Saddler

The Hong Kong Jockey Club
Hong Kong
Permanent
292 days ago
DEPARTMENT:

The Equestrian Affairs Department aims to fulfil the Club's vision to promote riding as a sport and raise participation at all levels, from beginner through to elite. It oversees the management of four equestrian centres, including the Member's facility at the Beas River Country Club and three public riding schools at Tuen Mun, Pok Fu Lam and Lei Yue Mun. The Beas River Equestrian Centre, being the largest in Hong Kong, houses 257 horses and provides world class facilities including a riding school, livery yard, competition centre, rehabilitation and retraining unit, as well as a spelling unit for Hong Kong's racehorses.

JOB_DESCRIPTION:

You will:

-provide a full range of saddlery support services to all of the HKJC riding schools, private riding schools and associated partners as required

-provide advice and services relating to saddle selection and fitting, as well as other tack related matters to Members and livery clients as needed

-undertake repair and maintenance of all saddlery items to ensure safety and efficient use of resources

-advise on the purchase of saddlery items to ensure suitability, quality and cost efficiency

-ensure suitable, well-fitting equipment is used on all horses to maintain excellent horse care

-perform quarterly checks on all school horses' tack, adjust, refit bridles and adjust, re-flock saddles as necessary, keeping suitable records and providing reports to the Chief Riding Instructors

-work closely with the Equestrian Veterinary team to provide advice on horses with back issues

-maintain adequate stock of repair items, along with ensuring appropriate stock control measures in place and records are maintained

-undertake training of apprentice saddlers to develop their skills towards achieving accreditation and becoming professional saddlers

-undertake training of riding instructors and stable staff in the area of advanced saddle and equipment fitting

-deliver seminars or lectures on saddlery related topics to Youth Squad Athletes, Staff, Members, and General Public etc. as directed by the CRI

-collaborate with saddlers from Racing Operations, to share best practice, knowledge exchange etc.

-undertake any other duties as assigned by Management

ABOUT_YOU:

You should have:

-be a qualified saddler with at least five years' experience

-be a qualified and experienced saddle fitter

-be a team player but able to work on own initiative

-perform duties to the highest standards in efficient work manner

-deliver the highest standards of customer service at all times to internal & external stakeholders

-preferably be a fluent speaker of English; an understanding of Cantonese will be an advantage, but not essential

TERMS_OF_EMPLOYMENT:

The level of appointment will be commensurate with qualification and experience.

CLOSING_DATE:

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

We are an equal opportunity employer. Personal data provided by job applicants will be used strictly in accordance with the Club\'s notice to employees and prospective employees relating to the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance. A copy of which will be provided immediately upon request.
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