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We currently have a vacancy for: 


Livestock Farmer

About us

Tablehurst is a 500-acre mixed biodynamic/organic farm in Forest Row, East Sussex, with mob grazing Sussex horned cattle, Jersey dairy herd, arable, pasture, ponds, woodland, and footpaths on Wealden AONB. It includes a vegetable/fruit garden, polytunnels, farm buildings, bakery, pie kitchen, farm shop, café, and farmer accommodation. The farm produce, beef, lamb, pork, poultry, local wild venison, raw dairy, pastries, fruit and vegetables, is mainly sold through the on-site farm shop.


We have consistently won prestigious awards, the latest ones being BBC Food and Farming Award for Food Producer of the Year 2022, and Sussex Food and Drinks Awards 2021 Sussex Butcher of the Year. Our Pie Kitchen won a Soil Association food award for our delicious Steak and Kidney Pie, made with our own produce.


Our farm is committed to biodynamics as its core farming philosophy, and to community engagement as a central pillar of our work.

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1. Livestock Farmer:

Livestock Farmer:

Hours: 40-hour week inc. some w/e & out of hours; 28 days holiday/yr (inc. bank hols).

Salary: 18k, plus staff discount, breakfast, lunch & on-site accommodation.

Farm equipment operation, maintenance, and repair skills essential

Application by CV & covering letter, email to: office@tablehurstfarm.org.uk.

For a full job description and to ask any questions about the role email: office@tablehurstfarm.org.uk.

Tel: 01342 823173

 

Reporting to the Farm Manager, the Livestock Farmer will be responsible for livestock husbandry, infrastructure, farm equipment handling and maintenance, including tractors and telehandlers, in line with safe systems of work and in accordance with DEFRA and Biodynamic Association guidance. The role would suit a multi-skilled farmer with good communication skills, able to work as member of a team, and with proven knowledge of regenerative farming practices.

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