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University Farm Manager – Wales

De Lacy Executive
Competitive salary reflective of experience
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

Job Details

A rare opportunity for a progressive, farm manager to take the reins of a renowned university farm. Joining the organization at this time of significant change and rethinking of the way that the university farm operates, you will have considerable influence over its future direction.

The farm is 600 hectares in size and predominantly livestock focused - dairy, beef and sheep, with grass, legumes and cereals being grown for feed. As a university farm, its primary purpose is to support teaching and research and therefore you will be involved in trials and research projects.

As Farm Manager you will be responsible for day to day management of the farm, budgeting, health and safety and ensuring the farm maximises its commercial viability whilst supporting its academic purpose.

The successful candidate will be an experienced farm manager with excellent leadership and communication skills – not only will you manage the farm team but you will also work closely with a variety of people including lecturers, researchers and students at times.

The role:

  • Manage and oversee farm operations
  • Manage farm budget and business plan
  • Facilitate knowledge exchange, research and teaching
  • Involvement in research and trials
  • Team leadership – support and mentor staff
  • Ensure high levels of farm health and safety
  • Optimise farming income
  • Record keeping

About you:

  • Successful track record in farm management
  • Dairy, beef and sheep farming experience
  • Leadership skills
  • Driving licence
  • HND or BSc in Agriculture or related field (Desirable)

The Package:

  • Onsite accommodation
  • Competitive salary reflective of skills and experience
  • 27 days annual leave + bank holidays
  • Enhanced employer pension contribution

 How do I apply?

For more information and an informal confidential discussion please call Harry Porter on: 01885 485524 (Preferred number) / 07875197231 or e-mail your CV and covering letter To Thank you.

De Lacy Executive Recruitment 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 Recruitment 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 Recruitment 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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