Keysoe Cuddles Therapy Pony Groom - Team Leader

Keysoe Therapy Ponies · Keysoe, Bedford
Department Keysoe Therapy Ponies
Employment Type Full Time
Minimum Experience Manager/Supervisor

The Keysoe Cuddles Therapy Centre is a special place where the devoted Shetland Ponies will provide a form of horse therapy to children and vulnerable adults. The role holder will be an advocate of Keysoe International and Keysoe Cuddle Therapy Centre and will promote the strategy and purpose of the charity at all times. The Team Leader will lead daily care to the ponies and visits to required destinations to perform their roles. The role of Team Leader requires somebody confident in the delivery of animal welfare and wellbeing who is approachable and cares about animals and the benefits they bring to therapy.


About You: 


  • To be a role model for horse wellbeing & healthcare
  • Able to lead and coordinate activity and develop team members 
  • Approachable and creating a comfortable environment for children and vulnerable adults 
  • Possess good stakeholder management skills for both team and clients
  • Proven experience leading a team
  • Confident to speak in public as a brand ambassador
  • Experience in yard duties and horse grooming
  • Takes pride in presentation and excellence
  • Using our values to work together; respect, integrity, sharing, teamwork, learning


About the Role: 

  • Leading the team in day to day operation including external visits to schools, hospitals, hospices and care homes
  • Public facing role, advocating the benefits of pony therapy to clients and the general public
  • Take pride in maintaining a high standard of delivery including appearance and turnout of ponies 
  • Coordinating general yard duties and to oversee pony therapy grooms and volunteers 
  • Working with the Business and Fundraising Manager to identify team development and training opportunities  
  • Ad hoc activities as requested by management

This role will require an enhanced DBS check on a frequent basis. Therefore the holder of the role must satisfy the evolving requirements of the DBS certification.


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  • Location
    Keysoe, Bedford
  • Department
    Keysoe Therapy Ponies
  • Employment Type
    Full Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Manager/Supervisor