Farm Liaison Officer

Recruiter
Severn Trent
Location
Home based, presence around Shropshire, Staffordshire, North Worcestershire
Salary
Salary of up to £34,000.00
Posted
22 Jun 2021
Closes
20 Jul 2021
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Do you have a proven background in agriculture and farming practices?

This is an exciting time to join Severn Trent and our Bioresources business. Growing on our already successful relationships built within the farming and agricultural industry, we are looking for someone to further develop and proactively work with both our existing and new network of contacts.

This role will be planning and executing year round plans to ensure that reliable recycling plans are met using Severn Trent’s range of Biosolids products. You will be meeting with our network of farmers and agricultural leads to organise and manage the end to end process for the delivery and spreading of our products in the most effective way.

As an expert in this area of the business you will be the first point of call for new business leads and also act as an ambassador for both Severn Trent as a company and ST Biosolids as a business area with our stakeholders to grow our portfolio and profile within the market. You will be responsible for the delivery of sustained first class levels of customer service, ensuring the customer remains at the heart of everything we do.

In this role you will be home based and will need to have the ability to fully manage your workload and priorities for your assigned area along with managing contractors and a customer base. You will work a 48 hours a week, this is not your typical 9-5 role therefore we are willing to look at flexible approaches to working hours and equally flexibility to work some weekends will be needed.
 

As a farm liaison officer, you will have:

We are looking for the successful applicant to come into the role with a proven background in agriculture and farming practices and have ideally worked with farmers around the consultation and sale of Biosolids products.

To be successful in the role you be ideally FACTS trained or qualified, but if not a detailed knowledge of the UK agriculture market will be of great benefit along with experience of working with and having knowledge of using various computer equipment such as GIS Mapping, word packages and mobile devises out in the field.

Using the experience which you have gained you will be able to use your communication skills to speak to a variety of different people and confidently interact with external stakeholders from the agricultural industry and environment. You will be confident to resolve concerns and complaints while also having the ability to be proactive working with your customers to drive the business forward.
 

Location:

Starting your day from home this role will be expected to have a presence around the Severn Trent Region specifically Shropshire, Staffordshire and North Worcestershire area dependant on business requirements as well as attending regular meetings at our HQ in Coventry.

How will we reward you:

  • Salary of up to £34,000.00
  • Company 4 x 4 vehicle provided for commercial use
  • Annual Performance Bonus
  • 2 for 1 Pension contribution
  • Generous holiday entitlement including bank holidays, with the option to buy or sell up to 5 additional days per year
  • Comprehensive flexible benefits scheme
     

Who are we?

We’re Severn Trent and we think water is amazing. It’s why we put all our energy into helping over 8 million people - from the Bristol Channel to the Humber, mid-Wales to East Midlands - enjoy the wonders of water every day. Our customers, and the communities that we live and work in, are at the heart of everything we do.

Our Bioresources business was successfully launched in May 2018 ready for the opening of the sludge market in 2020. Our ambition is to be the number one Bioresources business in the UK by 2025 and we have exciting plans to achieve this. Within Bioresources our logistics team transport sludge from Severn Trent’s sewage treatment works to our bespoke sludge treatment sites where we treat sludge, converting it to energy and Biosolids – a high quality fertiliser that farmers use to spread on fields. We aim to sell and recycle all of our Biosolids products back into agriculture, supplying value nutrients back into the environment. Delivering high levels of service and good quality of Biosolids to all our customers while protecting the environment are key deliverables of the role.

We want our people to be part of an organisation that celebrates diversity and individual thinking as we believe a diverse and inclusive workforce is important for success. We seek to ensure that every employee and every application we receive, without exception, is treated equally and fairly.

Additional Information

The hiring manager for this role in Declan Barlow and the Resourcing Business Partner is Ian Tuckley.  This is a level 2 role.

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