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ESTATE AND LIVESTOCK ASSISTANT

Employer
Belmont Estate
Location
Bristol
Salary
Competitive salary.
Closing date
30 May 2024

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Sector
Farm Work, Forestry & Woodland, Livestock
Contract Type
Permanent
Role
Assistant
Employer Type
Direct Employer

Job Details

ESTATE AND LIVESTOCK ASSISTANT

An exciting opportunity to work on a beautiful and diverse country estate and to be part of a genuinely progressive business attempting to address the challenges of biodiversity decline, climate change, and nature disconnection.

JOB DESCRIPTION

A genuinely varied, wide ranging and important role on a beautiful estate. You will be responsible for the upkeep, care and presentation of the wider estate and regenerative farm.

You will be involved in all aspects of work including livestock care, woodland work, and nature recovery work within our flagship rewilding and rewetting project. And be key to maintaining and promoting the estate’s profile within the local community and for guests and visitors.

 

REPORTS TO: Estate & Nature Recovery Manager

RESPONSIBLE FOR: Estate Grounds & Livestock

CONTRACT: Permanent

LOCATION: Belmont Estate & Watercress Farm, Bristol

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

LIVESTOCK CARE

•General livestock care, feeding and watering animals

•Building and maintaining fencing / pens

•Movement and handling of animals

•Calving and lambing duties

 

ESTATE MAINTENANCE AND PRESENTATION

•Gardens and pasture; strimming, mowing, weeding and planting

•Driveways and rides upkeep

•Hedging, fencing and boundaries, repairs and maintenance of fencing

•Use of tools, vehicles and machinery (training given where necessary)

•Care and maintenance of buildings, barns and outbuildings

•An understanding of the importance of estate presentation and tidiness

 

WOODLAND

•Assist with timber extraction, firewood production and packaging

•Assist with charcoal production; kiln burns and packaging

•Felling and crosscutting

 

ACCESS AND EDUCATION

•Operational support for estate visits and educational access

•Operational support for a team of ecological volunteers with surveys and monitoring

•Ability or willingness to share company values and our vision to visiting guests

 

REWILDING & REWETTING 

•Involvement with groundbreaking rewilding and rewetting projects

•Support ecological data collection and monitoring

 

SKILLS, ATTRIBUTES, BEHAVIOURS AND VALUES

•A passion for the countryside and wildlife

•A strong work ethic

•Positive and flexible approach to working

•Presentable and personable, helping to maintain and enhance the image of the estate when interacting with visitors and customers

•Desirable experience or familiarity with basic mechanics, machinery, tool operation skills, tractor driving or trailer licence

 

EXPERIENCE / QUALIFICATIONS

IDEALLY THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE WOULD HAVE:

•an agricultural / land management qualification

•previous work experience in rural, woodland or agriculture

•previous work experience in livestock care

•previous work experience in estate management upkeep

•a full clean driving licence

 

HOURS

•Whilst office hours are typically 08.00 to 17.00, Monday to Friday, this role requires a flexible approach.

•Due to the nature of the role and activities of the organisation, the role may require occasional weekend work.

 

PACKAGE

•Competitive salary

•Private health care

•Life Assurance

•25 days holiday plus statutory bank holidays

•Discounted produce from online farm shop

 

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

•We are looking for the best candidate on the values they can add. Just as we recognise the importance of diversity in our natural ecosystems, we also value its importance within our team. We encourage applicants from all ages and backgrounds to apply for this role. If there are any adjustments that you need to help you bring your best self to an interview with us, please let us know.

 

Company

Company info
Telephone
01179706335
Location
Belmont Estate
Bristol
Bristol
BS48 1NF
United Kingdom

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