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Wadhurst Park


Permanent, Full-time role, in East Sussex, South England.

This is an exciting opportunity for the right person to join our busy Estate team in 2000 acres of the East Sussex High Weald. The Estate is under Organic conversion, and is moving to regenerative farming techniques, while restoring wildflower meadows and traditional coppice management of woodland.

We are looking for a motivated, hardworking and flexible person to work as part of a small team managing the land for conservation and wildlife. We are looking for someone with good experience of managing livestock to help with our cattle, sheep and pigs, ensuring we achieve the highest welfare standards. An interest in conservation grazing methods, and a desire to learn the latest livestock management techniques are essential.

You will need to be a competent tractor driver to participate in the annual hay cut and be prepared to work long hours during busy periods.

Weekend livestock duties are required as part of a rota system.

Essential requirements:

  • Experience of working with beef cattle and sheep
  • Experience of/interest in conservation grazing methods
  • Good tractor driving skills
  • Demonstrable interest in wildlife, conservation and organic/sustainable farming
  • Full driving licence
  • Already living locally, or being willing to take accommodation on the Estate

Desirable skills/qualifications:

  • Experience of working with pigs
  • Experience in organic or pasture-fed systems
  • Chainsaw certificate /woodland work
  • Telehandler certificate
  • Deer stalking
  • IT skills

In return, the Estate offers a great working environment, ongoing training, a generous pension and private health care. Accommodation will be made available on the Estate, if required.

Salary is dependent on experience.

All appointments are subject to:

  • Proof of eligibility to work in the UK
  • Two satisfactory references (one of which must be from your current or most recent employer)

To apply please send a CV and cover letter describing your current role and why you are interested in this position to The deadline for applications is midnight on Sunday 02 October.

Interviews will be held the week of 10 October

The full job profile is available on our website

Questions regarding this position can be sent to

Closing Date: 02/10/2022  Location: East Sussex

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