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Equine Teacher and Assistant Yard Supervisor

Kingston Maurward College in Dorchester

Equine lecturer, Work rider, Stable staff, Riding instructor/trainer, Rider and Groom
Full Time
The College is seeking a full-time, Equine Teacher and Assistant Yard Supervisor who is able to work flexibly according to study programme and yard requirements. The successful candidate will possess relevant vocational experience and qualifications in equestrian industry. The ability to deliver high quality teaching sessions in practical and classroom situations is essential as is a teaching qualification. A flexible and positive attitude is required alongside the ability to challenge and motivate students. The role promises a varied and interesting workload. The role would suit someone who is working in industry and is now seeking a new challenge. Own horse welcome at reduced livery rate – subject to suitability. We may also have on-site shared accommodation available at a reduced rent. Post Reference: EQ76a Hours: 38 hours per week depending on course and yard requirements worked Monday – Sunday on a rota basis. Salary: £21,516.90 - £23,248.40 per annum depending on experience and qualification. Job Purpose: To plan, deliver and assess equine units at Level 1 to Level 4 as well as deliver practical riding and horse care instruction to learners and to support the Equestrian Centre Manager by undertaking supervisory and practical duties on the yard. Status: Permanent For an informal discussion about the post, please contact on Tamzen Hannam, Head of Department on 01305 215000, Option 1, extension 1608 during normal working hours. To Apply: This position does not meet the eligibility requirements for sponsorship under the Skilled Worker Route within the UK Visa and Immigration service’s Points Based System. Therefore, KMC will not be able to sponsor individuals who require permission to work to carry out this position. Please visit the KMC website for a College Application Form and a full Job Description. We are not accepting Applications from previous applicants. Applicants for this position must complete an employment application form. CVs may be submitted and will be considered in support of a fully completed application form. We are not accepting CVs at this stage from Recruitment Agencies Please return the completed Application Form by email to or by post to: HR Department, Kingston Maurward College, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 8PY. The Closing Date for Applications: Thursday 30 November at 9:00am Proposed Interview Date: As and when required* *Kingston Maurward College reserves the right to close this position before the published closing date, should the need occur. We therefore advise that you complete and submit your application as soon as possible.

Kingston Maurward College


Kingston Maurward is more than just a college.   It is a college, a country estate, a dairy farm, a wedding venue, a conference centre, an arable farm, a tourist destination, a residential provider, the birthplace of Thomas Hardy and, most crucially, the only provider of land-based studies for 60 miles in any direction. We have a major strategic role in the development of Dorset’s rural economy, which although firmly rooted in our heritage as an agricultural provider, now spans the full range of land-based studies and beyond, from entry level to degree.   Developing a reputation for being ‘the place to go’ is core to our mission. We are at the heart of Dorset, both emotionally and literally.   Engagement and strategic positioning is vital to ensure we continue to grow both our reputation and student numbers and any successful candidate will be expected to contribute to our profile beyond the estate within the county and demonstrate our values – if that means standing in the cold in February handing out the prizes at a ploughing match, or visiting schools to inspire Year 11, or helping fill buckets of water in the snow because Equine students couldn’t get in, it’s just what we do.   We need staff who will move us to the next step as part of a forward-looking organisation, rooted in the landscape of Dorset and the history of the estate. What binds us to the past is important, but it is not what defines our future; the essence of Kingston Maurward is about people, attitudes and the culture we all inherit and develop.