The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust is a grassroots movement working for natures recovery and to bring people closer to nature.
We are seeking an Assistant Grazing Officer to join our cause.
This permanent role involves:
Assisting with the day-to-day delivery of the Trusts conservation grazing operation and contract grazing service. This involves the positive husbandry and welfare of livestock on Trust sites, in-transit and on Trust farm holdings, including bTB testing, helping to implement herd health and breeding plans, provision of appropriate emergency cover outside normal working hours.
Undertaking estate and basic building maintenance tasks on Trust farm holdings as directed by the Grazing Officer and Senior Estates Manger, maintain farm and livestock machinery and vehicles in good state of repair and cleanliness to meet legal requirements.
The full Job Description is available in our recruitment pack but in summary, the following is required:
Experience of livestock husbandry and handling, including recognition and treatment of common ailments
Estate maintenance and practical skills
Off road 4x4 driving experience
Knowledge of livestock husbandry requirements
Knowledge of current legal and technical issues relating to livestock management, animal welfare and grazing best practice
A genuine interest in wildlife and/or nature conservation
A recognised qualification in agriculture, livestock husbandry or equivalent or relevant experience
Proven livestock husbandry and management skills, particularly cattle and sheep
Full, clean driving licence
As an inclusive employer we recognise that our workforce needs to better reflect the communities in which we live and work. We encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly those underrepresented within our sector, including people from black, Asian, minority Ethnic backgrounds and people with disabilities. We are committed to creating a Movement that recognises and truly values individual differences and identities.
Full Time 40 hours per week - Permanent contract
Salary: £26,400.00 per annum
Closing date: 22 June 2022
Finish: Not Specified
Full UK Driving Licence