Coldblow is a Livery Yard and small Riding School and Training Centre, which is Licensed by Maidstone Borough Council and was Awarded 5 Stars in the Licence Inspection in 2019, the highest grade. We are also approved by and inspected annually by the BHS British Horse Society. The owner of the business is Clara Hubbard (formerly Pilkington) who holds the BHS Intermediate Instructors Qualification, now known as a Level Four Accredited Coach. There are currently twelve Full Livery horses and the Owners’ horses,

Fantastic Level 2 Equine Groom vacancy at Coldblow including all basic husbandry routines, assisting with livery services. The successful candidate will work alongside our current staff, handling and caring for our liveries and riding school horses and ponies. Would consider Level 3 for the right candidate.

We are currently recruiting for an enthusiastic and dedicated apprentice who is looking to further their knowledge and skills within equine care. The successful candidate will work alongside our current staff, handling and caring for our liveries and riding school horses and ponies.

Tasks will include, but are not limited to:

  • Working alongside our other staff
  • Giving feeds, turning out horses, mucking out and associated tasks
  • Cleaning waters, filling and hanging hay nets
  • Sweeping, muck bin tidying
  • Field management duties
  • Clipping, trimming, and tack cleaning
  • Minor first aid tasks and grooming
  • Assisting clients with their horses
  • Exercising (schooling or hacking out) if the applicant has suitable riding skills

Coldblow has fantastic facilities for both horses and people, including a newly built Indoor Riding Arena. Regular clinics and small friendly dressage or jumping shows are held and the candidate would be offered the opportunity to participate or compete, subject to a suitable horse being available.

Hours can be 30-40 per week (varied). 

Desired skills

  • Equine experience is required, details of which must be given on your application
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Strong communication skills are essential

Personal qualities

  • Hardworking
  • Flexible
  • Reliable
  • Positive attitude

Desired qualifications

  • GCSEs (or equivalent) in maths and English are desired but not essential
  • Applicants must not already hold a level 2 or 3 horse care qualification in order to be eligible for this apprenticeship

Future prospects

  • Future employment and training will be available for the right candidate

Things to consider

  • This job is working with horses, which means it can involve long days in all weathers and include weekend working. It is important the candidates applying for this position are aware of this
  • Level 3 candidate would be considered, please state on application. 
  • KEITS Training Services Ltd reserves the right to close the vacancy earlier than the listed closing date, should the need arise
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Location

Maidstone

Weekly wage

£124.50

Working week

4-5 Days (To be confirmed) including one weekend day, 8.00am start and 4.00pm

Apprenticeship duration

16 months

Possible start date

8 February 2021

Date posted

6 January 2021

Apprenticeship level

Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

Reference number

VAC001674857

Positions

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