New Forest Valais Blacknose are looking for a local, experienced and keen shepherd to come and work with us in a paid position to cover three weeks in May: from 1st - 22nd May, inclusive. Will be a perfect opportunity for someone wanting to gain experience in this special breed of sheep. 

The successful applicant will be hard working and have knowledge and experience of working with sheep. Experience with poultry a bonus. 

There are multiple sites so applicant must be able to drive and ideally have their own vehicle. 

The work is heavy, all by hand and requires strength. Applicant will be working alone for the majority of the time, but will have support from flock owners Abby and Emma as well as from a work experience student one day a week. 

Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

General stock management and care; must be able to spot Livestock/poultry issues and treat (able to drench and inject as needed) accordingly,

Mucking out barns, 

Cleaning out poultry, 

Feeding stock, ensuring access to hay and water,

Turn over and treat any lame sheep, 

Manage veterinary visits/interactions as required.

Accommodation not available so applicant must live locally to the New Forest, Hampshire.

To apply, please send an email to hello@theblacknosesheep.com before March 22nd outlining your relevant experience and please include your contact details.

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