Job Type: Freelance

Weekend Groom. REF JF1722

Weekend Groom required for private competition yard located between Newmarket and Bury St Edmunds.

The ideal person will have previously worked with horses and be happy around fit event horses.

The position:

  • All yard duties to a very high standard – mucking out, waters, hays, sweeping the yard and generally making sure the yard is clean, safe and tidy
  • Turning horses out and bringing them in from the field
  • Rug changing and checking for injury
  • Grooming horses
  • Tack cleaning
  • Tacking horses up for the rider

The Person:

  • 100% reliable with a good work ethic
  • Genuinely love working with horses
  • Happy to work in all weathers
  • Confident and experienced around fit horses
  • Happy to follow instructions
  • Thorough in their work and meticulous
  • Car driver

A good hourly rate will be offered to the successful person who can provide fully checkable references.

To apply email-info@ruralrecruitment.co.uk

Landscape Designer, Framlingham, Suffolk. REF JF1716

We are looking for an experienced  Freelance Garden Designer to join an award winning, thriving family business with over 25 years experience, creating beautiful gardens and timber frame garden buildings for the distinctive landscape and architecture of East Anglia.

The office is located close to Framlingham and the new staff member must be a car driver with their own transport. They will be required to attend meetings in the office and visit sites in Suffolk, South Norfolk, North Essex and East Cambridgeshire.

Requirements for the Garden Designer

  • Over one year experience of working in the garden design/landscape architecture field or currently undertaking a qualification in garden design/ landscape architecture, degree or diploma desirable but other qualifications considered
  • Proficient or learning to be in the use of 2D CAD such as Vectorworks or AutoCAD and 3D modeling such as SketchUp (Vectorworks is used and supplied in the office)
  • Basic plant knowledge
  • Can work to tight deadlines
  • Good people skills
  • Driving license

Desirable

  • Landscape construction and materials knowledge
  • Experience in designing planting plans
  • Plant care knowledge
  • Experience in undertaking site surveys
  • Experience in designing or constructing timber-framed buildings
  • Familiar with basic planning constraints
  • Photoshop experience

Flexibility is key and the right person must be willing to assist with designing gardens large and small.

A reliable, enthusiastic person with a good work ethic is essential.

Polite, well presented with excellent communication skills are all required for this role.

Please email your application to – info@ruralrecruitment.co.uk

 

URGENT Gamekeeper, Stanhoe, Norfolk – REF RR1644

Gamekeeper required for large farm located in North Norfolk. This is a part time position with a total of 15 hours a week over 5 days. The farm hosts 12 shoots a year, so the new gamekeeper will be required to assist on these days.

This is a live out role.

The Position will involve:-

  • Partridge and Pheasant rearing
  • Pest Control
  • Keeping drives in good condition and maintaining the woodland etc.
  • Organising drives, shoot bus, beaters and dogs
  • Driving a Gator whilst at work
  • Tractor driver

The Person:-

  • Reliable, polite and a good communicator
  • Will hold a current shot gun licence
  • Experienced with pheasant and partridge rearing
  • A car and tractor driver with clean licence

A good hourly rate will be offered to the successful person who can provide fully checkable references.

To apply email-info@ruralrecruitment.co.uk

Part Time Experienced Groom, Newmarket, Suffolk Ref JF1665

Part Time experienced  Groom required for private, international eventing yard located between Newmarket and Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.

We are looking for someone reliable, enthusiastic with a brilliant work ethic to work alongside the Head Groom providing excellent care for these wonderful event horses.

All yard duties to a high standard- mucking out, tack cleaning, hays, waters, feeds, grooming, turning horses out and bringing them in from the field, rug changing, etc

Hours will be approx 24 per week over 3 days which will include weekends when the rider is away competing. Some flexibility can be shown on the number of hours for the right person.

This is a great opportunity for someone who would enjoy being part of a friendly, hard working team with the rider competing up to 5*.

The Head Groom travels to competitions with the horses so the successful person must be able to step up and keep the yard running smoothly in her absence and at other times.

This is a non riding position, however confident, experienced handling of fit competition horses on the ground is essential.

This is a very hands on role and all staff work together carrying out yard duties to a high standard, basically mucking in where required. The horses welfare comes first first, so someone who can spot injury and illness is a must.

Car driver essential, due to location.

Good hourly rate offered to the successful person who can provide fully checkable references.

Tel Jackie 07979 501997 / info@ruralrecruitment.co.uk

 

 

Part Time Gardener- Field Dalling, Norfolk – REF RR1592

We are looking for an experienced gardener to take sole charge of this beautiful Norfolk garden.

Ideally 4-8 hours a week.

Duties to include:

  • General weeding, pruning, cutting back, dead heading
  • Cutting lawn, strimming, mulching, cutting hedges, topiary
  • Greenhouse and vegetable garden maintenance
  • General maintenance of planters, rose beds and formal edges
  • Clearing leaves as and when necessary
  • Experience with large garden machinery essential -ride on mowers, strimmers, hedge cutters etc

This would suit someone who has worked as a private gardener previously and is either very experienced or holds horticulture qualifications.

For more information, please contact Rebecca info@ruralrecruitment.co.uk

Rider / Groom – Bury St Edmunds- REF RR1526

We are looking for an experienced Rider / Groom to help a lovely family with their children’s ponies/horses.  Their current groom is leaving after 4 fantastic years. The family are hoping someone can help them 12-15 hours a week over 3 days, doing roughly 3-4 hours each day.

Times and days can be flexible. More hours available if the person requires –  working for friends / neighbours of the family.

Accommodation available if needed.

The successful person must be light enough to ride a 14 hand pony. The family have 4 horses in total that all do Pony Club/Eventing/Hunting/Show Jumping and Dressage.

The position will include:

  • Grooming
  • Mucking out
  • Turning horses out and bringing in
  • Rugging up
  • Keeping the yard looking tidy
  • Hacking and general fitness work
  • Canter work
  • Flatwork
  • Ride and lead
  • Preparing horses for shows
  • Clipping, plaiting, pulling manes (this is not essential but would be a real advantage)

For more information about this position, please contact Rebecca 07771 655879 / info@ruralrecruitment.co.uk

Housekeeper/Cook, Bury St Edmunds Ref JF 1501

Part Time Housekeeper/Cook required for family located in Bradfield St George approx 15 minutes from Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.

We are looking for someone reliable and local to the village to work 12 hours a week -Monday, Wednesday & Friday mornings.

Car driver and non smoker essential.

The Position:-

  • To carry out all housework in this family farmhouse
  • Laundry and ironing
  • Bed changing
  • Preparing lunch and dinner ( cooking from scratch)
  • Cooking for the freezer – baking the occasional cake would be great
  • Picking up prescriptions and shopping

The Person:-

  • Reliable, trustworthy and punctual
  • Kind, polite and nice to have around
  • A good cook
  • An experienced housekeeper/cleaner
  • Happy to iron
  • Car driver
  • Non smoker
  • Will have a DBS or be happy to apply for one

A good hourly rate will be offered to the successful person who can provide fully checkable references

Tel Jackie 07979 501997/ info@ruralrecruitment.co.uk

 

Director’s Assistant, Essex/Suffolk Ref JF 1499

Temporary Position

Assistant required for award winning Landscape Company Director, located close to Bures on the Essex/Suffolk border – easy access from the A12.

This position will run from November 2023 to May/June 2024 to assist with the organisation of the building of 4 gardens for The Chelsea Flower Show 2024.

The hours will be 8.30am to 4.30pm, 2 days a week,  however someone with flexibility would be preferred.

We are looking for someone to assist the Director with the following tasks:

  • Pulling together the material schedules for the gardens
  • Researching materials for the gardens ( Reclamation and Eco )
  • Managing time frames for resourcing all elements of the 4 garden builds
  • Pulling together budgets for each garden
  • Managing the RHS portal
  • Finding accommodation in London for the teams.

The Person:-

  • Reliable, really organised with the ability to work to deadlines in a calm manner
  • Understand costings and budgets
  • Keep accurate records, enabling easy access to all detail.
  • Will have excellent communication skills both written and face to face.
  • Will have excellent IT skills
  • Ideally will have an understanding of Landscaping, basic building materials and plants.
  • Enthusiastic and easy to get along with.
  • Car driver with own transport

Salary to be agreed depending on experience .

Tel Jackie 07979 501997 / info@ruralrecruitment.co.uk

 

 

Part Time Groom, Warwickshire Ref JF1475

Part Time Groom/Rider required for private yard located between Solihull and Warwick. The yard has 5 horses ( 3 in work-2 retired) and a small established team of grooms already employed. The new groom must be a real team player, with a good work ethic and easy to get along with.

There will always be 2 grooms working so this is not an isolated position, however the yard/farm are in a rural location.

The hours will be 2/3 days week to include one weekend day. Complete weekends off will be arranged on a rota basis.

The yard has excellent facilities making a groom’s working environment really good, these include 2 arenas (indoor and outdoor). Good hacking.

The Position will involve:-

  • All yard work to a high standard – mucking out etc
  • Exercising horses both on the ground and ridden
  • Clipping, plaiting, trimming etc
  • Bandaging for competition and travel
  • Following feeding and exercise regimes
  • Keeping yard, arenas and paddocks clean and tidy
  • Tack cleaning and making sure always safe to use
  • Liaising with vet, farrier etc and assisting with their visits

The Person will be:-

  • Reliable, punctual, enthusiastic and a real team player
  • A good, confident rider to exercise fit horses
  • Up to speed with first aid skills
  • Able to follow instructions and use own initiative when required
  • A car driver with own transport
  • Able to turn horses out to a high standard

A good salary will be offered to the successful person who can provide fully checkable equestrian references.

Tel Jackie 07979 501997

 

Part Time Gardener/Groundsperson , Lincolnshire REF JF1398

Part Time experienced Gardener/Groundsperson required for farming family located in Sutton Bridge, Lincolnshire.

We are looking for a self employed person who can offer 2 full days a week ( 16 hours total) to cover the following:-

  • All grass cutting using large ride on mower and push mower .
  • Strimming
  • Hedge cutting
  • General gardening – weeding, pruning, restocking, cutting back etc
  • Maintenance of formal borders

The Person:-

  • Reliable and enthusiastic
  • Experienced with managing large gardens including lawns and beds.
  • Horticultural knowledge and experience required
  • Car driver
  • Within 40 minutes drive of Sutton Bridge ideally.

A good daily rate will be offered to the successful person.

Tel Jackie 07979 501997

Show Sales Team Members required- REF 1280

Hicks & Brown are a luxury hat brand renowned for their fabulous fedoras and other styles.

They are currently recruiting for two more,  part time sales team members to work at the following shows.

  • RHS Hampton Court Flower Show, Richmond Upon Thames – Set up Sunday 2nd July – Sunday 9th July
  • The Great Yorkshire Show, Harrogate – Set up Monday 10th July – Friday 14th July

This is a great opportunity for someone who would love to be in a busy selling environment in some of the most wonderful venues in the UK. The days are filled with meeting people, advising and more importantly selling the beautiful items. Being an enthusiastic team member with an easy to get along with personality is a must. The ideal people will be polite, well presented and confident when engaging with the public.

The role will require setting up the trade stand before the event, selling during the show, stocking up, tidying of the stand and breaking down at the end. Hicks & Brown require staff to be able to commit to a whole show, not just part of one. Lovely, hardworking, friendly individuals who ensure the Brand is represented to the highest level is imperative. Relevant sales experience is required.

A day rate is paid plus all accommodation, food and drink provided throughout.

For further details please contact Jackie 07979 501997 or Rebecca 07771 655879 / info@ruralrecruitment.co.uk

Temporary Groom – Offton, Ipswich Suffolk REF 1256

Part Time Temporary Groom required for small private yard located in Offton approx 20 minutes from Ipswich. Easy access from Hadleigh, Bildeston, Stowmarket and Sudbury.

We are looking for a reliable person who can cover this short period starting afternoons only on the 27th February 2023 and then mornings and afternoon from 3rd March until 13th March.

The family have 4 horses – 2 live out. The hours will be 7am to 9am and then back again 3pm to 5pm approx.

The Position:-

  • All yard work to a high standard
  • Top class care of all horses as if they are your own
  • Feeding morning and evening
  • Hays and waters
  • Poo picking the field
  • Keeping the yard clean
  • Checking horses for injury/illness and reporting to owner/vet etc

The Person :-

  • Reliable, trustworthy and very experienced with horses.
  • Happy to work alone
  • Confident handling horses on the ground, rug changing , leading to the field etc
  • Car driver with own transport
  • Able to provide fully checkable references
  • Local

Tel jackie 07979 501997

 

Freelance Chauffeur – Kenilworth /Warwickshire -REF 1116

Freelance experienced Chauffeur required for family located in Kenilworth.

The ideal person will be fairly local and available on an adhoc basis to carry out the following:-

  • Airport runs
  • Race days
  • Theatre and restaurant bookings
  • Other driving such as to and from parties, collecting guests from the station, shopping trips etc.

We are looking for a reliable, punctual chauffeur with a professional but friendly manner to assist the family with a variety of driving duties. This is not a full time position so it would perhaps suit someone semi retired or recently retired from a chauffeuring role. Previous employment as a Chauffeur is essential.

A good safe driver with clean licence essential who is happy driving a variety of cars – 4WD etc .

Good hourly rate offered to successful person.

Non smoker only

Please contact Jackie 07979 501997 / info@ruralrecruitment.co.uk