Assistant Farm Manager – Harleston

Harleston, Norfolk

Permanent

Salary: £21,000 - £26,000 depending on experience


We have an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Farm Manager on our clients Farm in Harleston, Norfolk.

You will be working 48 hours over 6 days per week and will be responsible for supporting the Farm Manager with the day to day management of the farm, ensuring that the stock is produced of the highest standard ensuring you and all on the farm maintain safe working practices.

You will provide holiday / sickness cover for Line Manager as required.

A flexible approach will be necessary as this role will necessitate working at weekends with some early morning and late evening work.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Assist with stock inspections, male and female management, nest hygiene, hatching egg management and cold storage
  • Follow daily routines for feeding, water management, litter management and ventilation
  • Monitor flock health to ensure all vaccinations blood testing etc are carried out accurately and at the correct time
  • Ensure Health and Safety Policy is adhered to by referring to the Health & Safety, Risk Assessment and COSHH Manuals which are provided by the Company, and can be found on site
  • Wear protective clothing as appropriate and directed in Manuals, or as required by a Senior Manager
  • Carry out body weighing of flocks weekly adjusting feed as required
  • Set up houses prior to intake and prepare for depletion
  • Ensure tight control is maintained on consumables ie feed, gas, etc
  • Accurately record data ie meter readings, temperature, etc. and respond accordingly
  • In partnership with Farm Manager ensure adequate cover for the alarm system, ensuring regular weekly testing of the generator and daily testing and recording of farm alarms
  • Assist Farm Manager with training of Employee
  • Ensure maintenance of farms are to the standard required
  • Ensure all Codes of Practice are adhered to at all times.
  • Flexible approach will be necessary as this role will necessitate working at weekends with some early morning and late evening work.
  • Ensure site security is maintained at all time.
  • Provide holiday / sickness cover for Line Manager as required.
  • Undertake any other duties as required to fulfil the needs of the position
  • Attend training courses which are determined as appropriate by the Company

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Initiative and influencing skills with a critically evaluating and questioning approach
  • Sound stock management background
  • Ability to manage Employees
  • Organised and detailed approach to duties
  • Ability to prioritise duties / tasks
  • Ability to work as part of a Team as well as on own initiative

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