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Herdsperson

Employer
Myerscough College
Location
Lancashire
Closing date
7 Mar 2024

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Sector
Farm Work, General, Livestock
Contract Type
Permanent
Role
Herdsperson
Employer Type
Direct Employer

Herdsperson – Based at Preston
 
My career at Myerscough College – Inspiring Excellence

About the role

Are you passionate about agriculture, animal care, and education? Myerscough College is seeking a dedicated and skilled Herdsperson to join our dynamic team and contribute to the vibrant learning environment on our campus.

On our 750 acre mixed farm with 190 dairy cows, 200 beef cattle and 1000 ewes, you will demonstrate commercial farming to a range of learners. As part of a large team, you will be involved in a range of jobs across all the livestock enterprises and have the opportunity to develop your skills.
We are looking for someone who enjoys working with both people, animals and machinery who isn’t afraid to get stuck in. Does this sound like you?

The Herdsperson will be required to assist with the day to day running of the college farms focusing on supporting the Dairy Lead and operations in the robotic dairy unit including tractor operations. The role requires a full UK driving licence. 

Apply today!

Why join us?

At Myerscough College and University Centre we have a nationally and internationally recognised Further Education, Higher Education, Adult Education and Apprenticeship provision. The Further Education provision is well established, the Higher Education provision has a well-recognised partnership with UCLan and the apprenticeship provision is operational nationally. We offer a rewarding and enjoyable working environment, where colleagues are inspired to make a positive difference to the educational experience and employability of our students. We are one of the top five largest land-based and sports colleges in the UK.

What We Offer:

We take care of our team just as we do our students. As an employee, you can enjoy a range of benefits, including:

  • Regular Continuous Professional Development (CPD) opportunities.
  • The possibility of accommodation on the farm
  • An Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) to provide wellbeing support in moments of need.
  • Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme, with a remarkable 19.5% employer contribution rate.

We are flexible working friendly and happy to discuss interest in flexible working.

Key Information
Hours – Average of 48 hours per week 
Department – Farms  
Location – Myerscough College (Preston) 
Salary – £24,834 - £28,549 per annum, pro rata (salary will be around £32,217 - £37,037 based on an average 48-hour week). To include weekends when required.

Please note that as part of our commitment to safeguarding our students, our background screening checks include limited online searches. Online searches will only be undertaken in respect of the successful candidate, as a pre-conditional term of our job offer.

Safeguarding our students is of paramount importance. Our recruitment process has been designed to keep students safe and to ensure that we appoint safe and suitable people.

All successful applicants will be required to undertake pre-employment background and safeguarding checks.

The successful applicant will be responsible for complying with all safeguarding policies and practices, and for ensuring student safety and wellbeing is at the forefront of everything they do.
This post is not exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

We are an equal opportunity employer; we want all our candidates to have a fair and equal opportunity to secure employment with us. We encourage applications from all underrepresented groups: BAME applicants, disabled applicants, and LGBT+ applicants.

If you require any adjustments to the recruitment process, due to a disability, then please speak with a member of the People team.

As a disability confident employer, we commit to guaranteeing an interview for any disabled applicant who meets all of the essential criteria.

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