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Innovation Research Assistant - On Farm Sustainability

De Lacy Executive
An attractive salary plus life assurance, pension and hybrid working model
Closing date
29 Nov 2023

Job Details

Place yourself at the forefront of UK agri-tech innovation with an organisation that brings together leading scientists, farmers, advisors, innovators and businesses to increase crop productivity through new technologies.

You will be supporting both the innovation team and wider organisation in developing, writing and delivering successful research grants, as well as commercial bids and projects. You will act as a technical specialist within the team for farm sustainability.

Your main duties will include:

Reporting to the Sector Lead / Innovation Director and assisting in overall company objectives.

Initiate, develop and lead successful applications and bid proposals.

Supporting the successful delivery of all projects.

Act as scientific/ technical point of contact.

Create and develop partnership and consortium networks with company partners.

Raise awareness of the company.

Providing relevant documentation and reports.

Participate in company training.

Travel to to conferences / meetings within the country

 To be considered you will have:

Experience working within a relevant industry sector.

A good honors degree or a PhD in biology discipline

Plant/Crop/Soil/Environmental science background preferable.

Understanding of farm sustainability and technical experience.

Previously undertaken formal environmental impact assessments.

Experience and knowledge of UK funding landscape.

Experience of grant application/bid writing/business plans and project management.

Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills.

To apply:

For more information and an informal confidential discussion please call Jon Handley on: Office 01885 485522 or e-mail your CV and covering letter to

De Lacy Executive will upload your CV to our database and retain some data about you in order to process your application. More information about our processing activities can be found at Please be assured that all contact is treated in complete confidence and your details will not be passed to a third party without your prior permission.


De Lacy Executive is the professional Agri-Business recruitment consultancy.

Since 2000 we have been recruiting within the agriculture, horticulture, fruit, fresh produce, primary food and other rural sectors in the UK and Internationally. We arguably have the largest database of candidates and regular employer clients.

In this period we have been privileged to help countless companies and jobseekers to achieve their employment goals.

We engage at all levels from trainee through to senior executive and in disciplines from production to technical and commercial.

Our team of nine is friendly, knowledgeable and experienced. We welcome your enquiries and offer our very best advice and service whatever the employment situation.

Most of us are agriculturalists by upbringing and education and have experience of working in the sector we serve before entering the recruitment industry.  We are well trained in recruitment practice and De Lacy Executive is the only Agricultural Recruitment business to be Approved by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation which promotes high standards within the recruitment industry.

We maintain the highest levels of confidentiality and are registered and conform to the requirements of the Data Protection Act.

 “Integrity, Knowledge and Confidentiality”.

We look forward to hearing from you.

De Lacy Executive Ltd. Suite 7, Malvern Gate, Bromwich Road, Worcester WR2 4BN

Tel: 01885 483440. E mail:

Company info
01885 483440
Suite 7
Malvern Gate
Bromwich Road

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