Tractor Driver, Seasonal Crops Harvest Worker

Job Type Rural Estate Enterprises
Location Leckford - Leckford Estate
Partnership Level 10
Closing Date 25/04/2021
Vacancy Type Temporary
Salary £20,349.64 - £24,012.58
Salary Frequency Annual
Hours of Work Earliest start: 08:00, Latest finish 23:00 or until harvest has finished. Monday to Friday. 39 hours per week with overtime available.


Pay rates are negotiable dependent on relevant skills and experience.


Whats 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.

Please note:

Contract length: This is a temporary role will starting on 5th July and ends on 18th September.

Working hours: 39 Hours per week. Monday to Friday 8:00 to finish overtime at single rate will be paid.

39 hours per week

Earliest start: 08:00

Latest finish 23:00 or until harvest has finished.

What you’ll be doing as a Tractor Driver, Seasonal Crops 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 license

  • 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

Internal use only:


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Attachment: Farming - Crops harvest worker JD.docx 


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