A lifetime of experience, with a youthful outlook, lots of energy and commitment to sharing knowledge and improving standards. Work in Southern England but will consider anywhere.
City and Guilds
Mainly Arable, Mixed Farming, Other
C&G electro mechanical engineering
Full Car Licence, Tractor Licence
Tractor, Combine, Baler, Ploughing, Drilling, PA1, PA2, HGV 2 and 3, Tracked Machine, Telehandler/Fork Lift, Other harvesters, Fencing
Dairy, Beef, Pig, Goat, Sheep, Lambing, Calving
All types of tractors and harvesting equipment, including, self propelled sprayers, large combine harvesters, JCB and mini diggers, foraging equipment, mobile and static seed treatment plants, mobile and static grain drying systems. drilling, ploughing, cultivation equipment, Chainsaw, block laying, plumbing, time managment, first aider courses completed, Niab cereal seed and oil seed crop inspector courses completed.
Assistant herdsman, night milker, lambing shepherd 1000 ewe flock, 2000 ewe flock, scottish hill 300 ewe flock. indoor pig unit assistant 750 sow and 500 sow minimal disease herds,
I have a full range of property maintenance skills including plumbing, electrical, plastering, painting, carpentry and construction. I can weld and maintain vehicles.
Walking, cycling, gym, badminton, motorcycling, theatre, cinema, reading, live music.
5ft 9in 14 stone, well built, strong muscular frame, long hair, glasses,
No health problems
I have been involved in agriculture for over 40 years, I started helping my father at 11 and have never stopped being interested in what is happening within agriculture, even being involved in property maintenance I have been fencing or constructing menage, or working on stables. My working history include 15 years of property maintenance, 3 years as a farm business advisor, 2 years as a machinery ring manager and 20 years practical hands on farm work. as follows:
Currently working as maintenance and security person for a large private house on a shooting estate in Gloucestershire. June 2006 - 2018 - Self Employed Rural property maintenance. Bespoke Home Office/Studio/Stable/Field shelter/Shed/Garden Structure builder. I design and build all sorts of garden buildings & structures, also property maintenance and handyman service. I have several local regular clients who use me for property maintenance. November 2008 June 2009 Farm Account Manager - Selling potato seed to client base throughout the West of England, Maintaining and developing client base, dealing with farmers face to face, and via the phone, selling potato seed collecting samples of ware, sorting out problems and bad debts, Maintaining contact through the year discussing varieties, conducting trials (under supervision). (Made Redundant June 2009, when the company went into administration July 2009) June 2006 Nov 2008 - Self Employed Sales Manager & Mobile seed Dressing Operator. Working for Gloucestershire based Agricultural supply company Selling farm assurance products to distributors and direct to farmers. September was spent dressing 1000 tons of farm saved seed throughout the Cotswolds and South Wales. Self employed Building maintenance & Garden structure design & build business. Own business servicing local householders and Businesses, maintaining property and designing and building garden structures in and around Worcestershire & Warwickshire (own business still ongoing on part time basis) December 2003 - June 2006 Maintenance Manager. Property Company - Involving building and general maintenance at two office complexes, together with general maintenance, gardening and farm work at employers property. Work has included: fitting kitchens, roof and gutter repairs, plumbing and drain repairs, minor electrical fitting and repairs, plastering, tiling, painting, glazing, general farm work, fencing, & machinery maintenance. (Owner sold Farm and one office complex) December 2000 - December 2003. Advisor(3 year Defra funded Contract) Farm Business Advisor. Delivering the DEFRA funded Farm business Advice Service to Warwickshire farmers. Duties included making Initial contact and developing a working relationship with farmers, providing detailed analysis of their business and accounts, compiling a report on the potential of the business, signposting a way forward and helping with the action plan. May 1998 - December 2000. Manager Manager of a Machinery Rin. Farmer co-operative with 400 members. Wide ranging responsibilities including: Visiting members and suggesting solutions on any individual problem, organising meetings, generating newsletters, general administration, preparation of budgets, secretarial duties at board meetings. Developed new database and invoicing system (left for career progression) February 1997- May 1998 Self-Employed, handyman, driver, relief herdsman. Caring for family member involved in terminal illness. March 1994 - February 1997. Farm Foreman. Cirencester, Glos. (4000-Acre Arable and Dairy farm) Responsibilities included: Reporting to the owner, working with the farm consultants on purchasing, implementation of Health and Safety policy, supervision of 6 employees. Overseeing of Contractor use and integration into normal working practices. May 1989 - March 1994, Farm Foreman and Crop Inspector , Kings Sutton, Banbury, Oxon. 1500-Acre Arable and dairy farm and plant breeding station) Responsible for all arable operations and integrating Plant breeding plots into arable rotation. Adhering to strict H&S guidelines and cleanliness protocols.
Start: 07/03/2021 Finish: Not Specified
Southern England preferred, but will consider anywhere.