Ref No. Job Reference No. - 23680
Herdsperson job - East Sussex
Dairy, Beef
UK
BN7
East & East Anglia
Description

Plumpton Colleges farm is a fully commercial enterprise whilst at the same time providing a learning resource demonstrating best practice in all that we do. Having gone through a period of change over the past three years which has brought about significant improvement across all the farming operations, we are striving to improve further to match leading industry KPIs.

We are in the process of investing £1.8 in the farm over the next 6 months to further improve the current modern infrastructure and machinery in place. Over a quarter of this is allocated to the Dairy enterprise with 2 Lely astronaut A5 milking machines, a robotic scraper, silo push, cow brushes, management collars and new cubicle mattresses due for installation. This along with investment in grazing infrastructure to facilitate the extensive management of half the herd should drive the production from grazing.

We are seeking to recruit a highly experienced and passionate Hersperson to join an existing team of 2 other staff members. The Herdsperson will work under the Herd Manager and assist with the daily running of the 280 cow pedigree Holstein herd and its associated youngstock. We seek to recruit someone that can help shape the future of the dairy enterprise and extract the best levels of performance out of the fantastic resource provided. This position requires a passion for all things dairy and the highest levels of attention to detail to ensure best practice is demonstrated and achieved for the herd. We offer exceptional facilities, a great working environment and career development.

The ideal candidate will need to:

Be both qualified and experienced to carry out all tasks associated with a high performing dairy herd.

Ensure the highest welfare standards are in place.

Be well organised and have the drive and enthusiasm to work with students as part of their daily work.

Have strong youngstock rearing skills.

Be a good communicator and have relevant current knowledge of farm recording systems.

Be able to work independently as well as part of a team with a flexible approach to work.

Hold a full clean driving license and associated industry qualifications.

If you believe you have a significant contribution to make to our future and are looking for your next career opportunity, we would like to hear from you.

As well as a competitive salary, you can also look forward to a great range of benefits including 26 days holiday plus bank holidays, membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, Cycle to Work Scheme and Staff Discounts.

For further information about the role including job description and application form please visit the vacancies section of our website www.plumpton.ac.uk.

Closing date for applications: 30th July 2021

Interviews will be held: w/c 2nd August 2021

Job Length

Permanent

Dates

Start: 18/08/2021,
Finish: Not Specified

Pay

£24,596 - £27,769 per annum & accommodation

Hours

45

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Accommodation
Accommodation

Yes

Accommodation Type

House/Flat

Accommodation Price

Subsidised Rent

Other Accommodation Information

Accommodation available on site if required.

More Information
Distance from shops and amenities

5miles to Lewes

Smokers Accepted?

Yes

Driving Licence Required?

Full UK Driving Licence

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