|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|
|Placed On:||1st February 2023|
|Closes:||14th February 2023|
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
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.
Informal enquiries may be addressed to Emma Gayner, email Emma.Gayner@nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted. Please quote ref. NHE020223
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