Stockperson / Ranger

at Wadhurst Park
Location East Sussex, United Kingdom
Date Posted 23/11/2021
Category Animal and Equine
Environment and Countryside
Land Management and Surveying
Job Type Full-Time Vacancies
Closing Date 03/01/2022
Start Date 2022
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Description

How to Apply

This is an exciting opportunity for the right person to join our busy Wadhurst Park 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 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. Experience of/interest in conservation grazing methods. Good tractor driving skills. Interest in wildlife and conservation. Telehandler certificate. 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. Butchery experience. 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.

To apply please send a CV and covering letter to info@wadhurstpark.com.

For more information click HERE.

Interviews will be held within two weeks of the closing date for applications.

 

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