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Herdsperson - Cullompton, Devon

REAL Success
Cullompton, Devon
£30,000-£35,000 per annum, plus benefits
Closing date
17 Jun 2024

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Herdsperson – Hemyock, Cullompton, Devon

We have a newly available Herdsperson role available due to a long-standing staff member of 7 years leaving, on our organic dairy farm near Cullompton, Devon.

You will be working directly for the farm, not through REAL Success.

Our Farm

We are farming 650 acres, with a grass-based organic herd of 320 cows on a family farm. The herd is milked twice a day in our 19/38 herringbone parlour, averaging 6000 litres with the milk supplied on an organic Muller contract. The cows are calved all year round, with all our data and records kept up to date using SUM-IT.

Your Role

This is a varied Herdsperson role; your roles and responsibilities will include:

- Daily management of the herd ensuring animal welfare is the top priority.

- Milking to a high standard and calf rearing.

- Foot Trimming, ensuring cows are treated promptly.

- Operating a paddock grazing system.

- Working with the team to maintain records, ensuring data is kept up to date and used to benefit the herd's wellbeing.

- Keeping the farm overall tidy & safe to operate

- Treating & identifying illnesses and informing the Farm owner of any observations.

- Basic tractor and machine operation.

- General farm maintenance & fencing.

A full UK Driving license and proof of UK right to work is required for this role and a Telehandler ticket is preferable.

A Foot-trimming qualification is essential once in the role; however, training can be provided.


You will need to:

- Be passionate about cows and their welfare.

- Possess the ability to self-start and work on your initiative.

- Have experience milking and spotting/treating illnesses.

- Be looking for stability in a role you can settle into, or to develop your skills.

- Problem-solve and be proactive in your decision-making

- Be friendly, organised, and keen to have positive working relationships with your colleagues.

We are happy to look at different available options if you are a couple looking for a job together, we are happy to discuss this.

The Benefits

- Competitive Salary

- Newly built 3-bedroom house, farm owned.

- Open to discussing a shift pattern to suit the successful candidate.

- A supportive, stable and capable team who will provide training and support if needed.


The farm is near Hemyock, Cullompton, Devon within the AONB of the Blackdown Hills.

We have superb schools, shops, and local amenities close by. If you are looking to develop your career as a Herdsperson, or looking to settle into a lifestyle on a farm that will work with you, we would love to hear from you.

Applications with a cover letter explaining why you would like to work on our farm as a Herdsperson will get preference.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Pay: £30,000.00-£35,000.00 per year


  • Company pension
  • Free parking
  • Housing allowance
  • On-site parking
  • Relocation assistance


We’re a “people life-cycle” business providing recruitment services and people development support, primarily to the Agriculture sector in the UK.

REAL Success focuses entirely on recruiting, developing, and retaining people. Our offerings include a comprehensive staff recruitment service, practical HR and employment advice, succession planning, team development, and leadership and management training.


Our mission is to influence and inspire business leaders and employees working in the agri-sector to improve their people management skills creating a more attractive, effective and sustainable industry in which to work.

We provide simple, cost effective, easy to implement tools and methods to quickly educate leaders, making their businesses more attractive to prospective employees, whilst retaining their existing staff for longer.

Company info
REAL Success
Carleton House, 266-268 Stratford Road
Shirley, Solihull
West Midlands
B90 3AD
United Kingdom

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