The RDA National Training Centre is supported by a dedicated team of staff and volunteers and we are always looking for talented and enthusiastic people to join us. Take a look at our current vacancies – and we look forward to hearing from you.

 

 

Deputy Yard Manager 

Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) is a national charity proud to have been delivering opportunities for therapy, achievement, and enjoyment to people with disabilities for more than 50 years.  In 2019 RDA UK opened its National Training Centre, which includes training and event facilities, National Office and an equestrian centre for the delivery of RDA and commercial activities. We are looking for an Deputy Yard Manager to support the work we do within the centre.

 

Our Centre delivers a huge variety of activities and we are looking for an enthusiastic and capable person who wants to be a part of a team that delivers the best possible service to those visiting the centre. The role will be mainly yard based, but should you wish, there will be opportunities to get involved in a variety of duties/events and also take part in the volunteering and coaching programmes we offer within RDA.

We are looking for someone who is:-

Able to work in a team environment and lead other team members as well as our amazing volunteers team. Not shy of a varied workload and is able to multitask.
Hard-working, honest…and fun!

Main duties will include all normal day to day yard tasks, supporting people using the centre and answering enquiries. On our Yard manager’s days off you will be required to lead the yard team and our volunteers in ensuring that our high standards are maintained, the daily routine is completed efficiently and be confident in managing the herd.

We are continuing to build up our business, so we are looking for someone who is happy to support the growth of the business and is able to interact with a mix of clients.

 

Full time (5 days a week) including weekends, 33 days paid holiday per year - £25,000PA

Job Description

Applications close 14th April, please email a covering letter and your CV to Beth at bbeale@rda.org.uk to apply

 

 

Volunteer with us!


Volunteers are essential in every area of our Centre. From coaches to cake bakers, people support RDA in many different ways – and we always need more help. Whatever skills you can bring, giving your time will mean that more disabled people can enjoy the therapy and fun of horses.


Volunteering with RDA should be rewarding and fulfilling – and we want you to benefit from your time with us. Our programme of volunteer training means it’s not just our participants who get the chance to learn and achieve their goals. We welcome volunteers of 12 and over, there is no upper age limit and we need a wide range of skills – not just with horses. RDA is a diverse organisation and we are at our best when we bring together people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities.

 

Current volunteer vacancies include:

  • Groundskeeping - from gardening, fixing odd jobs, harrowing our arena with our tractor or helping to build a course of jumps there is always lots to do! 
  • Yard support - including spending quality time with our horses helping to feed, muck out and taking them to the paddock for a well earned rest.
  • Lesson support - from helping to prepare the horses for sessions to being there to support our riders and help them make the most out of their time with their best friend.
  • Events support - Most Sundays are jam packed with Events, helping people on both their own horses and ours to gain essential competition experience in a inclusive and supportive environment.

 

If you would like to get involved please complete our Volunteer form and return to Olivia at omccallum@rda.org.uk 

Volunteer form