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Sutton Bonington Campus (Near Loughborough)

This role is an opportunity for an early career applicant or someone with experience who would like to work in a busy farm environment.

You will join a young dynamic team and assist primarily in the Youngstock Rearing, but also with the Dairy (robot milked), Sheep and Arable enterprises throughout the year.

The role is predominantly hands-on animal welfare with some machinery-based work. 

The role requires confidence with livestock, ability to operate modern machinery, team working skills and an ability to follow farm procedures. Training can be provided in some of these areas and a willingness to learn and adhere to our high standards of animal care is most important. 

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

What’s in it for you?

  • A permanent post for 52 weeks of the year. 
  • An excellent paid holiday allowance of 25 days, plus an additional 14 days during university closure days and bank holidays 
  • Supplier discounts, travel, and reward schemes.
  • Excellent pension scheme
  • Ongoing support to develop your skills and knowledge 
  • Free access to our online courses and opportunities to gain recognised qualifications.
  • Staff Networks, events and activities and state of the art sports facilities

This post will work a minimum 36.25 hours per week plus regular overtime paid at x 1.5 rate for any hours worked over 36.25 per week and at x 2 rate for bank holidays and university closure days. Hours worked by rota averaging 5 days out of 7 including early mornings, some evenings and regular weekends. The current rota is 10 days on 4 days off, with the four days off being alternate Friday to Monday. Job share arrangements may be considered.

For help with applications and understanding the application process, or to discuss if this role is right for you please email with your phone number: [email protected]

All of our vacancies are available to view at: https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/estates/recruitment-estates-and-facilities/recruitment-estates-and-facilities.aspx

Informal enquiries may be addressed to David Butler, email [email protected]. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted. Please quote ref.NHE204822

Further details:

Our University is a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly 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. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, see our Moving to Nottingham pages.

For successful international applicants, we provide financial support for your visa and the immigration health surcharge, plus an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses for any dependants accompanying you to the UK. For more information please see the our webpage on Financial support for visas and the immigration health surcharge.

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