Ref No. Job Reference No. - 24663
Farm Manager job - East Malling, Kent
Horticulture
UK
ME19
South & South East
Description

NIAB is a leading UK centre for plant science, crop evaluation and agronomy, delivering work from its regional network and headquarters in Cambridge.

Our crop research and science-based impartial information is used widely by the agricultural and horticultural community both nationally and internationally.

NIAB wishes to appoint a Farm Manager at our horticultural research centre of excellence at East Malling in Kent, to oversee the diverse research & development plantings across our soft fruit, top fruit and arable crops.

At this world-leading research facility the appointee will form close working relationships with research staff to successfully implement and deliver public- and industry-funded projects. This will involve managing a wide range of activities, including precision crop husbandry, sourcing and management of a team of seasonal casuals, crop planning, machinery maintenance, spraying, pruning, agronomy, fruit sales and farm accreditation.

The successful applicant will have a proven track record in the horticultural sector, be a forward thinker, a good communicator with staff management experience and be excited at the prospect of taking forward the research crop husbandry at this world-renowned site. You should be able to operate agriculture/horticultural machinery and have a competence certificate in tractor and forklift driving is desirable. Ideally, you will be NRoSo registered and hold at least some of the following: City and Guilds PA1, PA2, PA3 and PA6. Training can be provided, with further opportunities for progression within the company.

Applicants must be able to commit to a flexible work schedule with some extended and non-social hours as well as possible weekend work. Strong interpersonal, organizational and leadership skills are essential.

A competitive salary is offered for this role, dependent on skills, experience and qualifications.

Please quote Ref No. SV/A1296

Closing date for applications: 19 January 2022

Job Length

Permanent

Dates

Start: 1/02/2022,
Finish: Not Specified

Pay

Not Specified

Hours

37

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Accommodation
Accommodation

Yes

Accommodation Type

Help given to find accommodation

Accommodation Price

Not Specified

More Information
Distance from shops and amenities

Not Specified

Smokers Accepted?

Yes

Driving Licence Required?

Full UK Driving Licence

Tractor

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