We have a rare opportunity for a groom to join our fabulous team of workers here at AVL.
Hours are for Wednesday mornings and alternate Sundays (one on/one off) or split Sundays with our current groom (every Sunday pm), with extra hours available.
To start training in as soon as possible.REQUIREMENTS
You need to be capable and experienced in horse care (at least 3 years experience)
Able to spot lameness and colic and know when to call the vet for an emergency
Be over 18 and have your own transport
Reliable and trustworthy
Hard working and committed
Able to work on your own and as part of a team
Sole charge and holiday cover - some days you will be working on your own
Ideally have a passion and/or interest in natural horse care/Horses living out with free choice 24/7 and not in stablesBENEFITS
A friendly, supportive atmosphere where we work as a team.Before I started my own livery I worked previously as a freelance/groom and was often not happy with how I, or the horses, were treated at numerous places. I vowed that if anybody ever worked for me they would be treated how I would want to be treated and valued as a key part of my team, and want to be here!
Good rate of pay: £12.00p/h overtime always paid
Flexible start times for am and pm rounds.
You are never expected to work Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New Years, but if you would like to work them, they are double pay.
Extra pay for overtime
Extra shifts often available in the week
Opportunity to learn more about barefoot and track systems and/ horse training
Free snacks and fizzy drinks - tell me what you want and I'll make sure the staff snack pot is never empty!RESPONSIBILITIES
Sole charge of running the yard on your Sunday shifts. Team work on Wednesday mornings alongside another groom, or me!
All poo picking on the corrals and mucking out of the barns and lami pens
Making up haynets and haying the tracks
Making feeds and feeding horses
Checking water and electric fencing
Holding horses for the vet/farrier where applicable
Basic medical care (applying clays/sprays/poultices)
Exercising my and liveries horses on occasion if you are experienced enough
Previous experience with a quad bike is ideal but not essential.
Training will be given.HOURS
2-3 hours on Wednesday mornings and 5hours am and 2 hours pm on ALTERNATE Sundays (every other)
EVERY Sunday pm
Flexible start times; between 6am and 9am for am rounds and anytime from 2.30 pm for pm rounds. Or if you are doing both am and pm, you can stay all day with an hours unpaid lunch break in between.
Please pm me or email if you are interested and email your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
Based in Aston Abbotts Buckinghamshire