Livestock and Farm Maintenance Manager

at The Free Company
Location Balerno, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Date Posted 02/04/2024
Category Agriculture
Job Type Full-Time Vacancies
Closing Date Apply ASAP
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Description

How to Apply

We are a regenerative organic mixed farm based just outside of Edinburgh that produces veg, and rears rare breed sheep, cattle and pigs. We are focused on connecting people with the land and their food to help strengthen sustainable food security.

We are currently recruiting for a Livestock & Farm Maintenance Manager to co-manage our organic, pasture for life flock of Shetland sheep, herd of dexter/highland/shorthorn/luing cattle and rare-breed pigs.

This role suits someone who is keen to play a part in a commercial regenerative farming system. If you’re ambitious, motivated and keen to be part of a team that is striving to educate and forge change in our food and farming system then we would love to hear from you.

Role Responsibilities:

● Animal husbandry to all livestock
● Organising/liaising with the abattoir and the delivery/collection of animals
● Research and development of regenerative farming systems
● Co-management of farming and maintenance team (around 3 people)
● Fencing construction and maintenance
● Hedge planting and maintenance
● Forestry management
● Watercourse and drainage management
● Plant machinery operation and maintenance (tractor, telehandler, power tools etc.)
● General farm maintenance and building work
● Livestock record keeping (medical books, movement documents etc.)

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