EHFN JOB VACANCY ADVERTS
Over the last few months local businesses/individuals have approached the network to advertise jobs on Exmoor. We would be delighted to assist you with any marketing and able to circulate by email to over 500 members on our database . Please email adverts or copy to the Network officer. We ask for a £25 fee which includes emailing out to our members, advertised on our jobs page on our website and EHFN Facebook page.
To book or for further information please contact the office on 01643 841455 or firstname.lastname@example.org
herd manager/ general farm worker
Full time position available for a herd manager/ general farm worker on a 500 acre farm near Dulverton. The position involves all aspects of day-to-day management of a native breed, grass-fed, single suckler beef herd, using in particular intensive rotational grazing with a view to improving soil health and grass yield. The herd, which is out-wintered, currently numbers 60 pedigree Devon and Hereford cows and 45 weaned calves, and the intention is to continue to grow it. Organic status will be applied for at a later date. Other responsibilities include managing a small flock of sheep, and maintenance and improvements including hedge-laying, banking, and work on gates, tracks and water. The candidate should be strongly motivated and a self-starter with a minimum of 5 years’ relevant experience, and a readiness to try different methods. Digger skills useful. Modernised 2-bedroom (could be 3-bedroom) accommodation provided. Salary competitive.
Please call 07818 454 321 or email email@example.com.
The Devon & Somerset Staghounds Require a Stud Groom from 1st May 2018
Apply in writing (with CV) to: Miss L Miller MSH, East Yarde Farm, South Molton. Devon. EX36 3HA.
Need help with your Farm records?
Don’t have the time?
Sophie Stephens Rural Administration offers a service to help farmers across Exmoor with their farm records and accounts.
The requirements set by the RPA, Natural England and SAI Global are gradually increasing and becoming more complicated. SSRA can complete these for you so that you can concentrate on the day to day running of the farm, without worrying about the next inspection.
Your farm accounts can also be prepared and VAT returns completed on a regular basis. SSRA can prepare accounts and save over 50% of your accountant’s time – saving YOU money!
• Flock and herd records
• On/Off Movements
• Medicine records
• Births and deaths
• Recording identification dates
and replacement tags
• Annual inventory
• Passport applications
• CTS online
• Health plans and reviews
• Farm maps
• Emergency plans
• Bait plans
• Delivery and waste records
• Cash analysis
• VAT returns
• End of year accounts
Mobile: 07875 227497 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you have a vermin problem & are looking for an environmentally friendly solution?
Cats Protection is a re-homing charity & we're often needing to home healthy neutered vaccinated cats that would prefer to live a feral lifestyle in fields & woodland or live outside with daily meals & somewhere dry to sleep. In return the cats would help to keep the rodent population under control.
For more information contact Sally on Winsford 01643 851805 or if out of hours Minehead 01643 653053.
We can also help with the trapping of feral/barn cats should they be sick/injured, need to be neutered or moved to another site.
Work Placement opportunity at the Exmoor Hill Farming Network
Are you or someone you know (aged 16 + above) looking for some work experience?
Do you have an interest in farming, Exmoor and helping farmers succeed?
The Exmoor Hill Farming Network is a farmer led Network bringing information, training, demonstrations, skills and opportunities to upland farmers across Exmoor. We work in partnership with local farmers, local agencies and the wider Exmoor community to provide a long term information and support ‘hub’ for Exmoor’s farming community. This is a fantastic voluntary opportunity to gain real work experience in an area that interests you and also help develop the work of the network. You will assist with the day to day running of the Exmoor Hill Farming Network Office based at Cutcombe Market, working alongside the Network Officer.
Duration: 2 weeks to 4 weeks (flexible to meet your needs)
Based at: EHFN Office, Cutcombe Market, Wheddon Cross (with some offsite time dependant on training, peer groups, markets etc..)
Hours: flexible with some evening meetings
Voluntary work placement
The role includes:
• Supporting the facilitation of monthly peer support group meetings
• Arranging training courses
• Developing our engagement with the next generation
• Understanding the challenges faced by Exmoor farmers
• Working with local partnerships and organisations plus developing new partner links
• Working with our sponsors and potential sponsors
• Attending livestock markets and outside events
• Office Admin including call handling
• Shadowing the Network Officer
• The potential to undertake day visits to partner organisations
Agricultural / farming knowledge and an understanding of the Exmoor area is preferred. The Cutcombe office is rurally located and own transport will be required.
To apply please send a covering letter and CV to Katherine Williams, Exmoor Hill Farming Network, Cutcombe Market, Wheddon Cross, Minehead, TA24 7DT or for an informal chat please do call Katherine the Network Officer on 01643 841455 or email@example.com
Exmoor Hill Farming Network
Cutcombe Market, Wheddon Cross,
Minehead, Somerset TA24 7DT
Tel: 01643 841455
Office Hours: 9am - 1pm (Monday to Friday)
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