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Equine Yard Technician


Equine Yard Technician.  National Minimum/Living Wage depending on age.  Shared Farmhouse accommodation + food allowance + reduced livery + CPD training.  40 hours per week, working 5 days over 7 days.25 days annual leave + Bank Holidays. About UsHartpury University and Hartpury College are among the UK’s leading specialist education providers in agriculture, animal, equine, sport and veterinary nursing. Located in Gloucestershire, Hartpury University and Hartpury College sit side-by-side on a beautiful 360- hectare campus. We provide world-class facilities to more than 4,000 university and college- level students studying undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, A-levels and diplomas, as well as undertaking industry research. The University is rated top 20 in the UK for Teaching Quality (Times Good University Guide 2022) and has 96% graduate employability, whilst the College is rated Ofsted Outstanding in all areas. A passionate and innovative business culture and exceptional support networks make Hartpury an ideal career choice. Hartpury is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community, a place where we canall be ourselves. We particularly welcome applicants that we are underrepresented in, including those from ethnically diverse backgrounds, LGBTQI+ communities, and those living with disabilities. As part of our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion we offer a range of inclusive policies, flexible working arrangements and a multi-faith space to support staff from different backgrounds. About the Role 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. You will also be part of our team hosting and assisting with the running of International Equine Events and commercial bookings throughout the year. You will stay in shared accommodation comprising 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. About You You will be team player who has high standards of horse care and the enthusiasm and drive to motivate students and maintain our professional standards. You will be provided with the opportunity to work towards improving and developing your riding ability within two staff development lessons per week. Ideally, you will hold a BHS Stage 3 or equivalent qualification. It would be beneficial to have experience in a large equine yard setting. What we Offer Wellbeing events and Employee Assistance Programme Local Government Pension Scheme Employee Discounts Scheme Onsite fitness facilities  Support for continuous professional development Flexible working opportunities available 25 days annual leave entitlement plus bank holidays rising with length of service We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and youngpeople and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensurethat all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks alongwith other relevant employment checks. Click to view the full Job Description and Person Specification Click to apply online or telephone (01452) 702135 to request documents by post.  The closing date for receipt of applications is 21 st May 2023