Reports to: Farm and Estates Manager
Contract/Hours: Permanent Full Time (This post is subject to an IVA agreement)
Based at: Blakehill Farm, north Wiltshire
Wiltshire Wildlife Trust is seeking to recruit an experienced Farm Officer in north Wiltshire. The successful candidate will be responsible for grazing some of Britain’s most important wildflower meadows.
You will be a vital part of the team responsible for delivering the Aims and Objectives set out in the WWT Strategic Plan 2023-2030, through strategic conservation projects, reserves management, habitat creation projects, partnership building and local advocacy.
This is a role that involves a wide range of functions including land and livestock management, conservation knowledge, health and safety and engagement with volunteers, contractors and partner organisations. The northern farming operation is based at our Lower Moor Farm and Blakehill Farm Reserves where we calve up to 90 Belted Galloway, Aberdeen Angus and Beef Shorthorn suckler cows each year. All cattle are housed during winter on a forage diet based on our own haylage. Youngstock are either sold as stores or finished off grass at approximately 36 months.
If you are innovative, forward thinking, passionate about the environment and looking for an interesting and challenging job, WWT would like to hear from you.
Wiltshire Wildlife Trust is an exemplary employer with high staff satisfaction and multiple benefits for employees. These benefits include:
A full job description and application pack is available to download from our website
Please note: Accommodation is not provided with this role.
If you would like to discuss this opportunity informally, please contact Jonathan Clarke on 07720896291 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing Date: Monday 19th June at 9:00am
Successful candidates will be notified by Wednesday 21st June
Interviews: Tuesday 27th June at Blakehill Nature Reserve
Please submit your application to email@example.com
(Please note we are only able to accept applications via our application form and when completing the form please ensure you use the ‘supporting statement’ section to evidence how you believe you meet the essential and desirable criteria detailed in the Job Description. This information will be used in our short-listing process).
Closing Date: 19/06/2023 Location: Blakehill Farm, north Wiltshire
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