TRAINEE DAIRY UNIT MANAGER
We are constantly looking for future unit managers to join the trainee manager scheme, which enables individuals to develop the necessary skill sets to go on to run their own dairy herd.
Once trained, the successful candidate will be responsible for operating one of our dairy units in Cheshire or Shropshire. Herds are approximately 250 to 450; block calved on an extensive grass-based system.
The successful applicant will be enrolled onto our bespoke training programme and will be given a competitive salary with the possibility for the right individual to enjoy the benefit of becoming a new entrant to the dairy industry with support from the business. Working with us offers candidates the opportunity to be part of a close-knit community of likeminded people who offer on the job training in the essentials of managing cows, grass, and budgets. This invaluable experience is also supported with external training for softer skills in people management, planning, delegation, and financial appraisal. We operate using evidence-based protocols and standard operating procedures to achieve industry leading KPI performance.
This role would be suited to applicants with dairy experience, that can demonstrate technical knowledge, and a willingness to learn. Only hard-working and resilient individuals with a good sense of humour, flexibility and the ability and desire to work to the highest of standards need apply.
Due to a restructuring of our current operation in Shropshire, a new trainee manager role is to be made available. The farm operates 650 cows and followers on two separate block calved herds (spring and autumn). The autumn herd has been established since January 2020, with a brand new 24:48 Waikato parlour, benefiting from ACRS, and in parlour heaters as well as brand new housing and handling facilities.
The successful candidate will report directly to the farm manager and we will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the cows, and grassland. This will include:
•Maintaining the highest standards of cow comfort and welfare
•Maximising the utilisation of grazed grass and forage
•Keeping SCC and bactoscan levels low
•Ensuring protocols are followed
In return applicants will receive a salary to reflect the responsibility, and whilst no accommodation is formally provide we can offer support and links with local facilities to suit requirements.
The closing date for completed application is 31st May 2021.
Finish: Not Specified
£25,000 - £35,000
Barn conversion complex within 1 mile from the farm.
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