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National Trust

Farm Manager

Location: Carmarthenshire, Dinefwr Park, Carmarthenshire, SA19 6RT
Contract Type: Permanent
Reference/IRC: IRC136089
Closing Date: 26/03/2023
Salary: £25,662


This role would suit someone who is equally at home doing the practical day to day work alongside our 2 farm workers as well as able to work through the necessary paperwork and online BCMS and Farm Plan entries and exploring opportunities for organic and high premium sales.

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What it's like to work here

Dinefwr and Llanerchaeron are part of the wider Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion Portfolios, they are two of our three main pay for entry properties with around 160,000 visitors visiting the two sites each year. You and your team and the animals that they tend will very much be in the public eye and as such presentation and animal welfare are of paramount importance

What you'll be doing

The role is primarily based at Dinefwr Park in Llandeilo, but part of the job will mean travelling out to Llanerchaeron, near Aberaeron, on a weekly basis to support staff there.

This role is both a practical one and an administrational one. from a practical point You will organise and lead animal welfare checks, medicine administration, TB tests, winter housing arrangements and day to day husbandry. As well as arranging for contractual haylage harvesting, you'll also be expected to provide cover for stock duties when one of our farm workers is on annual leave or rest days and setting rota's for the farm workers and external support contractors and ensuring 7 day cover is in place for both sites.

You will be responsible for animal sales and purchases, breeding programmes and working with the White Park Cattle Society, ensuring our farm records, movement diaries, medicine records etc are up to date and fit for animal welfare and cross compliance audits.

Who we're looking for

  • Be a practical and experienced Livestock keeper having experience of cattle, sheep, pigs and poultry
  • Have either a suitable qualification in livestock husbandry or be able to demonstrate significant practical experience of both working on and running a farm unit.
  • You'll have the relevant competencies with machinery and equipment around the farm
  • Hold a relevant Vet Med training certificate
  • Have an understanding of and be able to undertake all recording and documentation of the farm relating to animal welfare, Livestock sales and purchases, animal registrations and Cross Compliance.
  • Have experience of working under Glastir or other farm stewardship grant conditions

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Closing Date: 26/03/2023  Location: Carmarthenshire, Dinefwr Park, Carmarthenshire, SA19 6RT

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