Assistant Farm Manager

Location
North Lincolnshire
Salary
A competitive salary
Posted
01 Dec 2020
Closes
08 Jan 2021
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Job Description: Assistant Farm Manager

RJ & AE Godfrey is a family run arable farming business operating across several sites across northern Lincolnshire and at Holbeach Marsh, with structured career development plans available for the successful candidate.  This role is of Assistant Farm Manager based in North Lincolnshire, specialising in potatoes and also growing sugar beet, vining peas and combinable crops on the Isle of Axholme area where North Lincolnshire borders East Yorkshire.  The role would suit a self-motivated, ambitious person looking to advance their career in agriculture.

The role will combine farm management and recording activity with hands-on field and workshop work.

The farm management side of the role will include providing support to the highly experienced farm manager in all aspects of running the farm, including recording, compliance, health & safety, working with the farm’s agronomist to identify and prevent risks to crops, daily management of staff, teams of temporary staff and managing stores.

The field and workshop side of the role will include overseeing maintenance of planting, harvesting, and irrigation equipment, general maintenance/cleanliness of machinery, preparation and fitting of implements, maintenance of storage areas, as well as helping to operate equipment when other staff need a day off or are ill.

Machinery includes a John Deere 6250, John Deere 6930, Several John Deere hire tractors through busy periods from John Deere 6155’s to 8370RT’s. We have extensive amounts of Grimme Potato planting and harvesting equipment including a Varitron 220, 3x GT170’s and 2x 4 row planters, 4x de-stoners

To be successful in this role you must be willing and quick to learn, good at working with people and supervising as well as taking instruction, be self-motivated and prepared to work on your own initiative, be prepared to work flexibly, including long hours (and weekends) at busy times of year.

Qualifications on machinery are not essential to getting this job, but may be beneficial.  Training will be provided to bring the successful candidate up to the level of qualification required for the job.

You must have a sense of caring and respect for the people around you.

You must practice good safety at all times and adhere to company policies.

A competitive salary will be offered, and a four bedroom farm cottage and work vehicle will be available to the successful candidate.

If you are a capable, conscientious, and careful individual with good work habits, are self-motivated, disciplined, dependable, not afraid of hard work, and enjoy a family-type environment, working at RJ & AE Godfrey may be the employment opportunity for you!

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