Working at E4E
Are you an experienced equestrian coach, or have qualifications in education, or psychology and want to work with us? Preference is given to people who have volunteered with us first, but we do encourage anyone with appropriate qualifications to contact us to find out more about current, and future, opportunities.
What does Equestrian 4 Everyone look for in a coach?
An experienced riding coach, who is also interested in teaching basic horsemanship skills (leading, catching ponies, tack etc) who can take charge of one-on-one sessions, or groups of up to 3 riders, and manage volunteers. Preference is given to coaches who have worked with people with disabilities*, but we can train the right person, the appropriate techniques and procedures.
- excellent time management, and communication skills.
- good record keeping - we do need to keep a record of client attendance, and progress, volunteer attendance (skills, and performance) and health, and safety
- people management - you will have volunteers of varying skills and part of your job will be retaining those volunteers and increasing their skill levels.
- good horsemanship, and coaching skills
- be capable of following instructions - we have very particular requirements for our horses, and our volunteers, and clients so it is very important that all our coaches, and volunteers are working in the same way. That may mean leaving your personal preferences at the door and being open to new coaching styles , and new ways of training horses.
We are very flexible on hours - you may want the full weekend, weekday evenings, or just a few hours - we're happy to talk through current options and future opportunities.