Trainee Farm Manager

22287.00 - 23887.00 GBP Annual
04 Feb 2021
04 Mar 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Advert
Are you passionate about agriculture? Looking for a new challenge? Do you have experience or qualifications in agriculture/farming?

As an inclusive, forward thinking business, we take pride in our approach to breeder rearing across Avara Foods and are looking for a highly competent and motivated Trainee Farm Manager to join our breeder rearing team at our farm based in Marlborough, Wiltshire.

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 Trainee Farm Manager, you will:
Work closely with the farm management team, managing on a day to day basis, a modern company rearing farm. The main responsibility of a Trainee 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 as Trainee Farm Manager will include:
• Ensuring Health and Safety and Covid 19 standards and compliance are maintained and adhered to at all times
• 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:
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
• 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 Trainee 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:
• 31 Days Holiday
• 5% Pension
• Life Insurance
• 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!

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

We are committed to being an equal opportunities employer