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Farm Park Livestock Assistant Manager

Church Farm, Stow Bardolph is a family run RBST accredited Farm Park, near Downham Market in West Norfolk. We keep rare breeds of sheep, pigs, goats, horses, chickens and other small animals.  We have approx. .50,000 visitors a year, including many local playgroups and primary schools.

We are looking for a permanent Farm Park Livestock Assistant Manager, to work 5 days a week including one day at the weekend. You will be working with a team of 5 livestock staff and taking charge on the Manager’s days off.

Job description

The candidate will help look after all animals to our very high welfare standards.  Participate in friendly and informed interaction with all our visitors to include school groups. To help manage a team of staff and ensure the team operate efficiently and productively.  Maintain accurate record keeping. 

The successful candidate will be assisting the manager with the day to day management of all the animals on the farm. These duties will include:

  • Shepherding
  • Feeding
  • Mucking out
  • Lambing
  • Vaccination programmes
  • Breeding program
  • Veterinary care and medication
  • General welfare
  • Record keeping & movement licences
  • Training & development

 

Experience

The candidate must have proven animal management experience (ideally including shepherding) and be able to effectively manage a team of staff.  The candidate must be highly enthusiastic, self- motivated, presentable and conscientious.

The position is for a permanent full-time manager working 5 days a week from 7.30 – 5pm.  Candidates can expect to work at least one day at weekends.

Candidates must hold a current driving licence and be flexible with their working hours, due to the nature of the job. Experience with tractors and telescopic handlers would be desirable, but not essential.

Salary circa. £20k dependant on experience

Church Farm offers a pension scheme and an employee paid health care scheme.

Please ring Wendy on 01366 382162 for more details or send an e-mail with a CV & covering letter to wendy@stowestatetrust.co.uk