Raby

Location:                                Raby Estates
Department:                        Home Farm
Employment Basis:          Fixed Term
Salary:                                     Competitive
Closing Date:                        25th May 2022

 

Job details

We are looking to recruit a Harvest Worker for a temporary position based entirely on the Raby Estates in County Durham. 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.

 

What you’ll be doing

The successful candidate will be leading corn, rolling and secondary cultivations as well as non-tractor related tasks working on a variety of crops.

 

What we need to see

We require someone who is diligent, practical and motivated to assist our highly skilled team with Harvest duties. This role requires long working hours including some weekends. An understanding of the key principles of maintaining good soil health is a must. You must have a full UK driving license. Tractor driving experience is essential.

 

Overview of Raby Estates

Raby Castle near Staindrop has been the home of the Vane family for generations and is open to visitors. Lord and Lady Barnard seek to develop the Castle and grounds so that it becomes one of the foremost visitor attractions in the North.

The Raby Estate comprises substantial landholdings and trading operations include in-house farms, let farms and residential property, along with sporting enterprises across Estates in Co Durham and Shropshire. We also have visitor attractions at Raby Castle, High Force Hotel and Waterfall in Upper Teesdale and The Wrekin in Shropshire.

As well as the Estate’s own Home Farm in Raby Park, there are many tenanted farms and a large number of houses and cottages in villages around Teesdale, many are whitewashed farmsteads and houses where families have been tenants for several generations.

 

What we’ve got to offer

It’s people that make a place, without people, a place is simply an empty shell. At Raby this is certainly true, it’s our people that make Raby special.

We strive to offer our employees an excellent working environment and the tools to perform, enabling them to achieve their goals and be the best they can be.

As well as some of the most iconic locations to work we offer:

  • Discounts at our retail and food outlets
  • Discounts to our Shropshire holiday cottage and High Force Hotel
  • Free access into our leisure attractions at Raby Castle and High Force
  • Accommodation can be provided, if appropriate for the successful applicant

 

How to apply

If you would like to be part of our journey and feel you have the necessary skills, experience and personality to undertake this role, we’d love to hear from you.

 

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