Job Opportunity

Posted on behalf of Wimpole Estate.

Do you enjoy working with horses? Would you like to join our team and work alongside 6 beautiful Shire horses? This is a fantastic opportunity to join our team at Wimpole in this exciting role.

Assistant Horseperson

Permanent f/t (37.5 hrs pw) 8.25 per hour

Wimpole Estate, Arrington, Royston, Cambridgeshire, SG8 OBW

Ends: May 29th 2016

Application through the National Trust Jobs website only

What you’ll be doing

We’re looking to recruit a member of staff to work alongside our team of 6 Shire horses on our open farm. The role will include; daily care of the horses, grooming, mucking out, feeding, turning out, general handling, assisting the driver whilst carrying out carriage rides and driven exercise of the horses, ridden work with the horses, work from the ground, long-reining and lunging. You’ll be required to provide an exciting and unique visitor experience, educating the public and encouraging interaction with the horses. A proficient riding or carriage driving ability is required; training will be given to develop new skills.

The role includes regular weekend and bank holiday work.

Who we’re looking for:

Our team believe that people deserve more than just ‘good service’ but an amazing experience they’ll never forget, and we’re looking for like-minded people to join us.

We’d love to hear from you if you have:

◦Previous equine experience essential with a recognised qualification or relevant proven experience

◦Good knowledge of the horse’s daily needs and welfare standards, along with the health and safety aspects of working around horses

◦Ability to work in a team and to work alone using own initiative

◦Good levels of presentation with an eye for detail

◦Good interpersonal and communication skills and a desire to impart knowledge to the visitor

◦A can do attitude, and willingness to learn

It would also be an advantage if you can demonstrate the following knowledge and experience;


◦Carriage driving

The package

Looking after you

◦Health cash plan – from as little as £2.81 per month for you and your dependents

◦Pension contribution match up to 10%

◦EAP and proactive Health and Wellbeing

◦Discounted gym membership

Looking after your career

◦Grow your career through professional training courses across the Trust

◦Develop your skills with an internal secondment

◦Pay review linked to values and behaviours, commitment to progression

◦Income protection due to illness

Unique to Us

◦Work in some of the most beautiful, iconic and unique locations in the UK

◦Free entry to NT properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18)

◦20% off in our retail and catering outlets

◦Discount up to 35% off a National Trust holiday cottage bookings.

Sue Fox