Tractor Driver/General Farm Worker

Location
Kent Downs area
Salary
Competitive salary on offer to the successful candidate
Posted
04 Jun 2021
Closes
02 Jul 2021
Ref
AAP0621
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

A. A. Palmar are seeking a full-time employee for our mixed farm in the beautiful Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. 

We are a farming family with an arable and contracting farm business covering 400ha together with 440 breeding ewes.

Our arable cropping is centred around combinable crops, including wheat, OSR, barley and pulses. This is resourced by a wide range of modern machinery. We also run the breeding ewes on 120ha of grassland, both temporary and permanent and fatten the lambs for local outlets.

 

Job description and requirements -

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and competent person who is able to use their own initiative as well as working as part of our farming team. The role is varied throughout the year, with routine arable duties and some sheep work.  However, the job will primarily focus on the arable side of the business with the main duties being:

  • Cultivations
  • Drilling
  • Spraying and Fertilising
  • Relief combine driving
  • Mowing and grassland management
  • Mechanical maintenance
  • General farm duties
  • Assisting with sheep and lambing

The successful applicant will have a good working knowledge of farming practises, be able to fill out paperwork and have good record keeping skills.

 

The role will require:

  • A full clean UK driving licence.
  • PA1, PA2 and PA6 qualifications
  • Telehandler/rough terrain forklift certificate
  • Use of GPS and variable rate technology.
  • Ideally a trailer licence.
  • Workshop/mechanical skills would be desirable.

 

Ongoing training will be provided. 

Please apply by the 30th June by email with a covering letter and CV to:

Alastair Palmar at palmar@cockfarm.co.uk or call on 07975904979

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