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Riding Project Manager Vauxhall City Farm

Riding Project Manager 

Salary: £27,000 pa

Contract Type - Permanent 

Job Description The Post holder is responsible for the smooth running of the Riding Project as required by the Chief Executive, ensuring that the project is executed to the highest of standards. The ideal candidate will be a qualified BHSAI or equivalent and have previous management experience in a similar role working with young people and disabled clients.

Stable Duties

  • Managing the horses welfare to the highest of standards
  • Managing daily routine, feed and exercise to keep the horses fit and well-schooled for clients to ride safely
  • Managing horses shoeing, worming, saddlery, dentistry and veterinary requirements
  • Ensure daily tasks including feed, hay, muck out, turn out, grooming are completed in a timely fashion.
  • Ensure that the yard , paddock, arena and all kit/equipment are cared for
  • Teach adult commercial lessons
  • Support teaching of other lessons as necessary to cover staff absences.
  • Oversee new volunteer inductions

 Management & Administration

  • Manage staff performance, welfare and training to ensure continuous improvement for the project
  • Manage monthly staff rotas
  • Budget involvement, monthly P+L reviews, cost control, ensure correct purchasing procedures are followed at all times, including stock management
  • Manage Insurance, BHS License, RDA license and Council License requirements, review and renew on annual basis
  • Source further horses/ponies for purchase as necessary and in line with policy
  • Recruiting new staff as needed
  • Represent the riding team at SMT meetings
  • Inclusion in the weekend Duty Manager rote (approximately one weekend in six)
  • To perform any other tasks reasonably requested by the CEO

Health & Safety

  • Comply with all statutory and company health and safety policies and procedures
  • Ensure job required certificates are kept up to date – 1st Aid, Child Protection, DBS checks
  • Review and update risk assessments
  • Weekly tack and equipment checks
  • Review SOP’s and facilitate ongoing training for team members as necessary
  • To comply with the arrangements made to deliver services in accordance with the Vauxhall City Farms Equal Opportunities Policy


  • Qualified to BHSAI or equivalent
  • First Aid qualified
  • Experience in teaching RDA would be an advantage
  • Stable management
  • Customer service experience
  • Business management experience
  • Computer literate
  • Good communication skills
  • Immaculate presentation

Special Conditions

This position may involve contact with young people. The postholder will therefore be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance on appointment and on an appropriate review basis thereafter.


To apply, please contact Dan Cook via email at

Applications close 7 December 2017, with interviews taking place on Wednesday 13 December 2017. 


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