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Experienced Herdsperson for job in <:>East Sussex<:>

Farm TypeDairy

Plumpton College has excellent resources and a drive for continuous quality improvement so is actively seeking staff with the right values and attributes who want to make a difference and be part of this exciting phase of our development.  We are looking to recruit professional and ambitious individuals to form an integral part of our growing college team.

The farming operation is a fully commercial enterprise whilst at the same time providing a learning resource demonstrating best practice in all that we do.  We have a state of the art dairy unit and are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and experienced Herdsperson to deliver the highest standard of dairy operations on our 280 cow high performing Holstein herd. We offer exceptional facilities, a great working environment and career development. 

The ideal candidate will need to:

Be both qualified and experienced to carry out all tasks associated with a high performing dairy herd.

Ensure the highest welfare standards are in place.

Be well organised and have the drive and enthusiasm to work with students as part of their daily work.

Have strong youngstock rearing skills.

Be a good communicator and have relevant current knowledge of farm recording systems.

Be able to work independently as well as part of a team with a flexible approach to work.

Hold a full clean driving license and associated industry qualifications.

If you believe you have a significant contribution to make to our future and are looking for your next career opportunity, we would like to hear from you.

As well as a competitive salary, you can also look forward to a great range of benefits including 26 days holiday plus bank holidays (as well as up to 7 efficiency days at Christmas), membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme and free on-site parking. Basic working hours are from 0500hrs to 1730hrs in a shift pattern of 11 days on and three off.

To apply please complete an application form and an equality and diversity monitoring form and return them to or send it to: HR Department, Plumpton College, Ditchling Road, Plumpton, East Sussex, BN7 3AE. Tel: 01273 890454.

For further information about the role including job description and application form please visit the vacancies section of our website

Closing date for applications: 20th September 2019 at 9.00am

Interviews will be held: Week commencing 23rd September 2019

We reserve the right to call candidates to interview or withdraw this vacancy at any time if there is a good level of response. Therefore, we recommend that you submit your application as early as possible.

AreaSouth & South East
Job LengthPermanent
DatesStart: 29/09/2019, Finish: Not Specified
Driving License Required?Full UK Driving Licence
Employment TypeDairy
Accommodation Available?Yes
Accommodation TypeFamily House
Accommodation Price
Other Accommodation Information

There is a 3 bedroom family house provided with this role on the grounds of the Plumpton Estate, 2 miles form the village where there is a train station, pub, village shop, village green, school, nursery and other amenities. Lewes is the nearest town which is 6 miles from the college. 

Distance from shops and amenitiesPub - 5 minute walk. Shop - 2 miles
Smokers Accepted?No
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