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Riding Instructor Vauxhall City Farm

Closing date: 12 Oct 2017

Riding Instructor

Salary: £18000

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: 40 hrs a week to include a weekend day and some evenings

Responsible To: Riding Centre Manager

Accountable To: Vauxhall City Farm Management Committee

About the Farm

This is an ideal opportunity to become involved with one of London’s hidden treasures. Covering over 1.5 acres of land, Vauxhall City Farm is home to over 60 animals and provides Londoners the opportunity to experience the sights, sounds and smells of the countryside without leaving the city. It also offers opportunities, education and training to the local community and beyond.

As a small charitable organisation looking to grow, this also offers candidates an opportunity for personal and professional growth.

Job Description

The Post holder is responsible for running riding lessons as required by the Riding Centre Manager, schooling horses and covering yard duties as part of the role. The ideal candidate will be a qualified instructor and have experience working also with disabled clients. IT skills a plus.

Key Responsibilities

 To interact with both disabled and able-bodied riders and Volunteers
 To run riding lessons with safety and welfare of both the horses and riders being of paramount importance
 Teach able bodied and disabled clients
 To provide excellent customer care to riders and general public and other stake holders
 Supervise, support and train other staff and volunteers
 To Implement all Health and Safety procedures and report Health and Safety concerns to the line manager
 To assist with organising and running special events at the farm or other locations
 To cover all yard duties
 To perform any other tasks reasonably requested by the Riding Centre Manager
 To exercise and school the school horses
 To comply with the arrangements made to deliver services in accordance with the Vauxhall City Farms Equal
Opportunities Policy
 To adhere to all health and safety instructions and not to do anything that might endanger themselves or others; to
report to their line manager any dangerous situations in the work place or any shortcomings in health and safety
arrangements that they perceive

Special Conditions

This position may involve contact with young people. The postholder will therefore be subject to an enhanced criminal records bureau clearance on appointment and on an appropriate review basis thereafter. The post holder can expect to undertake work in the evenings and weekends on a regular basis.


To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to by email to fiona.l’ This job description sets out the main duties of the post at the date when it was drawn up. Such duties may vary from time to time without changing the general character of the post or the level of responsibility
entailed. Such variations are a common oc currence and cannot themselves justify a reconsideration of the grading of the post.

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