Strategic Dairy Farms Knowledge Exchange Manager (Wales - Dairy)

The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) is a statutory levy board, funded by farmers, growers and others in the supply chain and managed as an independent organisation. Our purpose is to inspire our farmers, growers and industry to succeed in a rapidly changing world.

Strategic Dairy Farms Knowledge Exchange Manager (Wales - Dairy)
£30,000 - £35,000 | Permanent | Field based/regional (Wales)
35 hours per week (would consider 4 days per week, minimum 28 hours)

Role responsibilities
This role will be responsible for the effective execution of the Strategic Dairy Farm network in Wales, which is part of the ‘Dairy Improvement Programme’ (DIP). You will:

• Co-ordinate and facilitate the delivery of the Strategic Dairy Farm network throughout Wales
• Build a relationship of trust and respect with participating farmers and partners to ensure genuine, joined-up, complementary and mutually supportive working
• Recruit Strategic Dairy Farms across Wales and co-ordinate the appropriate checks and audits for all new SDFs
• Deliver on farm SDF meetings and associated KE activity, focused on the Optimal Dairy Systems KPIs
• Provide accurate and appropriate reporting information for monitoring and evaluating the project activity and outputs

Person specification
• Knowledgeable/qualified in knowledge exchange sector i.e. dairy
• Evidence of significant practical experience delivering technical
• Experience of developing and delivering bespoke KE events
• Excellent farmer communication skills
• The ability to speak Welsh is desirable, but not essential

Closing date: 25th February 2019.
You must be a British citizen or be eligible to work in the UK without sponsorship. This post is funded until June 2023 through the ‘Dairy
Improvement Programme’ which is made possible through the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020.

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