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TRACTOR DRIVER AND GENERAL FARM WORKER 
 
Are you looking for a different type of farming experience within a heavily diversified family farm? Are you looking for a work placement on a gap year? 
Come and experience working on our farm that specialises in pumpkins and Christmas trees! 
 
Job Title 
Permanent - 1 August to 1 December. 
 
About Us 
Foxes Farm Produce are based in Colchester and Basildon, Essex. We grow pumpkins for the wholesale and retail markets and Christmas trees. We also run pick your own pumpkin patches to the general public. 
 
We operate our enterprises amongst a fun and relaxed environment, with high ethics towards our staff. 
www.foxesfarmproduce.co.uk 
 
Hours 
Full time. 
 
The Role 
Permanent - 1 August to 1 December 
 
Tasks include, but not limited to: 
 
• General husbandry of pumpkins, Christmas trees and grassland. 
• Excavator work and ditching. 
• Hedgecutting. 
• Farm maintenance 
• Regular grass cutting, husbandry and general paddock maintenance throughout the year. 
• From mid August our pumpkin harvest commences through to October. Tractor driving for the harvesting of pumpkins, managing harvesting gangs, moving boxes and packaging between fields and stores and carting of pumpkins back to store from the field. 
• Forklift / telescopic driving of pumpkins to include 
o Loading into / out of store 
o Loading and unloading of tractors in the field and farmyard 
o Loading and unloading of lorries for distribution 
o Grading line movement of boxes and pallets around the store 
• Christmas tree harvesting, to include tractor driving, tree tagging, pruning, netting of trees. 
• Pick your own pumpkin patch events and setting and decommissioning sites. 
• Christmas tree retail site set up and harvesting associated with pick your own Christmas tree operation. 
 
You must have a full driving licence and a proficient level of tractor driving / farm machinery / similar experience, together with the ability to work alone or as part of a team. 
 
Location 
Eight Ash Green, Colchester but using our company vehicles you will be required to travel between our farming sites within Essex. 
 
Rates 
£11.00 per hour. 
 
Applications 
For an informal discussion or to apply, please contact Emily French on 07720 888053 / emily@foxesfarmproduce.co.uk. 
PERSONAL ASSISTANT 
 
Foxes Farm Produce - We run a heavily diversified farming enterprise with the focus on growing pumpkins and Christmas Trees, a farm mud run and pick your own pumpkin events. 
www.foxesfarmproduce.co.uk 
 
Hours 
40 hours per week. 
Office based. 
 
The Role 
The role will be supporting the company directors and their diversified businesses. There is no previous experience necessary for this role, but attention to detail and willingness to work on a wide variety of tasks is essential. 
 
This role includes: 
• Telephone enquiries 
• Email enquiries 
• Handling online booking systems 
• Monitoring client files and planning applications 
• Operating and implementing the company’s social media strategies and online portals. 
• Taking enquiries and assisting farmers. 
• Undertaking technical planning research for projects. 
• Managing our paperless and electronic filing systems. 
• Implementation of marketing strategy for both businesses and client co-ordination. 
Attributes 
• Up to date computer skills and familiarity with use of Microsoft Office. 
• An interest and a willingness to learn about the planning system for farmers is essential. 
• Ability to handle and co-ordinate daily customer telephone calls, emails and online bookings. 
• Creativity in respect of implementing our marketing strategy. 
• Attention to detail and high levels of organisation. 
• Excellent communication and proactive approach to tasks. 
 
Location 
Eight Ash Green, Colchester. 
 
Rates 
£20,000 per annum 
 
Holiday 
25 days per annum 
 
Applications 
For an informal discussion please contact Emily French on 07966 967792 or emily@foxesrural.co.uk. To apply, please send through your CV with a handwritten covering letter to Emily French, Foxes Rural Consultants Limited, Foxes House, Foxes Lane, Eight Ash Green, Colchester, Essex, CO6 3PS. If you are shortlisted, a follow up telephone call / video conference interview. Closing date: 5pm 16 April 2021. 
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