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Racing Trainer Coach

Haddon Training
West Midlands

  • Training & Education

Closing date: Tuesday 5th March 2024

Job Details

Racing Trainer Coach


Closing Date for Applicants:
Tuesday 5th March 2024

Haddon Training Ltd part of the Educ8 Training Group

Hours of Work: 37.5 hours p/w

Salary: £22,000.00 - £25,500.00 per annum

The chosen candidate will be a high performing, qualified, experienced, and enthusiastic individual who enjoys working as part of a team and has a thirst for delivering high quality and service to all concerned parties. Experience in the delivery of Apprenticeship Standards and the differences in the sector post 2017 reforms is highly desirable.

This will include supporting the entire learner journey, including:

  • Enrolment / induction and initial assessment

  • Racing specialist equine care teaching, learning and assessment

  • Coaching / mentoring

  • Delivery of Functional Skills English and math

  • Supporting the wider curriculum (PREVENT, British Values, Safeguarding, ICT, Information, Advice and Guidance, etc.)

  • Correct completion of mandatory paperwork to evidence all aspects of the learner journey to an auditable standard

You will work closely with learners and employers and report to your Area Manager, as well as being fully supported by a Curriculum Specialist for the delivery for your learners to achieve the required Functional Skills and Internal Quality Assurers (IQA’s) to ensure a high level of quality throughout the delivery of the programme.

Essential industry specific experience:

  • Minimum five years’ recent and extensive experience working in the equine sector

  • Up-to-date, relevant, deep, and broad experience of working within the racing industry in management or at level such as i.e., head lad/lass, yard manager, senior instructor

  • Passion for work-based learning

  • Experience in the occupational area of the apprenticeships including practical and current knowledge of working practices, infrastructure, tools and technologies to support applications

  • Occupational competence with a comprehensive and proven track record of service in the equine and racing industry supported by a detailed and documented CPD record

  • Extensive knowledge and experience of horse anatomy, physiology, and welfare

  • Comprehensive experience of best practice for workplace saddlery, equipment and clothing used and how to maintain it

  • Demonstrable knowledge of safe working practices in an equine and racing environment including routine yard, field duties and horse husbandry

Essential qualifications:

  • Work-based Diploma in Level 3 Work Based Diploma in Horse Care and Management or Racehorse Care and Management or BHS Stage 3 Care and Ride or be working towards and have the ability to undertake them successfully within probation period

  • Level 2 Functional Skills in English and math or ability to undertake them successfully within probation period

  • Experience of working with and maintaining quality assurance processes and complying with regulatory requirements

  • Commitment to continuous professional development relevant to the industry area being assessed

Essential knowledge, skills, and behaviours:

  • Have working knowledge of the equestrian and racing sector

  • Produce excellent written and verbal communication skills with substantive experience of providing supportive, concise feedback to learners, assessors and key stakeholders

  • Have experience of producing clear, accurate and detailed written reports, including remarks / enquiries about results

  • Be a self-starter, with drive, ambition and investigative skills

  • Demonstrate effective time management with the ability to prioritise, plan and organise effectively

  • Have the ability to build a strong working relationship with employers, learners and colleagues

  • Demonstrate outstanding integrity and interpersonal skills and behaviours and confidently deal with a wide range of people

  • Be able to work on own with initiative and maturity but also able to work as a team player with a ‘can do’ attitude and a good sense of humour

  • Have a customer focused commercial awareness

  • Have the ability to offer guidance on careers advice and next steps after completing an Apprenticeship Be aware of delicate and sensitive areas of confidentiality

  • Have proficient IT skills that include Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

  • Driving license with access to own car

For further information on this job role, please contact us or 01443 749000

Educ8 Training Group is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk, and expect all employees to share this commitment. All successful applicants will be required to undertake a satisfactory DBS check in line with their job role.

Why work for us?

Educ8 Training Group are a Values driven organisation creating a Gr8 Culture resulting in being the #2 Best Education and Training Company to work for in the UK in 2023. If you'd like to work with Gr8 people who are passionate about training and education then we'd love to hear from you. We offer excellent benefits, a values driven ethos but most of all a Gr8 place to work.

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.


  • Annual Leave package: 30 days annual leave which includes day off for Birthday and Christmas shutdown.

  • Additional holiday accrued after 2 years’ service starting from 1 day per year up to a maximum of 5 days.

  • 45p per mile mileage allowance.

  • Early finish on a Friday ‘Rejuven8’ time

  • Employee Assistance Programme offering counselling support and advice from day 1 of employment

  • Employee Mental Health First Aider

  • Flexible/home working encouraged

  • Excellent wellbeing support and monthly group activities

Educ8 reserves the right to bring forward the closing date should we receive sufficient a sufficient number of applications for this role.

Should you not hear from us 4 weeks after application, unfortunately you have been unsuccessful.


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Please mention Equine Careers when applying.