Hours: Up to 39 per week, 52 weeks per year
Hadlow College (part of the Hadlow Group), situated in the heart of Kent with centres in south London and east Kent, boasts an extensive and thriving dairy herd, consisting of 120 pedigree Holstein cows with an average yield of 9000 litres using the TMR system. This is an element of the commercial farms which include 500 head of sheep; poultry and pig enterprises; arable estates and Beef. This is an exciting time to shape our educational and commercial future.
We are looking for a dynamic, open minded and proactive Dairy Herdsman with substantial experience to work on this progressive dairy and be involved in shaping its future and developing our students for industry. Students are at the Centre of everything we do and ability to engage with post 16 individuals is fundamental.
The duties will involve carrying out all tasks associated with the highly efficient management of the Blackman’s Lane Dairy facility, Hadlow, including milking, breeding, Herd Husbandry and accurate record keeping. Supervision of students on milking duties is a requirement, as well as maintaining appropriate standards of environmental and safety management and providing tuition support for FE and HE students.
This is a residential role and subsidised accommodation is provided on site and there are good public transport links to Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells, Maidstone and London. Involvement into group management, and the ethos of Hadlow College will be expected unequivocally.
We are therefore keen that our new Hadlow College Dairy Herd Manager that has successfully operated within the industry and has been ‘hands on’, in addition to the:
- Ability to maintain robust record keeping and to be able to use initiative within the working environment.
- Firm understanding of Health and Safety regulations.
- Excellent communication skills and ability to manage in meetings with senior staff
- Effective team player/ problem solver
The successful candidate will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check and provide proof of their right to work in the UK. Where applicable, a prohibition check will be carried out.
Closing date: Midnight on Friday 28 August 2020.