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The Pony Club - Head of Commercial and Marketing

Title: Head of Commercial and Marketing Location: Hybrid role: The Pony Club office in Warwick with agreed home-working Job Type: Full Time – 35 hours per week Salary: Competitive salary plus generous pension and health insurance Closing Date: Friday 5th January 2024 Email: Are you passionate about encouraging participation in sport? Can you see yourself in a charity role where you can make a real difference to young people? Do you consider yourself an effective, confident communicator who thrives on collaborating with others and have proven experience of generating commercial income and marketing? If you are a well organised self-starter with effective leadership skills and the ability to enthuse and inspire key stakeholders, then you could be just the person we are looking for! The Pony Club is the world’s largest equestrian youth organisation and the fourth biggest youth movement in the UK with over 32,000 members. Through our core values of fun, friendship and learning, we provide young people the opportunity to enjoy everything to do with horses and ponies – regardless of whether they have one of their own. We are looking for a talented and highly motivated Head of Commercial and Marketing to join our central office team in Warwickshire. You will be leading the Commercial and Marketing team to create a shared and compelling vision to raise brand awareness, generate commercial revenue and increase membership. You will have a performance focus and the ability to harness the support of a complex community of internal and external stakeholders, ranging from senior management and volunteers to creative/PR agencies, partners, sponsors and suppliers. This role offers many public facing opportunities and it is important that you are prepared to travel and contribute to events, launches and major competitions when required, including some weekends. We offer: • Competitive salary • Great holiday entitlement - 25 days per year plus public holidays, including Christmas closure • Company pension plan and healthcare insurance This is a great opportunity to make a real difference to one of Britain’s most-loved youth organisations. Please contact us via email at if you feel you are interested in joining our busy, committed and happy team! Applications close on Friday 5th January 2023 Job Description Reporting to the CEO this role is key to the growth of The Pony Club. We are looking for a creative, dynamic thinker to drive forward our commercial plans alongside our marketing and communications plans across the organisation and deliver against our five-year strategic plan. Candidates need an understanding of the equine industry with the ability to see opportunities for change, strong leadership skills and self-motivation are key to this role. Responsibilities • Create and implement a commercial strategy for the organisation that generates revenue as well as value in kind support from a range of sponsors and partners • Develop a clear customer journey for our membership and external stakeholders that is delivered through our branch and centre network, ensuring sustainable membership growth through both acquisition and retention • Create an enhanced member experience, from our youngest members to those who have long stopped riding but want to continue to support and be associated with the Pony Club • Lead the Marketing team to create a shared and compelling vision to raise brand awareness and increase audience engagement • Lead the development of The Pony Club central website design and associated websites. • Lead on the digitisation of Pony Club content, from training materials to competitions and membership development • Optimize marketing and communications opportunities on digital platforms through digital content (including data and insight) to build brand loyalty and meet sponsorship commitments. • Maintain and ensure compliance with The Pony Club’s brand guidelines. • Oversee the delivery of an effective marketing and communications plan to promote major events e.g. Championships and the Spring Festival • Lead the Marketing and Communications team to develop and maintain a high level of knowledge and understanding of sports and youth marketing in Great Britain. Use this knowledge to keep content relevant and strong. • Work collaboratively in a team environment to promote a culture of respect and inclusivity. • Ensure effective execution of reactive communications based on changes in the market, partner activity and support for other aligned youth organisations. • Manage relationships with key stakeholders • Liaison with media at both national and local levels Qualifications • Educated to degree level or equivalent vocational qualification in any discipline or equivalent experience • Further education or equivalent experience in marketing and communications. Experience/Skills/Personal Characteristics The successful candidate will be a highly motivated, well organised self-starter with a wide range of skills and qualities, including effective leadership, commerciality, creativity, tenacity and emotional intelligence. They will have a performance focus and the ability to harness the support of a complex community of internal and external stakeholders, ranging from senior management to partners, sponsors and suppliers. Essentially, the successful candidate will also have: • Experience of the equine industry • Worked in consumer/customer focused marketing environments with responsibility for commercial revenue generation • Delivery of a strategy with multiple stakeholders • Worked in a multi-disciplined team including external creative agencies • Experience of developing brands resulting in tangible brand equity • Experience of marketing with a particular focus on digital strategy and a track record of return on investment in digital • Experience of managing a team • High emotional intelligence, someone who will enthuse and inspire all key stakeholders • Authoritative, effective, high impact individual and articulate, tactful and open in communicating with others • A committed and loyal individual, prepared to work the necessary hours and at weekends when required e.g. responding to press enquiries, for events, launches, major competitions etc.
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Equine Teacher and Assistant Yard Supervisor

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.
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Head Instructor for RDA Hong Kong

About Us: Riding for the Disabled Association Limited (RDA) is a dynamic, self-financed, non-governmental, and charitable organization based in Hong Kong. Our mission is to enrich the lives of individuals within the disabled community by providing a range of transformative rehabilitative programs. At RDA, we believe in the incredible power of the human-equine connection to enhance physical, psychological, and social well-being. What We Offer: Are you passionate about equestrianism and making a positive impact on people's lives? RDA is now seeking a dedicated Head Instructor who plays an important role in ensuring the success of our operations and programs. This is a unique opportunity to be part of an organization that believes in the potential of every individual, regardless of their abilities. We're looking for individuals who meet the following criteria: - Minimum of a BHS Stage 3 Coach in Complete Horsemanship certificate or equivalent qualification. - At least 10 years of relevant equestrian experience, especially in therapeutic riding. - A background in Equine Facilitated Learning or a willingness to become certified. - Extensive experience with riding school level horses. - Strong knowledge of horse management, care, and training suitable for RDA lessons. - Fluency in both written and spoken English, with proficiency in spoken Cantonese as a plus. - Demonstrates integrity, trustworthiness, dependability, and accountability. - Proactive, self-motivated, and passionate about making a difference. - Excellent team player and team builder. - Less experience will also be considered How to Apply: If you are ready to take on this exciting challenge and contribute to our mission, please send your resume with a cover letter, including your expected salary and the job reference, to us. You can either post your application to: Riding for the Disabled Association c/o Tuen Mun Public Riding School Lot 45 Lung Mun Road, Tuen Mun, N.T., Hong Kong Or email it to: Join us at RDA and be part of a team that's changing lives through the power of equine therapy. Together, we can create a brighter, more inclusive future for all. Riding for the Disabled Association - Enriching Lives, One Ride at a Time. *Role based in Hong Kong not London*
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Dressage and sport horse breeding editor and products assistant

Horse & Hound; Dressage and sport horse breeding editor and products assistant Responsibilities include: > Generating ideas, planning and managing all dressage features and reports for the magazine, website and podcast, including commissioning freelancers and managing the budget. > Generating ideas, planning and managing the sport horse specials for the magazine and occasional additional sport horse content for magazine, website and podcast, including commissioning freelancers and managing the budget. > Working with the rest of the H&H team to edit copy, resolve queries, choose pictures, proof read and push pages through to completion. > Writing dressage and sport horse features, reports and news stories for the magazine and website. Recording podcast interviews and generating social media content. > Writing products and e-commerce content for magazine and website, under the guidance of the products editor. What we’re looking for: > Knowing and loving the dressage world is essential for this job — ideally you will have competed in dressage or been closely involved in the sport in another way. You will have good knowledge of how dressage works nationally in Britain and internationally, the main personalities and the issues in the sport. > Strong English language skills are also needed — candidates must have the ability to write sparkling, flowing features and reports, with correct spelling and grammar, and to edit and improve other writers’ copy. > The successful applicant will also have good organisational skills and be IT literate in order to run a busy section on a fast-paced, weekly magazine, while juggling this with working on our website and social media. > An interest in sport horse breeding and equestrian kit is required – in-depth knowledge in these areas would be an advantage but is not essential. > Our ideal candidate would have experience working on a print publication or online (not necessarily in the equestrian field), but we are happy to consider applications from people without this experience, if you fulfil the other criteria and show the right attitude and willingness to learn. > Knowledge of Indesign and Wordpress CMS would be an advantage but is not essential. This is a full-time role working from home, with occasional required visits to our Paddington, Bath or Winnersh Triangle offices. The job includes opportunities to travel within Britain and potentially occasionally internationally for work. Closing date for applications: Thursday 7 September How to apply: (link to
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We are still searching for the ideal candidate to join our highly respected Nutrition Team at TopSpec. Would you like to be part of a highly innovative horse feed company that is renowned throughout the equestrian and veterinary industry for the nutritional integrity of its products? We are seeking an individual who is passionate about equine nutrition and welfare, to join our team of nutritionists. We take pride in the support we offer our customers by helping their horses, as well as retailers, vets, other equine professionals, and our own sales team. This largely office-based role focuses on our Multiple Award-Winning-Helpline, which has been recognised by winning the BETA Award for ‘Excellence in Nutritional Advice and Customer Service’ an unrivalled thirteen times. Other roles include retailer and sales team training and support, writing articles for the equestrian press, producing POS technical information, producing information on sacks, tubs and all labels ensuring that they are legally compliant, quality control, forage sampling, and occasionally working on trade stands and supporting the sales team with technical advice on yards. The successful candidate should have a good degree in animal nutrition or animal/equine science or veterinary science, with a strong equestrian background that includes experience in at least two of the equestrian disciplines. Experience within the equine industry will be beneficial. With an excellent salary, commensurate with experience; fabulous spacious offices positioned in the countryside, located 2 miles from the A1, between Ripon and Thirsk. If you would like to be part of our successful company, please e-mail your CV and covering letter to Charlotte Blaken, Customer Services Manager, Applications close on the 31st July.
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