Overseeing the allocation of all equines to the range of equine based activities
Ensuring that equines are prepared and available for each activity
Preparation of a daily timetable detailing equines allocated for each activity including turn time
Liaising with accounts and administrative staff in relation to client accounts as may be necessary
Ensuring lessons and various activities run according to timetables and deal promptly with any changes that may occur.
Creating timetables for staff/volunteers
Supervision of Equestrian Center Junior Staff, helpers, work experience placements and volunteers
Ensuring that inductions are completed and for all helpers, work experience placements and volunteers
Conducting Probationary Review Meetings with Junior Staff
Ensure that all Human Resource Policies and Procedures are implemented
To develop a positive and professional relationship with all staff working within the Equestrian Center and across the organisation
Liaising with vets, chiropractors, dentist, farrier and other ancillary support professions in response to equine welfare and management
Keeping records of all treatments given to horses
Ensuring that hours worked for all equines is based on fairness, individual equine welfare and nature of the specific activity and where necessary discuss necessary changes with each staff member
Ensure that maximum turn out time is made available for all equines
To ensure equine welfare on the basis of equine cognition and learning principles
Ensuring that there are sufficient supplies available e.g. feed, hay and that supplies are ordered in a timely and cost effective manner
To make an annual table of the supplies and their costs
Ensure that financial procedures are followed in relation to all purchases
Updating accounts of proposed purchases for cash flow purposes
Review regular review of suppliers to ensure best value for money
Health and Safety
To implement the procedures as outlined in the current Safety Statement
To ensure that changes to the documented procedures as outlined in the Safety Statement are reported to the HR Manager who will updated accordingly
To ensure that risk assessments are conducted / carried out for occasional/once off activities that are not included in the Safety Statement
Comply with all Covid 19 safety procedures
This job description is not exhaustive and the other duties may be assigned from time to time in accordance with the needs of the Organisation. This job description may be revised to take account of changing circumstances or requirements
Essential requirements the person must meet are as follows:
Qualification in a relevant area e.g. Equine Studies,
Minimum of two years full time experience in a similar role
Ability to work to deadlines
Willingness to learn and an openness to alternative approaches
An ability to maintain calm and composed in a busy and demanding environment
Good communicator and interpersonal skills
Proven ability to work on own initiative within a flexible, co-operative team structure.
Fluent English is required
Desirable requirements are as follows:
Full drivers licence
Competent at lunging
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Salary: 28,000 – 32,000 euro
Hours: 39 hours per week
Pension: Employees have access to PRSA scheme.
Working Week: Sunday to Thursday
Working Hours: 39 hours per week
Travel & Subsistence: A fleet of vehicles is available. However, there may be a requirement from time to time to travel in your own vehicle. If and when these occasions arise, expenses will be paid in accordance with Festina Lente travel rates.
Annual Leave: Annual Leave will be 22 days per annum. Entitlement to Public Holidays will be in accordance with the Working Time Act of 1997 (pro rata). Compulsory Leave must be taken at:
Easter (School Holidays)
August (School Holidays)
Christmas (School Holidays)
Location of the position: Old Connaught Avenue, Bray, Co. Wicklow.
Interviews will be held on Friday 21st August 2020
Please Note: interview process will include a practical assessment
Selection will involve short listing of applicants for interview based on the criteria for the position as outlined in this job description.
A file may be formed for future vacancies.
FESTINA LENTE CHILD PROTECTION POLICY / GARDA VETTING / MANDATORY DECLARATION
Garda Vetting for all employees and volunteers is compulsory and those candidates invited for interview will be asked to complete a Garda Vetting form for submission at that time.
Festina Lente is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes suitably qualified applicants from all sections of society
Closing date for applications is Sunday 16th August 2020