Member Advert – Job Vacancy

Yard Manager

A vacancy has arisen for the Yard Manager at R M and J Harrison (based in Legbourne, Near Louth, Lincolnshire). This is a full time position based on around 49 hours per week, normally working from 7.30am – 4pm. The vacancy predominantly entails managing 2 free range poultry units and assisting in working in a pig fattening unit. The positon also includes general yard work and maintenance of machinery and equipment. The right candidate may be required to work additional hours, including returning to close chickens in for the evening, when authorised and as necessitated by the needs of the business. The rate of pay is dependent on experience and ability of the candidate.

Duties will include:

  • General stockmanship
  • Egg packing (approx. 4/5 hours per day)
  • Record keeping
  • Ordering feed
  • Maintaining range fencing
  • Supervising /liaising with other employees re. shifts and holidays.
  • Overseeing depletion of chicken units at end of lay.
  • Removing equipment from chicken units, cleaning out and replacing within strict time schedule, also overseeing relief labour doing power washing.
  • Assisting with sorting/loading pigs.
  • Mucking out yards, pressure washing, and bedding up pig units.
  • General maintenance/repairs of buildings, equipment, drinkers and feeders
  • Basic maintenance of telehandler and tractor
  • Liaising with waste disposal company/deadstock removals

Skills and experience required:

Driving license

  • Commercial Livestock experience
  • Tractor and telehandler experience
  • Basic Maths and English
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A positive attitude
  • Capable of managing other employees

We want you to have the right attitude to work; a resilient approach; great organisational skills; and a total focus on achieving your targets. There are opportunities and training available for the right candidate.

Please send a cover letter and C.V to or post to Legbourne Grange, Legbourne, Louth, Lincolnshire, LN11 8LR.

For more information on the vacancy please contact Jack Harrison on the email address above or on 07814697629.

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