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Estates Worker – Farm

Full time – 40 hours per week – 5 day rota including weekend/bank holiday working £8.57 p.h

 

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Sanctuary for an Estates Worker – Farm.

 

Reporting to our Estates Manager you will be responsible for effective management and maintenance of the farm land at Ferne Animal Sanctuary including Montague Panton Farm and to support the Estates team with general management tasks as required.

 

Key Responsibilities

In consultation with the Estates Manager:

  • To ensure that the farm land meets the standards required by the Estates Manager.
  • To work with the Estates Manager and the Animal Care Manager to agree the approach to the maintenance and management of the farm land
  • To identify any issues and highlight these to the Estates Manager and agree remedial actions
  • To ensure that all fields are managed in accordance with plans drawn up by the Estates Manager
  • To ensure hedgerows are managed effectively
  • To ensure all fences are maintained in good order
  • To manage and maintain water troughs across the sanctuary
  • To act as site liaison contact for small scale projects as directed by the Estates Manager
  • To assist in the maintenance of animal enclosures and housing
  • To support the Estates team with maintenance across the sanctuary including grounds maintenance, weeding, hedgerow management etc
  • To undertake driving duties
  • In extreme weather conditions to help as required
  • To comply with all Ferne’s policies and procedures

 

The successful candidate will have practical experience of agricultural and grounds maintenance and practical experience of general maintenance, including the ability to use a range of equipment. It is desirable you have an NVQ in Agriculture or equivalent experience.

 

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