Equestrian Senior Instructor/Groom


The Equestrian Centre at Lucknam Park is looking for a Senior Instructor/Groom to join their team. The ideal candidate will have a desire to work and learn within an equestrian environment and have great knowledge and experience with horses. You must have an Equestrian Apprenticeship NVQ Level 3/City & Guilds or equivalent and Riding and Road Safety as a minimum qualification.

As a member of our Equestrian team you will be responsible for delivering a consistently high standard of service to our horses, guests and liveries ensuring needs and requests are met in a professional and timely manner. You must have excellent stable standards, be a confident rider, enjoy teaching and communicating with the public as well as being able join us with general tasks in the centre.

Lucknam Park’s Equestrian Centre offer unique equestrian packages in a wonderful parkland setting at a prestigious 5* Country House Hotel.

Experience and skills required for the role of Senior Instructor/Groom

  • Broad knowledge of Stable Management, Equine First Aid and Horsemanship
  • Confident at Riding and Schooling Horses
  • Experienced, Safe, Ride Leader in Open Countryside and different situations
  • A good communicator within the team and with the public
  • Caring, Personable and Patient Manner
  • The ability to communicate clearly in fluent English, both written and verbal
  • Experience and a basic understanding of computer skills including Word and Excel
  • The passion and drive to deliver a consistently excellent level of guest service
  • Experience in Natural Horsemanship and Driving beneficial but not essential

Duties: These are shared with the whole team

  • All yard duties; include all areas of daily horse and stable management
  • Daily Exercising/Training of Horses including Young Horses
  • Escorting Daily Rides/Lessons, Staff Lessons & Training
  • Natural Horsemanship Sessions
  • Communicating with Clients and Hotel Departments by Phone & Email
  • Computer/Office Work; Booking, Billing, Vet Visits/Treatment/Vaccinations/Shoeing/Osteopath/Statistics/Reporting/ Emails etc

We would love to hear from applicants who fulfil the above criteria and have a real passion to work within the equestrian environment.


  • Part of the team at one of the most award-winning UK country house hotels
  • Free staff lunch when on duty
  • Free car parking
  • Smart Uniform provided for operational staff
  • Share of discretionary service charge after qualifying period
  • Free use of swimming pool and gym in the Spa, tennis courts and 5-a-side football pitch
  • Discount on food in Brasserie lunch & dinner
  • Discount on Spa treatments & products and Equestrian Centre sessions
  • Preferential room rates at Lucknam Park and some Relais & Chateaux, Pride of Britain hotels
  • Complimentary room nights at Lucknam Park after one years employment
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Programme through Hospitality Action
  • Enhanced employer pension contributions
  • Enhanced annual holiday allowance
  • On the job training, development and promotional possibilities

We are offering a competitive salary plus service charge will be paid after completing one full months service. This is a full time position working 40 hours over 5 days. Shifts will be allocated on a weekly basis according to business needs and could include early mornings, evenings, weekends and Public/Bank Holidays.

Due to the beautiful location of the property it can be difficult to reach by public transport, please ensure you are able to travel to the property on a daily basis and fulfil the required shifts prior to applying.

If you feel that this is the role for you please apply by sending a copy of your current CV.

In line with the requirements of UK immigration legislation all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK. Documentary evidence of eligibility to work will be required from candidates as part of the recruitment process. If you do not already have the right to live and work in the UK please do not apply as we cannot help with obtaining the relevant visa.