Location: Berkshire College of Agriculture
Salary: £4449.60 to £4945.60
Berkshire College are seeking a suitably experience and qualified individual to join our Equine team, providing equine horse care and handling the welfare of a range of horses.
The Windsor Forest Colleges Group (TWFCG) is a leading education provider in the South-East. Our staff work across 4 main campuses at Langley, Windsor, Strodes-Egham and Berkshire College of Agriculture-Maidenhead. Our teams place the learner at the heart of all we do and in our state-of-the-art learning environments we are proud to deliver education and training to a diverse group of students and businesses each year.
Our mission is to inspire ambition and make a positive difference to lives through learning. We are keen to recruit talented individuals who are passionate about helping us to deliver the highest standards of education and training to local people, communities, and businesses. In return, we offer a supportive and inclusive working environment, where everyone’s skills and ideas are valued and respected.
Equine Technician- Sundays only
In this role, you will ensure high standards of equine welfare are maintained along and develop learners’ horse handling and management skills.
You will work closely with the Equine Yard Manager to maintain safe working practices within the yard setting.
You will be involved in organising daily routines for grooms and learners to ensure the effective day to day running of the Equestrian Centre and Equine Events.
The ideal candidate will be able to work well as part of a team demonstrating excellent communication skills, as well as being able to work on their own initiative. A broad knowledge of the equine industry and evidence of working with young people would be an advantage.
This role is Sundays only for 8 hours
For further details on this role please refer to the attached job description/person specification.
Our staff benefit from:
- Excellent work/life balance - Support roles enjoy 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays
- Excellent career progression opportunities for ambitious staff
- Access to a wide range of subsidised leisure courses
- Access to excellent defined benefit pension schemes
- Free on-site parking at all sites
- Cycle to Work Scheme and Season Ticket Loans
- Family friendly policies to support Work Life Balance
- On-site Coffee Shop & Cafeteria
- Various health & wellbeing benefits including discounted gym memberships, confidential staff counselling and discounted hair and beauty treatments at The Salon at Langley College
Please be advised that the vacancy will close at midday on Tuesday 14th February 2023.
Interviews will be held on Tuesday 21st February 2023.
To apply please visit our careers page and complete the online application form.
Please ensure you pay particular attention to the supporting statement of the online application form making sure to include details of how you meet each of the essential criteria listed on the person specification.
The College 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 an enhanced DBS and Barred List check along with other legally required checks which are an essential part of the safeguarding process.
BCA (Berkshire College of Agriculture) is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.