An opportunity has arisen for an Experienced Farm Manager for a progressive, modern 6 shed Broiler Farm based in Herefordshire Whittern Farms Ltd is a family-owned farming business, Owned by the Hilditch family since 1870, spanning over 652 acres.
Our main enterprises are broiler chickens, blackcurrants, cider apples, arable, holiday lets and renewable energy. We are passionate about our people and recognise our teams, along with their individual drive and passion, are the reason for our continued success. This is the ideal opportunity for someone who feels that they are capable of running a farm on their own and is prepared to take on more responsibility.
The candidate will ideally have extensive experience of running broiler farms and will be motivated, forward thinking and committed. Whilst the candidate would report to senior management the role is largely autonomous, the successful candidate will be in charge of the day to day, flock to flock management of the farm and work with an assistant manager. This role comes with an excellent remuneration package to include accommodation, bonus scheme and on site vehicle for the right, experienced candidate.
The Responsibilities · All day to day aspects of running the farm · Maintaining safe working practices. · Managing and motivating a team. · Ensuring high welfare of livestock. · Ventilation, Feed and water management. · Vaccinations. Alarm cover · Production performance. · Record keeping. As the ideal candidate you will have: – · Previous Farm Management Experience · Effective people management skills. · Ability to carry out manual duties. · Proficient computer skills. · NVQ level 3 in poultry production or similar would be desirable · Full UK driving license. · Telehandler experience
Applications are also welcome in writing to: – The Farm Manager, Whittern Farms Ltd, Next End, Lyonshall. Kington HR5 3HZ
Only applicants with relevant poultry experience will be considered, you will only be contacted should you be shortlisted for interview.
Benefits: Bonus scheme and Flexible working hours
Job Types: Full-time, Permanent Benefits: • Flexible Schedule Experience: • Broiler Chicken: 1 year (Preferred)