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Assistant Farm Manager (Dairy)

University of Nottingham
Sutton Bonington, Loughborough
£33,966 to £45,585
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

Salary: £33,966 to £45,585 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.

The University of Nottingham Centre for Dairy Science Innovation (CDSI) is part of the Agri-Tech National centre for Dairy research and has an opportunity for an Assistant Farm Manager (Dairy) to join the team.

This role is an opportunity for an experienced person with a proven track record of working in dairy farming to high standards who is willing to take on more responsibility.

You will support the Farm Manager (Dairy) in all aspects of animal husbandry, feeding, milking (via Lely Astronauts) and hygiene. Once settled you will provide rota cover for the Farm Manager (Dairy) and will therefore be the responsible person on site for a considerable number of days per year.

Due to the nature of the role, you will be expected to live in a house provided by the University close to the CDSI, for which the rent is almost entirely subsidised by the farm.

Candidates should be qualified to degree/HND or equivalent in Agriculture or a related field plus have considerable experience in a similar role or have extensive relevant work experience in a similar role. You will also have experience of managing a team and will have experience of operating a wide range of farm equipment. Due to the frequency that the role holder will drive vehicles a full, current driving licence is also essential for this post.

Further information regarding the duties for this post can be found on the attached job role profile. 

This role is available on a permanent basis. Hours of work are full time; 36.25 hours per week worked by rota averaging 5 days out of 7 including working regular weekends. It would be expected that the successful candidate would work regular additional hours as required. Job share arrangements may be considered.

The University of Nottingham are committed to providing competitive employment packages whilst supporting the well-being of our staff to help them reach their full potential. We strive to provide a range of benefits and rewards, including leading fitness and health facilities, staff discounts and travel schemes. We also offer an excellent holiday allowance of 30 days, plus additional university closure days and bank holidays.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Nigel Armstrong - Dairy Farm Manager, email Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

Our university is a supportive, inclusive, caring, and positive community. We welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities, and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus.

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