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Healeys Cornish Cyder Farm
Healeys Cyder Farm, Penhallow, Truro, Truro TR4
£12.50 - £14.50 an hour - Full-time

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  • £12.50 - £14.50 an hour

Job type

  • Full-time

Shift and schedule

  • 8 hour shift
  • Weekend availability
  • Day shift


Healeys Cyder Farm, Penhallow, Truro, Truro TR4

Pulled from the full job description

  • Company pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee discount
  • Free parking
  • On-site parking
  • Private medical insurance
  • Store discount

Full job description

Healeys Cornish Cyder Farm is an iconic, family run visitor attraction and home to our very own Rattler Cyder! Since the company was founded in 1980, Healeys Cyder has grown enormously, boasting more than 130,000 visitors per year and array of awards for our cyders & spirits. With an impressive schedule of events, alongside a multi-million-pound investment across a two-phase extension project, driving an exceptional visitor experience on-site has never been more important.

A fantastic opportunity is available to join our busy Site Team as a Tractor Driver and Farm Hand. To become a permanent part of an iconic Cornish business, and to make your mark in this exciting role please continue reading.

As Tractor Driver and Farm Hand, you will be responsible for ensuring all vehicles and equipment/tools are maintained and ready to go at all times and fully compliant with health and safety requirements. You will also ensure animals' care and welfare at all times.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for ensuring all vehicles, agricultural/industrial vehicles, machinery and tools are maintained, cleaned and checked that they are safe and ready for use at all times.
  • Daily/weekly/monthly checks on all agricultural vehicle checks.
  • Regular maintenance and completion of equipment and vehicle logs.
  • Maintain gates and fences on the farm grounds and animal enclosures.
  • As an experienced and qualified tractor driver you will be on call for various telehandler and tractor duties which arise across all sites including harvesting, hedge trimming, mowing and any other tractor jobs which arise at either farm.
  • Feeding and providing all farm animals with water, fresh hay and straw.
  • Cleaning out pens and enclosures to a high standard.
  • Ensuring the physical wellbeing of all the animals on the farm.
  • Adhere to regulations concerning birds and animals and movement of animals including safe movement of animals from one area of the farm to another.
  • All paperwork for animals to be kept up to date including diaries, passports and movement forms.
  • Support the Visitor Centre as an “on-call” tractor driver when required for all tours.
  • Assisting the Site Team in maintaining the condition of the farm buildings and other maintenance work across the farm.
  • Ensure the farm is kept clean, safe and tidy.
  • That the goals and objectives of the company are achieved by assisting in providing a preventative maintenance system for all areas of Healeys Cyder Farm
  • Assist in maintenance work as required.
  • General appearance of site, litter picking etc ensuring site is clean, safe and tidy.
  • Keep workshop tidy and ensure proper storage of tools and equipment

Additional Duties

  • Rodent control across all sites.
  • Assist, when required, in the Orchards or Vineyards.
  • Any other activity/task as and when requested by the Directors.

Work Experience

  • Tractor driving.
  • Animal husbandry.
  • Building maintenance.


  • Basic DIY skills.
  • Maintenance.
  • Physical strength and stamina to meet the demands of the role.
  • Good at practical work and using tools.
  • Good at problem solving and fault finding.
  • Able to understand technical diagrams and manuals.
  • Interested in machinery and engineering.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Understand safe working practices


  • Tractor and Telehandler licence.
  • Chainsaw ticket.
  • Working at heights experience.
  • Health & Safety.

Personal Qualities

  • Responsible, honest, reliable and trustworthy.
  • Ability to stay calm in an emergency.
  • Flexible and enjoy varied routine.

Joining the #RattlerCru is not just about us - We offer you the opportunity to develop and grow with the business with well-experienced mentors at hand to support you along the way, as well as offering:

  • Subsidised healthcare with Bupa
  • 50% discount on all Rattler products
  • 50% Discount on all food and drink in the Restaurant
  • Free festival tickets
  • Full Healeys uniform, workwear and PPE provided
  • Chill out after your shift with a £1 pint!
  • Monthly breakfast club

We can’t wait to hear from you!

The Healeys Recruitment Team

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: £12.50-£14.50 per hour

Expected hours: 40 per week


  • Company pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee discount
  • Free parking
  • On-site parking
  • Private medical insurance
  • Store discount


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Weekend availability


  • Driving Licence (required)
  • Telehandler Licence (required)

Work Location: In person

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