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STUD GROOM VACANCY at THE SUFFOLK PUNCH TRUST

The Suffolk Punch Trust have an opening for a Stud Groom to work alongside the Stud Manager and the other Stud Grooms in the operation of a busy stud and tourist attraction.

We are looking for a reliable, hardworking, and enthusiastic person with great people skills to assist with the daily operations of the farm.

You will be required to maintain the high standards of animal husbandry and manage the yard in an effective and timely manner.

You will work alongside and oversee a team of volunteers, ensuring that they have clear instruction and working to our company policies.

Not only are we a stud, but we are also a tourist attraction which means that your people skills will need to be of a high standard.

You must be organised, tidy and work well under pressure.

Other animals to include, sheep, goats, cattle, poultry, and donkeys are also part of this role, and will be included in the day-to-day tasks. It is not essential to have previous experience with these animals and we will train you within the role.

We would prefer previous stallion, mare and youngstock handling, to include the training of horses to harness and saddle. Previous driving experience is not essential, and we would train you within the role. Previous foaling experience is preferred but not essential.

Required Skills

  • People Skills

  • Equine First Aid

  • Working alone and as a team

  • Stallion handling

  • Youngstock handling

  • Turning out to County Show level

  • Lunging

  • Long Reining

 

Required Expertise

  • Professional

  • Full driver’s license – previous experience of horse transportation would be preferred.

 

 Closing Date

If this role is for you, please send your covering letter and CV to tracey.pettitt@suffolkpunchtrust.org

Volunteering with the Trust

Volunteers are the life-blood of the trust and without them we could not exist. They are a tremendous support to us and we are extemely grateful for all that they do.

Can you spend a few hours a week on a regular basis?

Volunteers are essential to the running of the Trust and are an integral part of our team.

Volunteers bring a wide range of skills, from tractor driving and customer service to gardening and maintenance, or just a deep love of horses.

We need help in four main areas:

Visitor Centre (reception, gift shop, tour guides)

Heritage Garden, Museum and Stud Farm (tractor driving, maintenance , animal care).

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If you are interested in volunteering please email info@suffolkpunchtrust.org or phone 01394 411327

Volunteers

 

We are always looking for volunteers to join us in our Heritage Centre and Garden or on the Stud.

Currently we are looking for someone who could help us cut grass (we have a lovely ride on mower), strim the edges and generally help with the upkeep of the grounds.

 

If you would like more information please contact us on 01394 411327 or by email: info@suffolkpunchtrust.org.uk

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