Job Info

Location: Burford - Oxfordshire
Salary: Up to £22,184 p/a
Hours: Full Time - 42 hrs p/w
Closing Date: 4th July 2022
Interview Date: TBC

Organisation: Blue Cross
Contact Details:
Job Description:

Horse Welfare Assistant Training and Riding (pony), Burford Horse Rehoming Unit, Permanent, Full Time

What is the role?

We have a unique opportunity for an enthusiastic individual with a passion for horse welfare to join our close-knit team at Burford as a Horse Welfare Assistant Training and Riding (pony).

Within this role, you will be responsible for rehabilitating various horses and ponies, many of which have had a bad start in life. These horses are in desperate need of our love and as a team, we work together to help rebuild their trust to best prepare them for finding a new home. This does not only include hands-on care, training and riding but also the advertising of the horses, appointments with potential new homes and much more!

What makes Blue Cross such a great place to work?

Working at one of our sites, you will be part of a rewarding and supportive team that thrives together on the challenges involved in rehabilitating horses from a variety of welfare backgrounds. In an ever-changing and exciting workplace.

Not the average groom role!

This is a permanent, full-time role working 42 hours per week on a locally agreed rota to include some weekends. Not only will you have set working hours, but other perks include -

• Set days off in a week, including weekend days!
• 30 days holiday entitlement per year (including public holidays). After one year’s service, it increases by one day per year, up to 35 days (pro-rata as appropriate for part-time workers)
• Sick pay
• Pension scheme
• Performance-Related Pay

Blue Cross is committed to individual development and offers in-house training programs which will not only enhance your equine knowledge but also broaden your understanding of all aspects of working for a charity, futureproofing your career opportunities.

For more information on this role and the duties required please visit our website.

Salary: Up to £22,184 per annum
Grade: 5.1
Closing Date: 4th July 2022

Interviews will consist of a competency-based interview and a practical assessment.

To apply for this role, all candidates must complete the online application process. We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response.

At Blue Cross we are passionate about our commitment to diversity, inclusion and removing barriers, should you like to discuss any reasonable adjustments or changes to our recruitment process to support you to be your best then please get in touch. You can get in touch with us either via email at, via telephone on 01993 825515 or if you would prefer a video call then we can arrange this using Microsoft Teams.

Blue Cross holds inclusion as a core organisational value. We positively encourage applications from suitably qualified, experienced and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, transgender status, religion or belief, marital status or pregnancy and maternity. We actively embrace our differences and know that it is our differences that make us unique. You are very welcome at Blue Cross, without the need to hide any part of who you are.

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