Equine Yard Supervisor

Activate Learning
£15,000 - £20,000 Per Year
16 Jul 2021 11:01
15 Aug 2021 23:59
Further Education
Job Level
Team Leader / Supervisor
Contract Type
Full Time

Equine Yard Supervisor

Activate Learning are currently seeking an enthusiastic Full Time Equine Yard supervisor to join our team based at Merrist Wood College. 

You will be responsible for the day-to-day care of the horses on the college yard, ensuring that a high standard is maintained throughout and that student activity is facilitated safely and effectively. In-addition, you will help create a supportive learning environment for our students, to ensure we maintain constant learning but to also recognise individual capabilities whilst encouraging them to achieve their end goals.

There will be a requirement to undertake exercising of allocated horses and an expectation to work weekend days on a rota basis.


What do you need to be successful in this role?

The successful candidate will have experience of working on a busy, professional equine yard and hold a BHS Level 3 (or equivalent). A flexible working approach is needed and the ability to work as part of a team is a must.


Further training towards BHS examinations and Assistant Instructor Qualified or BHS Stage 3 teaching is required for this role.

What are the benefits of this role?

You will get to work within a state-of-the-art £4 million animal management centre that is home to a wide range of species, on a 400-acre campus. Merrist Wood has a national and international reputation amongst employers and industry specialists and a long history of providing unrivalled education in the land-based sectors. You would be joining a well-established teaching team and will have the opportunity to help support study tours worldwide. There is a generous annual leave entitlement and access to training. You will have the opportunity to progress your career and work within an organisation that values creativity and flexible delivery to ensure the best student experience.


What are the benefits of working for Activate Learning Group? 

At Activate Learning we are pioneering education with an unwavering focus on providing talent for business and transforming lives through our award-winning Learning Philosophy. Our student experience is the result of our attention to detail in recruiting, developing and retaining the right staff who match and promote the values and behaviours of our brand.


We reward our employees with generous annual leave entitlements, access to training and development, travel subsidies – bus and train, cycle scheme, onsite parking (first come first served), plenty of public transport options for all sites, discounted membership to the Lifestyle Centre (on some campuses) and Employee Assistance Programme.


Applications are reviewed and shortlisted on a rolling basis and we reserve the right to interview, appoint and close adverts early due to the volume of applications we receive.

We therefore encourage you to apply at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment as once we have closed a vacancy you will be unable to submit your application form.


Activate Learning is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its staff to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to undergo a DBS check at the appropriate level.


Applications are encouraged from all candidates meeting or exceeding the minimum criteria for the role regardless of age, disability, gender, orientation, race, religion or ethnicity.

Activate Learning are committed to employing disabled people and will ensure our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible. We guarantee to offer an interview to all applicants with a disability provided they meet the essential criteria for a role. We will anticipate and provide reasonable adjustments as required and support any existing employee who acquires a disability or long-term health condition, enabling them to stay in work. If you require an accessible format please contact us.

If an agency submits an unsolicited CV to any partner or employee of our company, you should be aware that they have no authority to enter into an arrangement with you. Should we require recruitment agency involvement, we will contact the agencies on our preferred suppliers list, and we would ask that you respect the relationships we have already built with these suppliers.


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