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Keen Harvest hand needed for job in <->Essex<-> on 300ha arable family farm

Farm TypeArable

Looking for keen & enthusiastic harvest hand with experience to drive modern, well maintained machinery over busy Harvest on a progressive 300ha arable family farm.

We grow cereals, rape, beans and sugar-beet in central Essex.  You will mainly be carting crops from fields to the farm and cultivating along with machinery maintenance and yard work alongside a team of 3 other employees.

Ideally start mid / late  July and finish  mid/ late October

Conscientious and safe driver with experience required for grain carting and cultivation who is willing to learn and work to a high standard as part of a small friendly team driving New Holland tractors from 160 Hp to 300 Hp.  Must be keen to work long but not crazy hours, with really good conditions and rates of pay. 

 Work will include corn cart, cultivations, mowing, general farm duties, helping in modern grain store, and projects such as rabbit fencing, building work and repairs. Experience at fabrication and machinery repairs would be helpful. There also an opportunity for involvement with the farm shoot.

Wide variety of jobs and experience to be gained

Rough terrain forklift / teleporter qualification would be an advantage but is not essential.

Full UK Driving Licence with trailer towing an advantage, Over 21 for insurance purposes and a good understanding of English is required.

AreaEast & East Anglia
Job LengthHarvest / Seasonal
DatesStart: 15/07/2017, Finish: Not Specified
Driving License Required?Full UK Driving Licence
Hours39, up to 80 when dry
Employment TypeArable
Accommodation Available?Yes
Accommodation TypeHouse/Flat
Accommodation Price£20 Week
Other Accommodation Information

Smart, modern, unshared studio flat, (shared bathroom)  with wifi in a permanent building on the farm.

Distance from shops and amenitiesShops 3 miles, 3 pubs walk / cycle.
Smokers Accepted?No
Other Information

90mins to central London, 1 hour to Cambridge.

A farm vehicle can be available for shopping. 

please provide references with email and phone numbers.

I can put you in contact with other types of farms or businesses if there’s something you want to see , also local YFC.

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