Assistant Farm Manager
Overview Of Role
The role of Assistant Farm Manager is being recruited to join us as a key member of the Farm and Estates management team. This is a newly developed role to assist in the running of the commercial enterprises across the Rothamsted and Woburn sites.
As a unique role, we require a first-class ambitious individual, who is organised and a good communicator to lead the existing arable team, with the ability to liaise with science and research teams to achieve successful completion of experimental protocols. The ability to think outside the box at times would be welcomed.
The post holder will be the main sprayer operative and proven, current experience in this role is essential. This post requires an individual with extensive practical agricultural skills as well as an understanding of modern agricultural rotations, systems and process. The post holder is expected to have 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.
We are seeking an individual with a passion for the advancement of sustainable agricultural methods and the science surrounding it. The post holder will be encouraged to put the cutting-edge science Rothamsted is famous for into practice on the farm and use the wealth of knowledge available to improve current practices. The individual will need to 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 Rothamsted’s new digital initiative, therefore excellent IT skills are crucial, as well as experience working with computer-based record keeping systems. An understanding of GPS guidance systems and mapping software would be advantageous.
Some practical experience working on agricultural field trials is desirable, but not essential for this role. The Assistant Farm Manager will work 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 post is initially for a 3 year fixed term period, attracting a salary up to £37,500 per annum maximum, dependent on necessary experience.
Closing date is 8th February 2021
Interview dates to be confirmed
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 and diversity as well as creating a positive work life balance, enable a welcoming environment for all prospective employees. We have an attractive benefits package including 25 days annual leave, a generous pension scheme and an attractive campus offering cultural and recreational activities. Rothamsted Research values its commitment to equality and diversity in its workforce and we particularly encourage applications from women, disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates, as these groups are currently under-represented within the organisation.