Be Part of the Future of Sustainability and Conservation on an Innovative British Estate - Sussex

Are you an experienced stock-person with an active interest in conservation and sustainability? Do you Have a Background with Cattle? Would You Like to be Part of the Future of Sustainability and Conservation on an Innovative British Estate?

My client is looking for an impassioned, experienced stock manager with a vision for future sustainability and a desire to leave their mark. In this exciting and diverse role you will be working as part of the small team dedicated to the management of a beautiful estate in Sussex. You will not only be responsible for management of the herd of cattle and any other stock on the estate but also involved in exciting new trials and introductions with the aim of further diversifying and improving the land. This farm does not operate for pure profit, you will be joining a team with unrivalled passion for conservation and sustainability, looking to use traditional methods and stock to return land to a diverse ecosystem. This will involve all aspects of land management to include reintroducing wildflower meadows, crop diversity and quality hedgerows.

You will be someone with a strong work ethic, high standards and someone who takes pride in your work- a real team atmosphere everyone gets stuck in to ensure success of their projects. You will be an integral part of developing the work here further, bringing fresh ideas and improving the commercial success of the estates' produce- all money goes back to fund this vital work.

This is environmental restoration focusing on regenerating land and increasing wildlife not organic.

You will be involved with:

  • You will support in the finishing and sale of beef in order to generate revenue that will be invested into the future sustainability of the land.
  • Cattle, pigs (and some unique stock!) using grazing methods to restore the land for conservation and wildlife, whilst maintaining the highest animal welfare standards.
  • Restoring wildflower meadows and traditional coppice management of woodland.
  • Producing and harvesting high quality forage crops for your stock.
  • You will trained to use the latest in cattle management technology and encouraged to pursue further developments.

What you will need:

  • You will be open to non-traditional aims, with an emphasis on welfare.
  • You will have a passion for regenerative farming and a desire to learn the latest livestock management techniques in order to develop alongside the estate.
  • Experience of working with pigs, cattle and sheep.
  • Experience in machine operation.
  • Working knowledge of organic or pasture-fed systems.
  • Telehandler/chainsaw/forestry experience would be advantageous.
  • Competent IT skills with an interest in the latest farming technologies.

What you will receive:

A comprehensive salary package to include expensed estate cottage with excellent access to the estate and local village.

If you are looking for an exceptional new opportunity:

Please call Duncan Shaw on 01885 485526 or email an up-to-date copy of your CV (In Word Format) to

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