Job Vacancy – Head Riding Coach at Woodbridge & District

Formed in 1987, the Woodbridge and District Group operates from a purpose built centre, constructed in 2017 at their new home in Clopton, Suffolk. An opportunity to join our small and dedicated team, this new post will take a leading role in organising and coaching sessions for our riding participants and mentoring our volunteer coaches.  The role will also include work on the yard looking after our 12 horses.

Permanent, full-time: 35 hours a week (Tuesday to Saturday)

Salary: £18,000 to £20,000 dependent on experience.

Leave: 28 days

Key responsibilities:

  • Liaising with the Centre Manager to agree appropriate equines and volunteers for riding sessions, ensuring the safety of participants, volunteers and equines.
  • Developing lesson plans and coaching riding sessions
  • Reporting any issues with horses to the Centre Manager as soon as possible.
  • Evaluating the safety and suitability of tack and equipment prior to each session.
  • Co-ordinating / providing after-session horse and tack care.
  • Instructing participants on horse care and stable management. Giving practical demonstrations as required.
  • Assessment of new horses and riders.
  • Management of volunteers supporting riding sessions
  • Maintaining appropriate records
  • Regular afternoon stable/yard work and ad-hoc cover for other equine staff e.g., during holidays or sick leave.

For full details and how to apply, see: https://www.rdawoodbridge.org.uk/about-us/vacancies

Closing date for applications: midnight Thursday 26th May 2022

Page Last Updated: May 5, 2022

Vacancy: National Vaulting Lead

The Role:

The Vaulting Lead plays a vital role in providing direction and development of RDA Vaulting activities and supporting the promotion of RDA Vaulting and the development of this discipline within RDA. 

As Lead, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the development of RDA UK as a national organisation, through your membership of the Operations Planning Committee, which reports directly to the RDA Board of Trustees.

Responsibilities:

  • Leading the activity of Vaulting, delegating responsibilities and tasks if needed
  • Play a key role in any Working Groups for Vaulting, providing technical knowledge of the discipline.
  • Working alongside a variety of teams within National Office which will include Training and Education, Competitions, National Championships and Group Development
  • Ensuring effective communication across the wider Vaulting community by Zoom, phone, email and in person where necessary
  • Supporting the National Office team and RDA Groups with Vaulting queries and rulebook updates
  • Play a key role in the organisation of any Vaulting training
  • Liaise with British Equestrian Vaulting via Zoom Meetings or in person
  • Supporting National Championships Co-ordinator with recruitment and allocation of Judges
  • Attend National Championships. Liaise with Judges, Stewards, Vets, Scorers and manage any appeals
  • Being committed to the growth of Vaulting within the RDA network
  • Attending and representing Vaulting on the Operations Planning Committee
  • Carrying out such responsibilities as may be delegated from time to time by the RDA UK Board of Trustees

Person Specification:

  • You must have passion and enthusiasm for vaulting
  • You must have good understanding of equestrian vaulting
  • You must have a good use of technology, including the use of Zoom for training and meeting purposes.
  • You must be able to work effectively as part of a team, including National Office staff. BEV, Vaulting judges as well as RDA Participants and Volunteers.
  • You must have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, including presentation skills
  • You must be committed to improving the growth of the activity of Vaulting within RDA.
  • You should have Equestrian vaulting coaching experience
  • You should have good organisation skills
  • You should have a flexible approach to change.
  • You should have some understanding of finance and planning

We would love it if you also had:

  • Coaching qualifications eg RDA Vaulting Coach/ BEV Level 2 qualification or equivalent
  • Coach development knowledge
  • Links to BEV
  • Links to other RDA disciplines
  • Links to Physio knowledge
  • Good knowledge of vaulting horses
  • Experience of Training of vaulting horses
  • Training of vaulters (ground management)

Method of Appointment:

The National Volunteer Lead is appointed in consultation with the Volunteer Appointment Committee.

To apply

Please fill out the RDA UK Application form and return it to volunteer@rda.org.uk 

Deadline: 11th April 2022.

Please contact Helen Kallow on hkallow@rda.org.uk if you have any questions or for an informal discussion about the role.

Page Last Updated: March 23, 2022

Job Vacancy: Business and Development Manager

The Unicorn Centre in Middlesbrough opened in 1998 as a purpose built riding Centre and member group of the Riding for the Disabled Association, with aims to enrich the lives and experiences for disabled children and adults.

This new post will take a leadership role and join a small and committed team.

You will find new opportunities to grow the Centre’s work and manage the infrastructure which underpins our activities. Working closely with Trustees, the new Equine Operations Manager and other staff and volunteers, you will help shape the future of the Centre and ensure its continuing success.

You will

  • Identify new opportunities for the Centre
  • Lead on the Centre’s fundraising and grant application activities
  • Lead on the Marketing, Communications and Public Relations of the Centre
  • Lead on the Centre’s work to promote Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity
  • Lead on the Centre’s volunteer programme
  • Manage the Centre’s finances.
  • Manage staffing procedures
  • Manage the Centre’s facilities
  • Lead on Health and Safety matters
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures that support the Centre’s operation

Permanent

Part-time 24 hours a week (0.6 FTE)

Salary £30,160 (pro rata)

Leave 28 days (pro rata)

Location Unicorn Centre Middlesbrough

Full details and application process https://www.rdaunicorncentre.co.uk/vacancies.html

Application Process

            Deadline for applications:      midnight Friday 8th April

            Interview Date:                       tba

Page Last Updated: March 10, 2022

Job Vacancy: Equine Operations Manager at The Unicorn Centre

The Unicorn Centre in Middlesbrough opened in 1998 as a purpose built riding Centre and member group of the Riding for the Disabled Association, with aims to enrich the lives and experiences for disabled children and adults.

This new post will take a leadership role for equine operations joining a small and committed team.

You will focus on leading and working with the existing Equine Team to be able to meet the needs of the Centre’s activities and the delivery of coaching and other activities to participants. Working closely with yard staff, coaches, volunteers, the new Business and Development Manager and Trustees, you will help shape the future of the Centre and ensure its continuing success.

You will

  • Lead on all matters relating to the Equine Team
  • Monitor the composition of the Equine Team
  • Lead on the management and the operation of the Yard
  • Lead on the delivery of coaching
  • Lead on special events involving the Equine Team
  • Lead on the provision of Equine Therapies
  • Support participants and volunteers
  • Lead on Safeguarding

Permanent

Part-time 24 hours a week (0.6 FTE)

Salary £30,160 (pro rata)

Leave 28 days (pro rata)

Location Unicorn Centre Middlesbrough

Full details and application process https://www.rdaunicorncentre.co.uk/vacancies.html

Application Process

            Deadline for applications:      midnight on Friday 8th April

            Interview Date:                       tba

Page Last Updated: March 10, 2022

Congratulations coaches – Princess Royal Coach Academy chooses coaches for its Coach Programme 2022

Congratulations to the following Coaches on their successful selection for the inaugural Princess Royal
Coach Academy – Coach Programme 2022:

  • Susan Law – Edinburgh, Lothian, and Borders
  • Andi Bruce – West & Central Scotland & Grampian & Highland
  • Frances Cape – Edinburgh and Borders
  • Laura Winter – North
  • Shirley Hart – East Yorkshire & Ryedale
  • Alys Lewis-Jones – North Wales
  • Kady Chatman – Mid West
  • Peggy Douglas – South West
  • Lizzie Hill – West Mercia
  • Holly McConnell – South East
  • Kate Gordon – Greater London
  • Natalie O’Rourke – Greater London
  • Louise Einchcomb – East
  • Kate El Bizanti – South East
  • Clare Pettitt – East
  • Kath Hatwell – East
  • Kate Bailey – North West
  • Clare Skinner – East
  • Alex Henderson – Grampian & Highland
  • Lorna Clark – Grampian & Highland

The Princess Royal Coach Academy aims to develop coaches with expertise who can support peers
and influence coaching programmes that improve participant experiences.

Coaches selected for this programme have shown that they are ambitious in improving their own
performance and already have success in coaching riders with disabilities; effectively encouraging and
challenging participants whilst creating enjoyable, person centred coaching environments.
Additionally coaches have demonstrated their commitment to the cascading of knowledge and
experience to peers across the RDA coaching pathway.

Successfully selected coaches are set to benefit from unique learning and development opportunities
including established communities of practice which offers exposure to new, innovative and relevant
ideas as well as reinforcing successful current practices.

Huge congratulations to all selected!

Page Last Updated: March 3, 2022

Vacancy: Director of Fundraising

£70,000 per year + benefits

5 days Full time , permanent contract.

Location: Office based at RDA National Office, Lowlands Equestrian Centre, Shrewley (approx. 5 miles to the West of Warwick) and Home based. Ideal candidate will be in the office 3 to 4 days a week.

Closing date: Monday 14th of March at 9am.

At Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA), our horses benefit the lives of over 25,000 disabled children and adults. With fun activities like riding and carriage driving, we provide therapy, fitness, skills development and opportunities for achievement – all supported by 18,000 amazing volunteers and trained coaches at nearly 500 RDA groups and commercial riding centres all over the UK.

RDA UK are seeking a dynamic team leader who can inspire their team and the volunteer network they work with to dramatically increase their income and help deliver their ambitious growth strategy.

The charity is well positioned to deliver a step change in outcomes, but this requires a comparable step change in income.

Over the next three years they need to substantially increase their fundraised income from £1.8 million to near £4 million. While this is a significant challenge the right person will be working with a committed team delivering significant and meaningful services that they are determined to grow.

Role Purpose

RDA UK is looking for someone who is highly motivated by what RDA do and believe that this is a great opportunity to transform a charity with a fabulous reputation, but very much underleveraged in terms of voluntary income, into a highly successful fundraising organisation, for the benefit of the whole federation, and more importantly for the participants that they serve. The candidate must currently be a Head of Fundraising and has the experience and gravitas to lead RDA UK into significant growth. At least 5 years of senior fundraising experience and the senior level is required.

Working for RDA

The dedicated and committed staff team at RDA National Office supports the work of around 460 individual RDA groups and a further 50 commercial riding centres throughout the UK. We offer a collaborative and supportive working environment, with a competitive benefits package including 25 days holiday + bank holidays and pension scheme. We offer up to 5 volunteering days a year, personal discount on riding lessons and use of the facilities at our National Training Centre.

RDA is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all staff, volunteers, and participants. We aim to create a safe and welcoming atmosphere for everyone, and we want to challenge all forms of discrimination. We will ensure that we do not discriminate against anyone on the basis of their protected characteristics, i.e. age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race (including colour, nationality, ethnic and national origin), religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation, or on any other basis. We aim to design and deliver our activities and services in a way which will encourage and support participation from everyone.

We believe that greater diversity within our organisation provides a more diverse perspective. This leads to a broader range of opinions being heard in decision-making and creates a positive and open environment for achieving our objectives.

Location

Our office is based at the RDA National Training Centre just outside Warwick. We are situated in a stunning 34-acre rural site, with ample parking and free electric charging points. Well-behaved dogs are welcome in the office by prior agreement to aid job satisfaction and wellbeing.

Disability Confident Scheme

RDA is a member of the Disability Confident scheme. This means we will:

  • Ensure our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible
  • Communicate and promote vacancies
  • Offer an interview to disabled people who meet the minimum criteria for the job
  • Anticipate and provide reasonable adjustments as required
  • Support any existing employee who acquires a disability or long term health condition, enabling them to stay in work

How to apply

To apply for this position, please see here.

Closing date for applications: Monday 14th of March at 9am. 

Page Last Updated: February 22, 2022

Letter from UK Sport & Sport England about tackling racism in sport

The Chief Executives of Sport England and UK Sport have issued a joint letter regarding racism in sport, a copy of which you can find here. RDA is committed to greater equality, diversity and inclusion within our organisation, with a volunteer working party already in place to address this vital issue. For more information about this group and our commitment to ED&I please contact Lucy Wake lwake@rda.org.uk

UK Sport and Sport England – Joint Letter to Governing Bodies

Page Last Updated: January 19, 2022

Vacancy: IT Project Manager, RDA UK

£30,000 + benefits (pension, PHI, death in service)

5 days Full time (35 hours p/w), permanent contract.

Location: Office based at RDA National Office, Lowlands Equestrian Centre, Shrewley (approx. 5 miles to the West of Warwick)

Closing date: 9am 7th February 2022

At Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA), our horses benefit the lives of over 25,000 disabled children and adults. With fun activities like riding and carriage driving, we provide therapy, fitness, skills development, and opportunities for achievement – all supported by 18,000 amazing volunteers and trained coaches at nearly 500 RDA groups and commercial riding centres all over the UK.

This is an exciting time for us as we launch our ambitious 9-year strategy for growth and development. To ensure we meet our goals, we are looking for an enthusiastic team player to fill this role. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who shares our values and wants to begin their career.

Role Purpose:

To develop, lead and manage IT projects for RDA, working to scope and understand business/ volunteer needs, running tendering processes with third-party providers and contract managing all IT projects through to completion and ongoing relationships with suppliers.

To be product owner of specific RDA-wide software packages to provide the interface with the supplier and to understand the capabilities and functionality of the systems.  This will include (but not be limited to) websites and database (salesforce).

Working for RDA

The dedicated and committed staff team at RDA National Office supports the work of around 460 individual RDA groups and a further 50 commercial riding centres throughout the UK. We offer a collaborative and supportive working environment, with a competitive benefits package including 25 days holiday + bank holidays and pension scheme. We offer up to 5 volunteering days a year, personal discount on riding lessons and use of the facilities at our National Training Centre.

RDA is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all staff, volunteers, and participants. We aim to create a safe and welcoming atmosphere for everyone, and we want to challenge all forms of discrimination. We will ensure that we do not discriminate against anyone on the basis of their protected characteristics, i.e. age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race (including colour, nationality, ethnic and national origin), religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation, or on any other basis. We aim to design and deliver our activities and services in a way which will encourage and support participation from everyone.

We believe that greater diversity within our organisation provides a more diverse perspective. This leads to a broader range of opinions being heard in decision-making and creates a positive and open environment for achieving our objectives.

Location

Our office is based at the RDA National Training Centre just outside Warwick. We are situated in a stunning 34-acre rural site, with ample parking and free electric charging points. Well-behaved dogs are welcome in the office by prior agreement to aid job satisfaction and wellbeing.

Disability Confident Scheme

RDA is a member of the Disability Confident scheme. This means we will:

  • Ensure our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible
  • Communicate and promote vacancies
  • Offer an interview to disabled people who meet the minimum criteria for the job
  • Anticipate and provide reasonable adjustments as required
  • Support any existing employee who acquires a disability or long term health condition, enabling them to stay in work

How to apply

Download the full role description and person specification here: IT PM Job Des Jan 2022

 

Email your CV and a covering letter to Lydia Joyce, Business Support Coordinator, ljoyce@rda.org.uk

If you wish to discuss the role further, prior to application, please call Lydia Joyce – 01926 476304 to arrange.

As part of our commitment to equality and diversity, we would like all applicants to complete this completely anonymous survey so we can understand the demographics of those applying for RDA roles: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Newroleapplicationsurvey

Closing date for applications: 9am 7th February 2022

Page Last Updated: January 7, 2022

Vacancy: Finance Officer (job share)

£13.00 per hour plus benefits

21 hours per week, flexible hours, permanent contract

Equivalent to £23,000 FTE

Location: The role is office based at RDA National Office, Lowlands Equestrian Centre, Shrewley, CV35 7AX (approx. 5 miles to the west of Warwick)

Closing Date: Midday 24th January 2022

At Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA), our horses benefit the lives of over 25,000 disabled children and adults.  For further details of the charity, please visit rda.org.uk

Role

To process and control the finances of RDA and its two trading subsidiaries, including the monthly RDA payroll (job share).

We are looking for an experienced Finance Officer who will enjoy working within a small Finance team of 3.  The tasks are to be split between two Finance Officers (one existing and one new post) on a job share basis, reporting to the Director of Finance.  The hours are flexible and may be worked over 3, 4 or 5 days.  The role is varied and includes purchase and sales ledgers, bank reconciliations, VAT returns and payroll.

Download the full role description and person specification here: Finance Officer Job Description Person Spec

Working for RDA

We offer a collaborative and supportive working environment, with a competitive benefits package including 25 days holiday plus bank holidays (pro rata) and RDA pension scheme.

RDA is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all staff, volunteers, and participants.

Location

Our office is based at the RDA National Training Centre just outside Warwick. We are situated in a stunning 34-acre rural site, with ample free parking and electric charging points.

Disability Confident Scheme

RDA is a member of the Disability Confident scheme. This means we will: 

  • Ensure our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible
  • Communicate and promote vacancies
  • Offer an interview to disabled people who meet the minimum criteria for the job
  • Anticipate and provide reasonable adjustments as required
  • Support any existing employee who acquires a disability or long term health condition, enabling them to stay in work

How to apply

Email your CV and a covering letter to Lydia Joyce, Business Support Coordinator, ljoyce@rda.org.uk

Closing date: Midday 24th January 2022

Proposed interview date:  8th February 2022

As part of our commitment to equality and diversity, we would like all applicants to complete this anonymous survey so we can understand the demographics of those applying for RDA roles: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Newroleapplicationsurvey

 

Page Last Updated: December 16, 2021

Vacancy: Team Support Administrator

£18,000 + benefits 

5 days Full time (35 hours p/w), permanent contract.

Location: Office based at RDA National Office, Lowlands Equestrian Centre, Shrewley (approx. 5 miles to the West of Warwick)

Closing date: 9am 10th January 2022

At Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA), our horses benefit the lives of over 25,000 disabled children and adults. With fun activities like riding and carriage driving, we provide therapy, fitness, skills development, and opportunities for achievement – all supported by 18,000 amazing volunteers and trained coaches at nearly 500 RDA groups and commercial riding centres all over the UK.

This is an exciting time for us as we launch our ambitious 9-year strategy for growth and development. To ensure we meet our goals, we are looking for an enthusiastic team player to fill this role. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who shares our values and wants to begin their career.

Role Purpose:

To play a key role by providing an efficient and reliable administration and ‘Front of House’ service to the RDA National Office Group Support, Training & Education and National Training Centre teams, and to ensure that all visitors to the site (both scheduled and unannounced) and all those making enquiries by telephone or by email are responded to quickly, and in a professional manner, giving the best possible impression of RDA UK to all involved.

Working for RDA

The dedicated and committed staff team at RDA National Office supports the work of around 460 individual RDA groups and a further 50 commercial riding centres throughout the UK. We offer a collaborative and supportive working environment, with a competitive benefits package including 25 days holiday + bank holidays and pension scheme. We offer up to 5 volunteering days a year, personal discount on riding lessons and use of the facilities at our National Training Centre.

RDA is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all staff, volunteers, and participants. We aim to create a safe and welcoming atmosphere for everyone, and we want to challenge all forms of discrimination. We will ensure that we do not discriminate against anyone on the basis of their protected characteristics, i.e. age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race (including colour, nationality, ethnic and national origin), religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation, or on any other basis. We aim to design and deliver our activities and services in a way which will encourage and support participation from everyone.

We believe that greater diversity within our organisation provides a more diverse perspective. This leads to a broader range of opinions being heard in decision-making and creates a positive and open environment for achieving our objectives.

Location

Our office is based at the RDA National Training Centre just outside Warwick. We are situated in a stunning 34-acre rural site, with ample parking and free electric charging points. Well-behaved dogs are welcome in the office by prior agreement to aid job satisfaction and wellbeing.

Disability Confident Scheme

RDA is a member of the Disability Confident scheme. This means we will:

  • Ensure our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible
  • Communicate and promote vacancies
  • Offer an interview to disabled people who meet the minimum criteria for the job
  • Anticipate and provide reasonable adjustments as required
  • Support any existing employee who acquires a disability or long term health condition, enabling them to stay in work

How to apply

Download the full role description and person specification here:  Team Support Administrator

Email your CV and a covering letter to Lydia Joyce, Business Support Coordinator, ljoyce@rda.org.uk

If you wish to discuss the role further, prior to application, please call Lydia Joyce – 01926 476304 to arrange.

As part of our commitment to equality ad diversity, we would like all applicants to complete this completely anonymous survey so we can understand the demographics of those applying for RDA roles: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Newroleapplicationsurvey

Closing date for applications: 9am 10th January 2022

Page Last Updated: December 10, 2021

Vacancy: Grant Giving & Individual Giving Officer

£25,000 (Depending on experience) + benefits

5 days Full time (35 hours p/w), permanent contract.

Location: Office based at RDA National Office, Lowlands Equestrian Centre, Shrewley (approx. 5 miles to the West of Warwick) or Home based.

Closing date: 9am 7th January 2022

 

At Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA), our horses benefit the lives of over 25,000 disabled children and adults. With fun activities like riding and carriage driving, we provide therapy, fitness, skills development and opportunities for achievement – all supported by 18,000 amazing volunteers and trained coaches at nearly 500 RDA groups and commercial riding centres all over the UK.

This is an exciting time for us as we launch our ambitious 9-year strategy for growth and development. To ensure we meet our goals, we are looking for an enthusiastic team player to fill this role. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who shares our values and is looking to further their career.

Role Purpose: This post will play a key role in assisting the Director of Fundraising in developing and delivering the strategy in this area. The goal and ambition is to increase income from: Grant Giving Bodies (GGB – i.e. Statutory, Lottery, European, trusts and foundations); and individual giving (i.e. regular donations, legacies, one off donations, In Memoriam), on a regional and national basis.

 

Working for RDA

The dedicated and committed staff team at RDA National Office supports the work of around 460 individual RDA groups and a further 50 commercial riding centres throughout the UK. We offer a collaborative and supportive working environment, with a competitive benefits package including 25 days holiday + bank holidays and pension scheme. We offer up to 5 volunteering days a year, personal discount on riding lessons and use of the facilities at our National Training Centre.

RDA is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all staff, volunteers, and participants. We aim to create a safe and welcoming atmosphere for everyone, and we want to challenge all forms of discrimination. We will ensure that we do not discriminate against anyone on the basis of their protected characteristics, i.e. age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race (including colour, nationality, ethnic and national origin), religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation, or on any other basis. We aim to design and deliver our activities and services in a way which will encourage and support participation from everyone.

We believe that greater diversity within our organisation provides a more diverse perspective. This leads to a broader range of opinions being heard in decision-making and creates a positive and open environment for achieving our objectives.

 

Location

Our office is based at the RDA National Training Centre just outside Warwick. We are situated in a stunning 34-acre rural site, with ample parking and free electric charging points. Well-behaved dogs are welcome in the office by prior agreement to aid job satisfaction and wellbeing.

Disability Confident Scheme

RDA is a member of the Disability Confident scheme. This means we will:

  • Ensure our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible
  • Communicate and promote vacancies
  • Offer an interview to disabled people who meet the minimum criteria for the job
  • Anticipate and provide reasonable adjustments as required
  • Support any existing employee who acquires a disability or long term health condition, enabling them to stay in work

How to apply

Download the full role description and person specification here: Grant Giving and Individual Giving Officer

Email your CV and a covering letter detailing how your skills and experience meet the person specification and why you would like to work for RDA to Randip Thompson, Director of Fundraising, rthompson@rda.org.uk

As part of our commitment to equality and diversity, we would like all applicants to complete this completely anonymous survey so we can understand the demographics of those applying for RDA roles: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Newroleapplicationsurvey

Closing date for applications: 9am 7th January 2022

Page Last Updated: December 7, 2021

Vacancy: National Events & Community Fundraising Manager

£30,000 (Depending on experience) + benefits

5 days Full time (35 hours p/w), permanent contract.

Location: Office based at RDA National Office, Lowlands Equestrian Centre, Shrewley (approx. 5 miles to the West of Warwick) or Home based.

Closing date: 9am 7th January 2022

At Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA), our horses benefit the lives of over 25,000 disabled children and adults. With fun activities like riding and carriage driving, we provide therapy, fitness, skills development and opportunities for achievement – all supported by 18,000 amazing volunteers and trained coaches at nearly 500 RDA groups and commercial riding centres all over the UK.

This is an exciting time for us as we launch our ambitious 9-year strategy for growth and development. To ensure we meet our goals, we are looking for an enthusiastic team player to fill this role. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who shares our values and is looking to further their career.

Role Purpose: This post will play a key role developing and delivering a new strategy in this area.  The post holder will be responsible for engaging, managing and developing relationships with national events and community fundraising supporters – including groups and individuals in RDA regions – providing outstanding stewardship and maximising sustainable long-term income nationally and regionally.

Working for RDA

The dedicated and committed staff team at RDA National Office supports the work of around 460 individual RDA groups and a further 50 commercial riding centres throughout the UK. We offer a collaborative and supportive working environment, with a competitive benefits package including 25 days holiday + bank holidays and pension scheme. We offer up to 5 volunteering days a year, personal discount on riding lessons and use of the facilities at our National Training Centre.

RDA is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all staff, volunteers, and participants. We aim to create a safe and welcoming atmosphere for everyone, and we want to challenge all forms of discrimination. We will ensure that we do not discriminate against anyone on the basis of their protected characteristics, i.e. age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race (including colour, nationality, ethnic and national origin), religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation, or on any other basis. We aim to design and deliver our activities and services in a way which will encourage and support participation from everyone.

We believe that greater diversity within our organisation provides a more diverse perspective. This leads to a broader range of opinions being heard in decision-making and creates a positive and open environment for achieving our objectives.

Location

Our office is based at the RDA National Training Centre just outside Warwick. We are situated in a stunning 34-acre rural site, with ample parking and free electric charging points. Well-behaved dogs are welcome in the office by prior agreement to aid job satisfaction and wellbeing.

Disability Confident Scheme

RDA is a member of the Disability Confident scheme. This means we will:

  • Ensure our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible
  • Communicate and promote vacancies
  • Offer an interview to disabled people who meet the minimum criteria for the job
  • Anticipate and provide reasonable adjustments as required
  • Support any existing employee who acquires a disability or long term health condition, enabling them to stay in work

How to apply

Download the full role description and person specification here: National Events and Community Fundraising Manager

Email your CV and a covering letter detailing how your skills and experience meet the person specification and why you would like to work for RDA to Randip Thompson, Director of Fundraising, rthompson@rda.org.uk

As part of our commitment to equality and diversity, we would like all applicants to complete this completely anonymous survey so we can understand the demographics of those applying for RDA roles: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Newroleapplicationsurvey

Closing date for applications: 9am 7th January 2022

Page Last Updated: December 7, 2021

Vacancy – RDA National Office, Director of Operations

£ 50,000- 55,000 (Depending on experience) + benefits

5 days Full time (35 hours p/w), permanent contract.

Location: Office based at RDA National Office, Lowlands Equestrian Centre, Shrewley (approx. 5 miles to the West of Warwick)

Closing date: 9am 3rd December 2021

At Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA), our horses benefit the lives of over 25,000 disabled children and adults. With fun activities like riding and carriage driving, we provide therapy, fitness, skills development and opportunities for achievement – all supported by 18,000 amazing volunteers and trained coaches at nearly 500 RDA groups and commercial riding centres all over the UK.

This is an exciting time for us as we launch our ambitious 9-year strategy for growth and development. To ensure we meet our goals, we are looking for an enthusiastic team player to fill this role. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who shares our values and is looking to further their career.

Role Purpose:

To oversee and plan the delivery of all RDA core activities and services, in line with annually agreed targets and to actively support the development and delivery of RDA’s new strategy to increase its capacity and support more disabled people.

Working for RDA

The dedicated and committed staff team at RDA National Office supports the work of around 460 individual RDA groups and a further 50 commercial riding centres throughout the UK. We offer a collaborative and supportive working environment, with a competitive benefits package including 25 days holiday + bank holidays and pension scheme. We offer up to 5 volunteering days a year, personal discount on riding lessons and use of the facilities at our National Training Centre.

RDA is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all staff, volunteers, and participants. We aim to create a safe and welcoming atmosphere for everyone, and we want to challenge all forms of discrimination. We will ensure that we do not discriminate against anyone on the basis of their protected characteristics, i.e. age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race (including colour, nationality, ethnic and national origin), religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation, or on any other basis. We aim to design and deliver our activities and services in a way which will encourage and support participation from everyone.

We believe that greater diversity within our organisation provides a more diverse perspective. This leads to a broader range of opinions being heard in decision-making and creates a positive and open environment for achieving our objectives.

Location

Our office is based at the RDA National Training Centre just outside Warwick. We are situated in a stunning 34-acre rural site, with ample parking and free electric charging points. Well-behaved dogs are welcome in the office by prior agreement to aid job satisfaction and wellbeing.

Disability Confident Scheme

RDA is a member of the Disability Confident scheme. This means we will:

  • Ensure our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible
  • Communicate and promote vacancies
  • Offer an interview to disabled people who meet the minimum criteria for the job
  • Anticipate and provide reasonable adjustments as required
  • Support any existing employee who acquires a disability or long term health condition, enabling them to stay in work

How to apply

Download the full role description and person specification here: RDA Director of Operations Nov 2021

Email your CV and a covering letter to Lydia Joyce, Business Support Coordinator, ljoyce@rda.org.uk

If you wish to discuss the role further, prior to application, please call Lydia Joyce – 01926 476304 to arrange.

As part of our commitment to equality and diversity, we would like all applicants to complete this completely anonymous survey so we can understand the demographics of those applying for RDA roles: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Newroleapplicationsurvey

Closing date for applications: 9am 3rd December 2021

Page Last Updated: November 19, 2021

Launch of Princess Royal Coaching Academy

On Friday 5 November The Princess Royal launched a new national Coaching Academy for RDA and announced the first Coach Mentors who are integral to the programme’s success.  The Academy, which will include training for newly appointed ‘Coach Mentors’, who have been selected from RDA’s existing Advanced Coach workforce, was officially launched by Her Royal Highness on a visit to RDA’s National Training Centre in Warwickshire.

The Princess Royal Coaching Academy recognises the importance of high performing coaches working with disabled riders. The initiative will increase the number of coaches moving to advanced training, which in turn will increase the number of disabled people RDA can support, helping to tackle waiting lists and unmet demand for its services at groups all over the UK.

Speaking to RDA UK volunteers, Coaches and staff, The Princess Royal referenced the early pioneers of RDA Coaching:

“It was that early understanding and example of standards that has made the organisation what it is. And for those of you who have followed in those footsteps and developed in your own ways in your own groups and in your own areas, there is a huge amount we have learned. I hope you will agree that the Coaching Academy is an appropriate use of that experience – and will make all of that experience go a little bit further, to encourage more people to take their places in the RDA, and to make that change for each of those individuals that they come across.”

The Academy is named after The Princess Royal, on the 50th anniversary of her becoming the RDA’s Patron in 1971 (she became President in 1985).

Ed Bracher, CEO of Riding for the Disabled Association, said:

“We are enormously excited to launch our new Coaching Academy. Our coaches lie at the heart of the RDA’s work and through the Academy, we aim to nurture talent, innovation and excellence. This is a core part of our plan to dramatically increase the number of disabled people we can support by our 60th anniversary in 2029. We are delighted that The Princess Royal has agreed to lend her name to the Academy, fifty years after she first became involved with RDA.”

 

John Studzinski CBE, the philanthropist who is supporting the first two years of the Academy, said:

“I am delighted to support this excellent new initiative from the RDA. The Coaching Academy will strengthen the RDA’s provision of training and support for its volunteers, coaches and mentors. Ultimately this will provide an even better experience for all the disabled children and adults the charity helps. I first got to know about the RDA over 10 years ago and was immediately struck by the value of its work. For me, above all else, RDA brings human dignity to people, which is a recurring theme across my philanthropic interests.”

 

Karen Thompson, RDA UK National Coaching Lead and newly appointed Mentor for The Princess Royal Coaching Academy says:

“I am honoured and privileged to be in the first cohort of Mentors for The Princess Royal Coaching Academy, and look forward to supporting RDA coaches through their Advanced training. I hope they will find it useful to have a sounding board – someone they can discuss ideas and concerns with – and who they can learn from. It’s great that RDA is recognising the experience and value of its senior Coaches, who have learned so much over many years, and providing a way for that expertise to be shared and passed on – not just for the benefit of other coaches, but ultimately so that more disabled people can take part.”

The first Mentors are:

  • Karen Thompson, RDA UK National Coaching Lead and Kesteven Rideability
  • Sarah Healing, Greater London Regional Coach and Penniwells RDA
  • Mark Cunliffe, National Coach Developer and North Cornwall RDA
  • Sister Mary Joy Langdon, Coach Developer and Wormwood Scrubs Pony Centre
  • Sue Adams-Wheeler, Honorary Life Vice President, former National Coaching Lead
  • Bridget Mackwood, Mid West Regional Coach and Lyncombe Lodge RDA
  • Karen Glasgow, Edinburgh & Borders Regional Coach and Drum RDA
Page Last Updated: November 12, 2021

Vacancy – Hampshire County Chair

The County Chair is a voluntary position providing support and management of local groups in the Hampshire County.

This is an excellent opportunity to work closely with the Regional team, engage your leadership skills and get involved with RDA beyond your local group. We are looking for a professional with managerial experience who is reliable, warm and empathetic with the ability to motivate others.

The County Chair;

  • Provides opportunities to influence the wider RDA community
  • Consults with the county and region members ensuring collaborative involvement for decisions and actions.
  • Liaises with National Office, Regional Staff and Groups.
  • Encourages the recruitment, induction and training of new volunteers.

 

Why take on a RDA UK position?

  • Make a big difference in helping the RDA community
  • Embrace the opportunity to gain new or develop existing skills and learn more about RDA and our incredible participants and volunteers.
  • Boost your CV

For more information contact:

Frances Lochrane, South Regional Chair

flochrane@btinternet.com

07798 941229

Page Last Updated: September 24, 2021

Vacancy-Centre Manager, South Bucks RDA

The Board of Trustees of South Bucks Riding for Disabled Association is searching for a Centre Manager who has a passion for working with and developing people in a friendly yard based in South Buckinghamshire. At SBRDA we enable people with physical, sensory and learning difficulties, of all ages and levels of ability to enjoy riding and horse-oriented activities for Therapy, Recreation and Sport.

More details and application process here: www.yardandgroom.com/Job/UK/Buckinghamshire/Centre-Manager-South-Bucks-Rda

Page Last Updated: September 28, 2021

Yard Manager – Beechley Stables RDA

YARD MANAGER REQUIRED  FULL TIME  Fixed Term Funded Contract

Beechley Stables RDA in Liverpool Merseyside is looking for a Yard Manager to join the Beechley Team.

The successful candidate will be highly motivated, well organised with excellent communication skills. They will have at least a BHSQ Level 2 Coaching or equivalent and a minimum of 2 years practical experience in yard management,

They will be responsible for the care of Beechley Stables’ six ponies and horses,  (capacity for 8)  associated tack, land arena and equipment.

They will work as a member of the management team who will assist in developing, maintaining and supervising a volunteer training programme to meet the objectives of Beechley Stables RDA  – the provision of therapeutic riding and horse care activities for disabled children and adults.  The manager will also be responsible for the training and supervision of Further Education students seeking work placement hours on Equine and Animal Care courses and University veterinary students seeking EMS Placement Hours.  The Yard Manager will also deliver non-RDA riding sessions as part of business income together and assist with fundraising activities.

For further information and Job Description email  beechleyrda@hotmail.com  FAO Debbie Hartill Trustee

 

Page Last Updated: September 17, 2021

Regional Coordinator – Yorkshire & Cleveland

£ 25,000 + benefits (pro rata)

5 days Full time (34 hours p/w)

Fixed term contract until 30 April 2023 under current funding commitments with an  expectation a similar role will continue, subject to the outcome of the pilot and funding.

 

Location: Home based/Remote worker in the Yorkshire and Cleveland area with frequent travelling throughout the region. Attendance at RDA National Office in Warwickshire will also be required from time to time as necessary.

 

Closing date:  9am 11th October 2021

 

At Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA), our horses benefit the lives of over 25,000 disabled children and adults. With fun activities like riding and carriage driving, we provide therapy, fitness, skills development and opportunities for achievement – all supported by 18,000 amazing volunteers and trained coaches at nearly 500 RDA groups and commercial riding centres all over the UK.

This is an exciting time for us as we launch our ambitious 9-year strategy for growth and development. To ensure we meet our goals, we are looking for an enthusiastic team player to support our Group Development Manager to achieve our growth goals.  This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who shares our values and is looking to further their career in project management and/or sport development.

Role Purpose:

To pilot an approach over an 18-month period to stimulate growth in numbers of participants in RDA activities in the Yorkshire and Cleveland Region.  This role may expand into a wider geographical area depending on the early outcomes of the project.

Working for RDA

 

The dedicated and committed staff team at RDA National Office supports the work of around 460 individual RDA groups and a further 50 commercial riding centres throughout the UK. We offer a collaborative and supportive working environment, with a competitive benefits package including 25 days holiday + bank holidays and pension scheme. We offer up to 5 volunteering days a year, personal discount on riding lessons and use of the facilities at our National Training Centre.

RDA is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all staff, volunteers and participants. We aim to create a safe and welcoming atmosphere for everyone and we want to challenge all forms discrimination. We will ensure that we do not discriminate against anyone on the basis of their protected characteristics, i.e. age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race (including colour, nationality, ethnic and national origin), religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation, or on any other basis. We aim to design and deliver our activities and services in a way which will encourage and support participation from everyone.

We believe that greater diversity within our organisation provides a more diverse perspective. This leads to a broader range of opinions being heard in decision-making and creates a positive and open environment for achieving our objectives.

Hybrid working

Our office is based at the RDA National Training Centre just outside Warwick, and we’d love to see you there at least one day a week to help you feel part of our friendly staff team. We are situated in a stunning 34-acre rural site, with ample parking and free electric charging points. Well-behaved dogs are welcome in the office by prior agreement to aid job satisfaction and wellbeing. For some roles, it may be possible to be a remote worker, which will be specified in any job description.

Disability Confident Scheme

RDA is a member of the Disability Confident scheme. This means we will:

  • Ensure our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible
  • Communicate and promote vacancies
  • Offer an interview to disabled people who meet the minimum criteria for the job
  • Anticipate and provide reasonable adjustments as required
  • Support any existing employee who acquires a disability or long term health condition, enabling them to stay in work

How to apply

Download the full role & person specification here: Regional Coordinator -YC Advert

Email your CV and a covering letter to Catherine Holland, Group Development Manager, cholland@rda.org.uk , Tel: 01962 405962 . As part of our commitment to equality and diversity, we would like all applicants to complete this completely anonymous survey so we can understand the demographics of those applying for RDA roles: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Newroleapplicationsurvey

Closing date for applications: 9am 11th  October 2021

Page Last Updated: September 23, 2021

Human Equine Interaction Register consultation

I am writing in my capacity as Chair of the Steering Group to establish a Human Equine Interaction Register (HEIR) for which the need was discussed at a meeting of Horses in Education and Therapy International (HETI) back in 2019. I am delighted to say that now things are returning to some recognition of normal, we have been able to make some progress towards making the register a reality.

The aim of the register is to bring together all people involved in the field of human equine interaction to ensure high quality service provision and create a greater awareness of their work. It was agreed that this was needed to offer a greater level of protection and safety for all those involved in the sector whether that be the providers, commissioners, service users or horses.

Greater transparency of attainment of minimum standards in such areas as safeguarding, first aid, equine welfare and insurance will be the first base for self-registration and there will follow an opportunity to demonstrate skills, experience and knowledge as applicable. This is so that funders and service users will be able to make informed choices about the service being offered at all levels of practice. It is not intended that the register will be an accrediting body as that is already in place with the different professions involved.

Over the coming weeks we will be engaging with the sector to seek your views about the proposals. The register will be created with and not to commissioners, practitioners and service users for mutual benefit. If all goes to plan, we hope to open an online survey on Monday 27th September for 5 weeks for people to respond to the proposals and give feedback about how the register will work in practice.

However, we want to make sure that everyone has sufficient information to make an informed response so we have arranged a series of virtual and physical briefing session to explain the plans in more detail and offer an opportunity for questions.

If you would like to attend, please register for any of the following so that we can plan accordingly and in particular, make sure that the face to face event is Covid safe.

Wednesday 6th October 2.30-4pm Online Webinar

Register to attend here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/human-equine-interaction-register-webinar-1-tickets-170493755412

 

Tuesday 12th October at 6.30pm – 8pm Online webinar

Register to attend here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/human-equine-interaction-register-webinar-2-evening-option-tickets-170497117468

 

Friday 15th October 11am – 3pm at RDA HQ, Warwickshire

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/human-equine-interaction-register-consultation-event-tickets-170496152582

 

If you wish to email us with a question at any time we can be contacted at heiruk@hetifoundation.org and there is more information on the website at UK National Register – HEIR | HETI Federation

We will be providing regular updates on the HEIR Facebook page so please like, follow and share to stay in touch Human Equine Interaction Register UK – Home | Facebook

Best wishes,

Ed Bracher

Page Last Updated: September 15, 2021

Vacancy: Regional Fundraising Volunteer: South West

The Regional Fundraising Volunteer is a voluntary position to increase voluntary income within the South West Region.

This is an excellent opportunity to engage your fundraising skills, drive fundraising activity within the region and get involved with RDA UK.

This position will play a vital role in increasing voluntary income within the Region and in turn helping to raise awareness of RDA. We are looking for an experienced fundraiser, of managerial level, looking for the next step in their knowledge and career. You will have significant fundraising experience, bringing ideas, knowledge and enthusiasm to the role.

The Regional Fundraising Volunteer will:

  • Engage and liaise with local groups.
  • Manage volunteer Community Champions.
  • Create, support and engage with fundraising ideas and events.
  • Work with RDA UK on joint applications.

Why take on an RDA UK position?

  • Make a big difference in helping the RDA community.
  • Embrace the opportunity to gain new, or develop, existing skills and learn more about RDA and our incredible participants and volunteers.
  • Boost your CV.

Full job description can be found here: https://www.myrda.org.uk/assets/RDA-Regional-FR-Volunteer-Role-Final.pdf

If you have any question, to register your interest and to be sent an application form, please contact:

Catherine Stuart-Yapp, National Events and Community Fundraising Manager (RDA UK)

Email: cyapp@rda.org.uk or Tel: 01926 405 979

Page Last Updated: September 14, 2021

Yard Manager vacancy at Beechley Stables – Fixed term funded contract

Beechley Stables RDA in Liverpool Merseyside is looking for a Yard Manager to join the Beechley Team.

The successful candidate will be highly motivated, well organised with excellent communication skills. They will have at least a BHSQ Level 2 Coaching or equivalent and a minimum of 2 years practical experience in yard management,

They will be responsible for the care of Beechley Stables’ six ponies and horses,  (capacity for 8)  associated tack, land arena and equipment.

They will work as a member of the management team who will assist in developing, maintaining and supervising a volunteer training programme to meet the objectives of Beechley Stables RDA  – the provision of therapeutic riding and horse care activities for disabled children and adults.  The manager will also be responsible for the training and supervision of Further Education students seeking work placement hours on Equine and Animal Care courses and University veterinary students seeking EMS Placement Hours.  The Yard Manager will also deliver non-RDA riding sessions as part of business income together and assist with fundraising activities.

For further information and Job Description email  beechleyrda@hotmail.com  FAO Debbie Hartill Trustee

Page Last Updated: September 14, 2021

In memory of Lady Rosamund Gladstone

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Lady Rosamund Gladstone who died peacefully at home on 1st September. Very many of her years were devoted to RDA and she is remembered in latter years as a loyal, committed Trustee of Clwyd Special Riding Centre (CSRC) where she was Chairman for twenty years.

She formed the Deeside RDA Group in the early 70’s at a friend’s yard, went on to become County Chair of Clwyd and then Regional Chair for North Wales.

After being instrumental in the establishment of CSRC, she remained heavily involved, throwing herself into running the centre with great commitment. She became its President after her retirement and remained so until her death.

Her lasting legacy will be her introduction of RDA holidays. At first these were run at home at Hawarden Castle and then at CSRC in mobile homes and caravans. Later on the holiday accommodation was built and national and international holidays took place including some riders from Russia and China. She continued to meet and greet every RDA holiday group with a cake and a chat up until the time that she retired.

She served on the National Holidays Committee for many years and several times took parties of riders with additional needs to Portugal.

She was the recipient of the Birt Spooner trophy and The President’s Award in recognition of her outstanding contribution to RDA.

Rosamund has given so much to RDA and the Clwyd Special Riding Centre over the years that it would take too long to record it all but she has brought happiness to many with her dedication, enthusiasm and vision.

Ann Lambert, CSRC

Page Last Updated: September 8, 2021

Regional Fundraising Volunteer Vacancy – South West

The Regional Fundraising Volunteer is a voluntary position to increase voluntary income within the South West Region.

This is an excellent opportunity to engage your fundraising skills, drive fundraising activity within the region and get involved with RDA UK.

This position will play a vital role in increasing voluntary income within the Region and in turn helping to raise awareness of RDA. We are looking for an experienced fundraiser, of managerial level, looking for the next step in their knowledge and career. You will have significant fundraising experience, bringing ideas, knowledge and enthusiasm to the role.

The Regional Fundraising Volunteer will:

  • Engage and liaise with local groups.
  • Manage volunteer Community Champions.
  • Create, support and engage with fundraising ideas and events.
  • Work with RDA UK on joint applications.

Why take on an RDA UK position?

  • Make a big difference in helping the RDA community.
  • Embrace the opportunity to gain new, or develop, existing skills and learn more about RDA and our incredible participants and volunteers.
  • Boost your CV.

Full job description can be found here: www.myrda.org.uk/assets/RDA-Regional-FR-Volunteer-Role-Final.pdf

If you have any question, to register your interest and to be sent an application form, please contact:

Catherine Stuart-Yapp, National Events and Community Fundraising Manager (RDA UK)

Email: cyapp@rda.org.uk or Tel: 01926 405 979

Page Last Updated: September 1, 2021

Saddleworth hosts Horse 4 health Relay event

Being part of the inaugural Health for Horses Relay was a fantastic way to celebrate our beloved horses, acknowledge how they’ve helped us through the past year and the impact they have on our mental health.  Getting involved offered our participants and volunteers a new and exciting experience, whilst supporting H4H’s other initiatives, to promote riding road safety and raise funds for 7 wonderful equine charities (including RDA).  

We decided to hold our first ever Countryside Challenge as the main event and contacted H4H organiser Sophie Gifford. She opened her black book of contacts and very soon we had Naylors sponsoring the Countryside Challenge prizes, BETA’s mechanical horse “RoboCob”, goodie bags and even Greater Manchester Mounted Police were on board!

Our community really came together to support us; Tesco provided refreshments, volunteers and families baked delicious cakes, the village pub provided sandwiches, Pony Club loaned us equipment and a reporter came from the paper to raise awareness of H4H and RDA.  A local Championship level circuit judge kindly volunteered to judge riders and present prizes. 

Sheila Saner, Greater Manchester County Chair was a fantastic support and supervised riders on the mechanical horse as we didn’t have any experience of this.  The majority of our riders had never experienced a canter but all of them cantered on RoboCob and the smiles were HUGE!  With Sheila’s guidance our coaching team could see the advantages of using a simulator alongside real ponies and we’re now exploring whether buying our own is an option. 

After two weeks of glorious weather, typically the heavens opened and our Countryside Challenge in the outdoor arena was a very soggy one but the whole place was buzzing! Having multiple ‘zones’ with things to do, see and eat resulted in a brilliant day for everyone and we raised £545 for Health for Horses. 

We obviously had to adapt our plans to meet covid regulations with staggered arrival times etc but this took nothing away from the day. We’d highly recommend it to other groups and if anyone wants to ask us anything we’d be delighted to help! 

Contact Alison Pickering at: rdasaddleworth@gmail.com 

Page Last Updated: July 22, 2021

Job opportunity for Equine Manager in Wrexham, North Wales

Clywd Special Riding Centre are looking to recruit a new Equine Manager to manage all equine related matters in order to provide riding, carriage driving, equestrian vaulting, residential holidays and equine therapy.

Clwyd Special Riding Centre is a registered charity that offers a variety of equine experiences for people with additional needs. Set in over 30 acres with 24 horses of all sizes and types, the aim of CSRC is to provide a beneficial experience to all persons through riding, carriage driving, equestrian vaulting, equine learning and therapy and hippotherapy.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Monday 16th August 2021.

Please visit the Clwyd Special Riding Centre website for the full job description, application form and supporting information.

 

Page Last Updated: July 30, 2021