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Farm & Countryside Maintenance Worker

Wiltshire & Gloucestershire

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SN16

CP Farming is looking for two enthusiastic people with meticulous attention to detail to work across our mixed farming business at farms in South Gloucestershire and North Wiltshire. The successful candidates will be responsible for ensuring that an excellent standard of tidiness, upkeep and repair is maintained across all of our farms. They will be expected to provide assistance to the Farming Manager in implementing planned works and to provide additional support to farming activities as required. Successful candidates will work well as part of the CP Farming team and will positively contribute to the smooth running of the organisation and have aspirations for a long career with CP Farming.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring that all farms are always kept tidy and litter free
  • Repairing of fences, dry-stone-walls and gateways
  • Removal and/or creation of gateways
  • Erection of new fences and dry-stone-walls
  • Filling of potholes and maintenance of tracks and accesses
  • Ensuring that ditches are clear of debris and that water runs freely
  • Removal of fallen trees and limbs
  • Planting and care of trees and hedges
  • Management of trees and woodland
  • Frequently strimming and topping verges
  • Establishment, topping and maintenance of environmental stewardship plots
  • Clearing and topping of public rights of way to ensure tidiness and access, including installing proper signage
  • Hedgecutting
  • Running and oversight of grain stores and grain movement in and out of CP owned sites at peak times, including operation of grain store equipment such as elevators, conveyors, cleaners and dryers and loading of grain lorries with telehandler
  • Cleaning and general maintenance of grain stores, including grain dryers, elevators, conveyors, etc, plus liaising with professionals such as electricians where necessary
  • General repair and maintenance of all farm buildings, including roofing, guttering, exterior paneling, gates, etc
  • Maintenance of farmyards, including the removal of litter, scrap metal, weeds/vegetation, and debris and upkeep of hardstandings.
  • Arrangement of skips and removal of waste material where necessary
  • Knapsack spraying of weeds and vegetation for tidiness and pest prevention
  • Coordination of Pest control
  • Ensuring machinery and equipment is cleaned weekly and in working order
  • Coordination and operation of hired machinery as required for completing works
  • Assisting CPF shepherd with sheep care as and when needed, especially during lambing, scanning, etc
  • Following and implementing H&S procedures to ensure a safe working environment

Additional Duties:

  • Assisting the estate’s gardening team with heavy work
  • Maintenance work at estate owned residential properties
  • Moving/delivering equipment, machinery, furniture, antiques, etc
  • General liaising with contractors
  • Perform any other reasonable duties at the discretion of, and in consultation with, the Farming Manager

Volunteer Work

Salary

Piecework

Paid Per Hour

£12.50

Starting:

ASAP

This farm is looking for local people that can travel to and from the destination.

This farm can accommodate a certain amount of mobile homes on its grounds.

This farm has some accommodation available on-site. Spaces may be limited.

Required Experience

Essential Requirements:

High level of attention to detail
Rigorous attitude towards tidiness
Strong organisational skills, including good punctuality
Positive attitude, self-motivated, strong initiative and ability to work independently
Working knowledge and demonstrable skills in repair and maintenance work
A full UK driving licence (category B)

Desirable Requirements:

UK towing licence (category B+E)
Chainsaw Certificate
Telehandler Certificate
PA1 (pesticide application foundation) and PA6 (knapsack spraying) qualifications
Previous experience within the agricultural industry
Previous experience working with sheep or other livestock
Any other relevant qualifications

Weekly Hours:

30 (flexible hours & days)

Duration:

Permanent

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