Discipline: Leisure and Fitness
Job type: Flexible
Contact name: Nicola Ward

Job ref: 188845

GLL is looking for a Groom to work at Lee Valley Riding Centre. If you have the skills and ambition to join us as a Riding Instructor, there's never been a more exciting time to join us. This is more than a **Groom **job, it's a career.


Staff are required to do shift work, including early's, late's, weekends and bank holidays. 


In order to be effective in these tasks you would need to be able to demonstrate that you are:

  • Literate at GCSE qualification level C or equivalent in experience and/or qualification in order to follow straight forward oral and written instructions
  • Numerate at GCSE qualification level C or equivalent in experience and/or qualification in order to keep basic work records.
  • Working knowledge of equine and equestrian equipment and machinery
  • Working knowledge of health and safety regulations and demonstrable experience of working with health and safety guidelines
  • Verifiable experience of working in a stable yard environment and to execute stable work (mucking out, grooming, animal handling)
  • Effective team worker
  • Verifiable experience of dealing with customers and providing services to customers
  • Ability to organise own work both independently and on the basis of instruction
  • Effective in facing customers and/or providing customer services, able to deal with varied customer demands, deal with the emotional demands of others and easily establish a rapport and reach positive resolutions
  • Ability to exchange information concisely either written or orally
  • Ability to train colleagues in their tasks and achieve lasting results
  • Ability to work independently and unsupervised for several hours at a time
  • Ability to work under work-related pressure (deadlines and priorities)
  • Ability to work in confined and physically awkward positions, e.g. grooming
  • Ability to move or carry heavy goods with the help of mechanical aids
  • Able to work with some exposure to a disagreeable and unpleasant working environment (heavy weights, risk of injury and weather)


Desirable Experience

In addition to the above essential requirements, if you are able to demonstrate any of the following this will be advantageous when working casually:

  • Experience of working in a leisure environment.
  • Proven experience or working in a multi-cultural or multi-ethnic environment.
  • Experience of working in a large public sector organisation
  • Experience of riding horses, including tacking-up
  • Horse Management NVQ level 2/BHS level 1 or equivalent in experience and/or qualification
  • First Aid qualification
  • Ability to drive safely and responsibly

As a charitable social enterprise owned by its staff GLL has a great range of benefits for its employees:

  • Salary dependant on experience – starting at £12.10 per hour
  • A values driven organisation
  • Learning & development to support career development
  • Good pension schemes
  • Discounted gym membership for you and your partner
  • A full time permanent position
  • The opportunity to join the GLL Society and have a say on how we ar run plus associated events
  • Exclusive discounts on our villas in Portugal
  • Exclusive discounts on our Ski chalets in Bulgaria
  • Career Pathways, professional development is just the start. To ensure your stay on top of your game we provide training with practical and theory elements too
  • Discounts across thousands of retailers (GLL Extras)
  • 25% off Red Letter Days
  • 25% off Buy a Gift
  • 20% off GLL spa experience treatments and associated products
  • Ride to work scheme
  • Free eye tests and discounted glasses


We are an inclusive employer. We seek and welcome diversity in our teams. 

All pay rates are subject to skills, experience, qualifications and location.