Current Positions

Part Time Groom, Bolton / Lancashire- REF 1109

Posted on August 16, 2022
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Part Time or Freelance Groom required for lovely private family yard with 6 horses and 1 donkey.

8/9am until 12/1pm Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.

No weekends required unless the person wishes to obtain more hours.

Part Time Groom – Newmarket- REF -1104

Between Newmarket and Bury St Edmunds
Posted on August 13, 2022
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Part Time Groom required to join this small friendly family team on competition yard located between newmarket and Bury St Edmunds. This is a non riding position but the successful person must be happy to carry out all yard duties to a high stand and be confident handling fit horses on the ground. All usual duties – mucking out, rug changing, turning out and bringing in from the field, hays, waters etc. Reliability and the ability to work alone and in a team essential. Car driver required due to rural location. 3/4 days a week and the flexibility to cover short and long days depending on the horses movements for the week. Preferably the days will include 1 weekend day. references will be requested.

We are on the lookout for a full time, permanent Rider / Breaker to join a small and established team in Newmarket.

The ideal person will have racehorse experience, especially breaking/backing.

Breaking will last from October-January and then riding will proceed for the rest of the year.

Full time groom/rider required for private yard with hunters and driving horses. The ideal person will be able to turn horses out to a high standard(clipping, plaiting etc) and also carry out all yard duties again to a high standard. A good confident rider is essential to exercise the horses-mainly hacking with a little schooling at times. Experience of driving horses is not essential, but the confidence and ability to handle large competition horses is a must. There are 2 other grooms required so this is not an isolated position and always someone to ride with. 5.5 day week with weekends on a rota basis. Good salary offered to fully referenced person with previous groom experience. Car driver. Reliability, punctuality and an easy to get along with personality all essential.

Part time experienced Groundsperson with horse experience required 2.5 to 3 days a week to join small established team maintaining this private country house grounds. The family have horses and a full time groom however the successful person must have horse experience perhaps from being a stud hand or having owned horses themselves. Someone who can drive a tractor with implements to carry out paddock maintenance. Chain saw use, ride on mowers , hedgecuutter expereince all required.

Full Time Graduate Rural Business Advisor required to join this company providing a Agricultural/Rural consultancy and management advisory service. Based in Claydon near Ipswich so easily accessed via the A12/A14. We are looking for a forward thinking and motivated person who can assist with current projects and bring in new opportunities. Training and guidance will be given in the short term so the successful person must be driven and motivated to complete this. Someone who can work on budget and cashflow and also assist with the analytics. Excellent IT skills essential and the ability to be a real asset to the team. An agricultural background or perhaps a keen interest in farming and rural life in general would be an advantage. A reliable, enthusiastic person with a friendly, easy to get along with personality is a must.

Full time experienced groom/rider required for family yard approx 10 minutes from hadleigh Suffolk-half an hour from both Ipswich and Sudbury. A good rider essential to hack fit horses confidently and also assist with riding in walk the pointers before they go into training. All yard duties required to a high standard and excellent turn out skills ( clipping and plaiting) Every Friday and Sunday as days off
Lorry driver would be an advantage but not a dealbreaker. Reliability, kindness and a good work ethic all very important. References will be requested. car driver essential.

Full time, Assistant Stud Hand required for private breeding and pre-training yard in Newmarket.

This is a full-time position, but for the right person the hours can be reduced slightly if desired.

Shared accommodation available in Newmarket if needed and any travelling costs to other yard will be covered.

A great opportunity has arisen for a private family hunt Groom / Rider near Haverhill, Suffolk.

This is a full time, permanent position, 6 days a week with some flexibility.

The family have 8 horses in total but only 4 hunters in work.
The horses all have wonderful manners / temperaments but will need an experienced rider to keep them fit / sound for the hunting field.

Full Time Groom/Riders positions available within a fabulous pre-training and rehab yard. Lightweight, competent riders required to join this energetic team providing first class care to young TBs and older horses being brought back in to work. Lunging, long reining also required so the successful people must be confident handling horses on the ground. Great working environment and excellent salary offered. Really good accommodation too. 12 month contract which may be extended. £500 JOINING BONUS OFFERED TO BOTH SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE.

Full Time experienced Stud Groom required for private sports horse stud located approx 15 minutes from Bury St Edmunds. We are looking for a reliable person to care for these beautiful homebreds – mares, foals and youngstock. Confidence in foal handling is essential as well as high standard yard duties. Car driver is a must and lorry driver would be an advantage. Someone with experience in sitting up during the foaling season and who understands what this requires. The stud has exceptional facilities which makes the working environment very comfortable. Accommodation could be found for the right person but someone local would be preferred.

Part Time Cafe Chef – Near Ipswich – REF 1027

Between Ipswich and Hadleigh ( Hintlesham)
Posted on May 9, 2022
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Experienced Chef required to work alongside Head Chef in this recently opened Farm Shop Cafe offering delicious food from breakfast through to late afternoon. This is a part time position – 3 days a week which could include a weekend day.
The successful person must be able to prepare great food using locally sourced fresh ingredients with good presentation. The cafe is located in Hintlesham so between Hadleigh and Ipswich. Car driver and non smoker only. To start asap.

Full Time Stud Hand – Woodbridge – REF 1017

Easton, Suffolk IP13
Posted on April 30, 2022
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Full time experienced Stud Hand required for TB stud located in Easton, near Woodbridge Suffolk. We are looking for someone who can carry out yard duties to a high standard, handle TBs, mares and foals confidently and kindly. Someone who can ride breakers, young horses and rehab horses. Car driver essential due to location. references will be requested. Good salary offered to successful person and this will be depending on experience.

Full time Lead fencer required for established agricultural company located in Rural Suffolk. Someone who can work well within a team and have a good work ethic being reliable and punctual. The Lead fencer will be organised and be able to lead the team carrying out post and rail, stock netting fencing and also be happy to assist with groundworks, pond creation so this could be a varied role for the right person. Car driver essential and preferably someone with previous experience of driving large plant. Vehicle and equipment supplied. Excellent salary for right person

Full Time Competition Groom – Lincolnshire- REF 904

near Spalding Lincolnshire
Posted on April 10, 2022
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Competition Groom required for family eventing yard. Horse and rider compete at 4* level so someone with professional groom experience at this level is essential. Accommodation available. Lorry driver . Excellent turn out skills essential-clipping,plaiting etc. Event grooming experience is a must – studding up, walking off, bandaging etc.

Part Time Groundsperson/Stable Hand – Bury St Edmunds / Suffolk- REF 989

Ingham nr Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Posted on March 17, 2022
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Part time experienced Groundsperson with horse experience required for farming family. Grass cutting using large ride on mower, strimming, hedge cutting, chain saw use, general maintenance of fences etc. Alternate weekends 3 hours of horse care would be required – mucking out, turning out and bringing in from the field, tidying yard, waters, hays and feed. Also feed dogs in the afternoon.
Car driver essential.

Full time experienced Nanny/Mother’s Help/Groom required for busy young family with 2 children(3 and 7) with lovely country house near Bury St Edmunds. We are looking for a reliable, kind person with a genuine love of working with children and caring for animals . The job will involve driving children to and from school at times, light housework, cooking for the children, carrying out the yard duties for 2 ponies and 1 horse, including lunging and riding .Normal hours Monday to Friday with occasional weekends and evenings. Dog lover essential to walk and feed family Lab and Terrier.
Cleaner employed so only light housework required mainly for the children to make sure rooms tidy and clothes sorted for school etc. References will be requested and a DBS check. Non smoker and car driver only.

Groom required for private yard with a variety of horses including hunters, venters and youngstock. This is a 34.5 hours a week position and the days will be Tuesday,Wednesday,Friday (8.30-4.30) and Sundays 8-1
All yard duties to a high standard and the ability to handle horses well on the ground with confidence and experience. This is a non riding position however for the right person wishing to ride this could be included.
Good salary and a small friendly team to be part of.

Full Time experienced Competition Groom required to join small team providing top class care for 9 event horses who compete both home and abroad. The ideal person will be able to work 5.5 days a week to include weekends shared with others. Someone who can turn horses out to an excellent standard-clipping, plaiting, trimming etc. The ability to prepare horses for travel and groom at events also required. An organised person who can work well in a team and also use their own initiative as necessary. A good rider who is happy to hack and warm up for rider. A positive, forward thinking person with a real enthusiasm and a genuine love of working with horses. Yard located 12 miles from Cambridge. Car driver essential and lorry driver would be great but not a deal breaker.

Part Time Grain Store Administrator required for large farming business located in Ingham between Thetford and Bury St Edmunds. Reliable, punctual person essential with the ability to keep accurate records of the various readings required. Mainly office based however visit to sites to take temperature readings etc will be required. Car driver essential due to the location. References will be requested.

Full Time Grain Store Keeper -Bury St Edmunds / Suffolk- REF 1039

Ingham - Between Bury St Edmunds and Thetford
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Full ime Grain Storekeeper required to manage the stores of this large agricultural company located at Ingham approx 15 minutes from both Bury and Thetford. Car driver essential due to location.
Tractor and load shovel driver essential. Someone who can keep the grain store running efficiently and be a safe place to work in. 5 day week with overtime available at harvest time and other busy periods. Sundays too at these times.

Estate Manager required to work with the support of an Assistant Estate Manager maintaining this large country house and attached grounds. Experience of managing a small team essential and the ability to be very hands on around the Estate-to include grounds maintenance, gardening, car cleaning and driving plus more. There is accommodation available on site and a generous salary. We are looking for a reliable, well presented person with an easy to get along with personality who can work well alone and within a team. Previous extensive private household experience essential with the ability to provide first class service to the principal and their family.The ideal person will have a really good work ethic and take a pride in their work. The Estate includes the main residence and several other properties within the Restate or close by. Someone who knows what needs doing and when who can help keep the properties and grounds looking good at all times. Alternate weekend work will be required. Car driver and non smoker essential.

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an experienced Rider / Groom to join a lovely small private yard in Woking. This is a full time, permanent position, Monday to Saturday (40 hours per week), evenings and weekends as required.

The family have 11 horses/ponies stabled at one time and there are two other stable staff onsite, therefore creating a lovely team environment.

The yard consists of 50 acres and has a large, surfaced arena. The facilities are wonderful making it a lovely place to work.

The successful person will ideally be light weight and able to ride ponies as well as horses. We cannot consider any novices.  The person must be a competent, neat and effective rider as the horses will need schooling, jumping and sometimes competing.

Part Time experienced Groom required 6 mornings a week( not Sunday) to work alongside Head Groom providing top class care for 8 hunters. The ideal person will be reliable, punctual with a good work ethic who can work well in a team and also alone when required. Good rider essential to hack out fit horses. Easy accessible from Hadleigh , Ipswich or Sudbury. Car driver preferred due to location.

Full time Assistant Land Agent rehired by leading specialist in Grouse Moor Recovery and Sporting Estate Management. This position could suit either a Graduate or an APC student ,or someone who holds their RICS qualification. A degree in land management would be ideal. Practical experience of rural land management , agriculture , property management would be a basic requirement. Someone who understands the wider economy, with knowledge of English and Scottish residential and agricultural tenancies.An interest and understanding of sporting estate management of rural property would be preferred and an understanding of general farming practise/agriculture. Someone who has excellent organisational skills, communication skills and who can work well within a team.

Full Time experienced Farm Worker required for large family farming business located close to Bury St Edmunds. The ideal person will be fully experienced in all aspects of machine use including – tractors, trailers, combine, sprayer, drills,plough etc.
Fully checkable references will be required.
A reliable team player essential with a good work ethic. Car driver essential. Monday to Friday with weekends when required ( harvest and other busy times)

Part Time Groom – Nr Colchester / Essex -REF 1007

Little Horkseley, Colchester Essex
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Part time experienced Groom required to care for 2 Event Horses who compete at a high level and one retired pony. All yard duties to a high standard and the ability to handle horses confidently on the ground. Someone who is reliable, with a good work ethic and a genuine love of working with horses who can provide first class care to these lovely horses. The yard is lovely with great facilities all close at hand including a horse walker and solarium- experience with these would be preferred. Riding is not essential but can be part of the job for a competent rider. 5 mornings a week with the flexibility to come back and do afternoon stables would be great. Someone who can manage the yard when the family are away competing also an advantage. The yard is easy access from Sudbury and Colchester. Good hourly rate offered.

Pony Groom- Newmarket- REF 973

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This is a fantastic opportunity for a lightweight, experienced rider / groom who is looking to work with smart Pony Club / Competition ponies. The person will purely be in responsible for the daily care of the three children’s wonderful ponies including:

Experienced part time groundsperson/stud hand required to work alongside established groundsman keeping the grounds of this lovely farm and equestrian Estate in good condition throughout the seasons.
The ideal person will be able to commit to at least one full day a week and possibly two. Mornings or afternoons would also be considered. Must be able to use large garden machinery and preferably drive a tractor with implements. The grounds comprise, meadows, paddocks, gallops, tracks, cross country fences, ponds , woodland, driveways and hedges. Horse experience would be perfect
Good salary offered to reliable, easy to get along with person who can provide fully checkable references.

Part time experienced Groom required for family eventing yard between Newmarket and Bury St Edmunds. Someone who can carry out all yard duties to a high standard and who is confident handling fit competition horses on the ground. No riding required. Car driver essential due to location. 20-24 hours a week. Local person preferred as some flexibility required.

Part Time Plant Centre Assistants required to join small established in this fabulous retail nursery and gardens located in East Bergholt. Horticultural qualifications preferred but not essential as this position requires the person to advise customers in their purchase of plants etc. Weekdays. Must be reliable and punctual with good customer service skills. Someone with a genuine passion for plants and previous garden centre experience would be perfect. Must be willing to work in the cafe too.

Full time live in competition Groom required for family showjumping yard with horses competing at a high level both home and abroad. The yard is located in Essex close to the M25 and A12. There is a 3 bedroom house included(shared with one other)
Lorry driver preferred. Someone who can clip, plait, trim etc to a high standard and have the ability to prepare horses for travel(bandaging) and also experienced with grooming at events – studding up, walking off etc. Reliability and enthusiasm a must as well as a good, easy to get along with personality .

2 part time equestrian shop assistants to work 3 days a week which will include a weekend day on a rota basis.
The successful people will have a genuine love of all things horsey and have a good background in this field with the ability to assist customers with tack purchasing . Hat fitting ( training will be given) and rug washing. The shop has tack, clothing and feed. Polite, well presented people with excellent customer service skills essential. Must be happy cleaning and tidying the shop, using the till and have good IT confidence to use social media to promote the shop. Good hourly rate offered .

Experienced Full Time PA/Estate Office Administrator required for family Estate located 5 minutes from Newmarket. The ideal person will have previous PA experience preferably within a private household. Be organised, reliable and accurate with diary management . The ability to organise events such as shooting parties and open garden days also required. this role would suit a country loving person maybe with a farm office background. Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

The Night Manager / Host role is pivotal at West Lexham. You will be the first person to respond to any questions or issues that occur during the night on site. It is vital that the successful candidate is calm, polite, responsible, and confident dealing with various customer situations, requests, and potential complaints.  The Night Manager / Host will have a duty of care for every person on site.

Hours will be 5.00pm – 11.30pm (hourly rate) then 11.30pm-7.30am (night rate, on call).  The job will operate on a shift/rota basis with other Night Managers / Hosts.

Full Time Environmental and Forestry worker required to work within a large country Estate located near Swaffham ,Norfolk.
The ideal person will be fully experienced in chainsaw use and hold the relevant licence for this. The role will include the production and delivery of firewood, processing of wood chip to supply the outside market and also to supply the Estates 2 large biomass boilers. Previous forestry work with the training required essential to join this team. Someone with knowledge of planting new trees, maintaining hedges and helping in the vineyard. Competitive salary offered depending on experience

Full time experienced Groom required for private, high standard yard with 6 horses. We are looking for someone reliable with a good work ethic to join this small established team providing the best care for the horses at all times.Someone who is happy handling and riding competition horses and who can turn them out to a high standard. Car driver essential. Accommodation available if required and well behaved dog and partner would be welcome. This is not an isolated position as there will always be 2 people working at a time. The days are 4.5-5 days per week which will include weekends on a rota basis. A good confident rider would be a great advantage to hack out. There are amazing facilities on site including an indoor arena-what a bonus for those wet and cold days!

Full Time experienced Head Groom required for Suffolk Punch Stud located approx 8 miles from Woodbridge, Suffolk.
Must be able to manage a small team and be very organised , reliable, hardworking with very high standards. First class care essential to these lovely horses
The ability to handle large heavy horses on the ground is essential and previous experience in this area would be a huge advantage.
The Head Groom will report to the Stud Manager. Weekends required on a rota basis. A friendly person essential who can communicate well with other staff members, management and visitors to the stud. Car driver essential . Good salary offered. No on site accommodation available but may be opportunity to share house with another staff member away from the stud.

Farm Manager / Working Foreman required for 1000 acre arable/vegetable, family run farm in Chatteris, which lies on the Norfolk/Cambridgeshire border.

Previous experience in this sector paramount and the person must be qualified to spray.

Full time hours, overtime and weekends likely during busier periods.

Core hours: 7.00am-4.00pm

TEMPORARY Experienced Groom required for 2 weeks starting beginning of March-earlier start can be available.
Wonderful private sports horse stud with fabulous facilities and only a max of 6 horses in located a short distance from the A134 and A14 approx 15 minutes from Bury St Edmunds.. There are mares and youngstock who live out 24/7. All yard work required to a high standard.
We require a reliable , hard working person to join this very small established team all providing the best care to these amazing horses.
Can be a riding position for a good, capable rider who is happy riding youngsters.
Accommodation in mobile home on site can be available for the temporary groom if required. Full or Part Time considered.

Part Time Farm Secretary – Woodbridge – REF 943

Rendlesham, nr Woodbridge Suffolk
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Part Time Farm Secretary position available as a job share with existing secretary who will be reducing their hours. 3 days a week to carry our all office administrative duties, deal with communications-post, email, phone calls and letters. Someone reliable, polite with a good sense of humour required to join the small team managing the office of this large family farm overlooking the River Deben. An organised person who can think on their feet and who can cope with a myriad of different situations.Bookkeeping experience required to deal with invoicing, Sage 50 Payroll , monitoring bank accounts and preparing books for the year end. Property management of the residential properties.
Car driver and non smoker only. Someone who is happy around dogs too. Salary to be agreed depending on experience etc.

Full Time experienced Chef required for leading co-educational preparatory school for children aged 3-13 years. Working Hours    –     47.6 weeks including 28 days holiday including Bank Holidays Term Time plus 4 weeks (38 weeks): 2 week rota: Week 1: 11.30-19.30  – Monday to Friday Week 2: 11.30-19.30 – Monday to Thursday 07.30-15.30 Saturday 10.30 -18.30… Read more »

Sunday Groom – Braintree, Essex – REF 932

Near Braintree Essex
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Sunday Groom required to cover Head Groom’s day off so must be capable of sole charge. Small family yard with 4 horses on site. Duties will include Mucking out, turning out and bringing horses in from the field, rug changing, brushing off, picking out feet, Hays, waters etc. The horses are competition horses however they are well behaved but a confident person is required. Must be thorough, organised and tidy with the ability to notice injuries etc.The ideal person will be local, reliable, punctual and really enjoy working with horses. Good hourly rate offered. Start asap.

Part Time experienced groom required for private yard located in Buntingford, Herts. The ideal person will be able to carry out all yard duties to a high standard to assist the owner and Head Groom providing top class care for the 4 horses on site. Good rider with HGV licence would be an advantage but not a dealbreaker. Reliability , enthusiasm and a good work ethic all essential as well as a genuine love of working with horses. The facilities are fabulous and the working environment is perfect. 4 days a week ideally but can be flexible. Must be confident handling fit horses and someone who can clip, plait etc would be great. Car driver essential. Non smoker only.

This is a wonderful opportunity for an experienced Groom looking to work in a competitive, yet fun, private, family eventing yard in gorgeous Somerset.

We are ideally looking for a competent rider who can help hack the children’s horses whilst they are at school so a good rider would be an advantage although this is not essential. You will be required to carry out all yard duties to a high standard as well as turning horses and ponies out for competitions (plaiting, clipping, trimming etc).

Part Time experienced competition Groom required for family with horses and ponies competing from Novice to 2*.
The ideal person will be able to turn horses out to a very high standard and understand the demands of grooming at events.
Must be confident handling fit horses and be able to stud up, bandage, plait, clip etc. Being organised at all times and know what needs doing and when.
A very generous salary will be paid to a reliable, enthusiastic groom with a genuine passion for horses and eventing. 7.5 T lorry driver would be great but not essential. A fun, friendly person who is easy to get along with. Car driver and non smoker only. References will be required.

Fantastic opportunity for an experienced, lightweight rider (80-85kg max) to join a top class, small, private endurance yard in Norfolk.

Lovely accommodation available on site. Live out is an option but only if the person is local.

This is a full-time, permanent position – 8.00am-5.00pm, 5 days a week, weekends will be required.