Dairy and Farm assistant

Do you dream of being a ‘re-grarian’? Stroud Micro Dairy are looking to recruit a part-time dairy and farm assistant.

The dairy and farm assistant will be trained to set-up our mobile milking parlor and milk independently from Stroud Micro Dairy manager. He/she will also assist in the bottling and processing of milk, yoghurt and kefir, in general farm work and in the production of bio-fertilisers and compost. The dairy is a sociable place with members passing through; we expect the Stroud Micro Dairy team to be caring towards customers and members. The role is for 20h a week over the year - preferably 2 full days and one morning a week - and will include some weekend work. The pay will be £17,680 /year pro rata. There is a total of 14 days of annual paid leave (inclusive of bank holidays). Flexibility to work on a full time basis 21 days a year is desirable.

Experience with livestock is desirable but we are willing to train the candidate who shows interest and commitment to small-scale agriculture, environmental issues or community-supported agriculture. Proven ability to operate farm machinery and tractors safely is a requirement.

We offer the opportunity to contribute to a pioneering dairy business, one of only 3 dairy CSAs in the country. As the business grows, this position would be available on a full time basis.

Closing date of applications is 7th of September, interviews to begin immediately and we would like you to start as soon as possible.

Please send covering letter, CV and at least one reference to:

kees@stroudmicrodairy.co.uk.

Any questions can also be directed to this email address.

See you soon!