We're hiring! 

 

FULL TIME & PART TIME FARM HANDS

As our pig family grows, we are urgently looking for 2 enthusiastic farm hands for our lovely farm here in Amersham to join our dedicated team in helping us look after our animals and grounds.

Role Type:

1 Part Time Farm Hand : 24 hours per week

1 Full Time Farm Hand : 40 hours per week

Permanent

We are looking for individuals with a can-do attitude. You must be confident, friendly, approachable, and physically able to keep up with a farming environment. We require enthusiastic animal lovers with the aptitude to care for our animals and the confidence to interact with the public and lead small tour groups.

  • Genuine interest in animals and animal welfare is essential.
  • Previous animal welfare/agricultural (or related) experience is desirable but not essential.
  • Customer service experience is preferable but not essential. 
  • Driving licence is preferable but not essential.

The role will be varied, and full training will be given throughout all areas of the farm. This role includes (but is not strictly limited to);

  • Cleaning and mucking out the animal enclosures to a high standard and following their specific diet plans to ensure they have all they need.
  • Maintaining the farm and keeping work areas tidy and hygienic.
  • Independently lead small tour groups around the farm.
  • Willingness to assist customers in our shop area when required.
  • Following planning & instructions from Management.
  • Feeding animals.
  • Reporting any issues with animals or customers to the manager (injuries, broken equipment etc.)
  • Animal welfare checks.
  • Grooming/bathing animals when required
  • Assisting with the physical aspects of farm maintenance when required (moving wood chips & muck by wheelbarrow, digging wallows etc.)
  • Animal handling
  • Assisting with on-site and off-site events when required
  • Shop re-stocking and cleaning
  • Restocking feed bins etc.
  • Assisting volunteers and work placements
  • Watering plants and veggies

The farm can be a fast paced environment so you must be able to work well alone and be self-motivated; a strong work ethic is key.

WEEKENDS AND SCHOOL HOLIDAYS INCLUDED

Benefits:

  • Outdoor working environment
  • Opportunity to learn and grow your role within the team
  • On-site parking
  • 50% off experiences for friends and family
  • Small dedicated team environment
  • Interaction with the community

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekends
  • 8am - 4pm

Work remotely:

  • No

Salary:

  • Starting salary is national minimum wage for your age

 

Please email your interest and CV to: office@kewlittlepigs.com
We can't wait to meet you!!!

 

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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