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Equine Yard Technician Instructor | Merrist Wood College

Closing date: 10 Dec 2021

Activate Learning are currently seeking an enthusiastic Equine Yard Technician/Instructor 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.

You will support yard staff in the effective delivery of student practical sessions and help to create a supportive learning environment for our students, ensuring that we maintain constant learning, but to also recognise individual capabilities whilst encouraging them to achieve their end goals.

This can be full or part time, please note on your application form your preference and working hours, if part time. 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 hold a BHS Level 2 and BHS Level 2 Teach (or equivalent) to support practical and riding sessions, ensuring a quality student experience in line with academic and industry expectations.

You will also have experience in riding a variety of horses.

A flexible working approach is needed and the ability to work as part of a team is a must.

Ideally, you will have experience of working on a busy, professional equine yard.

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 at Merrist Wood College?

You will get to work within an impressive 400-acre campus with a variety of habitats and environments with many native wildlife.

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.

Within our Equine facilities we have one of the largest indoor riding arenas compared to other colleges in the country and one of the top centres in the southeast, with stabling for over 42 horses and a range of livery options. We were also a pre-Olympic training venue for the London 2012 Olympic Games.

You would be joining a supportive and driven team of Equine specialists, who are passionate about their subject matter industry and are working for the betterment of the college, the team offers a positive and welcoming environment where ideas and development are embraced.

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.

For more information and to apply, please see our careers page:

Any questions, please get in contact with our Talent Acquisition Team on or 0800 612 6008.

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