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Head of Youngstock Rearing

University of Nottingham
Sutton Bonington, Loughborough
£27,584 to £33,804 per annum
Closing date
29 Dec 2023

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Farm Work, Livestock
Contract Type
Farm Worker, Herdsperson
Employer Type
Direct Employer

Head of Youngstock Rearing
Location: Sutton Bonington
Salary: £27,584 to £33,804 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.
Closing Date: Friday 29 December 2023
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Reference:  NHE519023X1

The University of Nottingham Centre for Dairy Science Innovation (CDSI) and Arable Farm form part of the Agri-Tech National centre for Dairy research. 

This role is an opportunity for an experienced applicant looking for a new challenge. You will manage the Youngstock department including two direct reports and will be responsible for the care and welfare of animals from birth to first calving. There will also be occasional work with the adult cattle  You will have excellent organisation and record keeping skills and will be responsible for maintaining high standards of cleanliness and hygiene in all calf buildings.

You will contribute to the overall running of the farm in all aspects of animal husbandry, including machinery operations (operation of telehandlers and driving of farm vehicles and tractors) animal handling and care. The role requires both excellent stock-management and team-working skills as well as an ability to contribute to the animal welfare and the health Candidates should have a minimum of two A-Levels in relevant subjects or have equivalent vocational qualifications with some relevant experience or have considerable experience in a relevant role. Due to the frequency with the role holder will be required to drive farm vehicles a full, current driving licence is also essential for this post.

Further information regarding the duties for this post can be found on the attached job role profile.

What’s in it for you 
•    Ongoing support to develop your skills and gain industry recognised qualifications to further your career ambitions that may lead to different career paths and career progression. 
•    An excellent holiday allowance of 26 days, plus additional university closure days and bank holidays 
•    Employee Assistance Programme and Counselling Service- 24/7 support. 
•    Supplier discounts, travel, and reward schemes.
•    Staff Networks, events and activities and state of the art sports facilities. 
•    All the tools you need to do a great job.
•    Uniform provided.   
•    Excellent pension scheme

This is a permanent, full time post. The successful candidate will work a minimum of 36.25 hours per week plus regular overtime paid at x 1.5 rate for any hours worked over 36.25 per week and at x 2 rate for bank holidays and university closure days. The farm operates on a 10 on 4 off rota, days off are Friday – Monday every other week.  Hours include early mornings and some evenings. Regular weekend work is expected. Job share arrangements may be considered.

This post comes with a three-bedroom house with a large garden located on the Sutton Bonington Campus.  The house is around 10 minutes walk from the farm.

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