About Paul Nicholls
Early in October Paul Nicholls celebrated a notable landmark after 25 years as a racehorse trainer at Ditcheat. His career as a jockey yielded over 100 winners before he arrived at Manor Farm Stables in October 1991 with eight horses.
Working at Manor Farm Stables
Manor Farm Stables is proud to offer the highest standards of employment management achieving a Lycetts Team Champion Gold Accreditation.
We are an inclusive and diverse employer who can train staff of all abilities to look after and exercise our elite racehorses in a full time role and on an apprenticeship.
We are able to offer flexible working for staff with caring responsibilities and we pay above the industry standard requirements. Our staff mentors, Harry Derham and Hannah Roache, are always available for guidance and support.
All new employees are buddied up with an experienced member of staff and are given a health and safety induction.
See the icons below to learn more.
The fun never stops, all staff enjoy a Christmas Party, start of season BBQ’s and we celebrate big winners in our local pub.
Wages above the NTF guidelines and a pension. Excellent Pool Money (bonus money) and all overtime paid.
Good quality, fully furnished 3 or 4 en-suite bedroom shared house in Shepton Mallet. Sorry, no pets. Further houses in the village and in Ditcheat for non drivers where pets are considered.
Opportunities to study for NVQ’s. Rider coaching.
Branded clothing and a staff handbook.
Staff room with drinks machine, toaster and TV with racing channels. Croissants, pastries and pizza available on Wednesday and Saturday mornings.
Plenty of opportunities to go racing with the horses in your care. High quality horses giving you the opportunity to attend big festivals such as Cheltenham and Aintree. Potential to travel to French and Irish race meetings.
Non drivers can arrange lifts to be shared with staff members or in the trucks which go between yards in the village.
Ditcheat offers a Farm Shop and Pub. Castle Cary is a small town a short journey from the yard with shops and takeaways, pubs, post office, chemist, doctors, dentist and a gym. A train station with lines to London. Shepton Mallet is a larger town with 2 supermarkets, Boots, Doctors, Dentist, Gym, Takeaways, Pubs and Banks.
Current Vacancies at Manor Farm Stables
Manor Farm Stables does not currently have any vacancies.