CV reference number: 34155
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WORKING FARM/ESTATE MANAGER I am very much a proactive manager with good business acumen, highly motivated, results driven and dedicated with both proven and on-going success of improving performance with the ability of ‘thinking outside the box’. From my prospective, I am ideally looking for a challenging position to be committed too long term where there will be potential to not only maintain, but predominantly to develop further a business’s potential and maximise its profitability.

Qualifications and Experience
Relevant qualificationsCity and Guilds, NDA
Other qualifications

National Diploma in Agriculture (NDA) Foundation BASIS & FACTS PA1 Safe Use of Pesticides PA2 Ground Crop Sprayer Telescopic Handler Certificate Cert. of Competence in Transport of Animals – Sheep & Cattle

Equipment experienceDrilling, Ploughing, Fencing, Other harvesters, Telehandler/fork lift, PA2, PA1, Baler, Combine, Tractor
Other equipment experience

Wide-ranging experience in productively operating to high standards all associated machinery required to each of the growing cycles of that crop, together with a practical and technical aptitude with precision farming technology.

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

I am competent with livestock management, predominately with pedigree herds and flocks, breeding not only for meat and milk production, but with the direct marketing of products derived. In addition, includes live pedigree sales enhancing value from the showing of, to raise the flock and herd profiles. Have comprehensive proficiency in maintaining high health and welfare status, accomplished with calving and lambing both with indoor and outdoor systems. Have extensive grassland management skills within various environmental schemes, successfully managing livestock on upland and lowland grazing systems and produced year on year quality winter forage.

Type of farming wantedMixed Farming
Driving LicenseFull Car Licence
Personal information
SexMale
Age58
NationalityBritish
First languageEnglish
Other languages
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Relevant health problems

None

Other Information

The wealth of experience achieved in construction, together with my practical hands-on approach has subsequently been utilised to its full. Most recently being new build grain stores, refurbishments to both commercial and residential properties, that has included a new enterprise to current Estate of holiday cottages. From this in-house approach, I have achieved a higher quality standard, made substantial savings by utilise more efficient local trades and further saved the employer the usual 10% management fees, plus I manage the CDM throughout the projects. I have first-hand working knowledge with energy derived from solar panels, wind turbines, bio-mass boilers and most recently ground source heat pump systems.

Marital status

Yes, married with all children left home.

Where are you currently living?Staff/Shropshire Borders
Do you have the right to work in the UK?Yes
Farming background

After achieving a formal education at Writtle Agricultural College, my career has first and foremost been within agriculture in both the livestock and arable sectors. You will also note from my CV, a period within the construction industry, which you may see as a further advantage to the position. In brief, I have extensive knowledge, with very much a ‘hands-on’ approach in the growing of combinable and root crops in a range of soil types and conditions. My knowledge and interest in agronomy has been further enhanced by achieving Foundation BASIS and FACTS. If so required, With maintaining of all financial, arable and livestock records, my office administration and IT skills are such that I have good competent experience working with both Microsoft Office and Farmplan's software Business Manager, Gatekeeper, Sheep and Cattle Manager. Therefore, ensuring proficient record keeping providing good financial and farm management is achieved and that all statutory cross compliance is met for legislation within all schemes entered in are complied with. Ability to compile and present information in a professional manner to enable reports, management schedules and articulate in presenting business proposal etc. as required.

Hobbies

Shooting, enjoying the countryside walking with our two Labradors. My wife and I also have a small flock of Pedigree Poll Dorset Sheep breeding for showing and live sales.

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AvailabilityStart: 01/09/2017, Finish: Not Specified
Type of jobPermanent
Preferred regionAnywhere
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