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With developments over our organisations we are looking to fill two main roles to support Colin Tait.

  1. Equitait Personal Assistant
  2. Farm and Equestrian Assistant Manager/Worker

Role 1 Equitait Personal Assistant

We are currently seeking a flexible, proactive and highly organised individual to fulfil the role of Personal Assistant to Colin Tait, senior vet and owner of Equitait Veterinary Practice (Duns).

This is a full-time job and requires a great deal of flexibility in terms of working hours. A normal working week will consist of 40 hours with the opportunity of extra hours however start and finish times can vary due to additional calls or emergencies.

Duties include assisting with accurate record keeping, administration and billing. There will be scope for you to undertake occasional veterinary technician duties so horse handling skills are essential, as well as an ability to adapt to new technology, equipment and specialist cleaning procedures.

Project work will also be available and will vary from time to time.  The successful candidate will take a share of some of the office management so previous experience and skills in IT, HR, staff development, procurement and/or marketing would be advantageous.

We are looking for someone who communicates with ease with a wide range of people.  The successful candidate will act as an essential link between Colin, his clients, the Equitait team and others.  They will be proactive and able to appropriately prioritise multiple tasks and will have excellent attention to detail.

Essential requirements:

  • Must be proactive and a self-starter
  • Strong communication and inter-personal skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Able to actively and appropriately prioritise
  • Discretion is key – you will be privy to sensitive information in the role
  • Excellent IT skills with an ability to quickly pick up new systems as well as utilise MS Office and online calendars
  • Be able to drive confidently and be able to read and type whilst a passenger in a moving car
  • Be able and happy to work both indoors and outdoors
  • Have a sound understanding of equestrian pursuits, agriculture and rural living
  • Horse handling experience advantageous

 

To apply or request further details, please e-mail equitaithr@outlook.com. Applicants should enclose a full CV and covering letter. The deadline for applications is 29th January 2020.

 

Role 2 – Farm and Equestrian Assistant Manager/Worker

We are currently seeking a flexible, proactive and highly organised individual to fulfil the role of Assistant to Colin Tait with farming and equestrian matters at Raecleughhead Farm (Duns). Colin runs a 450-acre livestock farm and in addition he is the senior vet and owner of Equitait Veterinary Practice.

This is a full-time job and requires a great deal of flexibility in terms of working hours. A normal working week will consist of 40 hours with the opportunity of extra hours however start and finish times can vary due to the nature of the business.

Duties will include :

  • General Farm duties, including general livestock management, lambing and calving. Tractor, forklift and quadbike operating.
  • General maintenance – including the farm, road, vehicles, woods, garden, farmhouse and general handyman duties. Equipment maintenance both on the farm and equine clinic. Occasional couriering or collection of equipment.
  • Equestrian/Equitait Duties – general equine care, including mucking out and basic grooms/livery roles. Opportunity for vet technician role in the clinic and occasionally out with the vets or in the practice laboratory. This year will see the ability of Equitait to host visiting horses more regularly on site.
  • Farm Administration.
  • Involvement in future diversification projects.

 

The successful candidate would need to have good livestock and horse handling skills as well as the ability to adapt to new technologies and assist with occasional administrative duties. An eagerness to be involved with the management side of the farm would be encouraged and previous experience of this would be welcomed.

You will be proactive and able to appropriately prioritise multiple tasks and will have good attention to detail. Furthermore, you will assist with the accurate maintenance of livestock records, benchmarking and compliance activities involved with the farm.

Essential requirements:

  • Must be proactive and a self-starter
  • Be able to drive confidently, operate a forklift, tractor and quadbike.
  • Be able and happy to work predominately outdoors
  • Have a sound understanding of agriculture, rural living, country sports and equestrian pursuits.
  • Livestock and horse handling experience
  • Skilled in the use of hand and power tools

To apply or request further details, please e-mail equitaithr@outlook.com. Applicants should enclose a full CV and covering letter. The deadline for applications is 29th January 2020.

Salary dependent upon experience. A package including accommodation can be made available.