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Farm manager

Job Title: Farm manager
Contract Type: Contract
Location: South Gloucestershire
Salary: £21.80 - 21.80 per hour
REF: MM21012
Contact Name: Mason McCorkell
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 1 month ago

Job Description

Farm Manager –  South Gloucestershire

£21.80 per hour

Fixed term contract – Full Time

Key Accountabilities

  • Plan and manage the welfare of all animals and birds at the farm through routine and responsive inspection and care, including feeding, cleaning and watering. The postholder is responsible for the health, wellbeing and sustainability of stock on the farm.
  • Provide strong and clear leadership of the farm staff team and volunteers, promoting a positive, supportive and enjoyable environment to work in.  Liaise with the Farm Steering Group and staff team, ensuring clear communication and maximising opportunities for service users to be at the heart of decision making processes.
  • To monitor and be responsible for overseeing site security and bio-security measures for the safety of the animals, visiting members of the public, site partners and staff.
  • Accountable for compliance with Government legislation and requirements related to farm management and maintain all required records necessary for good farm practice and management and adhere to the Industry Codes of Practice, Environmental Health recommendations, Defra regulations and other legislation as appropriate. Comply with the farm’s policies, i.e. Health and Safety, Equal opportunities, Environmental, Confidentiality, Child and Young person’s protection policy etc.
  • Carry out basic maintenance of farm buildings, boundaries, grassland management, biosecurity features, fences, gates and animal pens for the safety and welfare of the animals and the public.
  • Manage the development, implementation and review of annual Operational Plans, business plan and a longer term farm strategy with appropriate involvement of staff, council senior management and stakeholders.
  • Participate in regular Steering Group meetings between all site partners and lead in
  • Actively encourage and be involved with community and volunteer involvement on the farm including work supervision. The postholder being the main contact between the Council and farm users. Direct and sign off Friends Group activities and events on the farm and work with them to agree and achieve appropriate outcomes and objectives for the farm. Have oversight and where appropriate give approval for all minor and major activities, events and work programmes being delivered on the farm by other site users. Work with local interest groups to promote sustainable farm management, conservation techniques and rural skills. Promote the aims and objectives of the farm and present a positive image through good public relations, communication with visitors, service users and the local community etc.

To find out more information please contact Mason at

Recruitment is done in line with safe recruitment practices. We are an equal opportunity agency.