CV Ref No. CV Reference No. - 90578

Ex-military, I am passionate about working with cattle. I have a great variety of skills to offer an employer, especially in creative problem solving and repairs. I pride myself on being self motivated, diligent and reliable. I learn quickly and take ownership of the tasks I am completing.

Qualifications and Experience
Relevant qualifications

Not listed

Type of farming wanted

Mainly Livestock, Mixed Farming

Other qualifications

C+E licence

Driving Licence

Full Car Licence, Tractor Licence, LGV/HGV Truck, LGV C+E (UK Only)

Equipment experience

Tractor, HGV1, HGV 2 and 3, Telehandler/Fork Lift, Fencing

Livestock experience

Beef, Calving

Other equipment experience

Tractor - topping and harrowing

Telehandler - Collecting and moving round bales

HGV - 4 weeks training on fuel tankers

Other livestock experience

Livestock fencing repairs

Repairing a cattle crush floor to make it safe for cattle

Feeding cattle

Bottle feeding (including mixing powdered milk) calves and lambs

Moving cattle

Tagging calves

Weighing and deworming cattle

Assisting with calving, including assisting vet with pulling calves

Assisting vet with delivering still born calves

Assisting vet with castration

Loading cattle into livestock trailers

Using Telehandler to collect round bales

Spreading Straw bedding in barns

Harrowing pastures

Topping Pastures

Building and moving pens with hurdles

Setting up electric fencing

Cleaning grain silos

Personal information
Sex

Male

Other Information

-

Age

41

Marital status

Married with 3 children, aged 11, 9 and 6. I am looking for an opportunity to have them live on a farm with me where they can learn about life on a farm.

Nationality

United Kingdom

Where are you currently living?

West Sussex

First language

English

Do you have the right to work in the UK?

Yes

Other languages

-

Hobbies

I enjoy helping others with odd jobs and spending time with my family in the countryside.

Pen picture (Height, weight etc.)

6ft2, 80kg, fit and healthy.

Relevant health problems

Not applicable

Farming background

Currently I work in garden landscape construction during the week and on Saturdays I assist a local farmer with his cattle. Prior to this I served 10 years in the Royal Artillery.

Career summary

Aug 2021 - PresentPartner and General Construction, Chapel Garden Design Ltd, West Sussex

Working to bring garden designs to life, I carry out timber construction of retaining walls and garden furniture. I assist with laying patios and building garden offices and other outdoor spaces. My work keeps me physically robust and fit.

Oct 2011 - Sept 2021 Sub Unit Logistic Support, 32 Regiment Royal Artillery

My role was to ensure that soldiers in my sub unit had access to well-maintained equipment, weapons, and vehicles required for effective training and deployment to operational theatres if required. In addition, I made sure that health and safety regulations were followed in the workplace and fire safety checks were done and recorded correctly. The nature of the job meant that plans could change on a moments notice, making adaptability and creative problem solving a vital attribute to success.

Key responsibilities

Manage the storage of military kit and equipment in a safe and orderly manner, ensuring the effectiveness of teams when they are expected to carry out taskings

Schedule safety inspections, maintenance and repair of equipment using relevant IT programs

Manage teams to complete both routine and ad hoc tasks to a high standard

Ensure fire safety regulations are followed and teams are educated on fire safety

Manage the safe storage and use of items that fall under COSHH

Issue vehicles or equipment for temporary use, keeping an accurate record of usage and ensuring work is authorised by policy

Providing training and advice on safe usage and care for equipment in order to prolong equipment life

Key achievements/projects

Moving between departments to cover for positions above my current role has allowed me to stretch my comfort zone and develop leadership and management skills further. I have twice had to learn new roles in very time pressurised circumstances, which gave me the opportunity to prove myself by delivering a service to a high standard against the odds.

Taking charge of a fleet of over a dozen vehicles, I was able to push through servicing and maintenance taskings ahead of schedule to facilitate important training that was at risk of failure if the fleet was not rapidly returned to full capacity. I was presented with an award by my Commanding Officer for this achievement and promoted soon after.

Sep 2010 Sep 2011 Marketing Executive, Friday Media Group, West Sussex

Assisted the marketing manager by producing website content for clients and building networks between complementary businesses via their respective websites.

Oct 2009 Aug 2010 Landscaper, Kingdom Landscapes, West Sussex

I enjoyed this job and was able to develop my building and construction skills in a great company. I gained experience building fencing, decking and retaining walls.

Nov 2007 Nov 2008 English Tutor, Welcome English Academy, South Korea

Spending a year in South Korea tutoring students of various ages was a great life experience and taught me how to be self-reliant and to adapt to challenging situations in an environment where language and cultural differences were significant obstacles.

Preferences
Availability

Start: 01/09/2022 Finish: Not Specified

Preferred region

-

Type of job

Permanent

Where would you like to work?

I am open to opportunities in various areas, with a preference for the South or South West of England.

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