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Training Officer

Due to an internal transfer, The Horse Trust is seeking to recruit another Training Officer to join their Knowledge and Skills team.

You will be responsible for training a wide range of audiences, including the emergency services, be responsible for developing training materials and have a large role in training and qualification administration. You will assist the Training Manager in all aspects of creating and delivering The Horse Trust’s internal and external training programmes, which may be on or off-site, field or classroom-based, or online. You will also be responsible for stepping in to help with the work around the yard and assisting with other duties. You will have the opportunity to assist with training groundwork and handling of horses as an when required.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate practical competence and experience in handling horses, with a variety of horses, in different settings.

Ideally the successful candidate could also have a Level 3 (or above) equine qualification or similar. A recognised teaching and/or assessing qualification is desirable or the candidate will be prepared to work towards this once in post. Ideally, you will have knowledge of the practical application of equitation science (learning theory) or be prepared to undertake training in this area.

You will be keen to work in an environment where the focus for the Training Officer is to continuously learn and implement new best practice as it is identified. We are looking forward to hearing from candidates that are effective communicators, who use innovative techniques to motivate and inspire learners and who have a wealth of practical experience.

 Based: Speen, Buckinghamshire

 Salary circa: £19,000.00 - £22,000.00 per annum dependent on experience

 Hours: 37.5 Hours per week (8.30am-4.30pm)

Annual Leave: 25 days per year

Currently no accommodation is available for this post

For an application form and detailed job description please contact Charlotte Launder


Telephone 01494 488464


Closing date for applications is: 19th March 2019



Full-Time Groom

 We are seeking hardworking, committed and enthusiastic people, willing to work as part of a team. Horse care knowledge is desirable however this is not essential as full training can be provided. Candidates should be physically fit as this is a manual/outdoor role.

Apply in writing enclosing your current CV, including details of your horse care experience or explaining why you would like to work for The Horse Trust. Candidates will only be given feedback if selected for an interview.

Salary range £17,000-£19,000 per annum depending on qualifications and experience

• Potential career development and training available

• Working on a rota system to include weekends

• General daily yard duties and horse care

• Excellent working conditions, pension scheme and health plan

• Own transport necessary as remote location

• No riding and no accommodation

Send your application to Mark Avison at;

The Horse Trust, Home of Rest for Horses, Speen, Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire, HP27 0PP

Telephone 01494 488464


Closing Date: 13th March 2019



Volunteering Opportunities

The Horse Trust is always looking for volunteers, especially if you have experience with horses but if not, please do not let that deter you, as there may be plenty of other areas you can help us.  If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Jane Wilkins on 01494 488464 or Jane will be delighted to hear from you.


 To apply please click here to complete our Volunteering application form can be downloaded here.