Head Shepherd - Shropshire Ref 1577

Location:        Shropshire

Position:        Head Shepherd

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 Farm:

The College owns and runs a successful commercial farm enterprise, which has had 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 recent investment in new machinery to enhance the student experience including the new self-propelled forage harvester.
The dairy has cow and young stock housing and a milking herd of 300 cows. The farm has expanded its lowland sheep flock to 600 breeding ewes and with the various cereal, forage and root crops enterprises, it provides our students with an excellent and varied learning environment as well as providing fantastic work experience opportunities.

The role/applicant:

This role of Head Shepherd entails:

  • Working with the sheep to help maintain a healthy flock
  • Time spent between working with the sheep  and  the dairy herd 
  • Milking occasionally
  • Tractor duties 
  • Fieldwork if required such as fencing etc.

We are seeking a candidate who is  experienced shepherd and a competent milker with Tractor driving skills. Current DBS is essential for this role.

 Accommodation is provided : 3 bed house. 

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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