Harvest Vacancies 2020
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Full Time Vacancies
|Position:||Experienced Arable Operator|
|Location:||Percy Farms, Ratcheugh, Alnwick, Northumberland|
The Northumberland Estates manages and operates a number of significant and diverse farming businesses in Northumberland and the Scottish Borders.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced operator to join the arable team at Percy Farms, Ratcheugh on a permanent, full-time basis.
This in-hand arable enterprise at Northumberland Estates is approximately 4,200 arable acres (1,700 ha) with cropping including winter wheat and barley, oilseed rape and spring beans. Conservation and farming work hand in hand throughout, with an award-winning grey partridge conservation project covering around 80 per cent of the arable acreage. In addition, much the farmland has been entered into conservation schemes such as Entry Level Stewardship (ELS) and Higher Level (HLS) Stewardship agreements. This, however, does not preclude the use of new technology within the farming enterprise, which utilises GPS systems to ensure operational accuracy, and yield and soil mapping to assist in the accurate application of seed, lime and fertiliser.
The main responsibilities will include operating a self-propelled sprayer and combine as well as a wide range of general farm tasks using modern machinery, up to date technology and precision farming techniques.
The successful candidate will be experienced in these tasks and have a focus on quality of work and attention to detail. PA1, 2, 4 and telehandler certificate will be required, in addition to a full UK driving licence. Applicants should be enthusiastic about their work, possess excellent communication and teamwork skills, and have a good understanding of farm health and safety.
A competitive remuneration package will be offered to reflect ability and experience.
Interested parties should submit a CV with a covering letter to Stephen Siddorn, Percy Farms, Ratcheugh Farm, Longhoughton, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 3AE. Or by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for applications is 2nd November 2020.