Greatwood Job Vacancies

Yard / Stable Groom

Full/Part Time
Type: Permanent
Salary: Competitive wage depending on experience

We are looking for a full/part time addition to our yard team to assist with the daily jobs involved in caring for the many Thoroughbreds and small animals that we have in our care.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Looking after the horses and small animals’ wellbeing and environment.
  • Keeping the stables, stable yard and equipment clean and tidy.

Experience and requirements:

  • Horse and small animal experience preferred but not essential.
  • Willingness to work hard within a small and cheerful team.
  • Availability for weekend work and flexible hours.

Please contact Celia Matthes on 01672 514 535 or email info@greatwoodcharity.org

Rider / Groom

Full Time - 5.5 days per week
Type: Permanent
Salary: Depending on experience

A new and exciting opportunity has become available for a motivated and hardworking person to join the riding team here at Greatwood in beautiful Marlborough.

The successful candidate will be joining a great team and be working in a professional, top former racehorse yard, you will have the chance to make some new friends and also be challenged to meet your own personal career goals.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Caring for all the horses and animals at Greatwood.
  • Keeping the stables, stable yard and equipment clean and tidy.
  • Ensuring that the yard is a safe clean area for teachers and students.
  • Working closely within the equestrian team retraining the former racehorses in preparation for rehoming.
  • Liaising with potential carers and the requirements associated with rehoming a Greatwood horse.

This role is extremely varied and can be hard work with long hours, including weekends. The Rider/Groom should:

  • have excellent horse management and care skills being able to handle horses quietly, confidently, kindly, competently and respond appropriately to emergencies.
  • be organised and able to behave in a professional manner.
  • be able to work within a team.
  • be articulate with good communication skills in order to represent Greatwood appropriately.
  • be physically fit, happy to work hard and reliable.
  • be flexible and able to respond to rapidly changing priorities.

Please contact Celia Matthes on 01672 514 535 or email info@greatwoodcharity.org