Equine Yard Technician/Instructor

Activate Learning

Location: Surrey
Closing Date: Friday, December 10th 2021


Job Type: Miscellaneous / Training & Education / Welfare

Job Description

Activate Learning are currently seeking an enthusiastic Equine Yard Technician/Instructor to join our team based at Merrist Wood College.

You will be responsible for the day-to-day care of the horses on the college yard, ensuring that a high standard is maintained throughout and that student activity is facilitated safely and effectively.

You will support yard staff in the effective delivery of student practical sessions and help to create a supportive learning environment for our students, ensuring that we maintain constant learning, but to also recognise individual capabilities whilst encouraging them to achieve their end goals.

This can be full or part time, please note on your application form your preference and working hours, if part time. There will be a requirement to undertake exercising of allocated horses and an expectation to work weekend days on a rota basis.

What do you need to be successful in this role?

The successful candidate will hold a BHS Level 2 and BHS Level 2 Teach (or equivalent) to support practical and riding sessions, ensuring a quality student experience in line with academic and industry expectations. You will also have experience in riding a variety of horses.

A flexible working approach is needed and the ability to work as part of a team is a must. Ideally, you will have experience of working on a busy, professional equine yard. Further training towards BHS examinations and Assistant Instructor Qualified or BHS Stage 3 teaching is required for this role.

What are the benefits of this role?

You will get to work within an impressive 400-acre campus with a variety of habitats and environments with many native wildlife. Merrist Wood has a national and international reputation amongst employers and industry specialists and a long history of providing unrivalled education in the land-based sectors. Within our Equine facilities we have one of the largest indoor riding arenas compared to other colleges in the country and one of the top centres in the southeast, with stabling for over 42 horses and a range of livery options. We were also a pre-Olympic training venue for the London 2012 Olympic Games.

You would be joining a supportive and driven team of Equine specialists, who are passionate about their subject matter industry and are working for the betterment of the college, the team offers a positive and welcoming environment where ideas and development are embraced. There is a generous annual leave entitlement and access to training. You will have the opportunity to progress your career and work within an organisation that values creativity and flexible delivery to ensure the best student experience.

What are the benefits of working for Activate Learning Group?

At Activate Learning we are pioneering education with an unwavering focus on providing talent for business and transforming lives through our award-winning Learning Philosophy. Our student experience is the result of our attention to detail in recruiting, developing and retaining the right staff who match and promote the values and behaviours of our brand.

We reward our employees with generous annual leave entitlements, access to training and development, travel subsidies – bus and train, cycle scheme, onsite parking (first come first served), plenty of public transport options for all sites, discounted membership to the Lifestyle Centre (on some campuses) and Employee Assistance Programme.

To apply: 

For full job description and to apply please visit our Activate Learning Careers page.

Applications are reviewed and shortlisted on a rolling basis and we reserve the right to interview, appoint and close adverts early due to the volume of applications we receive.

We therefore encourage you to apply at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment as once we have closed a vacancy you will be unable to submit your application form.

Activate Learning is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its staff to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to undergo a DBS check at the appropriate level.

Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK as we do not sponsor work permits and work permits from other organisations are unacceptable as proof of right to work in the UK.

Applications are encouraged from all candidates meeting or exceeding the minimum criteria for the role regardless of age, disability, gender, orientation, race, religion or ethnicity.

Activate Learning are committed to employing people with disabilities and will ensure our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible. If you require any reasonable adjustments either at application or interview stage please contact the talent team directly.

If an agency submits an unsolicited CV to any partner or employee of our company, you should be aware that they have no authority to enter into an arrangement with you. Should we require recruitment agency involvement, we will contact the agencies on our preferred suppliers list, and we would ask that you respect the relationships we have already built with these suppliers.

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