Join the John Lewis Partnership as a Herdsperson

Stockbridge, Hampshire
Up to £11 per hour
12 Oct 2020
09 Nov 2020
Job Type
Herdsperson, Milker
Contract Type
Full Time

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Join the John Lewis Partnership as a Herdsperson

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Herdsperson to join the John Lewis Partnership at our Leckford Estate.

Location: Leckford Estate, Stockbridge, Hampshire, SO20 6DA

Salary: Up to £11 per hour (negotiable, dependent on experience)

Hours: Earliest start time 3:30am/ Latest finish time 18:30pm

What you’ll be doing as a Herdsperson

As a Herdsperson, you will be working closely with the Abbots Manor Dairy production team to assist with the day to day management of our 500 cow herd.

You will need to have proven experience as a Herdsperson or assistant Herdsperson (milker) and have good practical skills as a stockperson. Attention to detail is a critical aspect of the role, as is a can-do’ attitude.

The focus of the role is on animal health and welfare, parlour hygiene, accurate record-keeping and, of course, teamwork and productivity.

About the Leckford Estate

Located near Stockbridge, Hampshire, Leckford Estate was purchased by John Spedan Lewis in 1929 and remained his home throughout his life. We have farmed around 4,000 acres continuously at Leckford Estate for over 87 years and as The Waitrose & Partners Farm, we are committed to producing the very best quality food, working in harmony with the environment.

Leckford Estate is about delivering the finest foods from a healthy and happy place. We encompass 'The Waitrose Way' adopting sustainable agricultural methods and animal husbandry on a daily basis, ensuring that environment, people and animals are taken care of at all times. 

We are proud to be one of 48 dairy farms dedicated to producing Essential Waitrose milk. Together with the other Waitrose Dairy Farmers, we deliver the highest standards of milk quality, producing local dairy products that are sustainable. We ensure the best practices in animal welfare and health, as well as safeguarding the environment.


We believe in rewarding our Partners for their time and energy. After all, they’re the ones that make the John Lewis Partnership special.

The successful candidate will enjoy a competitive salary, discounts in both our Waitrose & Partners and John Lewis & Partner Stores and much more.

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