Farm Assistant


Job description

This is an excellent opportunity for anyone who wants to work within a farming environment. You will work within a small team assisting in the day to day running of a busy farm. .

Responsibilities

  • General animal welfare of the stock which would include inspections and observing of health issues.
  • Ensuring feeding and watering of cattle/sheep across the site.
  • Moving stock across the site when required.
  • General farm duties including good housekeeping practice.
  • Maintaining accurate records of all appropriate information.
  • Working alongside the external vets when required.
  • Operating and maintaining farm equipment and vehicles.
  • Repairing and maintaining farm structures and fences.
  • Adherence to all site health & safety, environmental and technical policies and procedures.

Skills and Qualifications

Essential Skills

  • A good basic education which includes GCSE Maths and English (or equivalent).
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills.
  • Understanding of animal welfare and hygiene practices.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Flexibility and willingness to learn.
  • Ability to work weekends.
  • Full clean driving licence.

Desirable Skills

  • Previous experience in livestock skills and in dealing with the day to day running of a farm.
  • Qualification in Agriculture.
  • Experience in driving a forklift and operating other similar machinery.

Further Information

The Employer is: FELIX MCEVOY LIMITED. Salary: 16/17 £5.28, 18/20 £7.49, 21/22 £10.18, 23/24 £10.42 per hour. Although this is a full-time temporary opportunity, hours may be extended and it could lead to a permanent position. The job advert may end before the closing date if requested by the employer.

Application Information

JOBSTART IS OPEN TO 16-24 YEAR OLDS. If you are on UC contact your Work Coach via your Journal. If you are in receipt of JSA, IS or ESA phone a Work Coach on 0300 200 7807. If you are 16-24 years old, unemployed, not in education or training and not in receipt of benefits phone 028 90726788.

Vacancy ID
1637273
Job Sector
Food Production
Area
Co Down
Location
Ballyward/Castlewellan
Salary
See Further Information
No. vacancies
1
Contract Type
Temporary
Weekly hours
35
Published date
02/02/2024
Closing date
15/03/2024
Worktime
Monday to Friday 9am-5pm

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