Agricultural Apprentice (Ravenscar)
Charity, Ravenscar on the Yorkshire Coast
Salary/Wage: We pay NMW age related for level 2, so higher than the apprenticeship rate, but will go up in April 2019.
Added: March 8th, 2019 16:21
Closing Date: April 28th, 2019
We’re a charity founded in 1895 by three people who saw the importance of our nation’s heritage and open spaces and wanted to preserve them for everyone to enjoy. More than 120 years later, these values are still at the heart of everything we do.
We look after special places throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland for ever, for everyone.
We take care of coastline, forests, woods, fens, beaches, farmland, moorland, islands, archaeological remains, nature reserves, villages, historic houses, gardens, mills and pubs and one of the world's largest art collections. We restore them, protect them and open them up to everyone. For the Trust, conservation has always gone hand-in-hand with public access. We welcome everyone to explore:
- 780 miles of coastline
- Over 248,000 hectares of land
- Over 500 historic houses, castles, ancient monuments gardens and parks and nature reserves.
- Close to one million objects and works of art
Many of our properties are unable to fund their own permanent preservation. The cost of caring for them is high: our overall conservation project expenditure was £120 million in 2016/17. Most of our property is held inalienably, so it can never be sold or developed against our wishes without the consent of Parliament.
We rely on the support of our members, donors and volunteers, as well as income from grant-making bodies and commercial activities such as retail and food and beverage outlets, to look after the places in our care.
37.5 hours a week
- 2 - 3 days with tenant farmer
- 1 - 2 days with ranger team
- 1 day college.
The successful Agricultural Apprentice will be working with our tenant farmer and rangers to support the day to day management of a Lowland Farm at Stoupe Brow Cottage Farm in Ravenscar on the Yorkshire Coast.
Predominately working outdoors in all weathers supporting the farmer in the day to day running of the farm and livestock (a mix of Arable, Sheep, Cows and Horses) management. A reasonable level of fitness will be required to perform duties.
In addition to this a minimum one day a week will be spent with the ranger team at Ravenscar to support the management and introduction of hay meadows. As well as other day to day practical tasks.
Duties will include:
- Practical duties i.e. walling and fencing
- Day to day management of livestock
- Helping with livestock husbandry – gathering sheep, lambing, shearing.
- Supporting the maintenance and servicing of equipment
- Training will be provided to use basic farm machinery
- Other tasks as required to support the farm operation
- Learning to recognise and monitor key wildlife species
- Learning to manage a range of habitat types.
- No experience required as full training will be given
- Previous experience in the sector would be beneficial
- GCSE grade D or 3 (or equivalent) in Maths and English
- Candidate should be expected to attend college on a one day a week basis.
- Candidate must be enthusiastic
- Candidate must be confident in dealing with people at all levels
- Candidate must be punctual and reliable
- The candidate must be dedicated to completing the apprenticeship qualifications
- A hard-working individual who has a proactive approach to their work, with good attention to detail
- Must have a methodical approach to new tasks and problems
- A helpful and friendly approach is essential.