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Job | Ref No - 19290

General Farm Worker - (Stockperson) for a mixed farm on <=>Northamptonshire/ Oxon border<=>

Farm TypeBeef, Sheep

We are a mixed farm with beef and arable enterprise.  We have a 200 beef suckler cow herd and we rear and finish all the followers, selling most of them through our own butchers shop.  We are looking for a general farm worker to join the farm team, who has a particular interest in livestock.  Your routine would include carrying out feeding, bedding, checking stock, handling the cattle in the yard and calving.  You will also do some grassland work and fencing and help look after our sheep.  Alongside this you will have the opportunity to work on the wider Estate doing some field work and tractor driving, workshop and general farm maintenance and carrying out countryside and forestry work.    

You will work alongside another GFW and the Farm Foreman, as well as with other Estate staff. 

You MUST have: 

1) Experience working with Cattle

2) Be a competent tractor driver and hold a telehandler certificate

3) Be able to speak English

4) Be enthusiastic and want to get stuck in  

This role would most suit a college leaver or new entrant seeking to gain wide ranging experience of mixed farming. You must have the basic farm skills, but this is great opportunity to develop those skills on a good quality, large mixed farm. 

AreaEast Midlands
Job LengthPermanent
DatesStart: 01/03/2019, Finish: Not Specified
Driving License Required?
Hours39 hours plus 1 weekend in 3
Employment TypeArable, Beef, Sheep, Other
Accommodation Available?Yes
Accommodation TypeFamily House
Accommodation PriceReflected in salary
Other Accommodation Information

We have a range of accommodation options which we can look at depending on the housing needs of the successful applicant. The package will reflect the housing arrangement agreed upon.  

Distance from shops and amenitiesThe village is well served with a pub, village shop, school and playing fields.
Smokers Accepted?
Other Information

Please do not apply unless you speak good English as communication within the team is important.

This job is not suitable for someone who wants an arable job! Please do not apply if you want to sit on a tractor all day as your main focus will have to be the stock. You will get your opportunities to develop your skills away from the stock, but most of your work will be with them and so that is where your passion must lie! It is a stock focussed job, but on a mixed farm.

Look forward to hearing from you!

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