Advertising Salary:
from £22,500 commensurate with experience
Location
AL5 2JQ, Herts, UK
Work Area
Farms
Closing Date
15 Jul 2024
Overview Of Role

Rothamsted Research is a leading scientific research institute, with farm sites which include Harpenden and Suffolk. We are looking for an agricultural mechanic/farm technician to support our teams at Harpenden and Suffolk, ensuring the safe and effective operation of our machinery, enabling us to continue supporting science. 

If you are an ambitious individual, who is organised and a good communicator we would love to hear from you.

This role would suit a new graduate to the industry, or someone with experience in an allied industry who is looking to learn a variety of skills that come with working in a research environment.

Some practical experience working on a farm or with agricultural machinery is desirable, but not essential for this role, as the desire  to learn new skills in agricultural machinery is most important.

The post holder will work alongside our experienced and qualified mechanic on site - who is keen to share their knowledge.

  • You will have the ability to think outside the box and share new ideas 
  • Tasks you will support in will range from the basic servicing to working on bespoke machinery.
  • Be expected to understand basic health and safety
  • Have good communication skills. 
  • As we are operating as a research farm, accurate record keeping and following strict protocols is essential.

This is a is full time role 37 hours per week. Initially for a 3 year fixed term period up to the 1st June 2027, with the option to extend.

The role attracts a salary upwards of £ 22,500, dependent on experience.

Lawes Agricultural Trust have a portfolio of rental properties in close proximity to the farm and rental opportunities may be available on discussion. 

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, diversity and inclusion and flexibility in working arrangements creates a positive work life balance and enables a welcoming environment for all prospective employees. 

As a Disability Confident Employer we are committed to making reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process and all disabled candidates (as defined by the Equality Act 2010) who satisfy the minimum criteria for the role will be guaranteed an interview.   If this is required, please contact us.  Applications from candidates irrespective of their background, gender, race, sexual orientation, religion or age are welcomed, providing the required criteria is met. 

We have an attractive benefits package including 30 days annual leave, a generous pension scheme, Employee Assistance Programme and an attractive campus offering cultural and recreational activities. 

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