Farm Worker / Grounds Maintenance

Location
Preshaw Estate, Nr. Warnford, Hampshire. SO32 3LJ
Salary
£12-20/hr
Posted
10 Feb 2018
Closes
11 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Self Employed
Hours
Part Time
Job Level
Experienced
Language
English

We require a self-employed energetic individual to work 2 days a week on a 1,300ac mixed estate in Hampshire.

Preshaw Estate is run with great emphasis placed on the landscape beauty, conservation and tranquillity.

Willingness to turn your hand to the endless list of jobs that running such a property involves is essential.

Our main arable, livestock and forestry enterprises are catered for and do not form part of this role. However, there are smaller scale / fiddly jobs which aren’t suited to the large machinery which you must be responsible for:

 

Tractor (license essential) - small 100hp tractor.

Mowing/topping

Spot weed control

Moving trailers

 

Telehandler – JCB.

Fence repair with hydraulic post driver

Clearing drainage grips

Basic track resurfacing, filling in pot-holes

Unloading lorries / deliveries

 

Forestry (chainsaw license essential)

Clearing wind blown trees

Hedge laying

Thinning of smaller plantations

Basic pruning

 

Grounds/property maintenance

Reading water meters

Hanging gates, maintaining stiles

Mowing

Repairing fences

Clearing out cattle grids, gutters, drainage gulleys etc.

Vermin control

Strimming, hedge cutting.

 

Building –

Building experience, and plumbing skills would be most welcome to assist our small team of builders.

 

Computer skills-

Basic word & excel skills

Keeping timesheets

Use of email

Willingness to use a smart phone for task & teamwork management. We use Microsoft Planner. Training provided.

 

You must be reliable and happy to work alone in the outdoors.

Couples / pair of individuals considered.

 

Salary dependant on experience, and tools/machinery you may already own and wish to use.

Please email your cv and covering letter to: jobs@preshawestate.co.uk          

Rolling interviews throughout February and March, with start date ASAP.

 

Visiting strictly by appointment only, please do not just come and knock on the office door.

Thank you, and we look forward to hearing from you.

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