Ref No. Job Reference No. - 24089
Herdsperson/Deputy Unit Manager job - South Leicestershire
East Midlands

Job opportunity - 370 Spring calving Herd in South Leicestershire

We manage two dairy farms totalling 1000 cows and 1270 acres we are looking for a experienced team player to join us on our dairying adventure.

The herd is operated as a flying-herd to maximise the available grazing and to operate a simple system. The farm has had considerable investment in recent years in infrastructure which include, a NZ style 24/48 herringbone milking parlour with handling facilities, 350 cubicles and straw yards and excellent paddock infrastructure to maximise milk from forage.

Our current herdsperson/deputy unit manger is being promoted to unit manager and we are looking for someone to complete our team at Whetstone Pastures Dairy.

Your role

You will be required to work as part of a settled, positive, friendly team. The role involves working closely with the unit manager to achieve specific targets and maintain excellent results. Within this varied and stimulating role tasks will include, sharing the milkings with the team and been proactive in cow health throughout the year. Seasonal jobs include calving, calf rearing, heat detection, grassland management, basic tractor driving which includes feeding, scraping and bedding.

What we are looking for

Is someone who has a passion for cows with ideally a minimum of 2 years experience of working on a busy dairy farm, tractor experience will be beneficial. Experience of foot trimming and AI would be beneficial, although training can be provided for the right person.

What we can offer

We will provide a competitive package which includes salary of between £24,000 - £30,000, the appropriate time off to allow for a good work/life balance, a beautifully located three bedroom house with its own garden and orchard, which is a five minute walk from the farm. The house is provided rent and council tax free. The farm is part of the stunning Leicestershire countryside with local pubs a short drive away and Lutterworth and Leicester both within a 15 minute drive.

You will have the chance to be a part of a successful team with the opportunity of progression. We will give you our time to help you progress your farming career, specific tailored training is provided through mentoring from the business owner, participation of our discussion group and industry recognised formal courses. We are happy to share all physical and financial information about the running of our farm with the team.

Job Length



Start: 15/10/2021,
Finish: Not Specified


dependant on experience, £24,000 - £30,000





Accommodation Type

Family House

Accommodation Price

provided as part of the job, see above.

Other Accommodation Information

The property is rent and council tax free. There is oil central heating, the house normally uses 2 tanks per year. There is a log burner fitted in the property with timber available on farm. Bills payable are water and electricity.

More Information
Distance from shops and amenities

15 mins from Leicester and Lutterworth, smaller shops a five minute drive away.

Smokers Accepted?


Driving Licence Required?

Full UK Driving Licence


Other Information

Please ensure that there are references available so we can speak to them. We prefer some one who can speak fluent English and has some previous experience relevant to the job advertised. Thanks.

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