R(D)SVS / Farm Estate
Full time, 35 hours per week
Closing Date: 24/11/2021 17:00
We are looking for an experienced Dairy Herd Manager for the University of Edinburgh Dairy Herd at Langhill Farm as part of the larger R(D)SVS/Roslin Institute farm estate.
The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies is looking for a Dairy Herd Manager to oversee the day to day management, and take an active role in running all aspects of a large dairy herd.
Your skills and attributes for success:
- You should have extensive knowledge and experience of practical farming and animal husbandry.
- You must be committed to promoting best practice in animal welfare and have sound skills in animal handling, animal care / welfare.
- You must demonstrate a highly flexible approach to you work and an ability to respond to urgent or unpredictable events 24/7.
- You must possess excellent communication skills as you will be expected to line manage members of staff and coordinate with researchers, veterinary teaching staff and students.
As a valued member of our team you can expect:
An exciting, positive, creative, challenging and rewarding place to work. We give you support, nurture your talent and reward success. You will benefit from a competitive reward package and a wide range of staff benefits, which includes a generous holiday entitlement, an onsite residence, a defined benefits pension scheme, staff discounts, family friendly initiatives, flexible working and much more. Access our staff benefits page for further information and use our reward calculator to find out the total value of pay and benefits provided.
The University of Edinburgh holds a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advance gender equality in higher education. We are members of the Race Equality Charter and we are also Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champions, actively promoting LGBT equality.
If invited for interview you will be required to evidence your right to work in the UK. Further information is available on our right to work webpages