CV Ref No. CV Reference No. - 25735

A practical and innovative farm manager wishing to go beyond sustainability seeks a career-defining position transitioning away from fossil fuel-intensive methods; focusing instead on soil enhancement, nutrient-dense food production and long-term profitability.

Qualifications and Experience
Relevant qualifications

City and Guilds

Type of farming wanted

Mainly Arable, Mixed Farming

Other qualifications

Farm Planning and Budgeting. Cross Compliance, BPS and CSS. Combinable Crops. Soil Management.
IOSH Managing Safety. PA1, PA2, PA4, PA6. Telescopic Handler. Safe Use of Aluminium Phosphide. Safe Use of Rodenticides. Chainsaw Crosscutting and Maintenance. 360 Digger. ATV. First-Aid. Manual Handling. Fire-Marshal. Safe Working at Height. Abrasive Wheels. CHIPS. Driving License endosements including Category H and B+E. Shotgun and FAC.

Driving Licence

Full Car Licence, Tractor Licence

Equipment experience

Tractor, Combine, Ploughing, Drilling, PA1, PA2, Tracked Machine, Telehandler/Fork Lift, 360 Ticket

Livestock experience

Beef, Sheep, Lambing, Calving, Poultry

Other equipment experience

Highly competent in all combinable crop operations with utmost attention to detail and timeliness. Very capable of setting-up, calibrating and operating modern machinery such as wheeled tractors, crawlers, excavators, combine harvesters, sprayers, cultivators and drills. I'm also competent with all leading guidance systems, precision farming including CTF, variable-rate applications. Versatile workshop skills in diesel engine repair, machinery refurbishment, repair and fabrication with MIG and MMA welding. Excellent working knowledge of IT suites including Windows, MAC-OS, Excel, Gatekeeper (including precision farming modules) and more.

Other livestock experience

Various periods of seasonal work as assistant to stockmen at lambing/calving time including many aspects of animal husbandry with sheep and beef cattle. Also some experience of foxhound husbandry where kennels were on-site. In my spare time I reared and marketed 40 Christmas turkeys a number of years ago, which was quite lucrative!

Personal information
Sex

Male

Other Information

Im truly excited by farming and the countryside and seek an engaging long-term opportunity where I will flourish and become integral to the success of a vibrant business and also where my family might play their own part in a thriving rural community.

Age

36

Marital status

I have a young family who are interested in farming and very understanding of the changeable seasonal workload.

Nationality

British

Where are you currently living?

Norfolk

First language

English

Do you have the right to work in the UK?

Yes

Other languages

-

Hobbies

Away from work I love spending time with family; fieldsports during the winter; music festivals during early-summer; walking all-year round and I still enjoy some sailing too having once enjoyed success in dinghy racing at an international level.

Pen picture (Height, weight etc.)

6' 2" 220lbs

Relevant health problems

None

Farming background

Genuinely interested in the long-term health of the land and those who depend on it: I absolutely love farming. My family were agricultural engineers, running their own business in East Yorkshire. Rather than join this, I chose instead to carve my own path; gaining valuable experience and an understanding of a variety of farm businesses in the North and East of England.

As Working Farm Manager of a heavy-land estate in Suffolk I was responsible for the day-to-day operation and arable husbandry of the farm.

I've also worked as Assistant Farm Manager of a large-scale contract farming operation which involved the supervision of more staff members and contractors, with accountability for their wellbeing.

As a proactive and conscientious individual I have a proven track record of always operating in a professional and efficient manner.

Alarmed by the rate at which fertile soil is being lost; I seek to journey away from the high-input, full-tillage farming methods which were once the mainstay of my career. Since attending my first Groundswell show and following several years of research; the regenerative penny has well-and-truly dropped.

Now I can visualise spearheading an estates transition from conventional agriculture to a more resilient and highly profitable low-input system. I'll find it rewarding to help a likeminded landowner achieve this by developing my own alternative skillset and begin growing a resilient business which is far less reliant on fossil fuel-availability and ultimately more profitable.

Preferences
Availability

Start: 01/07/2022 Finish: Not Specified

Preferred region

-

Type of job

Permanent

Where would you like to work?

Norfolk coast or Yorkshire Wolds/coast would be our preference, though we would give due consideration to other areas of the UK. Please state your preferred file format in any correspondence if you would like to receive my full Curriculum Vitae.

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