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FARM HAND (PART TIME - MAINLY WEEKENDS)

We are looking for part-time Farm Hands. We are looking for hardworking, reliable animal enthusiasts to help on the farm.

Job duties include animal husbandry, welcoming customers on arrival, checking customers in, giving health & safety talks to small groups of customers, serving refreshments to customers and occasional assistance with offsite events, parties, school, TV & PR visits.

Key attributes: preferably experience working with animals/at a yard, great customer service, efficient, good time management, team worker, capable of taking instructions, drivers license, own form of transport, live locally within 1 hour drive from our farm (HP7 0HR), over 17

To apply, please email office@kewlittlepigs.com with your CV and 1 reference. £9 - £10 per hour.

 

GENERAL FARM MANAGER - FULL TIME

Kew Little Pigs have an exciting opportunity for the position of General Farm Manager across our 4 acre petting farm based in Amersham, Buckinghamshire. This role will take on the responsibility of managing the farm team, as well as livestock (pigs, goats, chickens, ducks and guinea pigs).

The key responsibilities of the General Farm Manager are to:

  • Execute farming operations as set out by the Managing Director
  • Manage farm employees and as appropriate, ensure that all work and operations are performed to desired standards and timelines
  • Responsibility of maintaining farm assets – buildings, machinery, gates, fencing and access routes in good condition and vehicle
  • Provide the Managing Director with regular, accurate and informative reports to enable decision making on farming operations.
  • Manage the livestock and animal welfare – record keeping and husbandry
  • Planning and rotas
  • Sales targets
  • Liaise with office staff and complete some administrational tasks – basic understanding of Microsoft Office needed

For this permanent position, the successful candidate can expect:

  • £25,000 - £28,000 per annum dependant on experience and a successful 1-year probation.
  • 5 days a week (weekdays & weekends) - 8am – 4pm
  • Leave - 28 days
  • Company Pension

To be a strong candidate for this role, you need to:

  • Have 3 years of experience managing staff and a petting farm or similar
  • Have a clean driving licence – with own transport – but will be required to use business vehicle
  • Level 3 or higher animal management qualification
  • Be proactive, committed to excellence and take pride in your work with great organisation skills
  • Be diligent, conscientious and willing to support the farm operations as a whole
  • Be a person of high integrity
  • Be a team leader with excellent communication skills
  • Be able to demonstrate how you have improved the operations you have been involved with
  • Be prepared to work weekends and evenings, when required
  • Be physically fit and capable of undertaking physically demanding manual operations
  • Sales and customer service experience
  • Valid DBS & First Aid
  • Live locally within 1 hour drive from our farm (HP7 0HR)

This role would be ideal for someone wanting to wind down from a much larger role. If you believe you meet the criteria for this role, please submit a cover letter explaining how you meet the criteria we are looking for, and why you believe you are the best candidate we are likely to find.

To apply, please email office@kewlittlepigs.com with your CV, Cover Letter and 2 employment references.

 

FREELANCE EVENT STAFF

We are looking for freelancers to assist with offsite events, parties, school, TV & PR visits.

Job duties include assisting with transporting the pigs to the venue, setting up the area, assisting with running the events and clearing up the venue. This will involve evening and weekend work.

Key attributes: an interest in animals, great customer service, presentable, approachable, organised, capable of taking instructions, over 18

To apply, please email office@kewlittlepigs.com with your CV and 1 reference. £9 - £10 per hour.

Farm Staff

Volunteers

You can apply to be a volunteer at our farm. Perfect for someone who loves pigs and would enjoy working on a farm in their free time. Please fill out the below form, with all of your details, and we will contact you back! All volunteers must be over 17 and must be capable of working on a farm with livestock and able to take instruction for supervisors. Own transport is essential. 

 

Student Placements

Kew Little Pigs are happy to announce that we are currently offering 21/22 student placements! 
Come and work on our beautiful farm in Old Amersham for an educational, but incredible work experience...
 
We offer work experience in the following sectors:
Livestock and Farming 
 
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You need to be 17+ to come and work for Kew Little Pigs, please fill the form below in with full detail for us to review. 

"To everyone at Kew Little Pigs, 
I just wanted to say a massive thank you for having me last week for my placement. I really enjoyed it and learnt some valuable skills that I will use throughout my career. I was very lucky to have come on the week of the injections and also the farrowing, and to be able to take part in these. " 
Callum Hart, Work Placement July 2019

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