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Sheep Enterprise Manager job in <=>Gloucestershire<=>

Farm TypeSheep

Job: Sheep enterprise manager/ Shepherd, Miserden Estate

Location: Miserden, Gloucestershire

Salary: Competitive salary with potential for stakeholder options in the future.

Benefits: Accommodation + utility bills + pension + benefits

Hours: Permanent, Full time 5 days a week with livestock checks at weekends.

The Miserden Estate has an exciting opportunity for the role head shepherd for its expanding sheep enterprise. The enterprise consists of a breeding flock of 1200 Mule ewes, lambing indoor in early March, providing finished lambs, stores and flock replacements.

The role involves day-to day management of the flock including the following responsibilities:

The role

Accurate record keeping for livestock including movement, flock genetics, medical treatment and other legal requirements.

A strong understanding of the science behind a successful sheep enterprise including parasite identification and prevention, feed conversion rates and managing grassland dry matter output.

Diligently monitor livestock to ensure welfare is continued to a high standard.

All aspects of animal husbandry including breeding programmes, fertility planning and ensuring nutrition for both growing lambs and breeding stock.

Field work including grassland management and fencing.

Be competent in buying stock and selecting lambs for replacements / sale.

The candidate

This is an opportunity to be part of an expanding Estate team in a hands on position. The role will be suited to an experienced head shepherd or assistant with a strong work ethic and ability to step up and run the enterprise. Key attributes will include:

Flexible team player with a willingness to assist and work with other Estate enterprises as required

Reliable and trustworthy with an attention for detail.

Good record keeping skills. Must be numerate and computer literate.

Enthusiasm for their work and the ability to work un-supervised.

The treatment of health and safety as a priority.

Full UK driving licence and tractor experience.

Own dogs advantageous but not essential.

Diploma in Agriculture valuable but not essential.


The package includes 25 days leave plus bank holidays; Pension Scheme and support for training & development. The successful candidate will also be offered recently refurbished accommodation on the Estate and a vehicle. The Estate will provide continued personal development for the appointed shepherd, supporting training and relevant courses.

All applicants will be treated confidentially. References will only be contacted following a formal interview and an offer being made.

AreaSouth West
Job LengthPermanent
DatesStart: 17/06/2019, Finish: Not Specified
Driving License Required?Full UK Driving Licence
Pay£Competitive salary with benefits
Employment TypeFencer, Sheep, Lambing, Management
Accommodation Available?Yes
Accommodation TypeFamily House
Accommodation Price
Other Accommodation Information

Permanent accommodation provided on the Estate. Miserden has a village school, local shop and good access to local towns including Cirencester, Stroud, Gloucester and Cheltenham.

Distance from shops and amenities1 miles
Smokers Accepted?Yes
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