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:

Closing date for applications: midnight Thursday 26th May 2022

Page Last Updated: May 5, 2022