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Assistant Farm Manager

United Kingdom
Trainee Farm Manager
Date Posted:
04 Oct 2019
Contract Type:
Job Advert
We have ambitious plans for the future, and there hasn’t been a more exciting time to join us, as we embark on a journey of growth and continued commitment to offering our customers the very best products and service.

Join us as an Assistant Farm Manager and you can be a part of the ambitious team that brings Avara Foods to life. 
The farm is based Near Thirsk – YO7 4EJ

Hours for the role will be 6 days a week. 07:30 – 16:00. 

Purpose of the role:

Working closely with the Farm Management team, the Assistant Farm Manager will assist with managing, on a day to day basis, this company laying farm. This role would suit an ambitious individual that is looking to progress within the company.

Reporting into the Farm Manager, the Assistant Farm Manager’s main responsibility is for the well being and performance of the livestock, although this will by definition, extend to the up keep and appearance of the site as a whole.

Other key responsibilities will include:
Assisting the Farm Manager in ensuring all aspects of managing the farm are met from in-take to depletion.
Ensuring the welfare of livestock, feed ordering, ventilation management, vaccination, record keeping etc. are met.
Ensuring site maintenance whilst complying with both legislative and Avara Foods standards and maintaining accurate records. 
Ensuring that high standards of animal welfare, hygiene and husbandry practice are maintained at all times. 
Covering in the Farm Manager’s absence, supervising staff and third parties whilst on site, ensuring adherence to Health and Safety procedures. 
What we are looking for:
Previous livestock experience, not necessarily poultry but an excellent stock person.
The ability to run and maintain a farm with limited guidance once trained. 
Effective communication and people skills are essential.
Own transport is essential and to live within a commutable distance to the Farm. 
Ability to carry out manual duties and ability to work with minimal supervision.
Due to Bird Welfare, it is important that you do not possess any avian pets/poultry.

A little about us:

We are a leading supplier of chicken, turkey and duck products into an impressive range of customers in the UK retail and food service sectors. We are a fully integrated business controlling the whole product supply chain, which include feed mills, farms, hatcheries and factories with associated transport and logistics functions that employ more than 6000 people.

The growth of our business is based on providing a high quality, affordable product and delivering great service levels to our customers. This is achieved by investing in people, utilising the latest technology and being uncompromising in our commitment to high quality and food standards.

What’s in it for you?

We are committed to making sure our employees reap rewards of commitment and great performance. You will enjoy a secure, supportive and progressive working environment, where your contribution and achievements will be recognised and rewarded
We offer comprehensive training as well as development and career progression opportunities. You can also look forward to benefits that amongst other things include the following:

£21,500 per annum. 
Generous pension scheme. 
Lifestyle benefits such as discounted days out, cashback from certain retailers and discounted gym membership. 
Genuine training and development prospects. 

If you’re ready to work in a dynamic environment alongside talented people who take pride in delivering great results, apply today!

We are committed to being an equal opportunities employer.