Job Description: Assistant Farm Manager
RJ & AE Godfrey is a family run arable farming business operating several sites across North and South Lincolnshire. This role is of Assistant Farm Manager at the company’s southern-most farm, growing potatoes, sugar beet, and combinable crops, based on Holbeach Marsh in South Lincolnshire. 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 and safety, working with the farm’s agronomist to identify and prevent risks to crops, managing teams of full-time staff, contractors and temporary workers. Managing grain and potato crop stores.
The field and workshop side of the role will include supervision and relief operation of tractors, sprayer, planting/drilling, harvesting, ploughing, cultivation, general maintenance/cleanliness of machinery, preparation of implements, maintenance of storage areas and loading crop stores.
Machinery includes a John Deere 8320RT and 8R.345 as our main tractors with smaller Claas, New Holland and John Deere tractors in support. A New Holland Combine. Lemken cultivators and 6 metre combination drill for cereals and pulses. Self-propelled and trailed potato harvesters. An Amazon 5200 Sprayer.
To be successful in this role you must be willing and quick to learn, good at supervising and working with people 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, with a structured career development plan, a work vehicle and a three-bedroom farm cottage 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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