Almond Valley


Farm Assistant and Demonstrator(s)

Posted 03/04/18

Almond Valley Heritage Centre is West Lothian’s most enjoyable visitor attraction and offers an entertaining and informative day out that is enjoyed by many children and their families. The farm is one of the most popular features of Almond Valley, and is home to a range of farm livestock and smaller animals. Throughout the summer we offer a daily programme of “animal encounters” in which visitors are introduced to the animals, and can learn a little about them. Our website tells more about what we do.

To help with a busy summer programme, we’re now recruiting for one or more farm assistants who will contribute to most aspects of the care of livestock and the operation of the farm. To be qualified for these posts, it is essential that you bring appropriate experience of working with large farm livestock, (as well as the smaller pets) and possess the necessary insight and training to work safely and effectively in a farm environment. You must be confident working in the public eye and have a welcoming manner when interacting with visitors. These are active, manual roles that require appropriate physical fitness.

For at least one of these posts, we’re looking for someone who is also a confident presenter, has a warm personality, and who is happy to address (and enthral) the large audiences that assemble for many farm demonstrations and events.

These are fixed-term posts until the end of August 2018, and are offered on a full-time basis, normally working 9-5 five days in seven (which will include weekend working). We might also offer roles on a part time basis. Wage rates meet national living or minimum wage

To apply, please sent a full CV, plus a covering note outlining the qualities and experience you would bring to this role, to