Stock and Farm Manager

Job title: Stock and Farm Manager, Romshed Farm

Job description:  Stock and general farm management for a 200 acre (with additional grazing opportunities), certified Pasture for Life and organic farm near Sevenoaks, Kent.

Unique role for someone who is able to take on the lead role in running the farm, managing sales and growing opportunities to create revenue streams.  Main current enterprises are suckler herd of 23 Herefords, 150 Lleyn ewes, all offspring taken to finishing.  Batches of table chickens and egg layers.  Species rich meadow restoration.

 

Role

Manage farm to achieve certification and Higher Tier Countryside Stewardship objectives

Manage stock, including associated paperwork and record keeping

Optimise produce sales, whether wholesale or direct to customers

Run educational farm visits, which supports farm income and brand

Estate management (wooding, fencing, building maintenance) and other tasks to ensure farms runs smoothly.

 

Essential Skills & Attributes

At least three years experience of working with cattle and sheep

Evidence of commercial / entrepreneurial initiative and ability to manage revenue streams

A keen interest in and passion for farming with nature and being open to new ideas

Practical, sociable, responsible self-motivated and problem solver

Confident working alone or with others, good communicator

Experience of record keeping

Qualified and competent at driving tractor, trailer, quad bike, chainsaw

 

Desirable Skills & Attributes

A knowledge of organic farming and/or rotational grazing systems would be beneficial but most importantly a genuine interest and willingness to learn

A passion for wildlife and monitoring progress towards habitat change and enhancement

A keenness to take on responsibility and develop your own business

 

Remuneration and other

 

We are looking for someone who would like to take on a level of responsibility for the entirety of the farm including the possibility of running their own enterprises.  Open to discussion over level of base salary and transition to profit share arrangement.

 

Spacious 2 bedroom accommodation on site included in package.

 

Please send CV and letter of interest to romshed@weald.co.uk.

www.romshedfarm.co.uk


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