Farm Manager or Trainee Farm Manager

Kelso, Scottish Borders
Competitive salary and benefits package
07 May 2021
28 May 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Farm Manager or Trainee Farm Manager– Kelso, Scottish Borders

Since 1923, Aviagen® has been a preferred global poultry breeding company with a mission to help its customers -- the world’s chicken meat producers -- supply sustainable, affordable and nutritious protein to their growing communities. Putting into practice its corporate value of “Breeding Sustainability,” Aviagen implements efficiencies that make commercial chicken production environmentally and socially responsible and economically beneficial to producers, while at the same time promoting bird performance, health and welfare. 

To meet varied market demands, Aviagen offers a full portfolio of breeding stock under the Arbor Acres®, Indian River® and Ross® brand names. The Rowan Range® and Specialty Males® target slower-growing and other niche market needs. Aviagen is based in Huntsville, Alabama, US., with operations across the UK, Europe, Turkey, Latin America, India, Australia, New Zealand, Africa and the US, and joint ventures in Asia. The company employs close to 8,000 people, and serves customers in 100 countries.

An opportunity has arisen for a Farm Manager or an individual who wants to further themselves as a Trainee Farm Manager based on a new build farm in Kelso, Scottish Borders.  Reporting directly to the Production Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the farm, employees and all associated activities.

Being a strong team player with a good attitude, you will have the ability to motivate and lead the staff within your responsibility and be dedicated to maintaining bird health and welfare. Attention to detail is an important factor in addition to having a good understanding of the factors that affect and achieve biological performance.

A comprehensive development program will be put in place for the successful candidate to help with the transition of working with our stock.  

This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious individual to join our successful production department or to further your career into a management position.

A competitive salary and benefits package is offered together with the provision of a dwelling house, which is located beside the farm. Relocation assistance will also be available if required.

If you are interested in joining our team, please apply in writing together with a current CV detailing previous experience to

Closing date for applications: 28th May 2021.

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