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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 Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Sunday.

Remuneration is circa £7.50 per hour (£13650 p.a.) depending on age & 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. The ability to drive a tractor would be an advantage.

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.

 

We are looking to fill this position as soon as possible so the closing date is 8th December, but we may interview before this if we find suitable candidates.

 

Please send your CV and covering letter to wendy@stowestatetrust.co.uk