounts on nearby Hotel/Spa  
Job Description We currently have either 2 part time or one full time position available. Fridays and Saturdays need to be filled first, Tuesdays and Wednesdays will be filled after. The 5th day will be added as and when the position becomes full time. We are a small, family run and friendly riding school and are looking for an honest, reliable, self-motivated and responsible individual to join the team. Duties would involve giving riding lessons to adults and children, taking out hacks, general yard and field duties, horse care and stable management, as well as taking telephone and email bookings. We are a growing business, so the job will become more varied and exciting as time goes on, and part time can will become full time for the right person, if you want it of course. We have recently begun two new ventures – carriage driving and a 24 hour horse riding and camping experience, and pub rides – I would like our new recruit(s) to be a part of this. We are professional and take our work seriously, although we do like to have fun as you can see from the photos. Experience of working with horses and riding to a suitable level is required, but training can be provided for all other duties. Must be honest, reliable and self-motivated.   Please get in touch with Frances via email to arrange an interview / trial day.   Minimum Requirements Qualifications and/or experience of working with horses plus riding to a suitable level. Experience of teaching riding lessons and taking out treks an advantage, but we can provide training. Must have own mode of transport. Towing license is a bonus but not essential. Carriage driving qualifications would be a huge bonus, but again, not essential.   Accommodation details No on-site accommodation currently available, although may be in future.   Benefits We are open to discuss flexible working arrangements. Opportunities for days out hunting, fun rides, show jumping etc. Training courses will be funded by ourselves for the right individual, such as towing license, HGV, pesticides license etc. Plenty of barbecues, summer and winter. Anything else can be discussed in person.  
*Career opportunity – Could consider someone in a trainee yard management capacity. * Salary IRO £21K neg. *Live out or live in   Full Time/ Part Time Yard Manager/Assistant Manager (trainee) required by a very successful Hanoverian dressage stud which breeds & produces quality British-bred dressage horses using top German bloodlines, is now looking for a hands on team player to be the owner’s right-hand person running the yard on a daily basis. You will work closely within a Team and alongside vets, physios, farrier etc. and manage the work of the team. Would consider someone in a trainee yard management capacity and training will be provided.     Ideally you will have experience of yard management, competition horses mares and young stock and you will be able to lunge/clip/turnout/handle young stock/muck out. Great opportunity for an existing Yard Manager or Grooms with basic performance horse or stud experience & who wish to have the best skills development training. Must be bright, have initiative and possess a good work ethic. Ideally interested in the world of breeding/performance horse training & development.   Whilst exercise riding could be available if you would like and are competent to do, this is primarily a non riding role with the focus being on Yard/Team/Horse management. 🙂 Caroline’s comments 🙂 Now this is a position which is an outstanding career opportunity for someone who loves Dressage and wants to ‘step up’ and be involved in the management of a yard. Whilst you will be expected to roll up your sleeves and help with the day to day, you will work closely with the yard owner as her right hand person to keep things running as they should whilst she there and when she is away. At the top of their game, the standards are high and you will have to reach those in reasonable time, but there isn’t often an opportunity like this for advancement. If you are already doing the job at this level, then there is an opportunity to do this PT or to bring your skills to the table and add to this Team who are already enormously successful but poised for even greater things in the future!  Please contact Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com      
Job Description Assistant to trainer for up and coming yard in Knowle, Solihull All necessary racing yard experience required Riding out included Live-in luxurious house with owner Some domestic duties required Minimum Requirements All necessary racing yard qualifications required Must have at least five years experience working in a racing yard Mature attitude, looking for long term position Must be able to work on own initiative but as part of a small team too   Accommodation details En-suite room in owner’s luxurious home. Shared living space with owner.   Benefits Remuneration package to be agreed but proposed salary circa £20k
**We are adding to our Team!** Lots of great changes have taken place here and we are now looking to add to the team! We are still busy with our work in the racing industry externally at trainers’ yards and at racecourses but we no longer take in racehorses on remedial / behavioural programmes.  So our work now  focusses on : Rehoming ex-racehorses Producing competition horses for showjumping, dressage, eventing Post operative rehabilitation, retirement livery and holiday grazing for racehorses Natural Horsemanship courses offering hands-on training for owners building on their relationship with young horses We are looking for a confident, experienced rider for this and riding our own horses!  This is an excellent opportunity to join our team! Duties will include riding horses in our indoor round pen, trotting ring, gallops and around the village.  Additional duties will include assisting our grooms during morning & evening stables, dressing horses over, putting horses on and off the horse walker, turning horses in and out, tacking up and various other duties. Full details available on request. Minimum Requirements We are looking for experienced, confident riders.  We take safety very seriously and have excellent facilities but experience is essential!  It’s not about crazy horses – some are young and very green so need a good rider to teach them and give them confidence! This is a full time position from 07.30hrs – 17.00hrs Monday to Saturday each week.  During staff holidays or busy times the occasional Sunday may be required with an alternative day off as mutually convenient. Unfortunately we are unable to accept applications from candidates needing to bring dogs to the yard. Subsidised grass livery for own horses is available. Benefits Salary according to age & experience, 6 day week with 28 days holiday.  Corporate clothing provided and assistance with NVQ training with our Learning Provider.
Job Description Live in trainer required for an up and coming yard in Knowle, Solihull. The yard has great facilities and we currently have four horses at varying stages in their careers, with the capacity for more based upon the trainer’s performance. The applicant must be self motivated, hard working and capable of working in a team. Responsibilities to include: – Setting and overseeing the care, feeding and horse health policies for the organisation. – Managing staff, including hiring staff and adhering to employment legislation. – Planning and implementing a training and fitness programme for each horse, including riding them    yourself wen required. – Overseeing each horse’s fitness work on the gallops and schooling through starting stalls or over          hurdles and fences. – Assessing horses’ ability for potential races. – Planning race entries, pre-and post procedures and selecting and appointing suitable jockeys to   runners. – Completing racing documentation including passports, licences, stable passes, entries and   declarations. – Accompanying horses to races. – Liasing with owners and connections. Minimum Requirements Skills and personal qualities required: – Excellent horse management skills. – A natural flair and a thorough knowledge of training racehorses. – Excellent interpersonal, leadership and communication skills. – A sound knowledge of business and financial management. – An understanding of employment legislation. – A full understanding of the British Horseracing Authority’s orders, instructions and rules of racing.   Accommodation details To be advised upon expression of interest   Benefits Package negotiable for the right person  
* £400 negotiable +accommodation plus bills paid. *Very pretty 1 bed cottage (barn conversion) *Dog and horse possible *5 day week *Chance to take HGV license if required Experienced Eventing yard manager with some hunting know how required to work alongside 2 other staff to run a really friendly and fun family yard. You should be totally capable of stepping up and running all aspects but also a team player with good people and horse skills! You will of course be required to do all usual duties to a high standard home and away. HGV ideal but could put through a test so you must have some experience of driving a lorry. Rider very considerately does most of late night checks herself (!) but this role will involve total care and management of her 7 event horses (youngest is 6 years old). They are all 3 & 4 * plus the family hunters. There is something going on for the event horses all year around so never a dull season!  There is always about 8-15 horses to do between the Team Great facilities close in a beautiful Nort Yorkshire location : Full size menage/x country training course/decent hacking. Fairly close to A1 so easy to get out and about. 🙂 Caroline’s comments 🙂 A real fun, long term role working for a fun and friendly family who care about their horses and their staff. Good remuneration,cracking location and considerate employers what’s not to like!  Please contact Caroline & the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com
Preparations for a very exclusive horse auction in the south of the Netherlands are in full swing. 2019 is the sixteenth edition and it promises to be a great equestrian spectacle again! The entire week prior to the auction is all about glitter, glamour, luxury and entertainment but the week of the auction itself is fast paced, hard work and an amazing opportunity to gain an invaluable insight.   We are looking for grooms to join our happy and motivated team from 1st October until the end of November 2o19. We specialize in horses at all levels ranging from unbroken up to Grand Prix. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn and become part of this iconic event. Succesful applicants will receive comfortable accommodation on site and a competitive salary.       
We are looking for a Rider & a Groom to strengthen our existing team at our stables in the South of Holland. The succesful applicant(s) will receive a salary & their own appartment located on our property. We are looking for hard working people with a sense of humour and who enjoy working as part of a well organised team. Experience is not the most vital ingredient – motivation and a love of horses is.  Our yard comprises 45 stables with indoor and outdoor arenas. We have 7 members of staff most of whom live on site so it is important that the succesful applicant(s) can work as part of a team.    
*5 day week *Negotiable package depending on experience *Accommodation available and no bills Experienced couple required to manage a beautiful Yard and Home at a small, private thoroughbred stud farm for busy owner in Hampshire. The Stud Manager should be  an experienced TB Stud person having gained experience via a responsible position at a thoroughbred stud at some point in their career, but NB: this is a lifestyle position on a small stud so would be better for someone who is not overly ambitious with a solid career already gained. Would probably suit someone who is happy at a slower, quieter pace.This small family stud breeds small numbers. Sensible working hours facilitate a peaceful and happy lifestyle. The Housekeeper must be animal friendly and would be required to look after  dogs , as well as the main the house (cleaning the house/shopping/some gardening). The owner is away frequently during the week so some care taking/supervision of an empty house required. Small professional and happy team so must be a team players. Owner has 2 large rescue dogs that are not dog friendly with other canines, so no other dogs allowed on property . Lovely cottage, all mod cons. Do call Caroline and the Team on 0203 006 5730 or email info@carolinecarterrecruitment.com  

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