Seasonal Harvest Worker

Job Type Rural Estate Enterprises
Location Stockbridge - Leckford Estate
Partnership Level 10
Closing Date 21/03/2023
Vacancy Type Temporary
Salary £17,350.00 - £21,300.00
Salary Frequency Annual
Hours of Work 39


We want all of our Partners to have a good work-life balance and we support flexible working. This might mean flexible or compressed hours, job sharing or shorter hour contracts, where it is possible to do so. Please discuss this further with the hiring manager during your interview.


Our Purpose

Working in Partnership for a happier world – our shared Purpose that guides us in everything we do and inspires 3 important principles; happier people, happier business, happier world. The John Lewis Partnership is a truly unique business, one that seeks to make a positive difference to the lives of everyone.

What's the role about?

The role is temporary and based entirely on the Leckford Estate in Hampshire and will last as long as it takes to complete the 1,600 acre arable harvest and perform basic primary cultivations. The working hours will be fairly typical for an arable farm during harvest and will be largely dictated by the weather and the need to seize all available opportunities to get the harvest in. Thus long working days (well into the evening) and 7 day a week working may be necessary on occasions.

To assist the arable team with preparations for the cereal harvest (grain store cleaning, hand-roguing of seed crops) and the harvest itself (mostly grain-carting). Some post-harvest field-work/cultivations will also be part of the role as well as helping out across the wider farming department and estate.

What you’ll be doing as a Seasonal Harvest Worker

  • Hand-roguing seed crops

  • Cleaning and maintenance of grain store

  • Tractor-work (carting and cultivations)

  • Working safely and in accordance with the Estate’s health & safety protocols

  • Any other tasks commensurate with the job level

What you’ll have

  • Full clean driving licence

  • Tractor licence

  • Good demonstrable experience of operating tractors, trailers and arable equipment

  • Previous harvest experience

What else can you bring

  • Certificates of competence in operating a telescopic handler and in driving a tractor and trailer.

  • Team-work

  • Machinery maintenance

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Attachment: Seasonal Harvest Worker Job Outline.docx 


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Seasonal Harvest Worker
  • Stockbridge - Leckford Estate,
  • £17350 - £21300
  • Closing Date: 21/03/2023