Assistant Stud Groom

Chelmsford, Essex
£18,777 - £20,989 per annum
06 Sep 2018
20 Sep 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Assistant Stud Groom
£18,777 - £20,989 per annum
Full time, 37 hours per week

Foster excellence, work together and deliver results! Are these behaviours in your toolkit? Then we want to hear from you! We have a range of exciting opportunities at our Equine Resource Unit and we are looking for dynamic individuals to enhance our student experience, ensuring we maintain high quality standards and student satisfaction rates.

Following on a £2million investment, all of Writtle University College’s equine facilities have been brought onto one site at our Cow Watering Campus, which is now a central hub for equine teaching and research, boasting the latest in scientific technologies. 

A Stud facility extended outdoor menage, a second therapy barn, overall horse walker, DIY Stables and an indoor school have been added to the facilities already on campus, which include an equine water treadmill, solarium and indoor riding arenas. 

Writtle University College also has a fantastic track record in equine breeding. The Stud won a British Eventing Breeders Medal this year for the leading British-bred horse in the Eventing Five Year Old Championships. The Stud also produced the Reserve Champion showjumper at the British Equestrian Federations Futurity Championships in 2017. The champion Riding Horse at the Horse of the Year Show in 2016 and 2017 was also born at Writtle. 

The investment will enhance the student experience by enabling all practical sessions to be carried out in one space, whether its used for breeding horses or youngstock, the therapy units or the riding facilities. 

Would you like to contribute to the day-to-day running of our Equine Resource Unit? If so, please see our current opportunities available!

We are looking for a dynamic individual to assist in the operation of our busy University College Stud, supporting the Stud Groom in daily duties, deputising in their absence and taking direction from them to ensure effective and smooth running of the stud to meet teaching and research needs, whilst complying with Health & Safety regulations.

The role includes the recording and dissemination of stud data for teaching purposes, supervision and assessment of students on yard duties, assisting academic colleagues to deliver teaching and instruction of students in the practical tasks of breeding stock management.  

To succeed, you will have a working knowledge of how a stud operates including backing and riding away young horses, the management of stallions, broodmares (including the supervision of foaling), foals and young stock. Ideally, you will hold a relevant equine qualification. Due to the nature of the role, you will be required to drive non-HGV horse boxes, tractors and trailers.

For more information on this role, or other opportunities and Writtle University College, please visit our website: For an application pack, please email: or call the Human Resources Department on 01245 424208.

Closing date for applications: 20.09.2018

Interview date: 03.10.2018 
Writtle University College strives to be an Equal Opportunities employer. All applicants who are offered employment will be subject to a criminal records check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment