Poultry Farm Manager

Location Northamptonshire
Discipline: Agriculture, Farming
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £29,000 - £30,000 basic salary depending on experience
Job ref: 14586 SA
Published: 10 days ago
Startdate: ASAP

​Poultry Farm Manager – East Midlands

Location of the Job: Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Nottinghamshire and surrounding areas.

The Company: Our client is a Broiler Farm of over 300 broilers.

The Industry: Poultry Farm, Broiler Farm, Farm Management, Assistant Farm Manager, Birds.

The Job Role Details:

Our client is looking for a knowledgeable & enthusiastic Poultry Farm Manager to manage a broiler farm in the East Midlands.

As the Poultry Farm Manager you will be responsible for the day to day management of all aspects of the poultry farm, maintaining quality broiler chickens and ensuring the workplace safety of all employees and visitors on the farm, in line with the company Health & Safety Policies.

Key Responsibilities:
You will:

  • Set up houses for chicks and carry out daily checks on the housing and birds.

  • General bird management – Ventilation, feeding, vaccinating etc.

  • Manage crop estimation.

  • Complete daily checklists and all relevant paperwork in accordance with Quality Control.

  • Ensure ongoing Bio Security is maintained.

  • Litter management & feed ordering.

  • Maintain safe work practices of all personnel and contractors on site.

  • Supervise and manage members of staff.

  • Liaise with customers and manage external contractors.

  • Basic farm and equipment maintenance.

  • Comply with company relevant policies and regulations.

  • Adhere to all company health & safety procedures.

  • Assist other farms in the area and work alongside the production management team to achieve the best performance from crops.

  • Work with Field Staff, Production Manager and Directors, alongside veterinary advice to continuously improve farm performance and bird welfare.

  • Notify Production Manager of mortality in the first three days. 0.3% within three days 1.5% in a week.

  • Ensure Production Manager is alerted if there is any suspicious activity in or around your sites.

  • Meet your obligations for mandatory Poultry Passport training.

Ideal Person Skills & Qualifications:
You will have / be:

  • Current or previous experience working within the poultry industry.

  • A strong interest and understanding of the Agricultural & Farming sector.

  • NVQ in Poultry Production or a Poultry Passport.

  • Have an excellent understanding of bird welfare.

  • Excellent management skills.

  • Hold a full UK Driving Licence.

  • A Tractor, Telehandler and / or Forklift Licence is desirable but is not essential.

Additional Information: This is a permanent full-time position.

Salary Package: A basic salary of circa £30,000 depending on experience.

Plus Benefits: Accommodation can be provided, profit related bonus, use of a company vehicle & more.

How to apply: Please send your CV and cover letter to; Sophie@agriFJ.co.uk

We thank all applicants who apply for this role. However, please be advised that only those short listed for an interview will be contacted. Please be assured that your job application will be managed in complete confidence and your personal details will not be passed to any third party without your prior permission.

Agricultural and Farming Jobs are an established specialist Agricultural Recruitment business with offices based in rural Worcestershire. We have a specialist and dedicated Headhunting Recruitment Division as well as a specialist Jobs Advertising Division. We recruit specifically for all roles within the Agricultural industry and support the recruitment needs of all related clients including; Farms, Agricultural Machinery, Fresh Produce, Food, Horticultural, Equestrian, Finance and Veterinary companies on an International basis. We offer an exceptional service with a personable, yet highly professional approach.