Plumpton College

Shepherd/Stockperson

Location
Plumpton, Lewes
Salary
£24,596 - £27,769 per annum
Posted
26 Nov 2021
Closes
08 Dec 2021
Job Level
Facilities Support
Job Function
Estates and Facilities
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Plumpton College has excellent resources and a drive for continuous quality improvement so is actively seeking staff with the right values and attributes who want to make a difference and be part of this exciting phase of our development. We are looking to recruit professional and ambitious individuals to form an integral part of our growing college team.

The farming operation is a fully commercial enterprise whilst at the same time providing a learning resource demonstrating best practice in all that we do. We have a fully commercial Sheep and Suckler Beef enterprise and are looking to recruit a Shepherd/Stockperson The Shepherd/Stockperson is required to deliver the highest level of commercial performance/welfare standards possible.  We offer exceptional facilities, a great working environment and career development

The ideal candidate will need to:

  • Be both qualified and experienced to carry out all tasks associated with the management of the college Flock/Suckler Herd
  • Be able to demonstrate and implement strong budget management. 
  • Have experience in managing a commercial flock/herd.
  • Ensure the highest welfare standards are in place.
  • Be well organised and have the drive and enthusiasm to work with students as part of their daily work.
  • Have the interest and ability to ensure the Sheep/Suckler Herd enterprise performs to the highest level.
  • Be a good communicator and have relevant current knowledge of farm recording systems and legislation.
  • Be able to work independently as well as part of a team with a flexible approach to work.
  • Hold a full clean driving license and associated industry qualifications specifically a trailer license.
  • Have their own working dogs.

If you believe you have a significant contribution to make to our future and are looking for your next career opportunity, we would like to hear from you.

As well as a competitive salary, 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, Employee Assistance Programme and staff discounts.  Rental accommodation is also provided on site.

If you would like an informal discussion with our Farm Manager, then please contact recruitment@plumpton.ac.uk in the first instance.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday, 8th December 2021 at 9 am

Interviews will be held on site : Thursday, 16th December 2021

MORE INFORMATION

For further information about the role including job description and application form please visit the vacancies section of our website via the apply link.

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