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Jobs for 2 Herdspersons in <:>Shropshire<:>

Farm TypeDairy

The University was founded in 1901 as a result of a bequest from Thomas Harper Adams and the campus and main farm sit within the original estate.  The University farm operates as a profitable commercial business, as well as supporting the education of our students.  Continued development of the farm has created opportunities to join our existing highly motivated team.

A key part of the dairy team, the Herdsperson roles focus on the care of the farm’s two dairy herds,  including milking and the operation of the parlour and dairy in accordance with best principles of milk and dairy hygiene.  In addition you will contribute to the continued high standards of care for the herd, including hygiene, fertility, production, foot care, grassland management, nutrition and general animal husbandry.  The posts require strongly motivated team members, with a willingness to develop new skills.

For this post, irrespective of previous experience, full training will be provided both initially and throughout employment with the University. We would welcome applications from motivated people who do not have previous farming experience, but who can demonstrate motivation, a passion to learn and develop new skills, pride in their work and an interest in working with livestock.

For further information about the University, or to see full job description, please visit our website at


Applications should be made by sending a full Curriculum Vitae and supporting statement, which clearly highlights how your skills and experience match the requirements of the role, to Dawn Crowther, Head of HR at  Candidates should ensure that they provide full details of the name, postal address, email address and telephone number of two referees, including present or most recent employer.

Closing Date for Applications is Midnight on MONDAY 26TH AUGUST 2019.

Interviews will take place on WEDNESDAY 4TH SEPTEMBER 2019. 


Please note that this post is unlikely to meet the relevant criteria to allow the University to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship.  Applications from candidates who require a Certificate of Sponsorship to work in the UK will be considered against the requirements stated in the recruitment documentation. Recruitment decisions will be made in accordance with the UK Visas and Immigration guidance.


This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of criminal records via the Disclosure and Barring Service before the appointment is confirmed.  This will include details of cautions, reprimands or final warnings, as well as convictions.  Further information is available here: 


AreaEast Midlands
Job LengthPermanent
DatesStart: 01/09/2019, Finish: Not Specified
Driving License Required?Full UK Driving Licence, Tractor
Employment TypeDairy
Accommodation Available?No
Accommodation TypeHouse/Flat
Accommodation Price
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Distance from shops and amenities
Smokers Accepted?Yes
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