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H048 - Free Range Laying Manager - North Scotland

De Lacy Executive has been retained to recruit a Farm Manager to take responsibility for a 32,000 bird, Free Range Egg facility in North Scotland. The farm is situated in the stunning surroundings of Scotland, overlooking the coast. This is an exciting opportunity to join a business with a forward thinking approach and one which will offer a great deal of autonomy for the right individual.

Our client is seeking an enthusiastic individual, but will equally consider a couple dedicated to taking responsibility for a high standard of flock care, welfare and performance. This is a position suitable for candidates with passion and knowledge of the industry and looking for a position with longevity.

The Farm Manager will be accountable for the day to day management of the site including:

Ensuring excellent welfare of livestock.

Ensuring all aspects of running the farm are met.

Maintaining safe working practices.

Managing and motivating a team.

Ventilation management.

Feed management.

Maintain equipment.

Production performance.

Record keeping.

The successful candidate should have experience in Chicken Breeding or Laying, however someone with other poultry stockmanship experience would be considered.

The candidate will:

Be a team player but must also be able to work on their own initiative.

Have good communication and management skills.

Have the ability to motivate and influence others.

Have knowledge of Vencomatic equipment - desirable but not essential.

Be progressive, forward thinking and proactive.

Hold a UK driving license.

Remuneration: A competitive remuneration package is on offer to reflect the experience of the successful candidate along with accommodation.

Interested? To apply for this exciting opportunity, please e-mail your CV and covering letter (preferably in Word format please) to For more information please call 01885483440.

Please be assured that all contact is treated in complete confidence. Any details you provide will be securely retained and will not be passed to a third party without your prior permission. Please note that this advertisement is not a job description and you should satisfy yourself about the full details at interview.

De Lacy Executive is the recruitment specialist in the Agri-Business, Agri-Food and Land-based Business Sectors. It was established in 2000. The team of consultants consists of experienced practical and supply trade agriculturalists who have developed a recruitment practice based on high ethical standards. De Lacy Executive is the only agricultural recruitment consultancy approved as a member of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, which oversees the UKs recruitment industry (REC Membership Number: 00082047) and is one of the few registered with the UKs Information Commissioners Office under the Data Protection Act.

This job has now been closed.


  • Added: 20th April 2016
  • Ref: H048
  • Type: Farm/Unit/Forestry/Yard Manager
  • Salary: A competitive remuneration package is on offer to reflect the experience of the successful candidate along with accommodation.
  • Location: SCOTLAND,