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Farm TypeArable, Beef

We are looking for a experienced operator to join the family run business.  We specialize in potatoes and onions we are currently doing 100 acres of pots and 250 acres of onions.  On the Beef side we run a 120 pedigree Lincoln red cows with follows. 

Tractor operations during the spring and the summer months and then over the late autumn months and winter calving the cattle and doing the winter feeding our pedigree Lincoln reds. 

The job involves running a yard from June to the end of September.  This will involve forklift driving and telehandling driving.  The successful applicant will be required to load and unload lorries and tractors and trailers in this time and make sure the paperwork, etc. is filled out correctly and the correct produce is going to the correct customer as well. 

In October and November the successful applicant will be in charge of all the grading and traying up of the seed as well as managing the small gang on the grader throughout this period.

In December, January and February you will then join Richard and Natasha on the beef side of the business. This will involve doing the winter calving, winter feeding of the cattle and breaking in the show animals for the coming year. 

In March, April and May you will come back onto the arable side and join the planting side on potatoes and onions. In this time you will destone, rotor ridge and cart seed out depending on where you it best. 

What we are looking for is; 

1. Good time keeping 

2. Works well with other people as most of the work none on the farm is done with other members of staff

3. Forklift certificate 

4. Telehandler certificate 

5. UK driving License 

6. A good attitude to work 

There will be other jobs inbetween the main jobs outlined such as possibly driving the onion harvester for relief, fencing if needed and learning the irrigation systems if not busy on planting or cattle before harvest starts. 

AreaEast & East Anglia
Job LengthPermanent
DatesStart: 01/06/2019, Finish: Not Specified
Driving License Required?Full UK Driving Licence
Hours39hr/week basic plus overtime as required
Pay£Discuss on application
Employment TypeArable, Beef, Fencer, Fruit and Vegetables
Accommodation Available?Yes
Accommodation TypeHouse/Flat
Accommodation PricePOA
Other Accommodation Information

We have available a 2 bedroom house at one of the other farms to rent. The house is about 5mins away from the nearest shops and schools but rural enough to be out of the village and towns near by. 

Both bedrooms are en-suite you will have to furnish it yourself. 

Distance from shops and amenities5 minutes to tesco or waitrose
Smokers Accepted?Yes
Other Information

We are not so bothered about experience what we want is someone who has a keen interest in farming and wants to learn. Mann Potatoes and Iken are both looking for someone who will come to stay and become part of the farm. We want someone who wants to be on the farm for the next 10 years or more so please on apply if you are after a job for the future not a pit stop between. 

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