New position
  • Reference: #1385
  • Woodlawn, ON K0A 3M0, Canada
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
  • Full Time


Reference #1385

Job Location

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Job Responsibilities of the Groom

  • Managing all aspects of the residence’s operation and activity calendar.
  • Answering the phone and knowing how to deal with callers with sensitivity.
  • Answer the door, receive scheduled packages.
  • Provide high quality services in a professional, courteous and accommodating manner to the principal, guests, staff and outside service providers.
  • Supervise trades, vendors, and contractors.
  • Care for six indoor dogs following strict guidelines for their daily activities: Walking (on leash), feeding, general care.
  • A watchful eye over 5 horses of differing ages: Monitoring water troughs and filling when necessary.
  • Providing hay and feed when directed.
  • Able to put halters and lead ropes on horses on occasion.
  • Able to deal with rare emergencies in a clam and effective manner.
  • Occasional leading horses to pasture, initially under supervision.
  • Occasional and light office assistance: Data entry, filing, tidying.
  • Light daily cleaning and maintaining the general appearance of the residence.

Job Requirements

  • Minimum of two (2) years similar work experience.
  • Good English communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Experience with live stock, ideally horses and dogs.
  • Must enjoy caring for dogs and horses.
  • A calm, confident and quite demeanor with animals is essential.
  • Basic but modern computer literacy for office administration.
  • Flexibility to work outside of strict job description parameters.
  • Flexibility in the working hours, according to the employer’s needs.
  • Flexibility to handle last minute changes.
  • Must have a sense of initiative.
  • Can work under minimal direction.
  • Have good organizational skills and attention to details.
  • Have a strong work ethic and communication skill.
  • Ability to multitasking and work under pressure.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Be professional, polished, discreet, and always maintain confidentiality.
  • Understands that the utmost in confidentiality and discretion is required.
  • Must have a valid driver’s licence and a good driving record.
  • Would need to have own car in good condition for commuting, no public transport available.
  • Must have a current legal working status in Canada.
  • Smoke-free environment.

Job Salary

  • Depending on experience

Job Additional Information

  • Live-out.
  • Monday to Friday (occasional evenings and weekends depending on the success of the candidate).
  • 8:00 am to 4:00 pm (potential flexibility).
  • House-car available for work duties.

Job Starting Date

July 1st, 2017.

Job Contact Information

Charles Berry, Branch Manager
Phone: 416.907.9618 ext. 224 | Toll-free: 1.866.201.8336
Fax: 647.484.0214

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