Devon YFC Jobs

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Welcome to the Devon YFC job board! Here we display job adverts from the farming and rural community across the South West. If you would like to advertise a job vacancy for your business, please contact organiser@devonyfc.co.uk.

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Sherford Down Farm

 

Sherford Down Farm: Full Time Farm Worker

Full time farm worker required for a 600 acre young family run mixed farm near Kingsbridge in the South Hams (Devon) with a minimum of 3 years experience.

 

Tasks include (for which a valid telehandler certificate is essential):

  • Feeding and bedding cattle
  • Harvest grain carting and grain store management
  • Bale carting and stacking
  • Cultivations mostly using Simba DTX cultivator and a little ploughing
  • Some silage work (raking and tedding)
  • Ideally some fertiliser spreading and crop spraying (relevant PA certificates required)

 

Find out more here.

If you are interested please contact  joe@sherforddownfarm.co.uk or 01548 531208.

Creedy Associates LTD: Office Administrator.

Flexible hours to suit to cover 22 hours per week. Option for working from home part of the week for the right candidate. Competitive rates of pay £20 – 25,000 per year PRO RATA depending on experience.

 

The job will include: data inputting using Excel; Delivery of general correspondence, technical notes and client reports; phone and general administrative support to advisors; managing office supplies; event and meeting organising.

 

The right candidate will be a team player, communicative, adaptable, professional (confidential nature of work), competent in using Microsoft Office, solid literacy and numeracy skills, full driving license (rural office location).

 

For further information or to discuss, then please contact John Morgan. Email:  john.morgan@creedyassociates.com. Office : 01363 776162.

 

Find out more here.

NFU Mutual: Customer Services Adviser

NFU Mutual’s Totnes Agency, located near Dartington, is currently recruiting for a Customer Services Adviser. You will be part of a small team and play a key role in the success and growth of this local agency. We are looking for ambitious individuals who can provide outstanding customer service & sales, for both new and existing customers.

 

Find out more here.

AB Systems (UK) Ltd: Agricultural Machinery Operatives

Business for AB Systems (UK) Ltd is growing and we are therefore looking to expand our team through further recruitment. We require additional Agricultural Machinery Operatives capable of working both independently and in a small team throughout the South of England. Full ‘in-house’ training will be given on use of specialist Ag-Bag machines. Please note that this role does not involve conventional tractor driving, but assisting with the operation of our bespoke machinery.

 

Find out more here.

Devon YFC: Events Administrator

ROLE: To undertake a range of administration tasks to support the YFC members and Devon YFC County Organiser in delivering the events and competitions programme. To coordinate the use via conferences of the YFC Centre to maximum the benefit to both the Federation and its partners.

 

Find out more here.

Deadline: Friday 27th May 

Newton Abbot Racecourse: Groundstaff Team Member

Key responsibilities include:

  • Physically demanding and challenging yet rewarding role for a motivated person
  • Although part of a team, working on own initiative is vital
  • Carry out maintenance programme for the course
  • Prepare the course for racing and reinstatement after racing
  • Use of tractors, machinery and watering machines

 

Find out more here.

Vincent Tractors & Plant: Parts Advisor Apprenticeship

We are currently looking for two enthusiastic and driven Parts Advisor Apprentices to join our busy and growing team at our Fraddon and Smithaleigh branches.  You will learn the skills required to succeed in a parts department that sell a wide range of Agricultural, Construction, Groundcare & Ifor Williams Trailers parts to our customers. In addition to the inhouse training, there will be offsite training at Duchy College as well at the Kubota University.

 

Find out more here.

Battens Farm

 

Full Time Experienced Tractor Driver 

Required for mixed farm at Stockland, near Honiton.  Main role tractor driving with some general farm work.  Good rate of pay.

Tel Tom on 07598-783973 / 01404-881214 for more details.

NFU: Assistant Adviser (Bovine TB)

Salary c. £23-25k per annum. Based in Wellington, Somerset with hybrid working.

An opportunity has arisen for a Assistant Adviser (Bovine TB) to help co-ordinate applications for wildlife control licences and support the technical and operational functions within the bTB delivery unit.

 

The role will require someone with knowledge of livestock farming, an eye for detail, strong organisational skills, good communication abilities and a ‘can do’ attitude.  You must be motivated by a challenge and willing to take ownership of your own work area within a wider project.

 

Find our more, with links to apply here.

AGRICOLA Growers Ltd 

Tractor driver

Tractor driver required mid-March until late October but can be flexible on dates. The role entails carrying out a variety of tractor driving tasks such as destoning, cultivations, fertiliser spreading, irrigation, carting, harvest and telehandler work. This role may suit someone planning on going travelling in the autumn or there is the potential for it to become permanent.

 

Harvest Assistant 

Harvest assistant required from early July through until late September. Main role will be tractor driving carting, bulbs, potatoes and cereals along with forklift and telehandler work, topping, cultivations and grain handling.

 

Requirements for both roles are a good degree of tractor competence, the ability to work as part of a team and on your own when required, commitment and a willingness to put the hours in when required. We will provide training where required including telehandler and forklift certification. Pay according to experience. Self-catered, shared, onsite accommodation available.

 

Agricola Growers Ltd farm 3500 acres in South East Cornwall based at Antony near Torpoint. We grow potatoes, onions, daffodils and combinable crops as well as keeping cattle and sheep. The business runs a modern fleet of John Deere tractors and up to date equipment.

 

For more information on either role or to apply please contact Jeremy Oatey on 07774 865199 or Jeremy@Agricolagrowers.co.uk or Jordon Lugg on 07596 287991 or Jordon@Agricolagrowers.co.uk

 

FarmWise: Events Manager

The Successful Candidate will manage the day-to-day operation of Farmwise, maintaining regular contact with all Farmwise Stakeholders which include Exhibitors, Sponsors, Devon County Council Farm Tenants and Volunteers. The role involves liaising with previous exhibitors to gain return business and finding replacement exhibitors as required.

 

Read the full job description here.

Contact jon.williams@devon.gov.uk.

Mole Valley Farmers: Accounts Receivable Administrator  

Do you have strong administration skills coupled with a passion for offering great customer service? Are you looking for an exciting and rewarding career in a locally based company? If so, we want to hear from you! 

 

This is a full-time permanent position where you will be contracted to 37.5 hours per week, working Monday to Friday, the office operational hours are 8.30 am to 5.30 pm. 

Find out more here.

Times Agro UK: On-Farm Sales 

Timac Agro UK are looking for outgoing and self-motivated individuals to join our on-farm sales teams in Devon, Cornwall, and Somerset.  The role involves consulting farmers to partly replace or supplement their current inputs with our premium solutions to provide them with a substantial return on investment whilst also farming more sustainably.  Full training is provided in addition to industry qualifications, basic salary + uncapped commission (no threshold), a company car and more.

 

To apply please send a CV to careers@uk.timacagro.com.  To find out more information please call 07779 420030 to speak with our Recruitment Manager.

Find out more here.

South Hams District Council and West Devon Borough Council: Farming in Protected Landscapes Officer

This role is based within the small, friendly South Devon AONB team, with flexibility for home working. This is an exciting time to join the team as we scale up our support for farming, nature’s recovery, and nature-based solutions across the AONB. £32,234 – £35,745 (pro rata). Fixed-term until 31 March 2024, 30 hrs per week (possible job share).

 

Find out more and apply here.

 

Mole Valley Farmers: Class 1, HGV Drivers

 

Our feed mills are all producing compound animal feed for distribution. With over 950,000 tonnes of feed sold per annum, Mole Valley Feeds Solutions is the largest farmer owned, independent feed manufacturer in the UK and we are seeking HGV Drivers to join our growing team.

Find out more here.

Jo Jones 

Herdsperson 

Our Herdsperson is leaving due to family illness, so we require a Herdsperson for our family run business near Crediton, Devon. 250 autumn block calving herd & followers. 18:36 parlour, modern equipment, TMR fed. AI & hoof trimming an advantage but training for right candidate. We are part of a well-respected buying group which you will be encouraged to participate in, attending farm walks & sharing ideas. We actively encourage career development & taking responsibility within the business. We have SenseHub collars & use the Uniform record system. Wage according to experience. We milk as a team of 2, so teamwork & good communication skills are essential. Breakfast provided in farmhouse. We operate a 10 day per fortnight rota but could accommodate 9 days per 14 if required. So, if you want to work in a business where your welfare is as important as that of our animals, then do get in touch!

 

Start date is negotiable, but ideally form 1st Feb 2022.

Contact Jo on will.jo.jones1@gmail.com 

Park Farm – M L & E M Persey

Herd Manager

This is a varied and dynamic role where you will work alongside the Herdsperson in a small, friendly team. After a period of induction, we’ll be looking for you to take over the day-to-day management of the herd, supported by the farmer and Herdsperson.

Find out more here.

Contact bagmoreoffice@gmail.com for more information or to apply.

St Boniface Vets: Veterinary Technician/ Approved Tuberculin Tester Required

St Boniface Vets are looking for an enthusiastic, hardworking individual to join our farm team. The role will primarily involve TB testing on farm, but will develop as required to support and assist our Large Animal Vets and Vet Tech improving services across Devon and Cornwall.

Find out more here.

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter to vettech@stbonifacevets.co.uk or for an informal chat please phone 01363 772860 and ask to speak to Ruth.

Arnold Dare

 

General Farm Worker: East Devon

We are looking for a general farm worker to join our mixed farm in East Devon. This will involve the feeding of livestock, beef and sheep handling and the use of machinery for land cultivation. This a full time position for which we are looking for someone who is eager to learn and take pride in their work.

 

If interested or for further information contact 07971 541 670 

Devon & Somerset Firefighter Vacancies

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service have now opened their recruitment doors for wholetime firefighter applications.  This is the first time for 4 years and at a time of such uncertainty with employment, is a great opportunity for a long career within our organisation.

Find out more here