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CP Farming

Farm & Countryside Maintenance Worker

Job Title: Farm & Countryside Maintenance Worker
Responsible to: Farming Manager
Hours of work: 40 hours per week, flexible hours/days, long term contract
Salary: £12.50/hour
Location: Sites in and around Malmesbury, Tetbury & Marlborough

Job Purpose

CP Farming is looking for an enthusiastic person with meticulous attention to detail to work across our mixed farming business at farms in South Gloucestershire and North Wiltshire. The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring that an excellent standard of tidiness, upkeep and repair is maintained across all of our farms. They will be expected to provide assistance to the Farming Manager in implementing planned works and to provide additional support to farming activities as required. Successful candidates will work well as part of our team and will positively contribute to the smooth running of the organisation and have aspirations for a long career with CP Farming.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensuring that the estate and farmland are always kept tidy and litter free
  • Repairing of fences, dry stone walls and gateways
  • Removal and/or creation of gateways where necessary
  • Erection of new fences and dry stone walls
  • Filling of potholes and maintenance of tracks and accesses
  • Ensuring that ditches are clear of debris and that water runs freely
  • Strimming and topping verges frequently to maintain a high standard of appearance and upkeep
  • Assistance with removal of fallen trees and limbs
  • Assistance with planting and care of trees and hedges
  • Establishment, topping and maintenance of environmental stewardship plots
  • Clearing and topping of public rights of way to ensure tidiness and adequate access, including ensuring that there is proper signage
  • Hedgecutting
  • Running and oversight of grain stores and grain movement in and out of CP owned sites at peak times, including operation of grain store equipment such as elevators, conveyors, cleaners and dryers and loading of grain lorries with telehandler
  • Cleaning and general maintenance of grain stores, including grain dryers, elevators, conveyors, fans, etc, including liaising with professionals such as electricians where necessary
  • General repair and maintenance of all farm buildings, including roofing, guttering, exterior paneling, gates, etc
  • Maintenance of farmyards, including the removal of litter, scrap metal, weeds/vegetation, and debris and upkeep of hardstandings
  • Arrangement of skips and removal of other waste material where necessary
  • Knapsack spraying of weeds and vegetation for tidiness and pest prevention
  • Coordination of Pest control
  • Ensuring machinery and equipment is cleaned weekly and in working order
  • Coordination and operation of hired machinery as required for completing planned works
  • Assisting shepherdess with sheep care as and when needed, especially during lambing, scanning, etc
  • Following and implementing H&S procedures to ensure a safe working environment

Additional Duties

  • Assisting the estate’s gardening team with heavy work, as required
  • Maintenance work at estate owned residential properties, as required
  • Moving / delivering equipment, machinery, furniture, antiques, etc, as required
  • General liaising with contractors and suppliers
  • Perform any other reasonable duties at the discretion of, and in consultation with, the Farming Manager

Person Specification

Essential Requirements

  • High level of attention to detail
  • Rigorous attitude towards tidiness
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Positive attitude, self motivated, strong initiative
  • Ability to work independently and as part of an established team
  • Working knowledge and demonstrable skills in repair and maintenance work
  • A full UK driving license (category B)

Desirable Requirements

  • UK towing license (category B+E)
  • Chainsaw Certificate
  • Telehandler Certificate (CPCS A17)
  • PA1 (pesticide application foundation) and PA6 (knapsack spraying) qualifications
  • Previous experience within the agricultural industry
  • Previous experience working with sheep or other livestock
  • Any other relevant qualifications

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter to

Delete Date: 17/02/2022  Location: Sites in and around Malmesbury, Tetbury & Marlborough

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