Head Herdsman

Posted 28 August 2023
Salary £35000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits: Accommodation on site
LocationIsle of Wight
Job type Permanent
Discipline Agricultural & Farm ServicesAnimal Health, Equestrian & VeterinaryDairyFarmingFood & Fresh ProduceSenior, High Level & International
Contact NameCharlotte Powell

Job description

Head Herdsman - Isle of Wight - £35,000 - £45,000 - Accommodation on site.
Welcome to an amazing Dairy Farm adventure on the Isle of Wight! The expansive 200-acre farm, complete with a charming farm shop/café and cutting-edge milk processing dairy, is seeking a dynamic and skilled individual to join the team. As a key player in promoting local Isle of Wight food and farming, they're on a journey to make a real difference and have a fun while doing it!

About Us: The farm, nestled on the Isle of Wight, is not just a farm – it's an experience! With 150 adorable pedigree Guernsey cows that they lovingly milk, we're all about quality and taste. Their top-notch milk is transformed right here into irresistible branded products that the customers can't get enough of. 

The Role: Head Herdsman: Managing the herd and bringing your A-game to all things dairy. We're on the hunt for a talented individual who thrives on challenges, loves to lead, and isn't afraid to roll up their sleeves and dive in. Your leadership, communication skills, and boundless motivation will be your greatest assets as you navigate the exciting world of dairy farming.

  • Animal care and farm practices.
  • Nurturing and training our farm staff.
  • Managing staff schedules.
  • Ordering of supplies.
  • Ensure regulatory requirements are met and exceeded.
  • . Focus on profit and loss within the farming enterprise.
  • Infusing fresh ideas and innovation into the farm.
  • Collaborating seamlessly with the management team.
What We're Looking For:
  • A background in dairy farming.
  • Experience in AI and Foot Trimming.
  • Leadership qualities.
  • Communication skills.
  • A can-do attitude.
  • A passion for making things happen, every single day.
  • A team player who's ready to become part of our farm family.
  • A chance to live in the beautiful Isle of Wight.
  • Generous Salary £35k-£45k DOE
  • Accommodation is included.
  • Relocation support.
  • A role that lets you unleash your creativity and ideas.
  • A spot on a dynamic management team that values your input.
  • The joy of seeing your efforts turn into top-quality products.
Ready to Join the Farm Team? If you're ready to embrace this incredible journey and become a vital part of our farm family, we're excited to meet you! 
Please email your CV to Charlotte Powell, Senior Recruitment Delivery Consultant: Cpowell@agriRS.co.uk
We thank all applicants who respond, but please be advised that only those shortlisted for interview will be contacted.
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