Employers FAQ’s

How does Career Grooms work to find your perfect candidate?
You maybe looking for grooms, horse trainers, equestrian yard staff or run another equine based business – once you have registered and paid, you will have access to details of all the candidates registered with us. You then contact them directly to find out more information. At the same time you may place a vacancy advert and let them apply directly to you. Details placed on the site by you are only available to candidates that have registered with us and we send these details to people past and present so the reach is extensive.

How current is our information?
Candidates can register their details on our job board at any time even if they are not immediately available for employment. We ask them to notify us immediately they find a position so that we can remove their details from the site.

How quickly can I start searching for candidates?
Once you have registered and paid online you will have immediate access to all candidates registered with us. We have people looking for permanent positions, both now and in the future, as well as contract and temporary staff. We have a comprehensive search facility which allows you to source potential candidates, save them for later and contact them directly.

Do you reference check candidates?
No, our website is a job board, candidates simply register their details online and are not interviewed or reference checked by us. It is your responsibility to obtain references, conduct appropriate interviews and carry out appropriate background checks once you have decided that you may wish to offer employment to them. You can view our Terms of Business here.

Is your service confidential?
We are governed by the Data Protection Act 1998 and deal with personal information provided to us accordingly. Your information is only on the job board if you have put it there. You can remain completely confidential by not posting your jobs and only searching the Groom database, contacting those whom are suited to your needs. For more information, see our Privacy Policy in our Terms of Business.

How much should I pay a candidate?
There is a shortage of good staff and experienced people will be aware of their financial worth. There are many perks that may influence the salary package, such as accommodation including utilities, use of telephone, car, keep of horse, training and the opportunity to travel and compete. It is up to you to ensure you are paying the ‘going rate’ and remain within employment law. See our Useful Links for information and guidelines on employment law. Alternatively email us, or call us on +44 (0)207 289 6385.

What are my employer obligations?
An employer must be aware of the law in the countries in which he/she operates at all times. Matters to bear in mind include (but are not limited to) minimum wage requirements, taxation, working hours’ regulation, sickness, holiday and maternity pay requirements and immigration control including work permits and visas. Our site contains a number of links to useful sites but you are advised to seek independent legal advice before entering into a contract of employment with any Groom. See our Useful Links page for links to information and guidelines on employment law. Alternatively email us, or call us on +44 (0)207 289 6385.

Can you help me write an engaging advert for my vacancy?
Our team is on hand to guide you through the process of writing your vacancy if required. Why not add some photographs and videos to attract as many of the right candidates as possible. Please email us, or call us on +44 (0)207 289 6385 if you need our help.

What happens when my job goes online?
Candidates can search and browse the vacancies on our equestrian job board and apply for jobs. CV’s and contact details of all the interested candidates will automatically be sent to your email inbox.