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Yard Manager (12 Month FTC)

Hadlow, Tonbridge TN11, UK
North Kent College
Part Time
£12,800 per annum (£25,600 per annum FTE)
17th March 2023
Start Date
As soon as possible
17th April 2023 12:00 AM
Contract Type
Fixed term contract
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  • Contract type: Fixed term contract
  • Contract length: 12 Months
  • NQTs Considered:
  • Job ID: 1318947

Yard Manager (Equine) (12-month FTC)

Where you’ll work: Hadlow College

Your Hours: Part Time, 18.5 hours per week (0.5 FTE) (worked on a shift rota basis across 7 days of the week including evenings), 52 weeks per year

Your pay: £12,800 pro-rata per annum (£25,600 per annum, full time equivalent)

Here at Hadlow College (part of North Kent College) we have an exciting opportunity for a suitably qualified and passionate individual to join our Equine team on a 12-month FTC from June 2023.

Reporting to the Head of Curriculum (Equine), this role is responsible for the management of the equine stable yards and overseeing the maintenance of practical resources. Working alongside the other Yard Manager, the successful candidate will also support the curriculum area in the demonstration and practical instruction in equine studies.

The successful candidate will have relevant practical experience and able to communicate effectively and credibly with industrial, educational and professional contacts. Experience of working in an equine year and managing a team of yard assistants / technicians is essential alongside the ability to work on your own initiative, managing your time and supporting the busy team.

To be considered for this role, you will need to hold a minimum of Level 4 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 is essential that you have worked in a similar role, with sound academic knowledge and understanding of equine and equitation studies in addition to an understanding of safeguarding in education.

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 Sunday 16 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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