Farm Carer/Handyman

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Farm Carer and Handyman

Looking for a hard working, full time, self-motivated person to take care of fields, paddocks and buildings for a family farm in Surrey, comfortable with working hands on with four cows.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • To maintain good functioning of the fields and paddocks
  • To ensure the wellbeing of four Jersey cows
  • To be solely responsible for the trees and vegetable patch
  • To maintain and repair fences, gates, metal barn, garage and tennis court
  • To ensure good functioning of the pool machinery and overall pool barn
  • To organise and oversee required repairs by external suppliers (mechanic, pest control, tree surgeon, fuel company, electrician, plumber, septic tank, etc.)
  • To ensure rubbish bins and rubbish bin shed is kept tidy 
  • To be able to carry out minor repairs and picture hanging inside the house
  • To operate the tractor, sit down mower, tractor-drawn machinery to harrow and fertilise soil
  • To maintain in good working order and keep clean all machinery and tools on the property including the workshop (yearly inventory)
  • To assist with other general labour tasks as needed
  • To purchase and use appropriate pesticides and fertilisers
  • To clear and maintain irrigation ditches

Personal qualities/qualifications

  • Responsible, pro-active, self motivated, with a keen eye for detail, has a lot of initiative, a high standard of cleanliness and tidiness
  • Ability to follow instructions
  • Administration skills (Mac, Microsoft Word/Excel, Google Sheets)
  • Working in a team but also happy to work alone
  • Valid driver’s licence (Manual)
  • Ability to drive a tractor and correctly use the harrowing equipment
  • Experience with a sit down mower
  • Preferred chainsaw and pesticide qualifications

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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