HARTPURY UNIVERSITY

Equine Yard Technician

Location
Gloucestershire (GB)
Salary
National Minimum/Living Wage
Posted
16 Jan 2020
End of advertisement period
30 Jan 2020
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

National Minimum/Living Wage
Shared Farmhouse accommodation + food allowance + reduced livery + BHS training

40 hours per week, working 5 days over 7 days
25 days annual leave + Bank Holidays

Hartpury University and Hartpury College are among the UK’s leading specialist education providers in agriculture, animal, equine, sport and veterinary nursing.

Hartpury’s commercial yard enables students to gain a wealth of practical and work experience in all aspects of horse care and management. It features stabling for 230 horses, including 125 boxes for student livery. Facilities also include two horse walkers, four indoor schools, three outdoor schools, limited turnout and a non-slip trot-up.

You will support the Equine Department in providing an outstanding and safe experience for students, commercial users and ensure a high standard of horse welfare. The role supports the Equine Team in the day to day running of the Equine Unit, assisting with the supervision of students whilst undertaking practical tasks and supervising student liveries. The post holder will also be part of our team hosting and assisting with the running of International Equine Events and commercial bookings throughout the year.

We require a team player who has the enthusiasm and drive to motivate students and maintain our professional standards. The successful applicant will be provided with the opportunity to work towards improving and developing their riding ability within two staff development lessons per week. The accommodation comprises of a single occupancy double bedroom within a shared recently refurbished farmhouse situated on-site. Facilities include a large communal living room, kitchen and garden with parking. A pre-paid meal card is provided for use at food outlets around the campus.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.  All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks. 

Visit our website www.hartpury.ac.uk to see full details and to apply online or telephone (01452) 702135 to request documents by post. 

The closing date for receipt of applications is Thursday 30th January 2020.

Hartpury values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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