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Groom Contract type: Permanent Hours of work: To work within a flexible working pattern including evenings and weekends, with an average of 40 per week, working 5 or 5 1/2 out of 7 days on a rota basis for 52 weeks per year Salary: £17 - £20,000 per annum dependent on skills and experience Anticipated start date: ASAP Closing date: 26th February 2024 Location: Buckingham, Buckinghamshire Job Overview The Equestrian Centre is a highly commended BHS approved livery yard exclusively for the use of Stowe Group pupils and has twenty stables, an outdoor ménage, cross country course and 18 acres of grazing This position will join the existing team to assist with running and the development of the Equestrian Centre. Applicants must have proven experience in the equine industry and the ability to ride horses and ponies. You will have an enthusiastic, cheerful and flexible approach with proven high standards of animal care. Accommodation is not provided with this role Stowe School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers, the Disclosure and Barring Service and an online background check with our 3rd party provider SP-Index. Purpose of the job: You will be working with the Head of Equestrian to assist with the day to day care of the horses and the smooth running of the Equestrian Centre at Stowe School, to provide a centre of excellence for both horses and pupils. This position entails daily stable duties, exercise and riding as required and event support. Please see our website for more information on the excellent facilities and services we offer to Stowe Group pupils https://www.stowe.co.uk/school/sport/the-equestrian-centre. Specific Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities To assist the Equestrian Centre team to perform the day to day stable management tasks to a standard set by the Head of Equestrian for stabled and grazing horses. To deputise for the Head of Equestrian, including covering their absence. To support the Equestrian Centre in providing a professional livery service. To ensure the adherence to Health and Safety legislation and working procedures that affects the facility, horses and staff. To act in a professional manner at all times towards pupils, parents, colleagues and horses. As the pupils range in age from primary to 6th form, you will be required to complete relevant DBS verification. Key Tasks To carry out daily yard duties, such as mucking out, feeding, exercising, grooming, administering medication and assistance with equine professionals such as farriers, vets, etc. To support and assist pupils while riding and supervise external coaching as required.  To support an excellent relationship with both parents and pupils, to ensure their needs are met for both the horse and pupil. To ensure appropriate records, policies and procedures are followed in relation to horses, pupils and staff. To have, and remain up to date with, knowledge and understanding of horse welfare and stable management. To escort pupils as necessary to competitions, hunt meets and any other relevant equine events. To undertake any ad-hoc duties as defined by the Head of Equestrian. To complete appropriate training e.g. safeguarding and health and safety. Hours: To work within a flexible working pattern including evenings and weekends, with an average of 40 hours (excluding half an hour lunch) per week, working 5 or 5 1/2 out of 7 days on a rota basis for 52 weeks per year. Package and Benefits The possibility of further training will be available. Also including an Employer contribution Pension Scheme and access to Stowe’s Gym and Swimming Pool. Holiday entitlement of 25 days plus 8 days (Bank Holiday entitlement) This job description reflects the present requirements of the post and as duties and responsibilities change/develop, the job description will be reviewed and be subject to amendment in consultation with the post holder. Date agreed: June 2022 Person Specification The selection of candidates for short-listing will be based on this specification and candidates should bear this in mind when preparing their application and completing the application form: Minimum BHS stage 1 or equivalent Specialist Skills & Experience Knowledge of basic stable management skills. Willingness to maintain confidentiality on all school matters. Ability to promote the care and welfare of horses. Ability to ride horses and ponies for exercise. Good communication and written skills. 1 Years Equine Experience Knowledge of BHS / ABRS qualifications. Proven track record in industry Proven track record in industry Ability to prepare horses for competition/ hunting Personal Qualities Enthusiasm for working outdoors in all weather. Hardworking, resourceful and cheerful. Enthusiasm for working with young people and helping them to achieve their potential. A patient, positive, calm approach. Ability to work positively with a wide range of staff. Please click on the link below to apply.
Buckingham
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Area Sales Manager – North West

Baileys Horse Feeds, one of the leading horse feed manufacturers in the UK, is looking for an Area Sales Manager to cover the North West region of the country. The Area Cumbria, Lancashire, Merseyside, Greater Manchester, Cheshire, West Yorkshire, parts of Staffordshire The Role Main Responsibilities:- • Work closely with new and existing customers to grow the sales of our equine, poultry, and smallholder ranges. • Managing a variety of clients including wholesalers, retailers and end users. • Delivering regular market feedback to the business to aid future sales strategies. Wholesalers & Retailers: - • Carrying out effective business reviews with our wholesalers and retailers to identify business and trade marketing opportunities that will grow sales. • Identifying and implementing a strategy to generate product sell in and through for the area. • Liaising with retailers to identify and secure potential new users through yard visits. • Supporting our retailers with staff training in store, delivering talks and developing feed advisors and local equine ambassadors. • Launching new products. • Managing the brand image in store through merchandising and displays. Horse owners: - • Carrying out visits to equine yards to consult and give feed advice to horse owners in a variety of disciplines, from leisure to professional riders. • Identifying and securing potential new yards. Other responsibilities: - • Recruiting new customers to all our brands in equine, poultry, and agricultural feeds. • Attending trade and equine events, locally and nationally as required. • Reporting visits and updating information on our CRM system in line with company policy. • Reporting on competitor activities. • Liaising with the sales office team, marketing, and nutritional departments. About you Essential experience and skills: - • Knowledge and understanding of a range of equine disciplines and the equine industry. • Proven experience managing and developing a sales territory. • Excellent communication and a proven ability to build positive relationships with customers. • Self–organised and confident to work independently. • Effectively manage your time, book appointments with key stakeholders and plan your visits. • The ability to negotiate and influence sales. • IT and PC literacy – Microsoft Word, Power Point and CRM systems. Beneficial experience and skills:- • Knowledge of the smallholder and poultry retail trade. • Product training. • Experience in merchandising and display in stores. • Developing business through multi digital channels eg. Facebook, Instagram • Using Microsoft Teams, Zoom or other digital communication tools. • Presentation skills • Analytically minded. • Problem solver. Salary commensurate with skill level. Company pension and health insurance available after probationary period. Please apply by submitting a covering letter, salary expectations and full CV, by 16 February, to Lorraine Rice at Baileys Horse Feeds. lorry@baileyshorsefeeds.co.uk
United Kingdom
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Mounted Section Groom - Thames Valley Police

An exciting vacancy has arisen for a full-time groom position within the Mounted Section. This is an ideal opportunity for someone with suitable Equine qualifications and experience to work in one of a very small number of police Mounted Sections. Please note the yard will be based near Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire. You will work in direct support of mounted officers by providing assistance in the care of police horses, maintenance of stable facilities, driving horseboxes, ensuring adherence to current policies and procedures. Existing riding skills and horse care experience will be expected, but further training will be provided, with opportunities to progress towards BHS qualifications. No prior experience in a policing environment is required, but candidates should have some general knowledge of use of horses within policing. A full UK driving license is essential, as there is a requirement to work unsocial hours which can also involve lone working; public transport may not be available at these times. Due to driving regulations and the transporting of live loads, individuals must not be less than 21 years of age at point of application. Additionally all applicants must weigh no more than 14 stone (in line with National Mounted Section guidelines to meet animal welfare standards) As part of the Thames Valley Police family you will enjoy a fantastic range of benefits including 24 days annual leave per annum, pro-rata for part time (plus Bank Holidays), flexible working conditions, a wide range of lifestyle discounts, career development opportunities and have the option to join a local government pension scheme. The closing date for enquiries and receipt of completed applications is Sunday 4th February 2024. Apply on TVP Careers: https://thamesvalleypolice.tal.net/vx/lang-en-GB/mobile-0/appcentre-3/brand-3/xf-de25c84aab44/candidate/so/pm/6/pl/1/opp/10990-Mounted-Section-Groom/en-GB
Buckinghamshire
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