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Livestock Manager – East Midlands

De Lacy Executive
East Midlands
Competitive hourly rate + paid overtime
Closing date
6 Mar 2024

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An opportunity for a shepherd to put their skills and experience to use in a new context. Join a growing company with a track record of providing career progression and do a job that doesn’t require weekend work!

My client is an abattoir that requires a Livestock Manager to oversee their sheep holding facility and ensure the highest possible welfare standards. Sheep are held on site before slaughter, the Livestock Manager’s job is to lead the stock team through intake, animal welfare, licensing, weighing and grading.

A key part of upholding welfare standards is inspecting sheep and identifying any that arrive with health concerns – the Livestock Manager must be knowledgeable of and be able to detect common diseases, injuries and health problems that affect sheep.

Whilst the majority of this role will be hands on, stock management there will be an element of office work including overseeing transport logistics and spot checking livestock paperwork/licences. Basic computer skills will be required to operate the company’s livestock management system.

The successful candidate will demonstrate leadership qualities, be well organised and able to keep up with a fast-paced environment. Prior people management experience would be advantageous.

The role:

  • Manage intake, animal health/welfare, weighing and grading across sheep holding facility
  • Management of the livestock team (x10 approx)
  • Spot checking livestock paperwork
  • Liaising with transport team
  • Liasing with abattoir team

What you will have:

  • Extensive sheep husbandry experience
  • Organisation skills
  • Computer literate
  • Leadership skills
  • People management experience (Desirable)

How do I apply?

For more information and an informal confidential discussion please call Harry Porter on: 01885 485524 (Preferred number) / 07875197231 or e-mail your CV and covering letter To Thank you.

De Lacy Executive will upload your CV to our database and retain some data about you in order to process your application.

More information about our processing activities can be found at .

Please be assured that all contact is treated in complete confidence and your details will not be passed to a third party without your prior permission. Please note that this advertisement is not a job description and you should satisfy yourself about the full details at interview.

De Lacy Executive is an Approved member of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, which promotes high standards in recruitment practice, and is registered with the Information Commissioners Office. De Lacy Executive complies with all relevant data protection legislation.


De Lacy Executive is the professional Agri-Business recruitment consultancy.

Since 2000 we have been recruiting within the agriculture, horticulture, fruit, fresh produce, primary food and other rural sectors in the UK and Internationally. We arguably have the largest database of candidates and regular employer clients.

In this period we have been privileged to help countless companies and jobseekers to achieve their employment goals.

We engage at all levels from trainee through to senior executive and in disciplines from production to technical and commercial.

Our team of nine is friendly, knowledgeable and experienced. We welcome your enquiries and offer our very best advice and service whatever the employment situation.

Most of us are agriculturalists by upbringing and education and have experience of working in the sector we serve before entering the recruitment industry.  We are well trained in recruitment practice and De Lacy Executive is the only Agricultural Recruitment business to be Approved by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation which promotes high standards within the recruitment industry.

We maintain the highest levels of confidentiality and are registered and conform to the requirements of the Data Protection Act.

 “Integrity, Knowledge and Confidentiality”.

We look forward to hearing from you.

De Lacy Executive Ltd. Suite 7, Malvern Gate, Bromwich Road, Worcester WR2 4BN

Tel: 01885 483440. E mail:

Company info
01885 483440
Suite 7
Malvern Gate
Bromwich Road

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