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Senior Farm Manager

Willoughby Farms Ltd
East Lincolnshire
Salary offered will reflect the scale of the role
Closing date
21 Jun 2022
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For a 2500Ha farming estate in east Lincolnshire. The land is predominantly arable, growing a range of combinable crops and sugar beet, across a range of soil types including heavy clays. There are cattle, pig and sheep enterprises. A SFI pilot agreement is in place. The estate also includes commercial and residential property, a green burial site and a crematorium, all managed in hand.

You will work closely with the directors on the long-term strategic development of the business, and you will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the farm.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • strong practical, financial and people management skills, able to work at a strategic level but also to be adaptable, a skilled problem solver, and confident when working under pressure.
  • significant arable management experience is essential, probably BASIS and FACTs qualified and educated to degree level.
  • a strong track record of Health and Safety management, compliance and certification, including Red Tractor and agri-environmental schemes.
  •  good record keeping and technical skills, using Gatekeeper (or similar) and a range of precision farming software, also able to assist with setting and monitoring whole farm and enterprise/crop budgets.
  • A positive, hands on, can do, progressive and open-minded approach with the drive and determination to front a substantial and evolving farming enterprise.  

The salary offered will reflect the scale of the role and a profit share will be paid. Help with relocation expenses will be offered if required.

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