Yard Technician

BCA (Berkshire College Of Agriculture)

Location: Berkshire
Closing Date: Tuesday, April 13th 2021

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Job Type: Miscellaneous / Specialist / Training & Education / Welfare

Job Description

We are looking to recruit a new highly dedicated individual to join our Equestrian Centre team.

The role requires someone with experienced equine horse care, handling and welfare of a range of horses. The ability to work in a fast paced environment within a growing department is essential. A key part of this role is ensuring that high standards of equine welfare are maintained alongside developing learners’ horse handling and management skills.

Working with the support of the Equine Yard Manager, the successful applicant would be required to maintain safe working practices within the yard setting whilst supporting the development of all learners including those with Special Education Needs. Working with the existing Equine Yard Technicians you will be involved in organising daily routines for grooms and learners to ensure the effective day to day running of the Equestrian Centre and Equine Events.

  • The ideal candidate will be able to work well as part of a team demonstrating excellent communication skills.
  • A broad knowledge of the equine industry and evidence of working with young people would be an advantage.
  • An interest in the equine events industry would be an advantage.

Due to the nature of the role, the successful candidate will work 5 days per week Tuesday to Saturday.


To apply for this exciting position you will need to complete an application form, please note we cannot accept CV’s. Please head to the ‘Work For Us’ page on our website where you will find the job description for this role, lots of great information about life at the College, and
the application form under ‘How to Apply’.

Please email your completed application form to the HR team by the deadline shown above.

For any queries please just contact the HR team who will be happy to help you. We look forward to hearing from you!

Closing date: Midnight on Tuesday 13th April 2021

Interview Date: Friday 16th April 2021

Reasons to join us

  • Generous annual leave entitlement & pension scheme
  • A wide range of learning & career opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
  • Cycle to work and local business employee corporate discount schemes
  • Comprehensive life events, long service and recognition programme
  • Free on-site parking
  • Various health & wellbeing benefits (including free use of the College gym)
  • Commitment to Safeguarding
  • BCA is committed to equal opportunities for all whilst safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students; all posts are subject to enhanced DBS checks.

Please state Equine Careers when applying for this vacancy.

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