Jobs at Salakee 2021

An exciting opportunity has arisen, and we are advertising for a position at Salakee Farm for the 2021 season.

 

We are a small family farm and follow regenerative agricultural principles across all our farm enterprises. We pride ourselves on the high welfare of our animals, and the nutritious food we produce. We see our farm as a whole ecosystem and follow beyond organic principles – we don’t use any synthetic fertilisers or chemicals on our land and the management of all our animals is always working towards building top soil and soil health. This involves daily moving of cattle and poultry to a specific grazing plan, which successful applicants will be trained in.

 

  • Commencement:  8th March 2021 – mid October 2021.

 

  • 30 hours per week - £1,200 gross per month paid in arrears.

 

  • Holiday entitlement will be 20 days per annum plus bank holidays pro rata.

 

  • Role requires previous experience handling livestock, including cattle and a full current driving licence.

 

  • The position will consist of the primary care of ducks, chickens, and cows. You will be fully responsible for daily moves of all animals, feeding, monitoring and record keeping and working within our grazing plan.

 

  • You will be liaising with Jessie and Kylie on a daily basis and Dave when he is on the farm.

 

  • As we are a multi-enterprise farm, you must be an excellent communicator for things to run smoothly.

 

  • Besides your fixed animal duties, you will also be involved in many other aspects of the farm’s development and maintenance, from water systems to waste, using hand tools and using machinery. You will need to be able to think on your feet, use your initiative and make effective decisions on the fly.  

 

  • This is a role for someone physically fit and strong, you need to be able to lift heavy bags of feed, electric fencing, drag animal housing on uneven ground, and be on your feet for hours at a time on slaughter and processing days.

 

  • You must be happy working outside in all weather and come suitably prepared.

 

  • We will be doing a delivery and market once a week, it may be that you will be needed to help out with these.

 

  • PLEASE NOTE: You will be required to participate in multiple poultry slaughter sessions during the season. If this is something you are not comfortable with then please do not apply. Training will be provided for this.

 

  • Farming doesn’t fit the normal working week that some may be used to. Whilst we wish to sensibly limit our working hours, farming often requires responding whenever cows break out, when seedlings need watering, etc. We will rotate the weekend feeding chores and you will be expected to be available for work every 3rd weekend.

 

 

  • We provide lunch, and usually eat together. We would love for you to join us for this.

 

  • We are looking for someone who is good with their hands and with various tools, who are situationally aware and ready to get their hands dirty wherever needed on the farm.  

 

Daily Schedule

We expect everyone to be focused on the farm when dealing with animals – our animals’ welfare is our primary concern, and you will be expected to be always on top of things.

Morning chores start at 9:00am

Lunch is between 12:00 – 2

We will be finished by 5pm

Farm work is hard graft, but we love it. So, if you have a passion for farming and not afraid of some hard work, please apply with the attached application form.

APPLICATION FORM

If you have fully read, understand, and agree to all the above information, then we welcome your application. Please fill out the form and submit is to us by 8th February we will then be in contact with you in due course.

Salakee Farm application form

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SALAKEE FARM

Tel: 07791 809116

E-mail: info@salakeefarm.co.uk 

Address: Salakee Farm, St Mary's, Isles of Scilly, TR21 0NZ