Head Person/Yard Manager for Top Quality Hunt Yard

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2019-01-10 20:40:421970-01-01Career Grooms
Job TypePermanent
LocationNorthleach, Gloucestershire
AreaGloucestershire, UKNorthleach, Gloucestershire
SalaryCompetitive salary, accommodation
Start Date1st July 2019
Telephone0207 289 6385
Job RefCJ5945
Job Views224

We have had the same Head Girl for over 3 years. She is sadly leaving to move to live with her boyfriend. She has almost become part of the family and will be very hard to replace. All our owners her as family too and we are looking for the next superstar to welcome to this lovely yard. - Yard comprises American barn – 10/11 horses on FULL Livery which includes fitness and training. 4 belong to the owner of the business (and family) and the rest are divided between 3-5 owners (clients) - Lovely big 60 x 40 m arena - Acres of hacking on the estate - 6 Horse covered walker - Brand new architect designed accommodation (shared with other groom) - Very family orientated yard with really lovely clients that expect their horses to be kept to the highest standard yet in a friendly and professional way. - Job Role - Must have previous experience of the following, ideally someone who has worked on a hunt or event yard previously - Oversee all aspects of the smooth running of the yard - Exercising horses to a suitable level of fitness for the sort of hunting we do which is beautiful country with some big vale country. - Maintaining soundness of horses – injury management, pro active with mud-fever or any ailments as well as disease prevention - Mucking out, clipping, turnout to highest standard, plaiting, pulling manes and tails, tack cleaning, paddock maintenance, cleaning water troughs, cleaning out drains, feeding out stock – someone who isn’t shy of hard work or getting their hands dirty! - Although a “head” role we expect you to work side-by-side with the other member of staff sharing out all jobs equally - Management of staff – arranging cover for days off/holiday, and recruiting any new staff - Liaising with owners – when they want to hunt, book a lesson, etc.. It’s essential you are a friendly, organised individual with a sunny and professional disposition - we do not tolerate moodiness, bad temper (with people or horses) or disrespectfulness! - Liaising with event rider who comes in to teach clients - Reporting weekly to owner of business - It’s not essential you are a brilliant rider, but must be competent in hacking out and exercising. - Very family orientated yard with really lovely clients that expect their horses to be kept to the highest standard yet in a friendly and professional way - Owner of business live on site and expect yard and paddocks to be kept in immaculate condition - HGV licence not essential – but someone who is willing to be put through their test – clients often have 2nd horses - Summer jobs involve grooming for the family (a bit of pony club and eventing), handling young stock, re-painting the yard, preparing the yard for the coming hunting season - We expect that holiday is taken outside of the hunting season - Good salary offered for the right person with experience - This is a long term position someone who is committed to making this into their career. We have a fabulous selection of local hunts with much social activity within the hunts - Job to commence 1st July 2019 – to ensure time to settle in before hunters come in.

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