Head of Youngstock Rearing

£26,396 to £32,348 per annum
02 Feb 2023
14 Feb 2023

Head of Youngstock Rearing
Estates Farm Dairy (CDSI)
Location: Sutton Bonington
Salary: £26,396 to £32,348 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. 
Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.
Closing Date: 14 February 2023
Reference: NHE020223

Salary with expected overtime around £40,000 per annum.

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 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.
  • 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.
  • A permanent post for 52 weeks of the year.
  • All the tools you need to do a great job.
  • Uniform provided.
  • Excellent pension scheme.

This position is offered on a permanent basis. This post 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.

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