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Rothamsted Research

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Assistant Farm Manager

Salary Details:
salary ranging from £29,842 per annum dependant on experience
AL5 2JQ, Herts
Work Area:
03 Aug 2021
Overview Of Role

This unique role at Rothamsted Research Farm is in Harpenden, Hertfordshire. The Assistant Farm Manager’s role will be to assist in the running of the commercial enterprises across the Rothamsted and Woburn sites supporting the science programmes across the farms.

We require a first-class ambitious individual, who is organised and a good communicator to lead the existing arable team, with the ability to liaise with science and research teams to achieve successful completion of experimental protocols. The ability to think outside the box at times would be welcomed.

This post requires an individual with extensive practical agricultural skills as well as an understanding of modern agricultural rotations, systems and process. The post holder is expected to have skills and knowledge in the areas of tractor and telehandler driving, machinery operation and basic machinery maintenance. Grain store management will also be a key aspect of this role as will supporting the sprayer operator, therefor proven, current experience spraying is essential.

With a passion for the advancement of sustainable agricultural methods we wish to put the cutting-edge science Rothamsted is famous for into practice on the farm and use the wealth of knowledge available to improve current practices. The individual will need to be forward thinking and keen to explore new methods and technologies to produce crops of a high standard.

This role will have significant involvement with Rothamsted’ s new digital initiative, therefore excellent IT skills are crucial, as well as experience working with computer-based record keeping systems. An understanding of GPS guidance systems and mapping software would be advantageous.

Some practical experience working on agricultural field trials is desirable, but not essential for this role. The Assistant Farm Manager will work closely with the Field Trials manager to ensure field trials are delivered to high standards and strict experimental protocols are always being adhered to. 

The post is initially for a 3 year fixed term period, attracting a salary from £29,782 per annum, dependent on necessary experience. Lawes Agricultural Trust have a portfolio of rental properties in close proximity to the far, which candidates may discuss if accommodation will be required

The post will be closing 3 August 2021, interviews w/c 9 August

About The Company
Established in 1843, Rothamsted Research is one of the UK's leading Research Institutes delivering world class agricultural science.  Our commitment to learning and development, equality and diversity as well as creating a positive work life balance,  enable a welcoming environment for all prospective employees.  We have an attractive benefits package including 25 days annual leave, a generous pension scheme and an attractive campus offering cultural and recreational activities. Rothamsted Research values its commitment to equality and diversity in its workforce and we particularly encourage applications from women, disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates, as these groups are currently under-represented within the organisation.