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Herdsperson - based at Myerscough Farms - Preston Campus (2)

Myerscough College Farms are looking for someone passionate about dairy farming to join the team

We are currently milking 170 Holstein cows, averaging 9250L which are milked twice a day through a modern 20/40 swinger parlour with Auto ID

As a Herdsperson you will work closely with the farm team to achieve a high standard of cattle performance and animal welfare.  It gives you the opportunity to engage with students and share your knowledge and experiences.  Tasks will include milking, parlour hygiene, herd health, calving and drying off.  Knowledge of Foot trimming and Artificial Insemination are an advantage but training may be provided.

The successful candidate must be someone who enjoys working both with people and cows, who wants to work within a friendly team in a busy environment and who wants to build on responsibility and take an active part in progressing the herd. 

A formal agricultural qualification is preferred although not essential.  You will need previous dairy experience and be able to show a level of knowledge and have a passion for farming.

The role requires a Full UK driving licence as the farm is split across 2 units

The role is on average 65 hours per week.

For more information please see the job description or for an informal chat call Pat Armitage 07896 704205 or Ruari Martin 07761 835918.

If you are interested in the role – please apply.

Here at Myerscough College, we offer a fantastic working environment, an attractive benefit package - including access to the Local Government Pension Scheme and a wealth of professional development opportunities.

Competitive salary and benefits for the right candidate including: -

3 bedroom house with large garden, close to but not on the farm

28 days annual leave

Opportunities for ongoing funded training and options to participate in group discussions

3 days off per fortnight, including 1 full weekend

The closing date is Tuesday 12 October 2021.

Please visit the College website at www.myerscough.ac.uk to download an application pack.  If you are unable to download an application pack, please contact the HR team on recruitment@myerscough.ac.uk 

Safeguarding our students is of paramount importance. Our recruitment process has been designed to keep students safe and to ensure that we appoint safe and suitable people.

All successful applicants will be required to undertake pre-employment background and safeguarding checks. 

The successful applicant will be responsible for complying with all safeguarding policies and practices, and for ensuring student safety and wellbeing is at the forefront of everything they do.

This post is not exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

We are an equal opportunity employer; we want all our candidates to have a fair and equal opportunity to secure employment with us. We encourage applications from all underrepresented groups: BAME applicants, disabled applicants, and LGBTQIA applicants.

If you require any adjustments to the recruitment process, due to a disability, then please speak with a member of the HR team.

As a disability confident employer, we commit to guaranteeing an interview for any disabled applicant who meets all of the essential criteria.

Myerscough Farms
Myerscough College (Preston)
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Closing Date
Tuesday 12 October 2021
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