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Technical Instructor (Equine)

Hadlow, Tonbridge TN11, UK
North Kent College
Full Time
(£19,420 pa) to (£23,198 pa) full time equivalent
13th March 2023
Start Date
As soon as possible
10th April 2023 12:00 AM
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  • Contract type: Permanent
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  • Job ID: 1317328

Where you’ll work: This role is based at Hadlow College.

Your hours: 37 hours per week (worked on a shift rota basis across 7 days of the week) / 52 weeks per annum 

Your pay: Spine Points 17 (£19,420 pa) to 23 (£23,198 pa).

Working within North Kent College’s Equine curriculum area, an exciting opportunity has arisen for a suitability qualified, experienced and passionate individual to join the team as an Instructor.

 Reporting to the Yard Manager, the post holder is required to provide demonstration and practical instruction in the Equine curriculum as well as provide technical assistance to the teaching staff.  The postholder will also be responsible for maintaining the equine yard including all stables to ensure that they meet the highest standards as well as present a professional image to students, parents and external stakeholders.  The role will also require the post holder to support the yard manager in the ordering and management of equipment and consumables such as feed and bedding.  

To be considered for this role, you will have the ability to work flexibly on a shift-rota basis with a minimum of Level 3 qualification in related area (BHS Stage 4, HND, NVQ Level 4) or equivalent, a recognised BHS Riding Instruction qualification and a first aid certificate (or the willingness to obtain one upon appointment). It would also be advantageous if you have practical experience in equine activities and working with young people in an education environment.

You can look forward to excellent benefits, such as 33 days’ annual leave (including Christmas / New Year break) plus bank holidays (full time equivalent) and enrolment onto the Local Government Pension Scheme which also includes life assurance. You’ll also benefit from free parking and have access to a range of onsite facilities, including a restaurant and coffee shop.

For a full job description and to apply, please visit North Kent College’s staff vacancies page.

The closing date for applications is 09 April 2023. 


Safeguarding Statement:

North Kent College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and all staff have a responsibility to share and maintain this commitment. In line with the requirements of ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’, appropriate safeguarding checks (including an enhanced DBS check) will be undertaken on all individuals selected for appointment. Posts at the College, a specified establishment where the work gives opportunity for contact with children, are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974. It is an offence to apply for a post which involves engaging in regulated activity relevant to children if you are barred from doing so. Please be advised that, again in line with ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’, shortlisted candidates (who wish to accept an invite to interview) will be required to complete and submit prior to their interview a self-declaration of their criminal record or information that would make them unsuitable to work with children. Further guidance / information from the Ministry of Justice can be found on GOV.UK.
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