Herdsperson in Shropshire Ref 2241
A great opportunity to work in a college environment farm in Shropshire. The Farm is a successful commercial enterprise with sheep and dairy units.
The College owns and runs a successful commercial farm enterprise, which has had an investment of over £1m in recent years, this included a dairy unit incorporating both a Fullwood 24/24 herringbone milking parlour and a Fullwood Merlin Robot. There has been a recent investment in new machinery to enhance the student experience including the new self-propelled forage harvester.
You will be an experienced herdsperson and be able to demonstrate high standards of animal welfare and herd performance. You will carry out the majority of the milking & oversee calf rearing. You will have good communication skills and an interest in demonstrating best practice to students. Good IT skills and a full driving licence are essential.
Accommodation will be provided on site for the successful applicant.
This is a contract position, where the successful person will operate as an agency worker with Farm Solutions. This means that the person will not have sub-contractor responsibilities and all statutory tax deductions and payments will be made by Farm Solutions on their behalf. Hourly pay operates, which includes pay for overtime hours worked.