As a family we own, manage and derive our income from a 700 acre arable farm based in rural Essex alongside a well established DIY livery business, with additional residential and commercial lets.
The farm manager will have a multi-functional role working to ensure the effective day to day practical running of the farm and livery yard ,while playing a vital role in the growth and development of the entire business.
•Maintenance and repair of farm machinery
•Pesticide and fertiliser application
•Seasonal operations experience
•General upkeep and maintenance of farm fencing and properties
•Harvest management including relief combine work and grain store management
•Support contracted work to other farms
•Ability to propose /support further diversification ideas
•Awareness of security and health & safety issues
•Supply hay and straw as required to the livery yards
•Ensure good networking with neighbouring farms and visiting personnel
•Effective and pro-active communication with livery clients & industrial unit tenants.
QUALIFICATIONS / EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
•Individual will preferably have an agriculture related degree or have a minimum of five years appropriate experience
•PA1,PA2 , PA6 and tele-handler certificates are desirable but not essential
•Full clean UK driving license
•Ideally candidate will have previous experience of arable and grassland cropping and seasonal operations
•Sound mechanical knowledge, welding and property maintenance experience
•Knowledge of Environmental Stewardship.
•Basic knowledge of farm legislation and compliance, to include computerised record keeping, knowledge of Gatekeeper an advantage.
•An interest in business diversification
•Ability to implement self-generated work plans
•Effective interpersonal skills
Finish: Not Specified
TBA - commensurate with successful candidates experience
As determined by workload
The accommodation is a recently renovated one bed bungalow located on the farm .
A farm vehicle will be available for use if required.
There is a primary school in the village
Full UK Driving Licence
This is a permanent position and we are looking for an individual who intends to integrate themselves into our farm as well as the local community. If you are an ambitious individual who is keen to build upon your existing knowledge, you will find this a challenging and diverse role. You will need to be self-motivated with good organisational skills and be prepared to work flexible hours as the job demands. The right individual will be given additional responsibilities and duties in keeping with their confirmed ability and knowledge base. A key element to this post is maintaining the existing profitable farming enterprise while working with the Partners towards further diversification projects.