Plumpton College

Pig Unit Manager

Plumpton, Lewes
up to £35,012 per annum
17 Sep 2021
05 Oct 2021
Job Level
Job Function
Estates and Facilities
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Benefits: LGPS Pension, 26 days holiday + bank holidays

Established in 1926 Plumpton College has trained thousands of agricultural staff who now occupy leading positions within the industry. Central to our training in agriculture is our farm and we are now seeking an exceptional Pig Unit Manager to support us in our mission to provide an exemplar teaching and commercial resource for the college. We are currently building a brand new 130 sow, high welfare unit and expect this to open in January 2022; we need the right person to ensure that this fabulous new resource has the maximum benefit for the farm and our students. As a key part of a 10 person team you will work closely  with the Farm Manager to ensure that we continue to achieve high standards that ensure our students are best positioned to support the sector. As you’d expect we are LEAF and Red Tractor accredited and once open our new pig unit will be RSCPA approved. 

The ideal candidate will have experience of managing and working within a high performing and high welfare pig unit as well as possessing great communication and organisational skills. You will be a professional, committed and confident team player who has the experience and flexible approach to be able to support our farm in maintaining its excellent practice.

As well as a competitive salary (up to £35,012 per annum), you can also look forward to a great range of benefits including 26 days holiday plus bank holidays, membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme, on-site gym, cycle to work scheme and a range of staff discounts. 

With over 3,000 students, excellent resources and a drive for continuous improvement, Plumpton College is actively seeking staff who want to make a difference and be part of this exciting phase of our development. At Plumpton College we are Ambitious & Progressive, Enterprising, Professional, Supportive and Passionate about everything we do – if you share these values and would like to be part of our growing team then we’d like to hear from you.

We reserve the right to call candidates to interview or withdraw this vacancy at any time if there is a good level of response. Therefore, we recommend you submit your application as early as possible.

Closing date for applications : 9 am on Tuesday, 5th October 2021

Interviews to be held : w/c 11th October 2021 (either virtually or on campus)


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