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Herdsperson x 2 Permanent & Full Time

Farm

Closing Date:   Monday 26 August 2019
Interview Date:   Wednesday 04 September 2019
Reference:  SK-18B

As a key part of the dairy team, the Herdsperson roles focus on the care of the farm’s two dairy herds, including milking and the operation of the parlour and dairy in accordance with best principles of milk and dairy hygiene. In addition you will contribute to the continued high standards of care for the herd, including hygiene, fertility, production, foot care, grassland management, nutrition and general animal husbandry. The posts require strongly motivated team members, with a willingness to develop new skills.

For this post, irrespective of previous experience, full training will be provided both initially and throughout employment with the University. We would welcome applications from motivated people who do not have previous farming experience, but who can demonstrate motivation, a passion to learn and develop new skills, pride in their work and an interest in working with livestock.

If you have any queries or questions, or for an informal discussion, please contact Scott Kirby at skirby@harper-adams.ac.uk.

Applications should be made by sending a full Curriculum Vitae and supporting statement, which clearly highlights how your skills and experience match the requirements of the role, to Dawn Crowther, Head of HR at dcrowther@harper-adams.ac.uk.Candidates should ensure that they provide full details of the name, postal address, email address and telephone number of two referees, including present or most recent employer.

Closing Date for Applications is Midnight on MONDAY 26TH AUGUST 2019

Interviews will take place on WEDNESDAY 4TH SEPTEMBER 2019.

Please note that this post is unlikely to meet the relevant criteria to allow the University to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship. Applications from candidates who require a Certificate of Sponsorship to work in the UK will be considered against the requirements stated in the recruitment documentation. Recruitment decisions will be made in accordance with the UK Visas and Immigration guidance.

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of criminal records via the Disclosure and Barring Service before the appointment is confirmed. This will include details of cautions, reprimands or final warnings, as well as convictions. Further information is available here: http://harper.ac.uk/dbspolicy.

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Harper Adams University is one of the premier UK Higher Education Institutions focused on the land-based and food supply chain sector.

With 2800 undergraduate students, plus those completing postgraduate, research and CPD programmes, Harper Adams is the UK's largest single provider of higher education for these subjects.  Programmes fall into eleven broad subject areas – but none operate in isolation. Community and collaboration are key at Harper Adams, meaning everyone, including staff, students and industry partners, benefits from a close network of knowledge and opportunity exchange

Situated in Shropshire, the campus and the surrounding area provide an excellent working and living environment for staff and students alike.

Harper Adams is consistently positioned highly in a range of national ratings, performance measures and league tables. Its current graduate employment rate is 98% (the joint top rating in England) and student satisfaction stands at 93% (National Student Survey 2017).

Harper Adams is ranked as the UK’s Best Modern University by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018; was named University of the Year in the 2016 and 2017 Whatuni Student Choice Awards and holds a Gold (highest level) award from the Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework.

In 2018 Harper Adams University will receive the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Further and Higher Education, part of the UK honours system.

Applied research is at the heart of the university’s activity, with the work of a thriving academic community underpinning both teaching and work with the industries allied to Harper. The 2014 Government Research Excellence Framework rated all of the university’s research as “of international quality”, and more than half was deemed “world leading” or “internationally excellent”.