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Date Added: Fri 20/08/2021

Poultry Caretaker

Leicestershire, UK
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Company: RECRUIT AGRICULTURE

Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: £29250/annum pension and healthcare

My Client is looking for a Poultry Caretaker to join their team. This role is based on a shift pattern of 6 days on, 1 day off. Rates per hour depend on the day worked as weekend pay is higher, rates are between £9.47 and £18.94 per hour. The average yearly salary following this shift pattern is £29,250, inclusive of weekend working

Job purpose:

The key responsibility of this position is ensuring that the premium livestock is well maintained and always ensuring wellbeing of the birds.

Tasks and Responsibilities

To proactively maintain poultry to a high standard through:

* Ensuring that the chickens have access to fresh water and food to maintain full health and vigour.

* Ensuring that chickens are free from pain, injury or disease by ensuring preventative measures.

* Ensuring that conditions and treatment avoid mental suffering to the chickens

* To observe all hygiene rules, this includes personal hygiene, hand washing, boot dipping/changing and the wearing of all protective clothing.

* To strictly adhere to all bio-security rules.

* To ensure food is weighed accurately.

* Maintain Poultry house hygiene, dusting, light fitment cleaning, sweeping and cleaning boot dips.

* Maintain accurate record keeping - house temperature, mortality etc.

* Keeping the farm clean and tidy.

* Egg Grading

* Adhere to all Poultry Farm Health and Safety rules and procedures.

* Any other reasonable requests made by the Poultry Farm Manager

Skills and Experience Required

Any successful applicant will need the following skills:

* Being able to work efficiently on own initiative.

* Highly motivated with a 'can do' attitude and a willingness and enthusiasm to take on new challenges

* Flexible and adaptable

* Proactive and driven.

Benefits

* Career Progression

* 24 days holiday plus Bank Holidays (per annum)

* Competitive Salary & Attractive Overtime pay

* Pension & Healthcare

Full training will be given for this role
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