Head of Youngstock Rearing

University of Nottingham
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire (GB)
06 Feb 2019
End of advertisement period
08 Mar 2019

 Sutton Bonington
Salary:     £23,334 to £27,830 per annum, depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance. 
Closing Date:     Friday 22 February 2019
Reference:     NHE460218

The University of Nottingham Farm

Sutton Bonington Campus (Leicestershire)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and dedicated individual to join our small, hard-working team at The University of Nottingham’s Centre for Dairy Science Innovation where we operate a leading edge dairy facility with up to 350 cows as well as youngstock reared on the farm. The dairy is a centre of excellence in the provision of education and research facilities for both the School of Biosciences and the School of Veterinary and Medical Science at the University and you will be working alongside our students and academics as well as the farm staff.

This role requires a passion for youngstock rearing and an understanding of calf health, including the detection and treating of illness, a high level of stock management skills together with competence in operating a large amount of farm associated machinery. Flexibility, adaptability and team skills are also key factors as are excellent record keeping skills and attention to detail. Ongoing training will be provided to further develop the role over time.

Candidates should be qualified to a minimum of HND/BTEC in Agriculture, or have equivalent qualifications plus have work experience in a relevant role. Due to the frequency with which the role holder will drive university vehicles a full current driving licence is essential for this role, unless disability precludes this.

Further details on the qualifications and experience required for this role can be found in the attached role profile. 

In return we offer excellent working conditions, good remuneration and pension package together with regular time off.  

For informal enquiries please contact Nigel Armstrong, Dairy Centre Manager on 07971322915. Please note that applications sent directly to Nigel Armstrong will not be accepted.

Our University has always been a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, visit;  https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/jobs/applyingfromoverseas/index2.aspx 

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