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Poultry Caretaker

£17,645 per annum

East Midlands, United Kingdom

Great opportunity has arisen to join a leading company based in Lissington , Lincolnshire as a Poulty Caretaker.

Job purpose: The key responsibility of this position is ensure that the premium breeding stock are well maintained during the rearing stages. (Day old chicks to approximately 18 weeks).

Responsibilities

  • To proactively maintain poultry to a high standard through:
      • Ensuring that stock has ready access to fresh water and a diet to maintain full health and vigour.
      • Ensuring that stock has an appropriate environment including shelter and a comfortable resting area
      • Ensuring that stock are free from pain, injury or disease by ensuring preventative measures or rapid diagnosis and treatment.
      • Ensuring that stock is provided sufficient space, proper facilities and company of the own kind.
      • Ensuring that conditions and treatment avoid mental suffering to the stock.
  • To observe all hygiene rules, this includes personal hygiene, hand washing, boot dipping/changing and the wearing of all protective clothing.
  • Recording information such as bird weight, feed intake and mortality.
  • Transferring birds between pens
  • To strictly adhere to all bio-security rules.
  • To ensure food is weighed accurately.
  • Maintain house hygiene, dusting, light fitment cleaning, sweeping up, friable litter and clean bootdips.
  • To ensure nest boxes are kept clean.
  • Maintain accurate record keeping - house temperature, mortality, egg collections.
  • Keep the farm clean and tidy.
  • Adhere to all Farm Health and Safety rules and procedures.


Any other reasonable requests by the Farm Manager

Skills and Experience Required

Any successful applicant will need the following skills:

      • Being able to work efficiently on own initiative
      • Highly motivated with a 'can do' attitude and a willingness and enthusiasm to take on new challenges
      • Flexible and adaptable
      • Proactive and driven approach


Background

      • 2 years experience of working in a comparable livestock environment





SVC Group
SectorMarketing/Sales/Retail
Job TypePerm
RecruiterThird Party Employer
Job ID60039

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