Team Leader - Rearing Farm
18 March 2019
Aviagen is the world’s leading poultry science company, developing pedigree lines for the production of broiler chickens and turkeys. The company is based near Edinburgh, UK, with a number of wholly owned operations and joint ventures across the world.
Reporting to the Farm Manager, an opportunity has arisen for a Team Leader based at our poultry rearing facility near Dunfermline, Fife.
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate attributes including strong leadership and people management, good organisational skills and possess excellent poultry husbandry and welfare experience. Previous experience of poultry or other livestock would be useful but is not essential as training will be provided. You must also be proficient in the use of Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel.
The role will require hands on involvement in the day-to-day activities on the farm, leading the team in various processes like feeding, bird weighing, data collection, grading and vaccinating.
The Team Leader will be responsible for the site and staff in the managers’ absence. They will be expected to provide assistance with training and development of the staff whilst ensuring that required standards of bird welfare, biosecurity and Health & Safety are implemented at all times.
Previous experience of managing and organising small teams of people is essential, as will good communication skills and a willingness to accept responsibility.
An agricultural background will be beneficial but not essential.
This is a full-time position; the working pattern will be 39 hours Monday to Friday with an hour for lunch and 17 weekends per year in rota with the staff. You will be required to do some evening checks of the site and work outside these hours when needed. We offer an attractive salary and benefits package as well as good long term career opportunities for the right candidate.
Must have access to own transport due to location of farm and start times. No accommodation provided.
To join this busy team within a successful international business please send your CV and cover letter to: email@example.com.