Experienced Arable Operator

Percy Farms
Alnwick, Northumberland
A competitive remuneration package will be offered to reflect ability and experience.
14 Oct 2020
02 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Experienced Arable Operator

Percy Farms, Ratcheugh, Alnwick, Northumberland

The Northumberland Estates manages and operates a number of significant and diverse farming businesses in Northumberland and the Scottish Borders.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced operator to join the arable team at Percy Farms, Ratcheugh on a permanent, full-time basis.

This in-hand arable enterprise at Northumberland Estates is approximately 4,200 arable acres (1,700 ha) with cropping including winter wheat and barley, oilseed rape and spring beans. Conservation and farming work hand in hand throughout, with an award-winning grey partridge conservation project covering around 80 per cent of the arable acreage. In addition, much the farmland has been entered into conservation schemes such as Entry Level Stewardship (ELS) and Higher Level (HLS) Stewardship agreements. This, however, does not preclude  the use of new technology within the farming enterprise, which utilises  GPS systems to  ensure operational accuracy, and yield and soil mapping to assist in the accurate application of seed, lime and fertiliser.

The role

The main responsibilities will include operating a self-propelled sprayer and combine as well as a wide range of general farm tasks using modern machinery, up to date technology and precision farming techniques.

The successful candidate will be experienced in these tasks and have a focus on quality of work and attention to detail.  PA1, 2, 4 and telehandler certificate will be required, in addition to a full UK driving licence. Applicants should be enthusiastic about their work, possess excellent communication and teamwork skills, and have a good understanding of farm health and safety.

A competitive remuneration package will be offered to reflect ability and experience.

Interested parties should submit a CV with a covering letter to Stephen Siddorn, Percy Farms, Ratcheugh Farm, Longhoughton, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 3AE.

Alternatively, for more information or to apply for this role, please click the Apply Button.

Closing date for applications is 2nd November 2020.

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