Farm Manager

Farm Manager - Mary Arden’s Farm, Wilmcote

Full-time, permanent contract

We are recruiting a full-time Farm Manager to further develop our visitor offer and maximise income opportunities, at Mary Arden’s Farm, one of five historic properties run by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust as a visitor attraction, as well as working farm.

The front facing, visitor attraction element of the farm is run as it would have been during Tudor times, with Period Interpreters in costume and a range of traditional and rare breed livestock including; cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, donkeys and associated poultry, which reflect the type of breeds kept during the Tudor period. We operate under an organic system using traditional farming methods where possible as we aim to keep the old skills and crafts alive to demonstrate to our visitors.

To be successful in this role you will have practical experience with all classes of livestock and a recognised agricultural qualification.  Knowledge of working under HLS schemes and a clear understanding of health and safety and animal welfare legislation and its implementation. 

Combining a hands-on approach with good business sense, you will enjoy managing a small team of staff and volunteers, and be interested in sharing information with our visitors in an engaging and informative way. The post holder will be required to work over seven days and bank holidays on a rota basis with colleagues and act as a duty manager and key holder. There will also be a requirement to attend livestock out of hours as required.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 14th July 2019, and interviews will take place on Thursday 18th July 2019.

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