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Highly experienced Stockman/Tractor Driver looking for work in the Mid and East Lothian or Scottish Borders area.  Many years' experience working with cattle and sheep, undertaking all animal husbandry duties.  For many years I worked on a contract basis, harvest work and all associated responsibilities for forage farming.  I am reliable, enthusiastic, adaptable and a good team worker.  I am fit and healthy with no time off work for the past 10 years!  I have excellent experience and many man hours in the use of all farm machinery, associated with harvesting. I am flexible as to availability and would consider part-time employment (weekends) to allow me to work in the Lothians or Scottish Borders area.  Currently working in West Lothian and would like to reduce my travel to work. 

Qualifications and Experience
Relevant qualificationsBtec
Other qualifications

I have ticked the box BTEC as this seems the most relevant, I have an OND in Agriculture (Sandwich Course)

Equipment experienceDrilling, Ploughing, Fencing, Telehandler/fork lift, Baler, Tractor
Other equipment experience

Harvesting, Telescopic Fork Lift, Tractors

Livestock experienceCalving, Lambing, Sheep, Goat, Beef
Other livestock experience

Excellent experience in all husbandry for cattle and sheep.

Type of farming wantedMixed Farming
Driving LicenseFull Car Licence, tractor
Personal information
SexMale
Age60
NationalityBritish
First languageEnglish
Other languages
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Height:  5 ft 10 inches, Weight:  11.5 stone,  Physically fit. Excellent health.

Relevant health problems

No health issues.  Physically very fit.  No time of work in the last 12 years.  Only 5 days continuous sick leave in the last 14 years (influenza).  Otherwise no problems.

Other Information

I am keen to find work nearer my home in East Saltoun, East Lothian, as I am travelling over an hour each way to my current post.

Marital status

Living with my female partner.  I have been in this relationship for over 20 years.

Where are you currently living?East Lothian, Scotland
Do you have the right to work in the UK?Yes
Farming background

I have many years of experience working in a farming background.  The family farm is located in Argyll and Bute, so having been raised on a farm, I have gained experience from a young age.  Since leaving college, I have had varied roles; with many years working on a contract basis; including Crop Farming (1000 acres) in the Scottish Borders, Contract Shepherding (1000 sheep) in Perthshire and Fish Husbandry Work (Salmon Breeding Facility) in Argyll and Bute.  In the last 11 years, I have had three permanent full time positions. Currently with a contract farming and recycling organisation, I take full responsibility for the animal husbandry for the 80 suckler herd and undertake all duties associated with the contract farming and recycling side of the business. Secondly with Cadzows (Pencaitland), as a Tractor Driver/Stockman (300 suckler herd, with additional harvest work for haylage, silage and barley). Thirdly with the Institute of Animal Health/Roslin Institute, as an Experimental Farm Worker (800 sheep), research into sheep disease.

Hobbies

I enjoy outside activities; walking and gardening (growing vegetables).  DIY activities/general maintenance of our home.  I like socialising with friends; we have friends in various areas of the country and we make the effort to visit them on a regular basis.  I like going to the cinema and theatre, when I get the opportunity.  I like to read.

Preferences
AvailabilityStart: 01/07/2017, Finish: Not Specified
Type of jobAny
Preferred regionScotland
Where would you like to work?Ideally the Lothians or Scottish Borders, but happy to relocate
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