Ref No. Job Reference No. - 24607
Assistant Farm Manager job - Essex
Arable, Pig, Contractor, Other
East & East Anglia

Assistant Farm Manager required to join an exciting and progressive mixed farming business located in Essex between Ongar and Chelmsford. We grow 310 ha of combinable crops and offer contract farming services including a new umbilical slurry/digestate application venture. We also have a 540 sow unit (all indoors) with progeny then finished on the same site and another site in East Anglia. The business also has a few diversifications; renewables, property, woodland, shoot and Countryside Stewardship.

Main Responsibilities include:

-Assisting with the management and operation of the new umbilical digestate/slurry application contracting business.

-Assisting with the management and operation of the arable side of the business.

-Assisting with the management of other enterprises within the business.

This job would be well suited to either a competent machinery operator that has aspirations to progress to an Assistant Farm Manager or someone who is already in a position with some management responsibility. The successful candidate would be working closely with one of the partners to manage current and, hopefully future enterprises within the business. Training, where required, will be provided. The candidate must be: passionate about their work, polite, a team player, motivated, willing to listen & learn, enthusiastic, positive and able to work under pressure.

Full UK Drivers License is essential. Please do not apply if you don't have this.

The role is predominantly based on the yard so experience with machinery is essential. Experience of umbilical slurry application would be an extra advantage.

Certain aspects of the job would be office-based so experience with computers (Mainly MS Excel and Word) desirable. Experience of Gatekeeper would be an extra advantage.

Experience with animals (particularly pigs) desirable. Experience of looking after or evening managing sheep would be an extra advantage.

Desirable Tickets (not essential as training will be given):


-Masted Forklift





Accommodation can be discussed at interview stage.

We are looking for someone who is wanting to stay with us for the long-term. The opportunities, progression, rewards and training that is on offer for the successful applicant demonstrate what a key part of the team you will become. There will be a great pathway for future progression if the successful candidate can demonstrate the skills and characteristics needed to get there.

Pay will depend on experience, qualifications and whether accommodation is required or not.

Job Length



Start: 14/02/2022,
Finish: Not Specified


DOE, accommodation requirements etc.


39 minimum



Accommodation Price

Not Specified

Other Accommodation Information

Accommodation will be discussed at interview.

More Information
Distance from shops and amenities

Not Specified

Smokers Accepted?


Driving Licence Required?

Full UK Driving Licence

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