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 We currently have 2 vacancies – Please apply via e-mail to wendy@stowestatetrust.co.uk or ring 01366 382162 for details.

 

Farm Park Assistant – Permanent –  4 days a week

Church Farm, Stow Bardolph is an RBST Farm Park near Downham Market in West Norfolk. Rare and interesting breeds of sheep, pigs, goats, horses and other small animals are kept and shown to the public.  We have approx. 50,000 visitors a year, including many local playgroups and primary schools.  There about 8 staff members working in the livestock area, who are friendly, fun and enthusiastic about Church Farm with lots of ideas for the future. We have a tempting gift ship & excellent Tea Room where we employ a further 8-20 staff seasonally.

We are looking for a permanent Farm Park Assistant for 4 days a week from 7.30am – 5pm (35 hours a week).  The normal working days would be Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Sunday

Remuneration is circa £7.50 per hour, depending on experience.

This person will need to be flexible, adaptable and organised, with good attention to detail. They will be working as part of a team, and also working on their own, so will need to use their own initiative

This is a varied job involving all aspects of Farm Park life.  The main emphasis of the position is being the key machinery operator for Church Farm, although it will also include looking after the animals and interacting with the public.

The successful CANDIDATE must have proven experience, knowledge and understanding of the safe use of farm machinery to include:-

  • Tractors
  • Telescopic handlers
  • Hedger cutters
  • Hay turners & balers
  • Experience of maintaining the machinery to a high standard

The job includes grassland maintenance inside and outside Church Farm Park involving mowing & fencing with the appropriate machinery.

General day to day assistance with animal care to include

  • Mucking out
  • Feeding & waters
  • Being polite and friendly when interacting with all visitors to Church Farm

 

They must hold a current clean driving licence and be flexible with their working hours, due to the nature of the job.

 

Farm Park Livestock Assistant – Permanent –  4 days a week

Church Farm, Stow Bardolph is an RBST Farm Park near Downham Market in West Norfolk. Rare and interesting breeds of sheep, pigs, goats, horses and other small animals are kept and shown to the public.  We have approx. 50,000 visitors a year, including many local playgroups and primary schools. There about 8 staff members working in the livestock area, who are friendly, fun and enthusiastic about Church Farm with lots of ideas for the future. We have a tempting gift ship & excellent Tea Room where we employ a further 8-20 staff seasonally.

We are looking for a permanent Farm Livestock Assistant for 4 days a week from 7.30am – 5pm (35 hours a week).  The normal working days would be Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday.

Remuneration is circa £7.50 per hour, depending on experience.

This person will need to be flexible, adaptable and organised, with good attention to detail. They will be working as part of a team, and also working on their own, so will need to use their own initiative

The successful candidate will assist in all aspects of animal care from Guinea pigs to Suffolk Punch Horses to include:-

  • Feeding
  • Waters
  • Mucking out
  • Grooming
  • Other aspects of general husbandry
  • Excellent attention to detail

 

All applicants MUST be able to show proven experience of working with livestock.

 

The successful candidate must

  • Participate in friendly, informed interaction with all our visitors to include pre-schools, primary schools, seniors etc.
  • Be polite, helpful, presentable and confident

Other duties would include, helping with general ground maintenance, fencing, hay making, straw carting and day to day repairs.

They must hold a current clean driving licence and be flexible with their working hours, due to the nature of the job.

Stow Estate Trust offers a company pension scheme, and an employee paid health care scheme.