Area Assistant Farm Manager

22000.00 - 25000.00 GBP Annual
05 Jun 2020
03 Jul 2020
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Advert
We are Hiring!
Due to continued growth we are recruiting for an Area Assistant Farm Manager to join our agriculture team based in Uttoxeter, Staffordshire.
This role will be providing assistance and support to 3 turkey farms in the ST14 area.

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:

Your role as Assistant Farm Manager will be to support the Farm Managers in the day to day running of the farms, within company regulations and consistently operate to the highest standards of husbandry and management. Your main goals will be to optimise flock performance and welfare and providing a profitable and efficient operation. Maintaining best in class standards for bird welfare, bio-security, farm security and health and safety.

Your key responsibilities will include:
• Helping manage the farm on a day to day basis.
• Following the management systems and programmes laid down in the company code of practice to ensure records and production conditions are maintained on a daily basis.
• Providing a safe environment consistent with bird requirements at all stages.
• Assisting in the efficient housing of the birds ensuring the required check and adjustments are performed with respect to temperature, ventilation, drinkers, feeders and bedding.
• Recognising potential health and production problems and taking appropriate action.
• Ensuring all external audits, including 'farm assured' such as Red Tractor are within guidelines set down by the company.

What we are looking for:
• Previous experience with animal husbandry would be a benefit.
• NVQ/Diploma in Poultry Production Level 3 (to be completed with the company if not already attained)
• Good numeracy and literacy levels to complete paperwork accurately.
• Good organisational skills.
• Strong communication skills.
• Valid licence and own transport is essential to react to alarm calls when required.

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:

• GBP22,000 per annum rising to GBP25,000 upon successful completion of probation.
• Life assurance Scheme.
• Lifestyle benefits including cashback, retailer discounts and shopping vouchers.
• Generous Pension.
• Genuine opportunities for career and professional development.

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

Application closing date: 26/06/2020

We are committed to being an equal opportunities employer