Assistant Herdsperson - Circa £22,000 per annum + rent-free house+ utility bills + pension + other benefits
Hartpury College is one of the UK’s leading sports and land based residential colleges.
A new, progressive team is seeking an additional member to continue a large-scale transition of a key farming enterprise.
The ideal candidate will be able to milk, carry out stock tasks, and operate machinery to a high standard, and be responsible for the dairy in the absence of the Head Herdsman. We are seeking an individual who has an interest in working with, and demonstrating best practice to, students.
The herd is comprised of approximately 250 milking Holstein-Friesian cows, and milking takes place through a 16:32 rapid-exit De Laval parlour. The herd is currently undergoing a transition from all year round calving to an Autumn block.
Suitable candidates will also be expected to be a flexible team player, with a willingness to assist on the other enterprises as needed, including the breeding ewe flock, dairy youngstock, beef, and arable enterprises.
We offer excellent benefits including continuous professional development opportunities, 25 days annual leave entitlement plus bank holidays, onsite fitness facilities, free onsite parking and lots more.
To discuss the post, contact Farm Manager, Andrew Eastabrook on 01452 702471.
Visit our website www.hartpury.ac.uk to see full details and to apply online or telephone (01452) 702135 to request documents by post.
The closing date for receipt of applications is 24th October 2017.
Hartpury College is an equal opportunities employer.