This is an exciting opportunity for the right person to join our busy Estate team in 2000 acres of the East Sussex High Weald. The Estate is under Organic conversion, and is moving to regenerative farming techniques, while restoring wildflower meadows and traditional coppice management of woodland.
We are looking for a motivated, hardworking and flexible person to work as part of a small team managing the land for conservation and wildlife. We are looking for someone with good experience of managing livestock to help with our cattle and pigs, ensuring we achieve the highest welfare standards. An interest in conservation grazing methods, and a desire to learn the latest livestock management techniques are essential.
You will need to be a competent tractor driver to participate in the annual hay cut and be prepared to work long hours during busy periods.
Weekend livestock duties are required as part of a rota system.
Experience of working with beef cattle
Experience of/interest in conservation grazing methods
Good tractor driving skills
Interest in wildlife and conservation
Full driving licence
Already living locally, or being willing to take accommodation on the Estate
Experience of working with pigs
Experience in organic or pasture-fed systems
Chainsaw certificate /woodland work
In return, the Estate offers a great working environment, ongoing training, a generous pension and private health care. Accommodation will be made available on the Estate, if required.
Salary is between £18 -28k dependent on experience and whether on site accommodation is required.