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Farm Manager

United Kingdom
Farm Manager
06 Apr 2021
Contract Type:
Job Advert
Are you passionate about agriculture and bird welfare?  Looking for a new challenge? Do you have experience or qualifications in farming or agriculture?

As an inclusive, forward thinking business, we take pride in our approach to poultry farming across Avara Foods and are looking for a highly competent and motivated Farm Manager to join our Agriculture Team, based at one of our farms in Fiskerton, Lincolnshire. 
This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone already working in agriculture to take that next step in your career. 

Purpose of the role:

As a Farm Manager, you will take control of day to day farm management. Holding the responsibility for the wellbeing and performance of the flock extending to the overall upkeep and appearance of the site as a whole. 

Your key responsibilities as Farm Manager will include:

Taking control of bird health and welfare at all times.
To check and weigh stock on a weekly basis. 
Ensuring all paperwork is in place and “audit ready”.
Monitoring and maintaining temperatures, feed, bedding, fuel and water on the site. 
Manage the farm maintenance programs requesting repairs and upkeep. 
Leading, motivating and helping to develop farm personnel. 

What we are looking for:
Previous experience of managing livestock
Good knowledge of bio security and bird welfare standards
The ability to build strong working relationships with site and team colleagues. 
A flexible working approach and self-motivation.
Excellent numeracy and communication skills. 

A little about us:

Avara Foods is one of the UK’s largest food businesses, supplying chicken and turkey to the nation’s most popular supermarkets and restaurants. 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 7000 people. This is achieved by investing in people, utilising the latest technology and being uncompromising in our commitment to high quality and food standards. 

All our facilities are Covid secure, with protective measures and precautions in place to keep our people safe which include:
Virtual interview process
Rolling out of risk based Lateral Flow testing across operational sites. 
Daily temperature screening
Social distancing measures – including floor markers and 2m separation where possible
Screens and barriers installed at workstations and canteens
Face coverings required in all shared spaces
Increased cleaning regimes across sites
Virtual meetings and remote working

What’s in it for you?
As a Farm Manager 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 continuous development as you build your career with us. You can also look forward to benefits that amongst other things include the following:

Company house on the farm. 
£28,003.93 Per annum. 
31 Days holiday. 
Up to 6% employer pension contribution.  
Private Medical Cover.
Life assurance.
Various lifestyle benefits, including wellbeing resources.

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.