National Trust Recruitment – Farm Manager

Website National Trust

Job Description:

We are looking for a dynamic Farm Manager to fill this unique role. The farm manager will lead on the management of our pedigree livestock to deliver the highest animal welfare standards and innovative nature conservation. Managing an assistant Farm Worker and working collaboratively within the Countryside Management team at Kingston Lacy, you will provide valuable conservation grazing in varied habitats. We are looking for an experienced livestock manager who is excellent at working with people and building relationships to ensure the successful delivery and progression of the ambitious nature recovery targets.

Job Responsibilities:

  • You will lead on conservation grazing in our 250 acre, Grade II listed, parkland and across the wider estate ensuring compliance with accreditation schemes and stewardship agreements.
  • It will be your role to manage our pedigree herd of Red Ruby Devon Cattle, flock of Portland sheep and our 3 pigs to the highest welfare standards.
  • You’ll achieve all of this through collaborative working and information sharing across the multi-disciplinary team.
  • The continuation of the pedigree and heritage bloodlines of our horned cattle, which form part of the National Trust collection, will be an essential part of your role.
  • This will be a highly varied, hands on and exciting role within a dynamic and innovative team
  • As you monitor the success of your activities, you’ll take responsibility for budgets, financial reporting and compliance.
  • Working with stakeholders including local community, statutory bodies and funders, you’ll influence where necessary to ensure results are achieved.

Job Requirements:

  • Running a grass-fed livestock system
  • Managing pedigree native cattle and sheep to a high standard
  • Software used to record and manage livestock. Births, movements and vet meds etc.
  • Working within a protected landscape such as a National Nature Reserve
  • Managing a Farm Worker and volunteers.
  • Relevant farm and livestock management with appropriate qualifications and competency with machinery and equipment
  • Natural process driven conservation
  • Wildlife, habitat and soil monitoring and recording techniques
  • Managing livestock in busy public areas

Job Details:

Company: National Trust

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Wimborne Minster, England, United Kingdom

Application Deadline: N/A

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