Farm And Attraction Worker

  • £15,269.00 plus week-end allowance
  • Ashford, Kent
  • Canterbury Oast Trust

The Post:

We are looking to appoint a Farm and Attraction Worker to join our current team to assist the Assistant Farm and Attraction Manager in the smooth running of the Centre as a farm, visitor attraction and life skills provider. As a Farm and Attraction Worker this includes participating in all activities, events, display and presentations as and when required.

About Us:

The South of England Rare Breeds Centre (RBC) is a busy tourist attraction with more than 130,000 visitors a year. As part of Canterbury Oast Trust, a leading local charity, it supports the work of the Trust in its provision of first class care and support for adults with a learning disability across Kent and East Sussex.

The RBC also provides valuable training opportunities for adults with learning disabilities enabling them to develop their animal management, horticultural, retail and customer service skills.

To be a successful Farm and Attraction Worker you will need:

o Minimum of 1 years experience of working with and handling a wide range of small and large farm livestock

o Good working knowledge of practical farm tasks and their execution including bale stacking; fencing and field gate installation techniques

o Ability to drive farm vehicles including tractors as required

o Experience of birds/falconry and or exotic animals/insects including snakes/spiders would be an advantage but not essential

o To be able to perform all the tasks detailed within the job description and meet the requirements outlined within the additional information section of the job description

o A friendly and approachable personality with excellent customer service skills

o 21 or over and held a full driving licence for at least 12 months (insurance requirement)


o 22 days annual leave plus statutory bank holidays; Additional annual leave for 3,4 and 5 years continuous service

o Paid DBS check

o Contributory pension scheme

o Healthcare Cash Plan

o Excellent training and development opportunities

o Weekend shift allowance £0.70p per hour

All appointments are subject to proof of eligibility to work in the UK; an enhanced check with the Disclosure and Barring Service and two satisfactory references, one of which should be from your current or most recent employer..

If you believe you have the right values for our organisation, enjoy working outside and meet the requirements of our Farm and Attraction Worker job description and person specification we would love to hear from you.

Closing Date: Tuesday, 26th February 2019

Interview Date: Wednesday, 13th March 2019

  • Advertiser: Direct Employer
  • Reference: CVM15416