General farm worker
22 January 2013
Lake House Farm near Salisbury is seeking a general farm worker available to start in February 2013. The Soil Association organic and Demeter farm (200 acres) comprises of a dairy herd, White Park suckler cows, Wiltshire Horn sheep, rare breed pigs, layers, meat birds and turkeys. Arable crops including wheat and oats are grown, BD preps are all made on-farm and we also apply compost teas. We also host regular school visits between March and September. The estate also has a small kitchen garden, horses and a stocked lake.
The potential applicant would be the only other full-time member of staff apart from the Farm Manager so would be able to and encouraged to take an active hands-on role in all the farm enterprises. Including all types of livestock work, tractor and loader operations, processing of farm products, BD prep work, compost tea application and helping with educational visits.
On-farm accommodation is available in the form of a 1-bedroom cottage flat and agricultural wages would be paid. As we are a predominately livestock farm some weekend work would be required. Also during busy times such as harvest and lambing, extra hours may need to be worked.
Applicants to forward a CV and cover letter to Paul Dovey (Farm Manager) at firstname.lastname@example.org.