Ref No. Job Reference No. - 29743
Farm Manager job - Hertfordshire
Arable, Other
East & East Anglia

We have an exciting opportunity for a Farm Manager to join us as a key member of the Farm and Estates management team.

You will have a passion for the advancement of sustainable agricultural methods and the science surrounding it.

This is a unique role, the successful applicant will be:

  • Ambitious

  • Highly organised

  • A good communicator to lead the existing arable team

  • Have the ability to liaise with science and research teams to achieve successful completion of experimental protocols.

  • Be able to to think outside the box

The successful post holder will be the main sprayer operative, so proven, current experience in this role is essential.

You will also have:

  • Extensive practical agricultural skills

  • An understanding of modern agricultural rotations, systems and process

  • The skills and knowledge in the areas of tractor and telehandler driving, machinery operation and basic machinery maintenance.

  • Grain store management will also be a key aspect of this role.

Be forward thinking and keen to explore new methods and technologies to produce crops of a high standard.

This role will have significant involvement with Rothamsteds new digital initiative so you will also have:

  • Excellent IT skills

  • Experience working with computer-based record keeping systems

  • An understanding of GPS guidance systems and mapping software would be advantageous.

The successful applicant will be encouraged to put the cutting-edge science Rothamsted is famous for into practice, on the farm. Together with using the wealth of knowledge available to improve current practices.

Some practical experience working on agricultural field trials is desirable, but not essential for this role, as the Farm Manager works closely with the Field Trials manager to ensure field trials are delivered to high standards and strict experimental protocols are always being adhered to.

The role is a full time opportunity 37 hours per week for a 3 year fixed term period up to 1st August 2027.

Early application is recommended, as vacancy may close earlier if preferred candidate is found.

Lawes Agricultural Trust support the farm with a range of on site accommodation available, dependant on applicant requirements. Details to be discussed with successful applicant.

About The Company

Established in 1843, Rothamsted Research is one of the UK's leading Research Institutes delivering world class agricultural science. Our commitment to learning and development, equality, diversity and inclusion and flexibility in working arrangements creates a positive work life balance and enables a welcoming environment for all prospective employees.

As a Disability Confident Employer we are committed to making reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process and all disabled candidates (as defined by the Equality Act 2010) who satisfy the minimum criteria for the role will be guaranteed an interview. If this is required, please contact us. Applications from candidates irrespective of their background, gender, race, sexual orientation, religion or age are welcomed, providing the required criteria is met.

We have an attractive benefits package including 30 days annual leave, a generous pension scheme, Employee Assistance Programme and an attractive campus offering cultural and recreational activities.

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Start: 10/07/2024,
Finish: Not Specified


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