Stockperson required on a mixed cattle and sheep Organic Hill Farm in Llangollen, North Wales.
Organic 110 cows with followers. Native Breeds.
Organic 650 breeding ewes with 180 followers.
Needs ability to work alone and as part of a team.
Clean driving license, some tractor work.
2 Bedroom Cottage in excellent condition.
Own Sheepdog would be an advantage.
Employers Nest Pension Scheme in place.
1. To ensure the wellbeing of the livestock and pasture (feeding, health, breeding, general stockperson duties, and day to day running of flock and herd).
2.Communicate daily with employer and/or Head stockperson.
3.Tractor work including regular topping (to control invasive weeds), muckspreading.
4.Repairing fences and replacing gates when needed.
5.Winter feeding of livestock.
6.Daily maintenance of machinery, greasing, checking oil levels, and keeping in good order.
7.Protecting pasture from overgrazing or under grazing and avoiding damage to pasture by vehicles or livestock (i.e. avoiding poaching). Removal of fallen timber from pasture.
8.Ensuring compliance with organic certification and any other Agri-environmental schemes, and keeping the farm presentable according to regulations.
9. Such other duties which are commensurate with your position that might reasonably be required by the Employer from time to time.
10. Assissting Silage/Haymaking contractors (transport of bales from fields to store).
11.Maintaining estate roads and tracks by topping verges and sweeping when necessary.
12.Removing and disposing of all empty waste plastic including buckets, sacks, bale wrap etc
13.Making sure buildings are secure and alarms are all set.
14.Acting as keyholder for alarm system.
15.Communicating as and when necessary with the employers staff, contactors, neighbouring farmers, and any other relevant person.
16. Keeping gates closed at all times.
Finish: Not Specified
2 Bedroom cottage in excellent condition, with free water, free council tax, and firewood for wood burner in stunning, peaceful upland location with amazing wildlife and many rare birds.
approx 3 miles
Full UK Driving Licence
Please check the phone number of your referees and that they can confirm your experience.