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Farm Premises Manager – Temporary, Co. Down

Location: Down, County Down

Industry: Public Sector

Salary: £17.70 - £17.90 per hour + parking, pension

Contacts: Claire Connolly,

Job Ref: BBBH52524

Expiry date: 2024-08-02

Honeycomb is currently assisting a large public sector organisation with a Site Manager (Farming) role located in Co.Down. Temporary post 3-6months+

The Client - This organisation operates as a public body and would have contribution towards significant agri-related research and development of grassland studies. Fantastic benefits with attractive salaries and flexi/toil & 37 days per annum annual leave.

The Role -

  • To lead, manage and work alongside a team of 7 industrial farm staff to deliver high quality support and assistance to the scientific team and when necessary, support to other scientific programmes for the organisation.
  • To work closely with project leaders and other scientific staff to help plan for research and advisory/knowledge transfer work.
  • Responsible for the organisation, prioritisation, and delegation of tasks from a work list provided by the three trial managers.
  • To plan for efficient use of land at the farm (approximately 32 ha) and off-farm sites to meet the business needs of the arable and herbage programmes.
  • Responsible for the supervision of maintenance of both standard and specialist equipment essential for trial management.
  • To liaise with other farm staff to drive efficiencies in the use of the land platform and capital equipment.
  • Supervision of the maintenance of field trials, roadways, hedges, gates and boundaries within the estate. Use and maintenance of field-based machinery and environmental control equipment used in trials work.
  • Develop business cases and deliver procurement of farm machinery and capital projects to improve the farm estate.
  • Support and assist the arable and grassland project leads maintaining high standards of corporate governance, budget planning and control and staff management.
  • Maintain Health and Safety compliance linked to Standard Operating Procedure documentation for the relevant work areas (especially field-based processes). Report on H&S matters for the site.
  • The postholder is responsible for ensuring that external contractors carry out their duties to an appropriate standard depending on their contract. This includes but is not limited to grass cutting, cleaning, building checks etc.

The Person -

  • 2 years' experience of managing a team and be able to demonstrate by way of example, experience of working in the agricultural industry.
  • GCSE level or 3rd level qualification (equivalent to A Level) in Maths and English.
  • Computer literate
  • Have a full driving license that enables them to undertake the responsibilities of the role

Desirable Skills

  • Experience in operating a range of farm machinery.
  • Experience in an agricultural setting with knowledge of crop (such as grass) husbandry.
  • Willingness to learn new skills.
  • Show attention to detail and capable to adapt and prioritise a busy workload.

To speak in absolute confidence about this opportunity please send an up to date CV via the link provided or contact Claire McCleery, Head of Public & 3rd Sector at Honeycomb Jobs on 02896 207050.

If you have a disability which means you require assistance at any stage of the recruitment process, please contact us directly to discuss.
Honeycomb is committed to providing equality of opportunity to all.

** Please note, we are receiving a high number of applications and present and will be unable to shortlist candidates who are not meeting the specific requirements for this role. Due to the high volume of applications, we may be unable to provide individual feedback. We thank you in advance for your understanding. **

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