Free Range Hen, Poultry Worker
We are excited to be working in partnership with The Lakes Free Range Egg Company, recruiting the very best talent. This is a great opportunity to work for a growing business that offers fantastic career progression and full training.
Job type: Temporary to Permanent
Salary: £11ph – Overtime paid at x1.4 & x 1.8 for Bank Holidays.
Attendance Bonus: £42/week
Hours: Full-Time, 8am – 5pm. 6 days on & 2 days off rota
Location: Penrith, Cumbria. Own Transport Required
The Lakes Free Range Egg Company is a market leading egg producer and packer based near Penrith. The welfare of our hens and the standards we set are very important – something our staff work hard to maintain.
This is your chance to join the team and be part of an innovative, fast moving family business that began in 1995 when David & Helen Brass invested in 200 hens, selling their eggs from their farm gate. The business quickly expanded and is still growing today.
We’re looking for reliable and hardworking people to join the team. This is an opportunity to learn new skills with job progression and career opportunities for the right candidates.
What we do: Hen welfare is paramount. It is our job to ensure the girls are consistently living in conditions of the highest standard, and that our eggs are collected and sorted – also to the highest quality standards.
Working on our poultry units, duties will cover the welfare and maintenance of the free range hens, their outdoor ranges, plus the collection, sorting and packing of eggs.
Skills needed: Previous agricultural experience an advantage but not essential as full training is provided. Reliability and excellent timekeeping, multi-tasking, good attention to detail. A willingness to learn and positive manner are essential.
Your role & responsibilities:
For biosecurity reasons you must not keep any birds at home
Collect eggs from conveyor belt
Sort and pack eggs into trays
Pack eggs onto pallets
Update egg records/complete basic paperwork
Check & maintain housing and outdoor ranges
Walking the hen shed to see the girls are OK
Letting hens onto their range
Hen husbandry tasks (no previous training necessary as on job training will be given)
Daily cleaning down of egg stores
Maintain hygiene & biosecurity standards
Regular refreshment breaks
Special rates for eggs
Pay rates increased with progression
Attendance Bonus: £42 week based on full weekly attendance
Option for over time at enhanced rates
Enhanced overtime rate for Extra shifts & Bank Holidays
Apply today or for more information, please call Emma on 01228 812585
If this role isn’t quite what you are looking for but you want to discuss your next career move in confidence, please call the office and one of the team will be happy to help.