Full time farm worker required for a 600 acre family run mixed farm near Kingsbridge in the South Hams (Devon) with a minimum of 3 years experience.
Tasks include (for which a valid telehandler certificate is essential):
Feeding and bedding cattle
Harvest grain carting and grainstore management
Bale carting and stacking
Cultivations mostly using simba dtx culivator
Some silage work (raking and tedding)
Ideally some fertiliser spreading and crop spraying (relevant PA certificates required)
Other useful skills;
Workshop skills (machinery servicing/welding etc)
We run a nice fleet of John Deere 30 series and R series tractors from 115 to 215hp mostly with Greenstar so Greenstar experience would be an advantage. We also run our own combine.
Onsite accommodation is available in a 2 bed centrally heated double glazed static caravan. The farm is in a desirable rural setting only 2 miles from the sea and 3 miles from the coastal market town of Kingsbridge which has numerous amenities.
We are looking for someone long term who is motivated and happy both working on their own and alongside a hands on owner operator. You will be the only full time employee other than the farmer so a willingness to take on responsibility and work hard will be well rewarded.
A minimum 40 hour week all year round is available so there is no concern over insufficient hours through the winter. Weekends and late nights will be required at peak times. Salary will be highly competitive based on experience.
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A nominal rent of £20/month + bills
2 bed (one ensuite) static caravan available on site with nice farm views and a private location. The caravan has gas central heating and double glazing as well as an entrance porch/utility room built onto side.
Full UK Driving Licence
Must be legally allowed to work in the uk and be able to supply at least 2 work references. We are looking for a long term person willing to commit to the farm. If you are not willing to work some weekends and some weeks over 48 hours during peak times then this will not be the right job for you. You will be working alongside the farmer/owner as the only full time member of the team other than myself and my wife.