Tractor Driver, Seasonal Crops Harvest Worker - Starting July 2020

Job Type Agriculture
Region South East England
Location Leckford
Preferred Hours Full Time
Partnership Level
10
Closing Date 15/4/2020
Vacancy Type
Short Term Temporary (13 weeks or less)
Salary £9.58 - £10.95
Salary Frequency per hour
Hours of Work
39 Hours per week. Monday to Friday 8:00 to finish overtime at single rate will be paid.

39 hours per week
Start: 08:00
Latest finish 23:00 or until harvest has finished.

Overtime at single rate will be paid if applicable.

Please note, these roles will be starting in July 2020.

Duties & Responsibilities

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.

Job Requirements

Key activities:
- 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

Required essential experience skills and qualifications

- Full clean driving licence
- Tractor license
- Good demonstrable experience of operating tractors, trailers and arable equipment
- Previous harvest experience

Required desirable experience skills and qualifications

- Certificates of competence in operating a telescopic handler and in driving a tractor and trailer.
- Team-work
- Machinery maintenance

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