The role will involve a wide range of practical tasks throughout this diverse farming business, with an emphasis on operating a self-propelled Bateman RB26 24m sprayer. We are looking for a skilled candidate who is self-motivated and with good attention to detail, with an interest in agronomy, and the versatility to carry out a range of roles.
The role will include:
•Sprayer operator - PPP and liquid fertiliser applications
•Tractor driving, probably including some cultivations work
•Operating a telehandler
•Maintenance of machinery and buildings
•Small amounts of livestock work for interested candidates
Whilst you will spend a substantial amount of time operating a sprayer, you will also be required to operate other machinery and carry out maintenance tasks, so you must be comfortable with this. You will be practical, well organised, motivated and enthusiastic, able to work alone and as part of a team. Reliability and a strong work ethic are essential. You must have good numeracy and literacy skills, be an accurate record keeper, and be able to speak English to a good standard. You will ideally have at least PA1 and PA2 and be happy to work towards certificates and qualifications as necessary, with interested candidates encouraged and supported to gain at least Foundation BASIS.
The farm has around 2500Ha of arable land in Lincolnshire growing combinable crops, sugar beet, forage and niche crops. The majority of the farm is in environmental stewardship, and there are areas of parkland and woodland. Livestock enterprises include a 175 cow suckler herd and sheep and pigs on bed and breakfast contracts. The company also owns several properties and diversification businesses, which are managed in hand.
Remuneration will be competitive and aligned with experience. Assistance with relocation/accommodation can be provided if required.
Applications should be in the form of a full CV and a covering letter. Please ensure you state what machinery you are competent operating and any certificates held e.g. Forklift, PA1, PA2, Chainsaw etc. Please include 2 referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer.
Finish: Not Specified
Full time + overtime
Practical and financial help can be provided with relocation for the right candidate. This might include finding a rental property and paying the first month's rent. Pleasant rural area with good schools, local shops and near the coast.
Full UK Driving Licence