We are an innovative and exciting Cambridge-based SME working to improve our food chains. Its no secret that we are a rapidly expanding population and that we need to preserve our food production systems, whilst reducing our environmental impact. We have developed insect rearing and processing systems to convert our organic waste into insect biomass, an alternative protein source that is highly nutritious yet has a low environmental impact. Feeding insects to livestock improves their health and welfare, resulting in happier and more sustainably farmed animals.
Were looking for hard-working, passionate individuals who love to drive change, want to drive positive impact, and thrive in a start-up environment to help run our fly breeding operation.
We are offering the right candidate a full-time role, focused predominantly on delivering operational support for our black soldier fly breeding programme located just outside of Cambridge. You will work with, and be supported by a highly innovative passionate team.
- To be hands-on with the day to day running, management and maintenance of the breeding operations
- Feeding, harvesting of larvae; upkeep of fly colonies and preparation of feed for insect colonies
- To work alongside the broader breeding team in maintaining high production performance and hygiene standards at the breeding facility
- To support broader internal insect farming and breeding operations
Essential skills and qualifications
- Prior experience working in farming environments is a plus, especially manual labour heavy activities
- Be of sound physical health and capable of lifting 20kg trays/buckets
- A good team player, but also able to work independently
- Not afraid to get hands dirty or of bad smells
- Clean UK/EU driving licence & access to a car
Fun and dynamic start-up environment and team
Company pension scheme
Minimal red tape and hierarchy!
Job Types: Full-time, Permanent - Job can start as soon as possible.
Starting Salary: £21,000.00-£25,000.00 per year
Finish: Not Specified
Full UK Driving Licence
Job can start as soon as possible.