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Assistant Farm Manager at Avara Foods

Are you passionate about agriculture? Looking for a new challenge? Do you have experience or qualifications in farming or livestock?

Are you passionate about agriculture? Looking for a new challenge? Do you have experience or qualifications in farming or livestock?

Who are Avara Foods and what do they do?

Avara Foods is one of the UK's leading food businesses, supplying chicken and turkey to the country's major supermarkets and well-known restaurants.

Avara own and manage their entire supply chain, from farms to factory and all the way to the customer door- meaning we have careers that cover a whole range of functions. They have major processing sites across England and Wales, and an agricultural network of over 350 farms, spanning from North Yorkshire to the South Coast and Wales.

About the role

As an inclusive, forward-thinking business, Avara take pride in their approach to investing in their farm management across Avara Foods and are looking for a highly competent and motivated Assistant Farm Manager to join the team, based at their Little Kelk, Driffield site. The role is farm based, so you will be working in a farming environment which can be noisy. Their farms are modern, and hygiene is of utmost importance.

What will you be doing in the role?

As an Assistant Farm Manager, you'll work closely with the farm management team, managing on a day-to-day basis, a modern company broiler farm. The main responsibility of the role is for the wellbeing and performance of the livestock, although this will extend, by definition, to the up-keep and appearance of the whole site.

Key responsibilities:

  • Maintain optimum environmental conditions to ensure bird welfare and biosecurity practices are maintained
  • Complete feeding, vaccinating and grading of the birds
  • Ensure site maintenance and general Avara Foods standards are met and completed
  • Supervise staff and third parties whilst on site, ensuring adherence to Health and Safety procedures
  • Comply with legislative and assurance scheme standards
  • Maintain accurate records as stipulated by Avara Foods & UK legislation (goods and services received, generator, alarm logs, crop records, medication register, accident book etc.)
  • Operate the farm within effective cost management parameters
  • Ensure that high standards of animal welfare, hygiene and husbandry practice are maintained
  • Working on other farm sites, as and when needed
  • Covering in the Farm Manager's absence
  • Reporting to the Farm Manager

What you'll need to be successful:

  • Own transport is essential- you may be required to travel to different sites
  • Previous livestock experience, not necessarily poultry but an excellent stock person desirable
  • NVQ/Diploma Level 3 in Poultry Production or similar agriculture qualification is desirable but training will be given
  • Need to have effective communication and people skills essential
  • Demonstrate a willingness to learn and self-motivation
  • Able to work with minimal supervision and carry out manual duties
  • Basic IT skills

The benefits of working for Avara Foods

As an Assistant Farm Manager, you will enjoy a secure, supportive and progressive working environment, where your contribution and achievements will be recognised and rewarded.

Avara Foods offer comprehensive training as well as continuous development as you build your long-term career. You can also look forward to benefits that amongst other things include the following:

  • £28,324.16 increasing to £29,814.19 after probationary period
  • *31 days holiday allowance increasing tp up to 38 days
  • 5% pension
  • Life assurance
  • Various lifestyle benefits, such as cashback perks, exclusive shopping discounts from well-known retailers, and discounted cinema tickets!
  • Wellbeing resources, including free online health advice & support, and wellbeing assessments
  • Free staff parking

*T's & C's apply

What happens after you apply for this role?

After you've applied, you'll be contacted in due course by a Resourcing Officer at Avara's Hereford site, to discuss your application and CV further. There'll also be a chance for you to ask any questions you may have about the role.

If you're ready to work in a dynamic environment alongside talented people who take pride in delivering great results, apply today!

Due to Bird Welfare, it is essential that you do not own any Avian Pets, Poultry or Porcine.

Avara Foods are committed to being an equal opportunities employer.


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