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Trainee Yard Assistant - Vauxhall City Farm

Closing date: 31 May 2018

Trainee Yard Assistant

Salary - £16,000pa
Contract Type - Permanent 

Job Description
The post holder is responsible for assisting with the day to day running of the yard as required by the Riding Project Manager. Working to the highest of standards, the post holder will assist with the care and welfare of the horses, assist with teaching able bodied and disabled clients, schooling horses and supervising volunteers. 

Key Responsibilities

  • To assist with managing the day to day running of the horse yard
  • Assist with the day to day responsibilities for the care and welfare of the horses
  • To exercise the horses to keep them fit and well-schooled for clients to ride safely
  • To prepare horses for lessons in good time and to the highest of standards 
  • Assist with teaching 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 assist volunteers in caring for the horses, including mucking out, feeding, grooming and cleaning tack to ensure that the riding stables are well maintained 
  • To implement all Health and Safety procedures and report Health and Safety concerns to the line manager
  • To assist the Riding Project Manager to organise and run special events at the farm or other locations
  • To perform any other tasks reasonably requested by the Riding Project Manager 
  • Cover farmyard duties when required
  • 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 Disclosure and Barring Service clearance on appointment and on an appropriate review basis thereafter.

To apply, please contact Cory Adams via email at


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