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Closing date: Thursday 31st August 2023

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Sports Intern

Closing Date for Applicants:
Thursday 31st August 2023

The Pony Club is ‘the’ starting point for any young person, under the age of 25, who wants to learn how to ride and care for horses and ponies. Membership offers a range of benefits, including offering the opportunity to participate in our nine sports, competing individually and in teams, training in how to both care for and ride a pony correctly, reinforced by Members taking tests, learning achievement badges, and most importantly making friends and having fun - you don't need to have your own pony to join! Founded in 1929, The Pony Club now runs across 330 Branches and over 400 Centres in the UK alone, encompassing more than 30,000 Members.

The Pony Club’s purpose is:

  • To promote and advance the education and understanding of the public and particularly children and young people, in all matters relating to horsemanship and the horse.

  • To encourage the development of sportsmanship, unlocking potential by building resilience, confidence, teamwork and leadership skills.

  • To support and develop the volunteering network to strengthen The Pony Club community and sustain lifelong engagement with equestrianism.

As a Sports Intern, you have the opportunity to be involved in the build up and running of our events as well as to influence and develop pathways so that Members are able to benefit and participate in all of our nine sports.
Your role as Sports Intern will be based at the office in Shrewley, Warwickshire, combined with some remote working from home. You will work closely with the Sports Team and experienced volunteers to deliver the best opportunities in Sport for our Members. We are looking for someone who can maintain exceptional levels of service to all stakeholders.
Alongside this, you will need to support the organisation with other ad-hoc tasks and provide general office support where necessary.

Your duties will include but will not be limited to:

  • Support the growth and development of Pony Club Sport.

  • Support in the planning and delivery of all Sporting events including the National Championships.

  • Support the administration of Pony Club Sports.

  • Support the delivery of both externally and internally funded projects as appropriate.

  • Promote compliance with The Pony Club health and safety policies.

  • Actively promote and encourage the ideals of the minimum operating standards for Safeguarding.

The ideal candidate will have the following;

  • Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal

  • Attention to detail

  • Self-motivated and have the ability to prioritise tasks

  • Forward thinking and ‘can do’ attitude

  • Organised and efficient in completing tasks

  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team

Hours of work:
09.00 – 17.00 Monday- Friday. (Flexibility can be discussed for the right candidate) This is a hybrid role so partly office based in Warwick.
There may be evening/weekend work as required by the organisation, time off in lieu will be given where appropriate.
Job Type: Full-time, Permanent
In return for working at The Pony Club you will receive 25 days off a year holiday plus bank holidays, office closure over Christmas, a company pension plan and optional healthcare insurance.
Salary £19000

To apply please send your CV and covering letter stating your suitability to

Closing date is Friday 1st September. Applications may close before the deadline, so please apply early to avoid disappointment.

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