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Livestock Person

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Job Description

Main Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the Health & Safety of yourself and the immediate staff on location, ensuring all documentation is completed to the required legal standard
  • Provide regular progress updates (including issues, concerns) to Livestock Manager on a regular, timely basis.
  • Assist and Participate with meetings for your team and customers, events, shows and training.
  • Enforce and deliver procedures and routines to ensure consistent quality of work and compliance with relevant regulations and accreditations
  • Ensure required data is recorded correctly and provided to administration in a timely and efficient manner
  • Effective planning of projects with direction from Livestock Manager, utilisation of staff and equipment over multiple tasks.
  • Assist in developing and then enforce method statements, risk assessments all H/S documents as required by legislation, particularly attention when on others farms/sites.
  • Proactive planning of machinery, staffing and equipment requirements for intercompany assistance, ensuring clear communication within the other teams of BB4
  • Ensure all machinery is maintained and safe to use, organising repairs and breakdowns in a timely manner to keep downtime to a minimum and all equipment in good order.
  • Manage deliveries of materials to farm or other sites, organising that all quantities are correct and delivery notes are collected and kept to reconcile against invoices.
  • Oversee and enforce Health and Safety and environmental factors affecting the Livestock and /or land, cross compliance, stewardship schemes as required, and keeping Farm manager regularly updated to new or changing situations.
  • Liaise with customers to understand their individual requirements.

Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Good understanding of H&S, Risk Assessments and Environmental issues and Legislation
  • Full clean driving license, certification for operating rough terrain forklift and tractor. Experience in operating associated equipment to a high standard
  • Technical extensive hands on experience in the daily health and husbandry of livestock, T.L.C of animals wellbeing, Veterinary skills and knowledge of diseases and medicines
  • Effective communication skills, team motivation, give respect to gain it, direct, coach and mentor team members when required with full hands on engagement in all areas
  • Implementation of prioritising and planning of personnel and machines using systems and procedures
  • Oversee man and machines/equipment, daily maintenance, greasing, cleanliness, yard space husbandry ‘HOME’
  • Be able to take control of any sector at a given point, full hands on – physical capabilities
  • Have knowledge of nutritional/supplementation, awareness of season implications on herd
  • An understanding of regulations, passports, ID’s and legal documentation


  • Accommodation available
  • Onsite subsidised canteen
  • 24 days annual leave, 3% matching pension, childcare vouchers, cycle to work schemes, discount hospitality offers, career development and group family fun days / activities.

We are committed to our people and invest in their future, at BB4 we offer career progression and are committed to supporting our people through their journey.

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Job Type: Full-time

Burden Bros Farms


Currently the third generation of the Burden Family farming in Kent. Starting in 1968 with 540 acres of arable land with a steady progression in management and diversification into most parts of agriculture, we have developed a wide-ranging business portfolio ranging from Agriculture, Construction and Farming to Hospitality. We are one BB4 Family and like a Family, we are growing! The growth of our companies is creating exciting and fresh opportunities for employees to develop and grow and be a part of something great. We are looking for a Livestock Stock Person to ensure professional husbandry of our livestock.


Employment Type
Full Time

Farm Type