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£9,964 pa

Permanent p/t (18.75 hrs pw)

Carmarthenshire, Wales

Ref: IRC84691

 

Summary

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, conservation minded Farm Worker to help manage Dinefwrs historical landscape and our herd of rare White Park Cattle.

 

What it's like to work here

Dinefwr Park is an iconic 18th-century landscape and is an important place in Welsh history. Two forts are evidence of a dominant Roman presence. The powerful Lord Rhys held court at Dinefwr and influenced decisions in Wales. the landscape is home to a national nature reserve and a medieval deer park, as well as Newton House, which gives our visitors a 1912 experience. One of the key heritage features of the Park is its iconic herd of White park Cattle, with over 1000 years of written history of its presence here at Dinefwr, you will be ensuring the ongoing health and well being of this herd.

 

What you'll be doing

Working within the Dinefwr Park Estate Team, you'll be responsible for providing day to day support to the Head Stockman, and covering rest days and annual leave under a rota system. Looking after the Parks iconic White Park Cattle herd and our medieval Fallow deer you will have experience of working with cattle and use of farm machinery inc. tractors and ATVs, you will be reliable and flexible to fit around the day to day demands of livestock care and working in a busy visitor as well as working towards the properties objectives and conservation of Dinefwrs natural history.

 

Who we're looking for

This job is about providing a service. To be fantastic in this role, you’ll need to have the following;

  • Practical experience in relevant farm and livestock management, supported by appropriate qualifications to level 3 (or equivalent level of vocational experience).
  • Basic understanding of farm habitats, water quality and soil health. Basic plant and wildlife identification skills.
  • Knowledge of current cross compliance obligations and relevant agri-environment schemes, or equivalent for the location
  • Good practical understanding of animal welfare regulations and specifically the standards required under RSPCA Assured (Freedom Food).
  • Knowledge of Health & Safety compliance requirements and experience of producing risk assessments for day to day operations.

 

Benefits

Benefits include flexible working whenever possible plus free parking at most locations. You’ll be entitled to discounts in high street stores and cinemas, National Trust shops and NT cafes, and have free entry to NT properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18).

 

Your health and wellbeing is important to us and is supported through generous annual leave and the option to buy additional days (minimum contract length applies), a cycle to work scheme, subsidised health cash plan, a loan towards rental deposits and confidential access to a free support service 24 hours a day should you need it.

 

Your future financial health is helped by an employer matched - up to 10% of basic salary - contributory pension scheme and you can further your career with training and development tailored to you.

 

All of this and the opportunity to give something back to your community with up to 5 days of paid volunteering per year!

 

To find out more and apply for this role, please click here

 

Closing date: 23rd September 2019

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