Carrington Riding Centre

Job Vacancies



1. TERM TIME Equine and or Small Animal Additional Needs Instructor


This position would include a 3-5 day week, Monday-Friday, 10am -2pm Term Time Only.
Primarily we are a riding school, however we run a large Alternative Provision where young people attend our centre instead of going to school. These young people can be challenging and usually have an additional need.
We are also an educational college associated with Trafford college, delivering City & Guilds Levels 2 & 3 in horse care and management.
We do a lot of work with local schools and work hard to give disadvantaged children and adults the opportunity to both ride and interact with horses, dogs and small animals.
We are looking for an experienced instructor who has taught young people with challenging behaviour and additional needs in a farm environment to join our team.
You must either have experience teaching with small animals, dogs or horses or both or qualifications of working and teaching with horses and/or small animals.
Salary: From £12.00 per hour
 Please call 0161 969 5853 or email:  for more information

2. Teaching Assistant


We are looking for experienced SEN Teaching Assistants to join us at our brand-new OFSTED approved SEN Independent school based at Carrington Riding Centre, Trafford who would be happy to work in a farm environment with small animals and/or horses.
Although experience of working with a variety of needs is preferred, what’s essential is that you have a passion and enthusiasm for going above and beyond for children of all needs and working in a farm environment with animals..
As a member of staff at our school you will be responsible for the health and wellbeing of the students. As such, you will most likely witness many varied additional needs and challenging behaviours. You will work closely with class teachers and other staff members to help support students to develop and learn.
This role does not require any experience in similar roles, but it is essential that you have a dedication and passion for working with SEN students and approach them with empathy, patience and understanding. Some basic training is available before you start.

You will be able to provide teaching support to learners throughout their school life.
As a special educational needs (SEN) teaching assistant, you’ll work with children and young people who need extra support, or require an advanced programme of learning, in order to reach their full educational potential.

You may work with individuals who have physical disabilities, sensory impairments (i.e. hearing or visual), speech and language difficulties, learning difficulties such as dyslexia, conditions such as autism, social, emotional and mental health needs, challenging behaviours or have a combination of these difficulties.
You may also work with gifted and talented individuals.


As an SEN teaching assistant, you’ll need to:

  • A passion for working with children who have Special Educational Needs
  • Have some experience working with children with SEN on 1:1 basis or in classes
  • Be passionate about working with SEN children
  • Be flexible, proactive, and patient
  • Be able to communicate effectively within a team
  • Be committed to work
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills.
  • The enthusiasm and ability to motivate young children and build on their successes.
  • A commitment to high expectations to meet the needs of all children.
  • Experience of working collaboratively within a team of people to provide a stimulating learning environment.
  • The ability to share your expertise, knowledge and understanding of young children’s needs and achievements with parents.
  • Willingness to give 200%

Support for Students

  • To provide effective teaching support to a cohort of students
  • To support small groups and 1:1 tutorials to a cohort of students
  • To give appropriate and timely guidance and support to teachers and students, including encouraging students to access services available across the school and encouraging them to take an active part in school life

Personal Development

  • To undertake staff development and attend staff meetings as required and requested
  • To undertake continuous professional development

Additional Duties

  • To meet the individual needs of all students
  • To promote and safeguard the welfare of young people at the school
  • To accept flexible redeployment and reallocation of duties commensurate with the level of the post.


  • Evidence of continuing professional development


  • Experience of effective team working and promoting effective relationships between staff, students and the community
  • Experience of working with and supporting children/young people
  • Knowledge of safeguarding issues
  • Knowledge of equality and diversity issues


You’ll need to show:

  • commitment to working with pupils with special educational needs
  • excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • the ability to build good relationships based on trust with pupils and their families
  • behaviour management skills, with the ability to manage confrontation and challenging behaviour
  • initiative and problem-solving skills
  • teamworking skills to liaise with other teachers
  • an observant and responsive approach
  • flexibility – it’s important to be able to respond to the needs of the children and adapt or change plans accordingly
  • a positive, energetic and enthusiastic outlook
  • patience, understanding and empathy with pupils and parents
  • a sense of humour.

 Please call 0161 969 5853 or email:  for more information

3. Riding School Instructors

We are a very busy BHS & Pony Club accredited riding school a few miles South of Manchester.
 We need another qualified or experienced instructor to join our team. This is a varied role which will include giving group and private lessons to a range of customers.
The job will also include stable duties by helping to look after the schools 40 plus horses. We specialise in beginner and recreational riders and pride ourselves on being friendly and approachable to everyone who wants to learn to ride.  We deliver mostly BHS courses to our clients who are used to receiving a good standard of teaching.
We do a lot of work with local schools and work hard to give disadvantaged children and adults the opportunity to both ride and interact with horses.  You must be able to work on your own initiative, with minimal supervision and to the highest standards.  
Working hours will include a weekend day.
Job Type: Part-time/Full-time
Salary: From £12.00 per hour
 Please call 0161 969 5853 or email:  for more information