Environmental Arable Operations Manager

£35k - £45k per annum
16 Dec 2020
31 Jan 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Environmental Arable Operations Manager


We are looking for an experienced environmental arable manager with a keen interest in environmental sustainability to join our growing team based in Hertford. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience managing and working with a team of operatives whose main duties include wood chipping, composting, and baling.


Your duties include but are not limited to:

  • Ensure the smooth running of compost spreading and baling, carting, and stacking
  • Responsible for the straw and woodchip sales and invoicing
  • Oversee woodchip operations and inputting the records into Excel
  • Oversee the husbandry of winter housed cattle
  • Research and implement further sustainable initiatives
  • Liaising with the Farm Operations Manager regarding the working order during the harvest season
  • Record bale, their stacking location and compost tonnages for each block of land
  • Oversee compost spreading, baling and carting.
  • Train seasonal staff ensuring the relevant training paperwork is completed and conduct  toolbox talks.
  • Maintenance of all machinery and tools used by you and your team
  • Liaise with compost suppliers and instruct the compost drivers
  • Liaise with the directors regarding woodchip operations including:
  • Chipping logs
  • Screening chip
  • Moving and drying chip
  • Recording intake and outtake
  • Taking moisture readings on arb chip pre and post drying
  • Sourcing/marketing of logs/arb chip
  • Partake in any other general business-related tasks which may be required of you.


  • Basic excel skills
  • Interest in environmental sustainability
  • Experience organising and supervising staff
  • Experience maintaining machines and equipment
  • Health and Safety awareness
  • Excellent communication
  • Good organisation skills

Salary: £35k - £45k per annum

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