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Assistant Tractor Driver/ General Farm Worker job in <-->Staffordshire<--> also Compost Site/ Biomass Boiler General Worker

Farm TypeArable

140 Ha family run potato enterprise plus small cereal operation (Staffordshire).  Also potential position for Composting/Biomass facility operator.

Hard working/willing person to assist in 140Ha potato enterprise on family farm in Staffordshire.

Position available immediately for a hardworking, trustworthy and reliable individual on our potato and arable family farm.  Responsibilities to include tractor work during the planting season (early March onwards), potato irrigation, general yard work and machinery maintainance and tractor andf yard work during the potato harvesting season (July - Oct/Nov). There may be the opportunity for this to become a permanent position for the right candidate.

John Deere and Fendt tractors used, applicant must be very confident and competent at road tractor driving, cultivation experience an advantage, and the applicant must be honest, trustworthy and reliable.  We work long hours at times, and need someone who maintains a good sense of humour even when the chips are down! We are a friendly team, and require a good team player with the right attitude to working as a team.  Attitude is MORE important than experience.

The applicant must speak good, clear, fluent English, be a non-smoker, applicant must have full British (or compatible) driving license. Trailer towing (car) would be considered advantageous.  The applicant must take pride in looking after our machinery, be tidy and good natured.

Accommodation may be available (static caravan), applicant must have their own car, but vehicles will be provided for on-farm use.

We also run a large composting and biomass enterprise, and applicant's duties will involve maintenance and loader driving at times here.  There may also be a full time position available here for an applicant with more of a bias towards this work, or shared time between the composting facility and the farm - we will consider candidates' preferences/experience.

We run a small family shoot, and there may be scope for some involvement with this.

References/referees required with CV.

AreaWest Midlands
Job LengthCould be permanent for the right candidate
DatesStart: 10/01/2019, Finish: Not Specified
Driving License Required?Full UK Driving Licence
Hours40+ depending on workload
Pay£To be negotiated depending on experience
Employment TypeArable, Other
Accommodation Available?Yes
Accommodation TypeHelp given to find accommodation
Accommodation PriceNegotiable
Other Accommodation Information

An unfurnished static caravan may be available.  Other options may be available for a permanent and proven employee.

Farm is located 2 miles outside of Lichfield, close to shops, garage and pubs.

Own vehicle required for private use.

Distance from shops and amenities2 miles
Smokers Accepted?No
Other Information

Please make sure you include correct phone numbers for references as we will be following them up.

We are happy to support the right applicant when asked to use new bits of machinery etc, but do need someone who is experienced and confident with the basics.  

For us, attitude is key... we do work long hours when we need to, and this needs to be understood from the start.  We try to support time off and holiday, as well as our employees' interests, but there will be times when long hours are necessary to support the rest of the team and get the job done.

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