Dyson Farming

Estates Worker (Seasonal) – Oxfordshire

Job titleEstates Worker (Seasonal) – Oxfordshire
Full Time/Part-Time Full Time
Department/Team Estates (Oxfordshire)
Contract TypeFixed Term (Jun- Sep)
Reporting to Estates Surveyor
06/06/2022
Company Overview:

Dyson Farming is a family-owned business, with a vision to benefit future generations through a commitment to commercially viable and environmentally sustainable food production at scale.  We strive to be industry leaders in efficient, carbon neutral, high technology agriculture, employing highly skilled, pioneering people and supported by research and development in ever-closer partnership with our sister company, Dyson.  We see the future of agriculture as an exciting opportunity to improve the nation’s food security, health, and economic growth.

Duties and responsibilities:

We are recruiting an Estate Worker to support our core team through the summer period. This role is expected to commence in June and run until September. The position will be based at our Mayfield Farm, located in Newbury, Compton, Berkshire.

Main Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the estate is maintained and presented to an excellent standard.
  • Demonstrate a proactive attitude and commitment to health and safety.
  • Responsible for grass cutting, strimming, maintenance and upkeep of fences, hedges and paths.
  • Weed control on hardstanding areas, yards, tracks and paths by the appropriate spraying of pesticides in accordance with COSHH assessments. Responsible for the keeping up to date records of pesticides/fertilisers used and locations applied.
  • Clear up fallen trees/tree limbs across the estate as required.
  • Ensure public rights of way across the estate are kept clear, safe, accessible, and not overgrown for public use.
  • Assist with ground clearance/tidying up on larger projects across the estate.
  • To assist with changeover days for the holiday cottages
  • To support the Farm and Property teams in relevant tasks and carry out any other reasonable work as and when necessary.
  • Estimating materials and supplies and keeping stocks for the tasks outlined above.
  • Maintenance of estate and hired equipment, records to be kept and schedules adhered to.
Person specification:
  • Experience of operating modern machinery.
  • Proactive and flexible approach to work.
  • Willing to take responsibility and ownership for tasks.
  • Ability to work autonomously when required, alongside effective teamwork and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to follow instructions and produce a high quality of work.
  • Full driving licence as travel across the counties will be required.

Accommodation available if required.

Our estate offices

Please use the map below to view our estate offices around the country.
Head Office

The Estate Office,
Cyclone Way, Nocton,
Lincoln LN4 2GR

Carrington

The Estate Office, Beeches ,
Lane, Carrington, Boston,
Lincolnshire PE22 7JD

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