Pig Farm Stock Person

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7071878 (Ref.No. FDEST1170)
Posted: November 6, 2020

Job Description

Do you have experience of working in pig farming (either or both indoor and outdoor) with an interest in developing your career further on a state-of-the-art, pig unit that supports the University’s research developments? 

The University of Leeds has an Agricultural Estate comprised of 317 hectares, located 12 miles from Leeds, to the west of Tadcaster. The estate supports academic research and teaching, as well as being a commercially operated arable and pig farm that hosts research and innovation projects.

The pig farm is rapidly expanding its role as a research facility, with an £11m investment in both indoor and outdoor pig production facilities to create the main pig research centre within the Centre for Innovation Excellence in Livestock (CIEL).

This new facility will be a farrow to finish unit of 440 sows equipped with state-of-the-art feeding equipment and other innovations to support the University’s pig research programme. The site also maintains a 220 sow outdoor unit. To assist in managing these new facilities, we require an experienced pig farmer to lead on the day to day management of the outdoor heard as well as assisting the Farm Manager with management of the wider facility including the indoor unit.

You will be responsible for ensuring, to the very best of your ability, that animals are reared with minimal levels of mortality and to the standards set out by the Farm Manager and in accordance with welfare codes and health and safety procedures of this research farm.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Jarrod Benson, Farm Manager

Tel No: 07867134262   Email: j.w.benson@leeds.ac.uk

Location:  University of Leeds Role - Working off campus
Faculty/Service:  Facilities Directorate
School/Institute:  Estates
Section:  Maintenance & Operations
Category:  Operational Support
Grade:  Grade 4
Salary:  £19,612 to £22,417 p.a.
plus Contracted Overtime
Working Time:  Average 43 hrs per week (35 hpw basic full time + 8 hpw contracted overtime) inc alternate weekend working
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Release Date:  Wednesday 04 November 2020
Closing Date:  Sunday 29 November 2020
Reference:  FDEST1170

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