Regen Stock Person and Land Stewardship Assistant

at Ampney Brook Farm
Location Cirencester, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Date Posted 01/04/2024
Category Agriculture
Job Type Full-Time Vacancies
Closing Date 21/04/2024

Description

How to Apply

Ampney Brook Farm is a 600-acre mixed organic farm near Cirencester. We have 80 head of Pasture for Life certified pedigree Hereford beef cattle grazing herbal leys, wildflowers and permanent pasture. We grow population and heritage grains in the rotation for small mills and the SW grain network. We have an evolving market garden intertwined with an orchard packed with heritage varieties of apples, pears and plums. We look for opportunities across the farm to create a mix of habitats, encouraging wildlife and healthy soil. We have planted hedgerows, created woodlands, restored and dug ponds. Our aim is to produce nutrient dense food in harmony with nature for a local and direct market which values provenance.

We are looking for an energetic and dynamic team player with a passion for regenerative farming, soil health and biodiversity to assist with day-to-day farm jobs. This is hands-on role across our 600-acre certified organic mixed farm with a variety of seasonal tasks including cattle moving, feeding, electric fencing, handling and husbandry, routine yard, machinery and equipment maintenance, habitat and biodiversity management, maintenance of fences, hedges, woodlands and stewardship areas, tractor driving, farm infrastructure setup and improvements. We are keen to start another enterprise this year such as a small flock of heritage breed sheep/ pastured poultry/ woodland pigs/ composting. There will be an opportunity to play a key part in this. Outwintering and lambing experience would be a bonus!

The ideal candidate will have experience with daily management of livestock to a high welfare standard in a regenerative and/or organic setting, knowledge of biodiversity and soil health principles, practical skills required for farm maintenance and infrastructure tasks, ability to create and follow clear systems, excellent communication skills, a strong work ethic and above all be a team player with a willingness to get stuck in and try new approaches.

Please send CV and any questions to paddy@perdixpartnership.co.uk

Full-time with rotational weekend work | Accommodation available from late summer | Salary in accordance with experience

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