We have a great opportunity based at our Shuttleworth campus for a flexible hourly-paid Equine Centre Groom to become part of our Animal Sciences department.

As a Equine Groom, you will play a role in the success of our students through:

  • Contributing to the day to day running of the Equine Unit including weekend cover
  • Participating in the care of horses to include all routine husbandry duties
  • Exercising horses as directed by the Centre Manager
  • Our ideal candidates will have experience of caring for a number of horses in a range of different settings and relevant current vocational experience in the equine sector, alongside the following qualifications:

  • British Horse Society Stage 2 or equivalent
  • English and Maths or similar at GCSE grade A-C or equivalent
  • Successful candidates must also be able to demonstrate alignment to our organisational values:

  • Student centred –  At our heart is always doing what is best for our students. We consider students in all of our decision making to create positive outcomes and memorable experiences for every student.
  • Educational excellence –  We promote educational excellence by delivering programmes that challenge our students to achieve their ambitions.
  • Teamwork  – We are one team who by working together can achieve great things, respecting the opinion and valuing the contribution each of us makes.
  • Continuous improvement –  We challenge ourselves to always do better by trying new things, sharing knowledge, reflecting on best practice and learning from others.
  • Caring  – We care about the wellbeing of our staff, our students, our community and wider society, creating an environment built on trust where we listen, engage and support each other.
  • Inclusive –  We celebrate differences and diversity, recognising that we can learn from each other.
  • Further details of the safeguarding requirements and essential criteria for the post can found within the Job Description.

    The Bedford College Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to thorough vetting process which includes, an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references.

    This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the Exceptions Order 1975, provides information about which convictions must be declared during job applications and related exceptions and further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide. The Bedford College Group’s policy on Employment of Ex-Offenders is attached to this vacancy.

    What is an Associate?

    Associates work on a short term basis as assigned. They teach or provide support services and they work with and are supported by core staff. As an Associate you will be issued with an Associate agreement, under this Agreement period you will be eligible to work on assignments offered to you. Typically an agreement runs from January to December and may be renewed thereafter.

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