Stud Groom

Writtle University College

Location: Essex
Closing Date: Sunday, September 19th 2021

Job Type: Management / Miscellaneous / Nutrition / Specialist / Training & Education

Job Description

Stud Groom (Maternity Cover)

£22,417 per annum

Full time, 37 hours per week (1.0FTE)

Fixed-term from 4 October 2021 (or as soon as possible thereafter) until 7 October 2022

Do you have an unequivocal commitment to excellence and want to inspire others?  If so we are looking for you to join our Equine Resource Unit!

Working as part of the core Equine Resource Unit team, everything you do will strive for excellence. You will be required to support the Equine Resource Manager on our award-winning Stud facility, assisting in supporting students and managing the assistant, casual, and apprentice and student workforce at the Stud to ensure effective and efficient day-to-day operations.

The successful candidate will assist teaching staff by providing practical support to students through general instruction, supervision of routine stud duties and assisting with research projects.

To be selected for this role, you must be an enthusiastic individual with a passion to succeed. It is essential that you have a proven track record in all aspects of stud work including management of breeding horses, foaling and care and handling of young stock; ideally, you will hold a relevant degree within equine studies/science or a closely related field.  Due to the nature of the role, it is essential that you hold a driving licence.

We offer 25 days annual leave per year, plus bank holidays, as well as an excellent pension through the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS). You are welcome to bring your own horse. Shared accommodation may be able to be provided if required.

For an application pack, please visit to download an Application Pack, which includes an Application for Employment Form, and the Job Description.

Please send your completed Application Form to email: 

Should you have any queries, please contact the HR Department via email at or alternatively you can contact us via telephone on 01245 424208.

Closing date for applications: 19/09/2021                            Interview date: 27/09/2021

Writtle University College strives to be an Equal Opportunities employer. All applicants who are offered employment will be subject to a criminal records check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Please state Equine Careers when applying for this vacancy.


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