Relief Assistant Farm Manager – Great Yarmouth Area

Great Yarmouth - Stalham area, Norfolk


Salary: £21,000 - £26,000

We have a fantastic opportunity for a dedicated Relief Assistant Farm Manager to join our clients business to provide relief cover to our Breeders Farms in the Eastern Region.

Working 48 hours over 6 days per week.

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

You will provide holiday / sickness cover for Farm Managers as required.

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’s
  • 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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