Yard Assistant

Salary – to be discussed.

Yard Assistant is required to work alongside the Instructors at the British Racing School. This is a varied role that will involve assisting the Instructors during riding lessons, helping trainees to tack up and muck out, clipping, trimming horses and general yard duties. Someone that can ride racehorses to a good standard is desirable but not essential, ability to ride will be reflected in the salary offered.

The British Racing School is a teaching environment so it is essential that the successful candidate has an aptitude and willingness to work with young people. Patience and good communication skills along with team work are essential. There will be the opportunity to progress and take additional qualifications if desired. The School offers a generous pensions scheme and private healthcare.

Hours will be 08.30 to 16.30 Monday to Friday with one hour for lunch from 1-2pm. 1 weekend in 4 must be worked which is mornings only, 08.30 to 12.00 Saturday and 09.00 to 12.00 Sunday.

The School is an equal opportunities employer. Successful candidates will be required to undergo a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check. The British Racing School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of trainees and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. Applications will only be accepted on a BRS employment application form which can be downloaded here Application Form

Closing Date for applications is midday on Friday 10th June however we reserve the right to close the application process sooner if a suitable candidate is identified.

Please contact Carol.Bramhill@brs.org.uk if you have any queries or wish to have an informal chat about the role.

Workplace Instructors x 2

Competitive hourly rate.

The British Racing School requires 2 x Workplace Instructors to take on a portfolio of Trainees working in racing yards. One will be based in Newmarket and the other in the North Yorkshire area. These posts are part-time. The position involves teaching and supporting young people on the Level 2 and Level 3 Equine Groom (Racing) Apprenticeships.

Essential Skills/Qualifications

  • Experience working in a racing yard (ideally at least 5 years)
  •  Good level of Maths and English,
  • Excellent communication skills
  • IT skills
  • Flexible approach to working with trainees and employers
  • A full driving licence

Desirable Skills/Qualifications

  • Level 3 Diploma in Racehorse Care & Management
  • Assessor Qualifications
  • Teaching Qualifications or willingness to undertake further training provided by the BRS where necessary.

Hours: up to 25 hours per week

The School is an equal opportunities employer. Successful candidates will be required to undergo a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check. The British Racing School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of trainees and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. Applications will only be accepted on a BRS employment application form which can be downloaded here Application Form

Closing Date for applications is midday on Friday 10th June however we reserve the right to close the application process sooner if a suiitable candidate is identified.

Please contact Carol.Bramhill@brs.org.uk if you have any queries or wish to have an informal chat about the role.

 

Riding Instructor – Newmarket Pony Academy

£25,750 per annum

Full time Riding Instructor required for the Newmarket Pony Academy.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a community project based at the British Racing School, designed to improve the mental health of disadvantaged and vulnerable children. We run a successful schools programme and are developing afterschool clubs and holiday clubs. We are looking for an enthusiastic full-time instructor who works well within a team and has a passion for helping young people. Previous experience instructing or coaching are desirble and a positive attitude that can inspire the young people is a must.

Duties required include, but are not limited to, instructing the schools programme, planning and instructing afterschool and holiday clubs, working with a small team of staff and volunteers to ensure high standards are attained in all programmes and excellent care of the NPA horses and ponies.

Desirable Skills/Experience:

 

  • Working in a hands-on role with horses.
  • Working with young people.
  • Ability to interact confidently with people from a wide range of backgrounds.
  • Computer literate.
  • NVQ/Diploma Level 3 in Horse Care and Management (or equilivant)
  • First aid qualification (can be achieved once in post)
  • A relevant educational/coaching qualification, eg. BHSQ L2 Foundation Coach in Complete Horsemanship, HLTA.
  • Performance as a team member, leader and working with others.

40 hrs per week on a flexible contract which will include some evenings and weekends. This role does not usually require very early morning starts.

The School is an equal opportunities employer. Successful candidates will be required to undergo a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check. The British Racing School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of trainees and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. Applications will only be accepted on a BRS employment application form which can be downloaded here Application Form

Closing Date for applications is midday on Friday 10th June however we reserve the right to close the application process sooner if a suitable candidate is identified.

Please contact Carol.Bramhill@brs.org.uk if you have any queries or wish to have an informal chat about the role.

 

Trustees

 The British Racing School [BRS] provides education and training for those employed in or seeking employment in the horseracing industry, primarily young people.

The BRS is looking to increase the diversity of its Trustee Board, in order that the Board better reflects the Charity’s beneficiaries and to realise the benefits that diverse leadership brings. The School is open-minded about the specific nature of the candidates’ experience, but to complement the current Trustee skills profile the following skills and experience would add the most benefit to the current Board:

1 Finance in a corporate setting, preferably with experience at board level

2 Marketing, Communications and Social Media, this may suit a candidate with no former experience as a trustee.

Knowledge of horses and horseracing is not essential but a genuine interest in improving the life chances of young people through education and training is. In addition the BRS Board is looking for Trustees who can think strategically about the BRS’ activities and leverage their own insights and experience for the benefit of the Board and the management team.

The current Board is happy to support newly appointed Trustees with Trustee training and insights from their own experiences. The successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to add value outside of their natural areas of expertise and the motivation to effectively contribute to the BRS.

Personal qualities are important to the BRS – the successful candidate will be pragmatic, humble and intellectually curious with sound people judgement, high emotional intelligence and strong listening skills. It is critical that the successful candidate possesses an open and collaborative style able to fit the culture of a low ego but effective Board.

This is voluntary position, we will reimburse travel expenses to approximately 5 meeting per annum. Safeguarding our young people is a priority, the successful applicant will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check and provide the names of two contacts who can be approached to provide a professional reference. Applicants must complete a BRS Trustee Application form which can be downloaded here BRS application form for Trustees and return it by email to Chair@brs.org.uk by 16th May 2022.

Volunteers – Newmarket Pony Academy

The Newmarket Pony Academy is a new project designed to give young people the opportunity learn new skills such as team work, confidence and resilience. It is based at the British Racing School in Newmarket. We will be running week long courses designed to introduce children to ponies and using a different learning environment we will strive to engage them in core subjects along with equine care. Further to this we will be running breakfast, afterschool and holiday clubs for local young people. We really believe in the social and mental health benefits from this type of learning and are incredibly excited to empower these young people.

We are looking to recruit a team of reliable volunteers who have a passion for helping young people learn and develop as individuals. Volunteers must have a positive attitude, work well within a team and be able to interact confidently with people from a wide range of backgrounds. Previous experience with horses is important for the role and experience with young people in an education or non-educational setting would would be very desirable. Training can be given to an individual with the right attitude as well as help to develop their own personal skills.

We are also looking for someone who would drive our mini bus delivering children to and from the British Racing School for their courses.

All volunteers with receive a full induction and will need to be DBS checked due to the nature of the role. The NPA believes in equal opportunities for staff, volunteers and all young people. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of trainees and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment.

If you are interested please get in touch with Anna.Sylvester@brs.org.uk. Applications will only be accepted on a Volunteer Application form which can be downloaded from here.