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Sparsholt College Hampshire

Stock Person / Relief Milker /Tractor Driver

£24,714 - £28,558 (depending upon qualification and experience) inclusive of overtime.

Plus on-site accommodation at “AWB” rates. Eligibility to join the local government pension scheme.

The appointed candidate will work alongside the Herds Manager in all aspects of dairy production related to the college’s pedigree Holstein dairy herd together with other cattle related tasks required by our expanding suckler herd.

The primary responsibility is for rearing young stock, the majority of which are TMR based fed using feeder wagon and undertaking relief milking on a rota basis/holiday cover. The role entails the supervision of students on farm duties and liaison with academic colleagues to maximise the educational opportunities for learners including college students, trainee vets and visiting groups such as Firemen/women and other organisations that come into contact with animals as part of working life.

The amount of tractor driving outside the main tasks around dairy will be adapted to suit the interests of the appointed candidate. For someone who enjoys tractor driving then in quieter periods there is a range of operations over the whole farm which can be undertaken.

The successful applicant will possess:

  • Minimum of a level 2 qualification in agriculture or similar
  • Good literacy and numeracy skills
  • Demonstrable competency in using tractor/farm equipment
  • Demonstrable experience of working with cattle
  • An affinity with working with young people
  • Good communication skills
  • A “can-do” and flexible attitude.


The rota working pattern is outlined in the further information document on our website.

It is desirable that the post holder will hold relevant qualifications in tractor driving, telescopic forklift operation and safe use of medicines. If the appointed applicant does not hold these, a willingness to undertake the testing programme will be required.

Closing Date: 08 June 2020

Application packs are available from:
HR@sparsholt.ac.uk

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