Find out what it’s like to work on a farm in the United Kingdom. Learn about the job duties, responsibilities, and required skills.

Farm Worker Job in Uk

Goodwood is a quintessentially English estate, set in 12,000 acres of rolling West Sussex countryside. Rooted in our heritage, we deliver extraordinary and engaging experiences in modern and authentic ways. But what really sets us apart is our people. It is their passion, enthusiasm and belief in the many things we do that makes Goodwood the unique place it is.

Passionate People

It takes a certain sort of person to flourish in such a fast-paced, multi-dimensional environment like Goodwood. We look for talented, self-motivated and enthusiastic individuals who will be able to share our passion for Goodwood to be ‘the home of exceptional experiences’.

Our Values

The Real Thing Derring-Do Obsession for Perfection Sheer Love of Life

Always inspired by Goodwood’s heritage

Daring to surprise and delight

Striving to do things even better

Sharing our infectious enthusiasm

Purpose of the role

To assist in looking after all cattle, sheep and pigs including checking, feeding and bedding. Tractor driving, including day to day operations as well as seasonal work. Also, relief livestock duties alternate weekends and holiday cover.

Key responsibilities

  • General livestock work – from young stock to finished animals.
  • Assist Shepherd and Pig Stock Person during their busy periods
  • Tractor driving and machine operation including topping, haulage and loader work
  • Feeding of livestock, including use of feeder wagon – this will be the primary role on a day-to-day basis
  • Routine maintenance of equipment
  • Fencing
  • Possible relief milking

Qualities you will possess

  • Passion for what you do
  • Proactive approach to getting things done
  • Take responsibility for yourself
  • Confident to make decisions and to stand by them
  • Positive and friendly with a “can do attitude”
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritise and organise
  • A sense of fun!

What do you need to be successful?

  • Proven experience of animal husbandry
  • Agricultural qualification preferable
  • Proven experience with a range of machinery
  • Experience with telehandler and feeder wagon operation
  • Ability to manage own time to ensure all tasks are completed
  • Hard working, team attitude essential

Farm Assistant 

Moy Park is one of the UK’s top 15 food companies and one of Europe’s leading poultry producers. Moy Park is the European Division of Pilgrim’s Pride and employs over 12,000 people across 12 manufacturing locations in the UK, France and Holland.

People of Moy Park

We are passionate about our people and recognise our teams, along with their individual drive and passion, are the reason for our continued success. This is your opportunity to join a forward-thinking, exciting business- applying to join our business is easy.

Your role

To assist the Farm Management Team in the placement of day-old chicks, ensuring that stock is handled to the highest possible standard and meets the required specification in terms of welfare, quality, etc. This role will have the following duties: caring for poultry, ensuring a clean and tidy farm and any general farm duties deemed necessary in maintaining high standards of health and safety, bird welfare and hygiene, also covering for absence, rest days, holiday days after farm clearance. To ‘live’ welfare as a condition with the opportunity to grow and develop via our bespoke Agriculture Academy. ‘Growing our own’ agriculture specialists and leaders of the future is something that is extremely important to Moy Park.

What you’ll need

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • A keen interest in farming where animal welfare is of the upmost importance
  • Desire to work ‘hands on’ in a farming environment
  • To be reliable and flexible
  • A passion for learning


Perks of Moy Park

  • Competitive salary
  • Above statutory holiday entitlement
  • Pension scheme
  • Flexible working
  • Continuous training provided
  • Free on-site parking
  • Discounted employee shop
  • Life cover
  • Shopping discounts

Farm Worker/Groom

The Donkey Sanctuary is an international animal welfare organisation, offering care and protection to donkeys and mules worldwide. We are working for a world where donkeys and mules live free from suffering, and their contribution to humanity is fully valued. We are achieving this by transforming the quality of life for donkeys, mules and people worldwide through greater understanding, collaboration and support, and by promoting lasting, mutually life-enhancing relationships.

We are seeking a person with a passion for Donkeys to join our busy team at Slade House Farm, located at the heart of The Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth, Devon. Possessing substantial equine and animal husbandry experience, you will provide care and rehabilitation for the resident donkeys, mules and hinnies, and support the Farm Manager in maintaining a safe working environment.

Your main duties and responsibilities within this varied and rewarding role will include –

  • Providing care by routine checking, feeding, medicating, grooming, weighing, worming and training the resident donkeys, mules, ponies and hinnies and assisting the vet, farrier and dentist as required
  • Providing feedback on a daily basis to the Farm Manager on matters such as donkey health, feeding regimes and land management, and liaising with other staff to facilitate smooth running of the farm
  • Operating machinery, and/or manually, mucking out, feeding and bedding up of barns and stables and distributing hay, haylage and bagged feedstuffs
  • Maintaining the farm by sweeping, pressure washing, cleaning, field sweeping, haymaking, trimming, compost management, willow management and dirty water control
  • Maintaining up to date manual records for the donkeys and farming practices

Able to demonstrate excellent team-working and communication skills, you will effectively interact with colleagues, Quality Time Volunteers and work experience students. Acting as an ambassador for the charity by acquiring a good knowledge of The Donkey sanctuary and the work of the charity worldwide, you will positively engage with visitors and members of the public by providing appropriate and accurate information to enhance their visitor experience whilst at The Donkey Sanctuary. Demonstrable equine experience and/or experience of animal husbandry, together with excellent customer service and communication skills is essential, as is a full, valid driving licence. Experience of using farm machinery, specifically tractor driving, is desirable.

If you feel you have the qualities, skills and experience to fulfil this varied, rewarding and vital role, and would like to be part of the evolving program of change taking place within the charity, we would love to hear from you. This is a full-time, fixed term contract starting as soon as possible until 30 June 2023, working 37.5 hours per week, 5 days over 7, including weekend work as part of a rota.

The Donkey Sanctuary is a Disability Confident Employer.

The Donkey Sanctuary is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable people (children and adults), and expects all staff and volunteers to undertake this commitment. Applicants will be subject to safer recruitment processes, including an application for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check where required for the post.

Please note: The Guaranteed interview scheme is only applicable to candidates who consider themselves to have a disability applying for roles based within the United Kingdom.

Farm Ranger 

The Role:

At Staunton we are passionate about animal welfare and our team go above and beyond to ensure all the animals receive the very best care!

We are looking for a Farm Ranger to join our hardworking and friendly team, this is a physically demanding yet rewarding role that will give you the opportunity to work with a variety of animals including rescued rabbits, guinea pigs and ferrets as well as exotic collections including llamas, alpacas, rhea and a range of invertebrates, snakes and lizards among many others.

As Farm Ranger, you will be responsible for ensuring the health and welfare of every animal on site including daily health checks, monitoring of behaviour, selecting suitable diets, creating engaging and enriching environments for the animals, selecting animals for breeding, assisting with births, implement routine preventative procedures and treatments, treating medical conditions and injuries, administering drugs and working alongside our vet to create annual herd health plans. You will also oversee the assistant farm rangers and our volunteer team, ensuring the day to day running of the Farm is maintained to a high standard.

The role is extremely physical in its nature with loads in excess of 20kg having to be moved, large animals weighing over 500kg to be handled and distances of 15km walked daily. The team are out caring for the animals in all weathers, including storms and snow. The team cover 7 days a week, 365 days a year, working every third weekend and a rota of bank holidays including Christmas day. Staff often undertake late evening, late night and early morning checks for animals that are due to give birth, animals that are being hand reared or animals that are poorly and need some TLC. The role comes with lots of highs but also the lows of losing animals.

About you:

You will ideally hold an animal care or agriculture qualification, however, applications from individuals with relevant experience, an excellent work ethic and most crucially compassion for animals would equally be considered.

About us:

Part of Hampshire County Councils Countryside Service, Staunton Farm is a unique site offering visitors a chance to meet a range of animals, explore the walled gardens and Victorian glasshouse before adventuring into the 1,000-acre listed Regency parkland. Staunton Farm is a busy site with over 170,000 visitors each year.

The site has a dedicated farm team who care for the animal collection on a day-to-day basis.

What we can offer you!

Hampshire County Council is a flexible employer interested in making the most of your skills and offers a great work life balance. We invest in you through our internal development programmes and training and offer a competitive salary and benefits package.

Additional Information:

Farm Ranger – Job Description and Person Specification

Contact Details for an Informal Discussion:

Steve Jenner, Country Parks Business Manager on 07721 128603

Hampshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.

In order to combat discrimination, no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied which could have a disproportionately adverse effect on any one group. All sections of the population will have equal access to jobs. No applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, marriage or civil partnership and pregnancy or maternity, unless a Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR) applies.

We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.