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Senior Herdsperson – Tittleshall, Norfolk

Job Category: Senior Herdsperson
Job Type: Full Time Permanent
Job Location: Norfolk
Salary: £35000-£40000 per year
Job Requirements: 3 Years Dairy Experience

Job description

Senior Herdsperson – Tittleshall, King’s Lynn, Norfolk

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

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Herdsperson to help lead our new dairy unit in Tittleshall, King’s Lynn, Norfolk.

Our Farm

We are expanding our business by acquiring a new dairy unit to run alongside our existing farm in the village of Tittershall. With plans to have a combined herd of 680 across the two sites. Which will operate the same milking parlour as the current unit.

Our current farm is around 400ha with a herd consisting of 520 autumn block calving cows who are milked twice a day through a 24/48 swing-over parlour, with the milk supplied to Arla. All records and data are kept up to date using Uniform and Cow Manager. We have an engaged team of roughly 8 people with a mixture of full-time and part-time, we have monthly catchups and decide as a team how we can reach and hit our targets.

Your Role

As a Senior Herdsperson you will be supporting the Farm Manager with the new dairy unit. You will help manage the day-to-day running of the dairy operation, ensuring a smooth start-up process, and creating a positive working environment. AI & Foot trimming experience is preferred but not essential. Your roles and responsibilities will include but won’t be limited to:

– Milking as part of a team to a high and consistent standard when required.

– Daily management of the herd and ensuring animal welfare is the top priority, identifying any lame cows, treating & identifying illnesses such as mastitis and handling appropriately.

– Maintaining records and ensuring data is kept up to date.

– Keeping the farm overall tidy & safe to operate

– Liaising with vets & nutritionists for the farm

– Actively joining team meetings and discussion groups

– Supporting the other unit’s requirements if necessary

This role requires a full UK driving license and proof of UK Right to Work.

You

The right person will need to demonstrate experience in dairy and management. You will be a hard-working, enthusiastic person who has strong communication skills with others and is happy to adapt. We are looking for someone who is a self-starter who can work on their own initiative to ensure the success of the new dairy unit. You must be able to problem solve, lead by example, and adapt to different scenarios.

Your behaviours and attitude are just as important to us as your experience.

The Benefits

In return, we offer a competitive salary and a 3-bedroom accommodation to suit your needs. We will also offer a genuine commitment to your ongoing development, supporting you in completing your personal goals. We allow all team members to be heard, discussing as a team issues and solutions to achieve the best results.

Location

The farm is located in the village of Tittleshall and is close to Litcham and Fakenham. There are also good local schools, pubs and leisure nearby.

If you’re looking for a new challenge as a Senior Herdsperson we would love to hear from you.

Applications with a cover letter will get preference.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £35,000.00-£40,000.00 per year

Benefits:

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

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