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Root Veg Team Lead – East Cornwall

De Lacy Executive
This role comes with a competitive salary, 3 bedroom modern house on the farm and farm vehicle.
Closing date
20 Dec 2023

Job Details

This is an exciting opportunity for someone who has a good practical background in growing root vegetables on a commercial scale to step up and take the lead.

Due to growth and reorganization within this impressive farming business, a Root Veg Team Lead is required to oversee the management of their root crop and flower enterprises.

The ideal candidate will currently be working within a team and may well be responsible for a small number of people, however is wanting to take more of a front seat and assist in the day to day operation management of the farm whilst still being passionate about the practical side of the job.

This impressive business farms over 1500ha including 800ha of combinable crops, 200ha of potatoes and 80ha of daffodil bulbs; mainly for the supply into manufacturing and food service wholesalers in the South West of the country. Daffodil flowers are sold into UK Supermarkets and also exported to Europe and bulbs exported internationally.

The successful person will work in a close knit team where communication between themselves, the MD, arable manager and in house agronomist are paramount; you will all support each other within this family business.

This is a role suitable for someone who has solid practical experience in veg production or other relevant experience with a strong desire to manage people, you will have a ‘hands on’ attitude and will have the ability to take a strategic approach when required and have the ability to ‘manage from a distance’.

Your week could look like:

• Plan the planting, cultivation, harvesting and storage of crops in conjunction with the MD and Agronomist

• Manage the day to day operations of a large staff of experienced colleagues, seasonal and casual workers

• Work with the arable manager to ensure that staff are deployed in an efficient manner and therefore maximising production

• Implement an agreed irrigation plan

• Have responsibility for meeting quality requirements through crop inspection and managing grading and storage

• Liaise with customers to ensure that their demands of product are met and to plan production appropriately

• Ensuring farm machinery is maintained and that all required records are kept up to date.


This role comes with a competitive salary, 3 bedroom modern house on the farm and farm vehicle.


Sound Interesting?

For more information and an informal confidential discussion please call Jadine Huxtable on: 01885 485525 / 07506296301 or e-mail your CV (in word format) and covering letter to , thank you.

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.

Please note that this advertisement is not a job description and you should satisfy yourself about the full details at interview.

De Lacy Executive is an Approved member of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, which promotes high standards in recruitment practice, and is registered with the Information Commissioners Office. De Lacy Executive complies with all relevant data protection legislation.


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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