Job title: Farm Manager
Camphill Village Trust, Danby, North Yorkshire
Purpose: To lead and manage the organic farming enterprises within Botton Village consisting of 550 acres of grassland, dairy herd, beef herd, sheep and pigs. Lead and manage the farm team and take a lead focus on the dairy enterprise.
Salary: £28,000 - £32,000 depending on skills and experience
Tied on-site accommodation with role
Relocation package potentially available
Reports to: Estates Manager
The Camphill Village Trust are seeking an experience and enthusiastic farm manager with experience of operating organic farm systems. Consisting of 550 acres of upland grassland, a small dairy herd supplying milk to our on-site dairy; a herd of Aberdeen angus beef cattle; 140 breeding ewes; a small mixture of pigs and poultry. Some of the farming enterprise supports adults living with disabilities and the farm is used as a training vehicle to deliver opportunities to these adults.
The farm manager role will be responsible for all livestock and land management activities related to the above. The post holder will work closely with the existing team, in particular the Social farm Lead to ensure opportunities for the people we support are met.
The role is an exciting opportunity as the trust looks to shape its future farming moving forwards. The post holder will work closely with the estates manager to shape the farming future on Botton which will focus on environmental benefits and farming to benefit the
Main purpose of role:
The post holder will be responsible for the effective planning, organising and management of Botton’s agricultural land, staff, animal enterprises, machinery and contractors, with particular focus on the dairy and beef herds. On a day-to-day basis the post holder will
line manage a farmer, farm apprentice and relief milker.
The commercial role is to develop and implement management systems for the farm, animals and land in conjunction with the trusts policies which ensure we meet financial performance and demonstrate industry best practice.
The post holder will work with the social farm lead, farm team and estates manager to explore ways to develop further the farms’ role to support the provision of learning opportunities for adults living with disabilities.
This post does have management responsibilities, but it is expected the post holder to significantly contribute to the day-to-day operational duties to support the farm including milking and weekend and evening work.
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Closing date 30th November 2021.