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If you are looking for an equine job or apprenticeship in the equestrian industry, you have found a really special place to work.

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GENERAL MANAGER

  • Do you have a thorough knowledge of the riding school sector, have experience as a Stable Manager and hold the minimum qualification of the BHSII?
  • Are you an experienced, customer-focussed manager able to lead and motivate a team?
  • Are you highly organised, able to multi-task, with an eye for detail whilst retaining a clear view of the bigger picture?
  • Are you innovative and able to implement new strategies to enhance and extend our existing range of services?

This exciting new position, necessary due to expansion within this well-established top-end business, will continually monitor standards and procedures, create new opportunities, plus implement development of staff to create a culture of continuous improvement resulting in equine welfare and client fulfilment of the highest calibre.

Salary circa £35,000 per annum.

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Download our job application pack to complete and return by closing date of 14th April 2017.

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EQUINE BUSINESS MANAGEMENT GRADUATE

We are seeking a university graduate with the full Equine Business Management degree to carry out the role of Yard Supervisor.

You will need to be competent and confident both riding and handling horses with the desire to train, help, lead and manage others.  You will need to be an organised self-starter; a team player who enjoys talking to people and be keen to both improve yourself and have a direct influence on helping to develop the business.

Primarily the role will involve working under the Yard Manager to help oversee the existing, motivated team to deliver consistently high equine care for the 50+ horses, who mostly live out, whilst also providing a top quality customer service to our riding school and livery client base.

This interesting and rewarding full-time role of a five day week, which will include weekend and evening working, will provide much opportunity for the successful applicant to gain extensive knowledge, professional qualifications, the very minimum of which will be the BHSAI, and to overall further their career.

We live by our catch phrase “Where People and Horses Thrive”, come and join us to really find out how much you can gain from being part of our highly valued team in our growing, top end equestrian business.

Starting salary £19,000 per annum – plus bonuses, commissions, clothing allowance, BHS training and exam fees paid for. Opportunities to compete and hunt.  28 paid holiday leave days per annum.

Download our job application pack to complete and return.  Closing date: 31st March 2017.

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YARD SUPERVISOR

  • Are you ready for a step-up in your career?
  • Have you had a minimum of two years working full-time in equine with the BHS Stage 3 or equivalent qualification?
  • Do you care deeply about the horses’ welfare?
  • Are high standards something that comes naturally to you?
  • Do you enjoy helping others and have good interpersonal skills – including with children?
  • Do you have previous management experience and leadership qualities?

Primarily the role will involve working under the Yard Manager to help oversee the existing, motivated team to deliver consistently high equine care for the 50+ horses, who mostly live out, whilst also providing a top quality customer service to our riding school and livery client base.

This interesting and rewarding full-time role of a five day week, which will include weekend and evening working, will provide much opportunity for the successful applicant to gain extensive knowledge, professional qualifications, the very minimum of which will be the BHSAI, and to overall further their career.

We live by our catch phrase “Where People and Horses Thrive”, come and join us to really find out how much you can gain from being part of our highly valued team in our growing, top end equestrian business.

Salary: £18,000 to £20,000 per annum depending on experience – plus bonuses, commissions, clothing allowance, BHS training and exam fees paid for.  Opportunities to compete and hunt.  28 paid holiday leave days per annum.

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Download our job application pack to complete and return.   Closing date: 31st March 2017


GRADUATE TRAINEE OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR

Due to expansion, we are seeking a part-time/full-time person to join our busy Office team.

If you are a reliable person wanting to learn or enhance your office and marketing/social media skills we would love to hear from you.

This role would be particularly suited to someone who also has a photography background/qualification.

We are a 7 day a week business working on a rota basis which will include regular weekend and bank holiday working so please only apply if this is possible.  Must also be flexible to cover holidays etc.

Salary up to £19,000pa (full time), 28 days holiday plus bonus scheme.

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Download our job application pack to complete and return


APPRENTICESHIP

Age: 16-18 years – Duration: 1 or 2 years

  • Are you in education or just finishing education and want to work with horses?
  • Would you like to become a better rider and a qualified riding coach?
  • Would you like to learn hands-on from qualified, experienced and successful equestrians?
  • Would it make you proud to become a valued team member of our top quality equestrian establishment?
  • Would you like to earn whilst you learn?

Why not come and join us at our busy British Horse Society approved riding school and livery yard. Continue to learn and develop whilst with the horses on a day to day basis & earn £132 per week.

You will need to have a minimum of two years’ experience caring for horses, have a good work ethic with robust health, enjoy being with people, especially children, plus be able to drive or acquire a lift as we are not accessible by public transport, nor have on site accommodation.

Working and learning over a 40 hour week, which will include weekends, you will be employed alongside our current apprentices, all of whom we hold in high regard – they are excellent team members and seriously contribute to what makes Lavant House Stables so great.

Each apprenticeship is of one year duration, which can be extended, and is under the auspices of Haddon Training who will carry out regular visits to assess your career development and qualification targets. We also choose to train all of our apprentices towards the British Horse Society examinations with the aim of all staff developing into qualified riding instructors.

General duties will involve assisting in the high quality care of the wide variety of 55 horses who all live out –from old tiny ponies up to large competition horses, and just about everything in between – please note that equine welfare is our number one priority. Beyond horse care there will be general yard duties, pasture maintenance, preparing horses for lessons, assisting instructors and customers. You will be surprised just how much you learn about the practical aspects of running a successful, busy riding school and the behind the scenes effort it takes to deliver a quality high standard service.

Along the way you will also pick up a wide range of career skills, such as understanding about customer care, what makes a business tick and keeps it successful, how to work within a team, the administration aspect, and so-on – you will certainly never stop learning at Lavant House Stables.

We look forward to the opportunity of helping you take your first important steps onto the professional equestrian career ladder.

Tel: 01243 530460 or email: riding@lhstables.co.uk

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Download our job application pack to complete and return

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