Farm & Environment Adviser
Mitchells Land Agency is a long-established auctioneering firm (established 1873) that has diversified over the years. The Company now has two business locations; a modern livestock market on the edge of Cockermouth with associated rural professional services and a furniture and fine art auction house with contemporary coffee shop in the town centre.
It is within the specialist Farm Advisory & Environmental Consultancy department that we are looking to hire a Farm Adviser. We engage in all aspects of rural practice to provide a ‘one stop shop’ service to our farmer/landowner clients.
Our work covers all aspects of government funding such as the Basic Payment Scheme, Countryside Stewardship and going forwards, the Environmental Land Management Scheme. We also deal with all other types of regulatory paperwork related to land and agriculture. This department is ever expanding, and the right person will need the ability to think quickly whilst taking on new areas of work.
The right candidate will either be :
- A recently qualified graduate with an agriculture/environment-focused degree or environmental/rural surveyor, RICS Accredited or otherwise,
- An established land agent or government environmental specialist who has an excellent working knowledge of all current government & European funded schemes.
The ideal candidate should have experience in delivering on farm advice, a strong working knowledge from within the agriculture industry and excellent GIS, mapping and other essential computer skills.
The successful candidate must have a full driving licence and their own vehicle and will be expected to perform one week of work experience. The Company will support those candidates seeking BASIS, RICS, CAAV and other qualifications and will provide long term future opportunities, with a competitive starting salary depending on experience.
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