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Assistant Farm Manager

Employer
Meikleour Estate
Location
Central Perthshire
Salary
Competitive salary depending on experience
Closing date
25 Apr 2024

Assistant Farm Manager

Are you ready to cultivate your career in agriculture? Meikleour Estate is seeking a dedicated Assistant Farm Manager to bolster our team in central Perthshire. With 2000 acres of prime arable land yielding a diverse range of crops, including potatoes, carrots, broccoli, and cereals, we are committed to agricultural innovation and excellence. If you possess a passion for farming, robust hands-on experience, and the willingness to embrace the challenges and rewards of the agricultural sector, we invite you to embark on this exciting journey with us.

Role Overview:

As Assistant Farm Manager, you will play a pivotal role in the day-to-day operations of our farm, collaborating closely with the Farm Manager to ensure operational efficiency and productivity. Your responsibilities will encompass overseeing broccoli planting and harvesting, managing a team of seasonal staff, operating cutting-edge machinery, and contributing to various crop-related tasks. This role demands commitment, proficiency in machinery operation, and a solid foundation in practical farming experience.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Degree in Agriculture or equivalent practical experience
  • Proficiency in using GLGM system
  • Strong computer literacy
  • Demonstrated expertise in growing vegetable and arable crops
  • Essential PA1 and PA2 qualifications
  • Preferred rough terrain and industrial forklift ticket (training provided)
  • In-depth understanding of farm operations and machinery
  • Familiarity with precision farming techniques and modern machinery
  • Effective team management skills
  • Experience in planning and operating irrigation systems
  • Ability to thrive during peak season demands

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Collaborate in daily farming operations and administrative duties
  • Supervise broccoli planting and harvesting operations
  • Conduct tractor work, including spraying, fertilising, and trailer operations when required
  • Uphold high standards of workmanship, management, and record-keeping
  • Ensure compliance with farm safety regulations and procedures

Experience:

  • Minimum of 4 years' practical experience in vegetable and arable farming
  • Previous experience in management, crop production, and irrigation
  • Proven track record of effective team leadership

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary depending on experience
  • Company-provided vehicle
  • Pension scheme
  • Job-related training opportunities
  • Accommodation may be provided for the right candidate

All applications will be handled with the utmost confidentiality.

Applying for the Post:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications, including a current resume , cover letter and relevant qualifications, to sarah@meikleour.com Applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further screening and interviews.

Come grow with us at Meikleour Estate and be part of a dynamic team shaping the future of agriculture in Perthshire.

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