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Weekend Poultry Worker

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It is vital the food industry continues operating throughout these uncertain times, and as one of the UK’s largest food businesses we have a key part to play in this to help continue to feed the nation.

We are currently recruiting for a Weekend Poultry Worker on a FTC until February to join one of our Chicken Breeding farms in Ludlow, Shropshire.

We are a leading supplier of Poultry products into an impressive range of customers in the UK retail and food service sectors. With ambitious plans for the future, there hasn’t been a more exciting time to join us.

Join us as a Weekend Poultry Worker and you can be a part of the aspiring team that brings Avara Foods to life.

Working Hours: 7.30am – 4.00pm, Saturday & Sunday (There may be a need to reduce these hours slightly, dependant on flock cycle)

Band/Grade: £12.20 per hour, (£8.72 basic / £3.48 shift premium)

Purpose of the role:
You will be responsible for the bird welfare of the flock over the weekend. This is an ideal opportunity to advance a career within our Agriculture operations at our Dugdale Breeder Laying Site.

Your key responsibilities will include:
• Working in poultry houses, i.e. walking the sheds, laying shavings, handling chickens etc.
• Collecting, screening and packing eggs onto trays, including completion of paperwork.
• Looking after bird welfare including feeding.
• General farm duties such as ground maintenance including use of equipment.

What we are looking for:
• Intermediate level of numeracy and literacy.
• Manual handling training.
• Previous experience of working in an agriculture environment or similar position.
• Poultry welfare certificate / NVQ Level 2 in livestock production is desirable, but full training will
be given.

A little about us:
We are a leading supplier of poultry products into an impressive range of customers in the UK retail and food service sectors. We are a fully integrated business controlling the whole product supply chain, which include feed mills, farms, hatcheries and factories with associated transport and logistics functions that employ more than 6000 people.

The growth of our business is based on providing a high quality, affordable product and delivering great service levels to our customers. This is achieved by investing in people, utilising the latest technology and being uncompromising in our commitment to high quality and food standards.

What’s in it for you?
We are committed to making sure our employees reap rewards of commitment and great performance. You will enjoy a secure, supportive and progressive working environment, where your contribution and achievements will be recognised and rewarded
We offer comprehensive training as well as development and career progression opportunities. As a Weekend Poultry Worker, you can also look forward to benefits that amongst other things include the following:
• 3% Pension contribution
• Various lifestyle benefits
• 28 days annual leave pro-rata
• Life assurance cover

Due to Bird Welfare, it is essential that you do not own any Avian Pets or Poultry.

We are committed to be an equal opportunities employer

Employment Type: Permanent