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Head of Equestrian

King's CollegeSomerset

Head of Equestrian 

Salary: £25,000.00

King’s College and King’s Hall School is a thriving, co-educational, independent boarding and day school for children from 2 to 18 years. King’s Hall School has approximately 300 children from 2 to 13 and King’s College which has approximately 490 pupils from 13 to 18. Located on two sites, both schools provide inspired teaching, superb facilities, and our nurturing of individual potential combine to create an environment in which young people achieve great things. 

Key responsibilities:

• Safety and wellbeing 

• Teaching and learning 

• Daily running of the Equestrian Centre

• Horses’ Welfare

• Management and administration

• Competitions

• Professional development 

The Head of Equestrian will be expected to be available on site at short notice in the event of an emergency and to cover for Equestrian staff holidays or absences and to facilitate external lets during holiday periods.

He or she needs a range of essential skills, including:

Coaching qualifications (BHS/UKCC or equivalent) and coaching experience are required. Experience of teaching at all levels through Pony Club/Riding Club would be an advantage. Their own level of riding needs to enable them to ride school ponies if necessary.  Driving qualifications to tow a trailer and/or drive a lorry would be advantageous.

Experience in managing and running an equestrian facility is essential.

For an application pack, please contact the HR Dept on 01823 328105/328100 or email: CSweet@kings-taunton.co.uk.  

** Please note we cannot accept CV’s as a method of application **

Closing Date: 5.00pm Wednesday, 8 December 2021

Interviews will take place during the week commencing Monday 13 December 2021. Successful applicants should allow half a day for interview process. 

King’s Hall School and King’s College are Woodard Schools. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the safe welfare of children and young people and except all staff to share this commitment. The above post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.  


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