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A birds eye aerial view of the Calvert Exmoor grounds, with Wistlandpound Reservoir in the background and Exmoor hills in the distance.

Careers

Join the team, help change lives...

Together, we can provide life-changing experiences

At Calvert Exmoor, our guests really are at the heart of everything we do, and many of the children, adults and families who visit us are experiencing accessible outdoor adventures for the first time.

From the moment they arrive and throughout their stay, fantastic teams of staff are on hand to make sure our guests have a truly magical time.

You could join the incredible staff members who all help provide these life-changing experiences, whether it’s in the realm of adventure activities, accommodation, facilities or dining.

Current vacancies

If you have the passion and desire to do a rewarding job that helps others, browse our current vacancies here.

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Calvert Exmoor Equine Centre is a professional riding establishments with the aim of delivering equitation to people of all abilities. We work closely with the centre to provide accessible horse experience sessions for all to enjoy.

The Role of Riding Instructor

Our Equestrian Centre team are dynamic, customer-focused leaders. As a staff member, you will be part of a fun, supportive team and will strive toward excellence.

Riding Instructors are required to deliver a professional level of instruction to all participants. Riding Instructors are responsible for managing the order of lessons and sharing the work load evenly  on each horse as well as keeping up to date with CPD and staying current in the equine industry.

Key Responsibilities

  • Supervise and lead activities in accordance with National Governing Bodies and Health and Safety guidelines
  • To be responsible for safety checks, maintenance, training and general upkeep of the stables
  • Horse welfare and care
  • To ensure the stables team are acting within their training at all times, and flag up any additional training needed to ensure safe activity provision
  • Assist the Yard Manager and Stables Supervisor with activity sign offs, observations, and training records
  • Assist in the organisation and development of events, lessons and courses in the stables
  • Assist in training new staff, volunteers and apprentices
  • To work together with other members of the Activities Team to lead and co-ordinate day-to-day activities
  • Proactive in sourcing and seeking out own development and training
  • Actively support and encourage other departments
  • To uphold the core values of Calvert Exmoor Equine Centre and Calvert Exmoor
  • To act in accordance with Calvert Exmoor Equine Centre and Calvert Exmoor policies and operations

About you

Essential:

  • Hold your BHS Stage 2 coach or equivalent; alternatively, happy to complete the teaching element of the qualification over the winter if you already hold the Stage 2 Care Ride Lunge
  • Passionate about working with and looking after horses
  • Passionate about working with a variety of people with disabilities
  • Able to work manage group sessions
  • An approachable, professional and positive role model
  • A pro-active and efficient team player
  • Passionate about working with people
  • Show initiative and be solution-based
  • Well presented, punctual and approachable
  • Use clear and appropriate language
  • Good time keeping and flexible in your approach
  • Happy to be out and about working in all weathers and on your feet for most of the day

Desirable:

  • Experience or knowledge of working with people with disabilities
  • Experience of working in an equine centre

Requirements for the post:

  • Available to cover weekends
  • You must have your own means of transport due to our location
  • Due to the welfare of our horses we are only able to accept applications from individuals who do not exceed the weight limit of 13.5 stone
  • To be over 18 years of age
  • The successful candidate will be required to undergo an advanced DBS disclosure

Job type: Full-time 37.5 hours per week average

Start date: On or around Monday 19th August 2024

Salary: Based on experience & qualifications

Location: Wistlandpound, Kentisbury, Barnstaple EX31 4SJ

Closing date: 14th July 2024

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, please submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Calvert Exmoor Equine Centre is a professional riding establishments with the aim of delivering equitation to people of all abilities. We work closely with the centre to provide accessible horse experience sessions for all to enjoy.

The Role of Groom

Equine grooms care for and look after horses on a daily basis to ensure that they remain healthy, happy and in good condition.

Key Responsibilities

  • Keeping the horses clean and well fed
  • Filling hay nets and water buckets
  • Measuring feed and any supplements required
  • Leading horses
  • Preparing horses for riding
  • Keeping the stables, yard and fields clean and tidy
  • Record keeping
  • Exercising the horses (lunging)

About you

Essential

  • Prior experience with horses (please ensure you include this in your application)
  • Passionate about working with and looking after horses
  • Passionate about working with a variety of people with disabilities
  • Able to work with people and help manage group sessions
  • A professional, positive role model
  • A pro-active and efficient team player
  • Passionate about working with people
  • Show initiative and be solution-based
  • Well presented, punctual and approachable
  • Use clear and appropriate language
  • Good time keeping and flexible in your approach
  • Happy to be out and about working in all weathers and on your feet for most of the day
  • Due to our location you will require reliable transport
  • You must be prepared to develop your skills towards gaining BHS qualifications.

 Desirable

  • Experience or knowledge of working with people with disabilities
  • Experience of working in an equine centre

Requirements for the post

  • Available to cover weekends
  • You must have your own means of transport due to our location
  • Due to the welfare of our horses we are only able to accept applications from individuals who do not exceed the weight limit of 13.5 stone
  • To be over 18 years of age
  • The successful candidate will be required to undergo an advanced DBS disclosure

Job type: Full-time 37.5 hours per week average

Start date: Immediate start available

Salary: Based on experience & qualifications

Location: Wistlandpound, Kentisbury, Barnstaple EX31 4SJ

Closing date: 14th July 2024

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, please submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

To apply for any role

If you’d like to learn more about any position, please contact Sarah Rigby (HR & Employee Relations Manager).

Sarah can be reached by email: careers@calvert-trust.org.uk
Or call 01598 763221 to leave a message and Sarah will get back to you as soon as possible.

TO APPLY FOR A JOB:

Our hiring process

  • Get in touch – send Sarah an email with your CV and Covering Letter
  • A speedy response to all applicants – we’ll respond, and if appropriate we’ll arrange a visit or interview at the centre
  • If possible, you’ll spend some time with your potential department as part of the interview process to meet potential teammates
  • You’ll also see the grounds and find out more about the charity in general
  • You decide if we have what you’re looking for, and if all goes well then you’ll join the team

A bit about us…

A member of Calvert Exmoor staff, Chief Instructor Tom, is wearing a navy blue Calvert polo shirt, a red helmet and glasses and is holding some ropes tied to a carabiner, smiling at the camera.

People

A member of Calvert Exmoor staff, Chief Instructor Tom, is wearing a navy blue Calvert polo shirt, a red helmet and glasses and is holding some ropes tied to a carabiner, smiling at the camera.

People

Our business is all about people and as such our staff are super important to us. We have crafters, book worms, mountain bikers, cooks, runners, gamers, movie buffs, dancers and everything in-between. Family people, single people, couples and happy and caring people. Whilst working with us you can be guaranteed to find individuals with similar interests and make friends for life.

Aerial view of the Calvert Exmoor courtyard and Wistlandpound Reservoir

Location

Aerial view of the Calvert Exmoor courtyard and Wistlandpound Reservoir

Location

Situated at the edge of Wistlandpound Reservoir, among beautiful pine forests and rippling streams, our fully accessible centre offers high quality facilities and professionally adaptive accommodation, all nestled within the rolling hills of Devon’s Exmoor National Park.

Due to the remote location, having a car or easy transport to the Calvert Exmoor centre is essential for any position. 

What we do

What we do

We are Calvert Exmoor; a registered charity providing stimulating, exciting and accessible breaks and activities for children, adults, families and groups with disabilities. We take a unique and person-centred approach to assist our guests along their journey to a more confident and empowered self, with our specially adapted centre and amazing staff team providing an inclusive attitude and atmosphere for all. At Calvert Exmoor, we prove that It’s what you CAN do that counts!

Other information…

  • We are committed to the Disability Confident Employer Scheme, which ensures we make the most of the unique skills and talents that people with disabilities can bring to the workplace
  • Calvert Exmoor complies with the Equality Act 2010. We believe in fair treatment of all our employees and commit to promoting diversity in our employment practices. We do not discriminate in employment based on ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, disability, age, marital status, medical history, parental status, gender or pregnancy
  • Please inform us of any adjustments that may need to be taken into consideration prior to a telephone call or visit to the site
  • All our roles require a DBS check

Volunteers wanted!

There’s also the opportunity to volunteer!

Volunteering at Calvert Exmoor