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|Position:||Trials Technician - Research & Development|
We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join our Research and Development Department as a full-time Trials Technician.
The role within the department is to be responsible for the practical delivery and development of the independent in-house trials for the business. This will include all areas ranging from the assistance in layout of trials, carrying out ongoing trial observations and monitoring, as well as including in season spray applications. There will be the opportunity to assist the Trials Manager in the generation of independently structured trial protocols to required standards, and an additional role to help interrogate the end of year results. The position is unique in both its overall encompassing of all areas of trials work and the detailed interpretation of these results.
The information and data that you will be looking after throughout the season will directly help influence the significant land portfolio that Velcourt manages for its clients. With a combination of practical outdoor work and office-based duties, this will be a varied role that will offer the opportunity to develop agronomic and trials skills. It will also offer the opportunity to develop relationships with external trials providers, trials contractors as well as Velcourt Farm Managers.
We are looking for candidates who have worked or studied in agriculture and have a good understanding of the sector. The areas of specific candidate attributes are as follows:
• Some experience in commercial field trials, with relevant spray test certificates - PA1, PA2, PA4 and PA6 qualified.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal).
• A high level of initiative with strong planning and organisational skills.
• High standard of numeracy and literacy with good attention to detail.
• Be able to work closely within a small team, be enthusiastic and flexible with your working hours.
• Be skilled in Microsoft packages, and have an understanding of statistical analysis and data interpretation.
A full, clean driving licence is a pre-requisite.
Salary: Competitive, experience level will vary package.
E-mail – Gjones@velcourt.co.uk
Due to the expansion, we are looking for a head herdsperson to take full day to day responsibility for a cubicle housed, TMR fed 550 cow unit in Mid Somerset. The person we are looking for must be progressive and self-motivated to increase both physical and financial performance. Meticulous attention to detail and positive thinking is a must for this position.
An excellent package and suitable training is available to the right candidate.
For further details or to apply please send covering letter and CV to -
|Position:||Skilled Arable Operator|
|Address:||Mawthorpe Farms Ltd, Mawthorpe House, Alford, Lincolnshire, LN13 9LY|
|Contact:||The Farm Manager
An opportunity has arisen for a full time, skilled arable operator to join our team on 1400ha at Mawthorpe Farms Ltd near Alford in East Lincolnshire.
Main responsibilities will include:
- Grainstore Management-Loading grain out, temperature/moisture testing
- Relief spraying and operation of a mixer bowser
- Avadex application using a 36m machine
- General farm tasks
The role requires a high calibre operator who has the ability to work on their own initiative and also cooperate within a small team carrying out tasks to a high standard with particular attention to detail in all operations undertaken.
The successful candidate will possess PA1 & 2 and telehandler certificates as well as having experience with precision farming techniques. Experience with the operation of 360-degree diggers would also be an advantage but not essential. Further training can be arranged.
A competitive package is offered to reflect ability and experience. Assistance with accommodation will be provided within the local area.
Please apply with CV and covering letter to The Farm Manager, Mawthorpe Farms Ltd, Mawthorpe House, Alford, Lincolnshire LN13 9LY, or Email: email@example.com