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Farm Supervisor

Farm Supervisor (SOC code 1211) for Grenaby Estates, Ballasalla, Isle of Man.

  • Responsibility for all Farm & related family matters (the Estate).

  • Ensuring smooth day to day running, overseeing ongoing maintenance, refurbishment, & development of the Estate.

  • Responsibility for (in consultation with the Employer) including but not limited to:

  • Day to day maintenance & efficient running of the Estate & its activities.

  • Day to day maintenance & efficient running of Estate & family assets including properties, vehicles, boats & livestock.

  • Maintenance, organisation, good order & safety of all Estate land & boundaries including hedging, fencing, walls, roadways, tracks, waterways, & ponds.

  • Ensure holiday cottages & tourist related accommodation is kept up to 5* standard & passes annual inspection.

  • Day to day care & welfare of all livestock on the Estate including (but not limited to) horses, sheep, chickens, peafowl, dogs, cats.

  • Health & Safety aspects Ensuring farm complies with the requirements of the Isle of Man Government’s Yard Inspectors

  • Ensure Estate properties & public areas comply with current fire regulations ongoing development of the Estate including tourism, farming, & Equestrian businesses.

  • Support Head Girl in all aspects of running the equestrian centre

  • Support with conflict resolution & problem solving for all people associated with the Estate, including but not limited to, staff, customers, visitors, tenants & neighbours.

  • Assisting overall administration of the Employer’s business customer records, accounting for receipts & payments, invoices, VAT returns, employment matters Overall cost control.

  • Responsibility for increasing revenue flow.

  • Supervision of Estate development & activities including property renovations, marquee requirements, wedding bookings & enquiries, cottage bookings & checkins.

  • Hay/haylage harvest.

  • Family marine craft & engine & bodywork maintenance.

  • Any other duty as directed by the Employer.

  • Farm Supervisor Essential Requirements

  • Self starter with drive & enthusiasm

  • Well presented & approachable with high standards

  • Full clean driving licence (including HGV/plant/tractors/motorcycle etc)

  • Evidence of recognised health & safety & first aid qualifications

  • Willing & able to accept full overall responsibility & supervise Estate Team

  • Ability & willingness to work under own initiative

  • Ability to undertake farm maintenance & diagnose a range of defects & action repairs

  • Ability to undertake marine maintenance & diagnose a range of defects & action repairs

  • Extensive experience & working knowledge of good farming practices

  • Extensive experience & working knowledge of property renovation & maintenance including:

    • Plumbing

    • Septic tanks & soakaways

    • Solar installations

    • Concrete & plastering

    • Steelworks & welding for security fences & gates

    • Carpentry & cabinet making & general woodwork

    • Security & camera installations

    • Electric fencing installation & maintenance

    • Roofing & waterproofing

    • Painting & decorating

    • Tiling & flooring

    • Competent in handling & operating full range of farm vehicles & equipment

    • Good working knowledge & proven experience of working with horses & farm animals

    • Ability to provide support for equestrian activities

    • Ability to project manage & troubleshoot

    • Capital projects & liaise with architects, engineers & subcontractors effectively in a professional manner

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Impeccable references & DBS check.


Please apply directly with cover letter and current CV to

Closing Date TBA.

Salary terms on offer.

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