Herd Person/Assistant Dairy Technician

The University of Nottingham
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire (GB)
07 Aug 2017
End of advertisement period
23 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Herd Person/Assistant Dairy Technician
Sutton Bonington
Salary: £17,399 to £20,624 per annum, depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance. 
Closing Date:  Wednesday 23 August 2017
Reference:  NHE261517 

The University of Nottingham Centre for Dairy Science Innovation (CDSI) part of the Agri-Tech National centre for dairy research has an exciting opportunity for a Herd Person. CDSI brings with it substantial investment in Dairy research at the University of Nottingham Farm, where existing facilities are being redeveloped and expanded to create a leading international centre for dairy research.

The Herd Person role is an opportunity for an early career applicant or someone with experience who would like to work in a dairy farm environment with a difference. You will support the Dairy Technician and other team members in all aspects of animal husbandry, including feeding, machinery operations (including operation of telehandlers and driving of farm vehicles and tractors) animal handling and care and record keeping. The role requires both good stock management and team working skills and an ability to contribute to the record keeping, animal welfare and the Health and Safety responsibilities of CDSI.

Hours of work are 36.25 per week worked by rota averaging 5 days out of 7 including working regular weekends. It would be expected that the successful candidate would work regular additional hours as required. Overtime rates are paid for additional hours.

As a University employee you will have access to the excellent sport, leisure and childcare facilities across our campuses. To find out more about the benefits of working at the University please download our information for candidates guide:


This is a full time, permanent post.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Nigel Armstrong, tel: 07971322915. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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