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Assistant Farm Manager

Location:
Gloucestershire
Position:
Agriculture
11 Jan 2021
Contract Type:
Permanent
Reference:
AFM Rearing - Ripple
Job Advert
Are you interested in working in agriculture?  Looking to take the next step up in your career? We are recruiting for an Assistant Farm Manager to join our breeder rearing farm based in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire. 

It is vital the food industry continues operating throughout these uncertain times, and as one of the UK’s largest food businesses we have a key part to play in this to help continue to feed the nation. 

We are a leading supplier of Poultry products into an impressive range of customers in the UK retail and food service sectors. With ambitious plans for the future, there hasn’t been a more exciting time to join us. 

Join us as an Assistant Farm Manager and you can be a part of the aspiring team that brings Avara Foods to life. 

Purpose of the role
The Assistant Farm Manager will work closely with the farm management team, managing on a day to day basis, a modern company rearing farm.  The main responsibility of Assistant Farm Manager is for the wellbeing and performance of the livestock, although this will by definition, extend to the up keep and appearance of the site as a whole.

Your key responsibilities will include:
Maintain optimum environmental conditions to ensure bird welfare and biosecurity practices are maintained
Complete feeding, vaccinating and grading of the birds
Ensure site maintenance and general Avara Foods standards are met and completed
Supervise staff and third parties whilst on site, ensuring adherence to Health and Safety procedures
Comply with legislative and assurance scheme standards
Maintain accurate records as stipulated by Avara Foods & UK legislation (goods and services received, generator, alarm logs, crop records, medication register, accident book etc.) 
Operate the farm within effective cost management parameters  
Ensure that high standards of animal welfare, hygiene and husbandry practice are maintained
Working on other farm sites, as and when needed 
Covering in the Farm manager’s absence 
Reporting to the Farm Manager

What we are looking for:
Own transport is essential 
Previous livestock experience, not necessarily poultry but an excellent stock person
NVQ/Diploma level 3 in Poultry production or similar Agriculture qualification is desirable but training will be given
Need to have effective communication and people skills essential   
Demonstrate a willingness to learn and self-motivation 
Able to work with minimal supervision and carry out manual duties 
Basic IT skills including Microsoft Office 

A little about us:
We are a leading supplier of poultry 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. As an Assistant Farm Manager, you can also look forward to benefits that amongst other things include the following:
31 days annual leave
Life assurance cover
Various lifestyle benefits
3% pension contribution 

Due to Bird Welfare, it is essential that you do not own any Avian Pets or Poultry.

We are committed to be an equal opportunities employer

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