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Farm Business Manager - Strathmore Estates, Scotland

De Lacy Executive
Angus, Scotland
Competitive salary reflective of experience
Closing date
22 Dec 2023

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Livestock, Arable & Agronomy
Job Type
Farm Manager
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Strathmore Estates, with an illustrious history is looking for an innovative Farm Manager who can utilise modern farming methods whilst maintaining the estate’s heritage and commitment to sustainability.

Located in a scenic and sought-after part of rural Angus, the 6000ac farm includes over 2500 acres of arable crops and 3500 acres of grazing that accommodates the estate’s beef herd.

As Farm Manager, you would lead a team of six and be responsible for everything from day to day management of the farm through to budgeting and strategic planning.

The successful person will be an experienced farm manager who can demonstrate leadership skills and is able to take ownership of the farming operations. Livestock and arable farming experience is essential.

The farm is one enterprise in a highly diversified business, other enterprises are forestry, property, sporting and tourism – it is important that the Farm Manager can collaborate effectively with managers from the estate’s other business interests.

The role:

  • Oversee and manage all livestock and arable farming on the estate
  • Manage the farm team
  • Suggest and implement modern farming methods and technology
  • Responsible for the purchase of farm inputs and sale of farm produce
  • Plan crop rotations
  • Ensuring all farm administration including grant and subsidy claims are completed
  • Work closely with Finance Team regarding budgets, P & L and capital purchases
  • Ensure health & safety compliance and create a positive H&S culture

What you will have:

  • Livestock and arable farming experience
  • People management & leadership skills
  • Able to work collaboratively with wider estate
  • Progressive, innovative and curious mindset
  • Organisation, administration and IT skills
  • Prior budgeting experience
  • Relevant degree or equivalent professional experience 
  • BASIS and/or FACTS (Desirable)

The package:

  • Competitive salary
  • Accommodation
  • Vehicle
  • 29 days annual leave

How do I apply?

For more information and an informal confidential discussion please call Harry Porter on: 01885 485524 or e-mail your CV 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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