Farm Manager 3 views

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Planning finances and production to maintain farm progress against budget parameters;
  • Practical activities, e.g. driving tractors, operating machinery, feeding livestock, spraying fields, etc;
  • Marketing the farm’s products;
  • Buying supplies, such as fertiliser and seeds;
  • Arranging the maintenance and repair of farm buildings, machinery and equipment;
  • Planning activities for trainee staff, mentoring and monitoring them;
  • Maintaining and monitoring the quality of yield, whether livestock or crops;
  • Understanding the implications of the weather and making contingency plans;
  • Making sure products are ready for deadlines, such as auctions and markets;
  • Ensuring current government regulations concerning farm activities are complied with;
  • Ensuring that farm activities comply with government regulations;
  • Monitoring animal health and welfare, including liaising with vets;
  • Maintaining a knowledge of pests and diseases and an understanding of how they spread and how to treat them;
  • Applying health and safety standards across the farm estate;
  • Protecting the environment and maintaining biodiversity;
  • Keeping financial records up to date.
  • Providing bed and breakfast or holiday lets;
  • Field sports and off-roading;
  • Wind power generation;
  • Speciality herds, such as llamas and alpacas;
  • Farm shops selling the farm’s own and other locally-sourced produce;
  • Creating fishing lakes;
  • Horse trials, livery stables and riding schools;
  • Worm farming;
  • Processing their own products, e.g. vegetables or cold pressed oils.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

A degree is greatly valued and most farm managers hold at least a degree or HND/foundation degree in agriculture or a related subject such as:

  • Agricultural engineering;
  • Crop management;
  • Farm business management;
  • Horticulture;
  • Land/estate management.

SKILLS REQUIRED

  • Knowledge of food production;
  • Organisational and time management skills;
  • Ability to work under pressure;
  • Supervisory skills and management ability;
  • Numerical aptitude;
  • Willingness to be outside in all weathers and patience to undertake all sorts of practical, sometimes repetitive jobs;
  • Full driving licence;
  • Self-motivation and the ability to motivate others;
  • Larger-scale business awareness;
  • Marketing skills;
  • Negotiation skills;
  • Genuine commitment to farming;
  • IT skills;
  • Good technical knowledge.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested applicants should forward their ,CVs name, qualifications, post applying for to the HR : cv. Bluesea @gmail.com OR their mobile number in the message box or mobile number stated on this advert. Not abiding to this advice will lead to total disqualification. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted

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