Dairy Farm Team Manager / Staff Production Manager - Devon- Ref 1387

Location: Devon

The farm:

This progressive large dairy unit runs a dairy herd of 700 cows.  Milking is completed  done three times daily in a 40 point rotary. Cows are TMR feed and are Cubicle housed with sand beds.

The position/applicant:

We are seeking a capable and proactive manager to take primary responsibility for the 10 member dairy team.

To take on this role, you will need to have strong leadership skills to positively motivate team members and proactively promote high quality standards across all aspect of the dairy unit.

Our client welcomes applicants with an enthusiastic and inclusive approach who are solution focused with a strong work ethic.

Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Team Management
  • Capability to maximise the performance of a diverse team and ensure respect is displayed at all levels within the team to all team members.
  • Review of existing protocols, improvement of same and implementation of new protocols as appropriate.
  • Training and support of team in protocols and compliance with same to ensure efficiency and top performance of the dairy herd. This includes new team member training.
  • To ensure all quality standards enable team to reach milk performance targets.
  • To introduce and employ incentive schemes for staff members.

There are defined team structures and roles in place operated on a rota basis for which the newly appointed manager will be responsible. Additionally, this position will not involve any of the usual animal husbandry as the farm have an in-house vet 3 to 4 days per week who works with the 2 Herdsperson on the team  under manager guidance to ensure appropriate protocols are followed in respect of same.

Appropriate accommodation will be provided for the successful candidate.

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. 

To apply, please forward your CV to recruitmentmanager@farm-solutions.co.uk or phone 07442491963 for further information. 


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