CV Ref No. CV Reference No. - 84701

A highly motivated individual with excellent organisational and problem-solving skills. Experienced at delivering high quality, sustainable farm management, with 13 years on farm experience, including 4 years as an organic manager, over the past 2 decades. Work in England/Scotland.

Qualifications and Experience
Relevant qualifications


Type of farming wanted

Mainly Livestock, Mixed Farming

Other qualifications

Open University, BSc Env Sci with Sustainable Food Production Dissertation project exploring yield from fodder crops using different clover mixes as the variable factor.
•BASIS BETA Cert Land, Conservation & Estate Mment Agri & Env Specialism, Feb 2019
•Institute of Occupational Safety and Health Managing Safely, Oct 2006
•Emergency First aid - 16-hour course, refreshed March 2019
•BASIS Certificate in Land and Estate Mment - Harper Adams, Feb 2011
•LANTRA - Chainsaw, Tractor, ATV, Pesticides - PA1, 2 & 6, 1999-2006
•Royal Forestry Society - Grading and measuring timber & Essential woodland management, 2019
•Shotgun certificate - valid until June 2021
•A-Levels Maths, Economics, Chemistry, 1995

Driving Licence

Full Car Licence, Tractor Licence, LGV C+E (UK Only)

Equipment experience

Tractor, Baler, Drilling, PA1, PA2, HGV 2 and 3, Telehandler/Fork Lift, Fencing

Livestock experience

Beef, Goat, Sheep, Lambing, Calving

Other equipment experience

Currently operating New Holland T6 160, using Amazone Greendrill 200, Kuhn PZ300 mower, with Kuhn haybob and Kverneland rakes, using Welger Farmer 520E baler. Fleming muck spreaders, maschio flails and toppers, spearhead flail arm

Other livestock experience

Currently managing

oc.50 breeding Pedigree Southdown, 50 cheviot ewes and 50 Wiltshire Horn ewes. All lambs finished on clover leys and herbal leys.

o1250 stores lambs on fodder rape, fodder beet and clover leys

oC.100 milking goats with average daily yield of 2.6ltrs of milk, all milk used for the on site production of goats cheese. Extensive use of herbal leys to reduce anthelmintic use on milking herd

oC.10 dairy cattle, with calves finshed on site

Previously managed

•Manage pedigree 30 head British White suckler cattle herd, which included showing prime youngstock at Winter Primestock shows and 50 head Hampshire Down sheep flock, and 250 head mule sheep flock

Prior to this

• rearing organic pedigree Highland Cattle from a 150 head suckler herd on a year round grass system, with 400 mixed ewes

Personal information


Other Information

Looking for long term permanent role for myself and my partner Clare to settle down and for me to work with owners to use my extensive work experience to enhance and build the right business.



Marital status

I have a long term partner, Clare, we have 2 dogs, 1 sprocker and a jack russell cross. Clare also has 1 horse.


United Kingdom

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•An enthusiastic skier, hill walker, mountain biker and golfer •Sporting interests including rough shooting, beating and associated land management

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44 year old fit and health

Relevant health problems


Farming background

Hampshire Oct 2019 present - looking to move on due to death of owner and change of direction from successor to a more equestrian based enterprise

Farm Manager

•Manage 125 hectare livestock and arable farm, stock includes

oc.50 breeding Pedigree Southdown, 50 cheviot, 50 wiltshire horns.

o1250 stores lambs

oC.100 milking goats with average daily yield of 2.6ltrs of milk, all milk used for the on site production of goats cheese. Extensive use of herbal leys to reduce anthelmintic use on milking herd

oC.10 dairy cattle

•Manage team of 5 staff, including office manager, cheese maker, 2 stockman and a gardener

•Developed 5 year strategic plan, which included full enterprise, labour, machinery and financial review of estate operations, providing the estate with a more sustainable farming future

•Manage £1 million pound per annum budget

•Deliver all fieldwork, including converting arable to grass and clover leys, installing undersown leys, installing fodder kale/hybrid rape, and establishing a range of herbal leys using Amazone Greendrill 200

•Manage production of all fodder, including hay, followed by second cut silage and haylage, followed by second cut silage all bales produced on site using Welger 520 Farmer round baler and Kuhn mower, tedder and rake. All haylage and silage wrapped by contractor

•Working with vets to overhaul animal welfare standards on farm. On my arrival the vets were close to seeking external advice and potential external intervention on animal welfare at the farm. I have overhauled this to the level where I now work with the vets to run case studies for Reading university Vet students on welfare management and change management.

•Developed a pop-up farm shop for cheese and meat products, with takings increasing from £100 per week to £2200 per week, from 2 hours trading on a Saturday

•Work with forestry contractors to draw up 3 year felling licence and woodland management programme

Grantham - July 2018 Oct 2019 Fixed term contract

Agricultural and Environmental Business Consultant

•Delivering farm and estate management, inc. woodland & sporting development and applications for environmental grant schemes.

•Work with farming enterprises to create strategic visions for sustainable, integrated farm and conservation management, which included developing agro-forestry scheme for livestock farmer in Leicestershire

•Provide economic comparisons to allow farming clients to make informed decisions relating to applications for agri-environment schemes

•Managing agricultural contractors deliver a range of farm and estate management activities for clients, including participating in CFA meetings

•Completed BPS and stewardship claims and managed client relationships with RPA, NE and other statutory bodies

School, Rocester, Staffs - Sept 2016 - July 2018 - left school due to change of direction of farm due to financial constraints imposed by new owners of school

Farm and Estate Manager and Head of Estate Education

•Ensure that the 70 hectare, LEAF Marque, farm and wider estate are run in such a way as to be cost effective and maintain ethical standards including animal welfare and deliver high quality conservation benefits

•Manage contractors to ensure fodder was produced in a timely manner and managed all procurement of feeds, straws and other farm resources

•Developed 5-year strategic plan, that included planning cattle breeding to maximise output to meet demand and deliver environmental objectives.

•Manage the performance and development of the farm and estate staff, through SMART objective setting and CPD plans

•Manage farm management software, ensuring LEAF, Red Tractor, BCMS, sheep herd book & BPS compliance

•Manage all financial aspects of farm, including monthly financial monitoring with finance staff, quarterly reporting to board, and annual budgeting process.

•Manage pedigree 30 head British White suckler cattle herd, which included showing prime youngstock at Winter Primestock shows and 50 head Hampshire Down sheep flock, and 50 head mule sheep flock

•Managed all health and safety, including machinery and equipment maintenance, working with NFU to complete annual audits.

August 2010 August 2016 - moved back to hands on farm management

Self-employed Agri-environment scheme Consultant

•Provided consultancy, training and technical advice to the land management community on farming policy

•Contracts delivered for NFU, Peak District National Park, Natural England, DEFRA and Moors for the Future

•Managed all financial procedures, including VAT returns, annual accounts, income and expenditure monitoring.

DEFRA, East Midlands - Sept 2008 July 2010 - left to set up own consultancy due to change of EU funding changing delivery model

Farm Advice Unit Advisor.

•Organised training events and farm visits to farmers, that promoted various government and voluntary farming initiatives.

•Technical support for key accounts Syngenta, Environment Agency, Kings and Co-op Farms

RSPB Farms, Norfolk - April 2004 Sept 2008 -relocated from Norfolk to Derbyshire for family reasons

Farm Manager

•Delivered farm and conservation management across a 250 hectare Organic, LEAF Marque, grass and arable farm, rearing pedigree Highland Cattle from a 150 head suckler herd on a year round grass system

•Managed, through contractors, the production of cereal crops and whole crop, under sown, cereal based silages

•Managed 400 head sheep flock, producing early lambs, utilising under sown cereal leys to provide year-round grazing.

•Developed and implemented long term strategic plan that took into consideration conservation objectives of SSSIs, business objectives and expansion plans

•Managed farm and estate staff, including developing CPD plans and completed SMART annual objective setting

•Manage all financial aspects of farming enterprise, including financial monitoring with finance staff, regular reporting to board, and annual budgeting process, which included capital investment planning

•Ensured that requirements inc. cross compliance and BCMS were adhered to.

•Worked with Natural England to ensure SSSI objectives were achieved

•Managed all Health and Safety, including ensuring all machinery and maintenance maintained and ready for use as required.

RSPB Farms, Norfolk - Oct 2002 Mar 2004 - Promoted to Farm Manager

Asst Farm Manager

•Farm management on 250 hectare organic farm, with grass reared highland cattle

•Managed seasonal stock staff & managed fodder production and lambing

RSPB Dorset Heaths - Nov 2001 Oct 2002 - Secured Asst farm management role

Forestry Worker

•Range of Forestry work across Heaths in Dorset, partially for conservation restoration works, included work with regional tree surgeon doing tree safety works on RSPB Nature Reserves in the South West.

Various - June 1998 Nov 2001 - secured forestry contract

Contract farm work/forestry work

•Seasonal farm contracts including lambing and harvest work & winter work in forestry teams


Start: 02/02/2022 Finish: Not Specified

Preferred region


Type of job


Where would you like to work?

Looking for permanent role in England or Scotland

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