Employers looking for SRUC alumni
Job advertisements from across the sector.
Employers have contacted SRUC about the following vacancies, to share with SRUC alumni. For further information about how to have a vacancy added, please contact us via the form below or call Julie van den Driesche on 0131 535 4488.
You can find a list of current vacancies below. Listings will normally be advertised for around one month from posting date.
Development Procurement Manager, Kettle Produce Ltd – Cupar, Fife
Kettle Produce Limited - one of the main providers of fresh and pre-packed vegetables in the country - is seeking a Development Procurement Manager to contribute and drive their continuous improvement culture. These are exciting and challenging times at Kettle Produce, who need people who will make a difference and add value to their already strong and effective team.
The purpose of this post is to assist the Procurement Manager in procuring all produce required to satisfy customer orders and expectations, that is not the remit of the KPL Field team, and to successfully manage all aspects of the supply base to this end.
Candidates will preferably be qualified at degree level and it is essential that candidates have excellent communication skills and an appetite to learn.
For full details of the post and how to apply please follow the Development Procurement Manager advert on Google.
Closing date: 28 May 2021
Assistant Ecological Clerk of Works (summer placement), RJ McLeod – Dalmellington, Ayrshire
RJ McLeod are looking for an Assistant Ecological Clerk of Works to join them on a fixed term contract this summer. The role will be based on their windfarm site near Dalmellington, South Ayrshire.
The role is an ideal position for someone who is interested in an environmental career and keen to learn. The role will involve but is not limited to:
- Water monitoring
- Ecological surveying
- Works Checks/site inspection
- Report writing
What you will need to succeed:
- possess, or be working towards, a qualification in an environmental related discipline, preferably with some conservation element but this is not essential
- be able to work as part of a team and independently
- have a demonstrated ability for problem solving
- excellent written and oral communication skills
- be organised, logical and structured with good attention to detail
- have an interest and motivation for continuous professional development
A valid driving licence will also be required for the role.
To apply email your CV to email@example.com
Date posted: 12 May 2021
Farm Vet Champions Project Manager, RCVS Knowledge – flexible location, with some travel to London
Just entering its second phase, the Farm Vet Champions project is uniting and empowering UK farm animal veterinary professionals to establish good antimicrobial stewardship in practices and on farms, so that the agricultural veterinary professions continue to improve animal health and welfare standards and provide positive inspiration and leadership towards One Health efforts.
RCVS are looking for an organised, self-starter who will manage and implement the project. This is an ideal opportunity if you relish a varied role with responsibility, are practical in your approach, have excellent people skills and problem-solving skills, and are eager to get stuck-in.
This is a full-time, 12-month contract, with possibility of a permanent position. Salary is £35,000 with generous benefits
For full information and details about how to apply, please visit the RCVS website.
Closing date: 23 May 2021
Crop Surveyors, Environment Systems – UK locations
Environment Systems are looking for crop surveyors to support satellite mapping of common arable crops that we think is perfect for an agriculture student with crop knowledge. The crop surveyors will be based in Scotland, and North East and Southern England and will validate satellite derived crop maps.
These are short term summer jobs, starting immediately to cover this growing season - so June, July, August. The gross salary is ~£15,000 - 19,000 pro rata with travel and accommodation expenses on top.
The role involves travelling around arable regions and identifying and geo-tagging crop types into a mobile survey app.
The link to the position is listed on our website and also LinkedIn.
Date posted: 11 May 2021
Full-time Opportunity, Nissen Christmas Trees Ltd, Angus
We are long established Christmas tree farmers and my family has been in Angus farming trees since the late 70’s. We have way over 1 million trees in the grounds and up to approx 75-100k are harvested per year.
We need a full time employee to start as soon as they can, with tractor/spraying skills, forklift and chainsaw if they have it. We are also happy to help with certification etc and develop skills as to the employees wishes and needs. They will need to be willing to work on and off the tractor and have an interest in trees too!
To further discuss the above opportunities please contact Amanda Nissen on 079 58 633 535.
Date posted: 6 May 2021
Season workers, Nissen Christmas Trees Ltd, Angus
31 May 2021 – 10 July 21
Nissen Christmas Trees Ltd require a number of enthusiastic workers to help in the christmas tree plantations from 31 May 2021 – 10 July 21
£8.91/hr with Overtime rate of £13.36/hr; 48 hr week. Job will include bud breaking and leader control. All work will be outside so protective clothing will be supplied. Accommodation is available on farm at nominal rent.
Drivers license preferred.
Date posted: 6 May 2021
Two agriculture vacancies, Roseberry Estates, South Queensferry
Rosebery Estates have an opportunity for two people to join its farming team. Our farming enterprises include large scale combinable crops, lowland and hill flocks of sheep, a small herd of parkland based suckler cows, as well as other complimentary estate activities.
We are looking for two people to join the team who are committed to a career in agriculture and keen to see their skill sets develop within the industry. In facing the many challenges of farming, we need people who have good machinery operational skills and who are also flexible to contribute across all farm enterprises as required. Additionally, as the farm business continues to grow, we want our team to grow and have people in positions to ‘step up’ as future needs arise.
Ideal candidates will have good agricultural understanding, good core agricultural skills, be self-motivated and willing to work as part of the team with the aim of achieving the farms objectives. In return, a competitive remuneration package and accommodation will be offered.
For further details please contact Andrew Smurthwaite
mobile: 075 84 518 555
Date posted: 6 May 2021
Seasonal work, Summer 2021 – Fearn Farm, Ross-shire
Fearn Farm are looking someone to join their existing team of 5 full time employees to aid them through the summer months and cover holidays.
Working on a mixed livestock and arable business there are lots of routine animal health and general farm maintenance jobs. The role will be very mixed and depending on experience may involve routine animal health treatments and procedures (drenching lambs/shearing/cattle handling) and general farm maintenance and repairs.
Essential characteristics for the role include: driving licence; willingness to work and learn; ability to work as part of a team and individually; enthusiasm and banter!
Desirable but not essential characteristics: general mixed farming knowledge/experience; knowledge/ experience of beef cattle and sheep; knowledge/experience of grassland/rotational grazing practices including fencing; basic machine operating skills; working dogs (kennels available if required).
Job Package: usual working hours Monday to Friday, 7am to 5pm with some weekend work; accommodation available on site; kennels.
If this role sounds of interest to you, or you would like more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to whom applications should be made with a copy of your cv and dates available.
This role could lead to a permanent position for the right candidate.
Date posted: 29 April 2021
Business Partner/NFU Scotland Group Secretary – NFU Mutual, Dingwall/Thurso
NFU are looking for a Partner to join their Dingwall and Thurso Agency. The Partner will have the opportunity to run and develop an existing business with two experienced partners. The postholder will work across both sites but will need to be based from the Thurso Agency at least 3 days a week.
Combining the duties of a Group Secretary with those of an Agent of NFU Mutual, means that the post will have the chance to identify and capitalise on opportunities for new business and introduce what NFU Scotland and NFU Mutual have to offer to a wider audience. The roles are intrinsically linked.
For full details of the post etc please go to the vacancy listing on the NFU Mutual website.
Closing date: 30 May 2021
Highland Regional Support Officer – Scottish Land & Estates
Scottish Land and Estates is seeking a self-motivated individual to become their new Highland Regional Support Officer. Home based and working remotely with the full staff team and membership, the role will build the profile of the organisation, create and maintain relationships with a variety of individuals and organisations and support members’ businesses and community projects.
The role requires someone who is a great communicator, skilled at bringing people together to deliver shared goals, possess a full driving license, and most importantly, be excited about seeing rural Scotland thrive. This is a full time position 34.5 hours per week, with attractive salary and benefits package including flexible working hours.
For further details please visit the Scottish Land & Estates website.
Closing date: 10 May 2021
Climate and Sustainability Business Development Manager – Edinburgh Science
This is an exciting new post responsible for the development and delivery of Edinburgh Science’s growing portfolio of projects focused on carbon reduction. These include two major projects planned to help Scotland achieve its target of being net zero by 2045 - the creation of a carbon reduction pledge and associated resources for businesses and the further development of our Climate Opportunity Ideas Factory; a round table programme started in April 2019 with strategic partners drawn from across Scottish Industry, NGO’s, academia and research.
Full details of the post and information on how to apply can be found on the Edinburgh Science website.
Closing date: 9 May 2021
Agricultural and Industrial Estimator, BHC
BHC, one of the UK’s leading Structural Steel Fabrication and Construction companies within the UK and Ireland, is looking for an Industrial and Agricultural Estimator.
The role will be wide and varied, with each project holding different challenges. There will be a mix between Industrial and Agricultural Estimating. Training will be provided on various software packages if required.
Strong mathematical capabilities are essential as is excellent negotiation skills. Preferably educated to degree/ HNC/ HND level in a relevant construction or agricultural discipline, and an agricultural background would be highly advantageous.
For full details on the vacancy and information on how to apply, please see the BHC Industrial and Agricultural Estimator
Posted: 15 April 2021
Farm worker, Dumfries
Excellent opportunity for someone wanting to start their farming career, you'll learn all the aspects of running a beef (2,000 cattle) and arable business, across two farms in Dumfries.
Looking for a full-time worker, or someone willing to commit at least a year. Accommodation available for person/people.
The work will be made up of 60% tractor duties and the remaining will be general farm work e.g. livestock.
Posted 8 April 2021
Experienced Gardener, Sey Gardening Services, St Andrews
Garden maintenance business in operation for over 20 years, providing high quality maintenance to private and commercial clients in Fife, Tayside and Perthshire.
We are currently looking to add a full-time gardener to our existing team. We are a reputable company, operating for over 20 years in the St Andrews area, having recently expanded our business into a wider area, including Fife, Tayside, Perth and Angus. We maintain both private and commercial gardens to a very high standard.
The successful candidate will have experience in a similar position, possibly with some landscaping experience.
A clean driving licence would be beneficial. Job specific training and certificates advantageous.
Posted 8 April 2021
Assistant Herdsperson, Biggar
Hillhead of Covington, Biggar, is Scotland's first Strategic Dairy Farm. A 400 cow herd milked 3 times per day in a rapid exit Boumatic parlour with modern cow housing facilities.
The role includes assisting and learning from our team in all aspects of herd management and youngstock rearing. There is an opportunity for further development and advancing skills in the dairy industry.
On site accommodation is available for the correct candidate if required as well as a competitive rate of pay and regular time off.
Enquiries and applications by email email@example.com
Closing date 19 April
Invasive Weed Spray, Environmental Reclamation Services Limited (ERS), Glasgow
ERS are currently looking for a seasonal invasive weed sprayer. Duties include spraying / injection of Invasive Weeds including Japanese knotweed, Giant Hogweed, Himalayan Balsam and Rhododendron and other general duties. ERS are looking for someone to start as soon as possible, the contract will run until the 24 September.
Skills / Qualifications: PA1 and PA6 Spraying Certificates (essential); PA6AW (preferable but not essential); Basic landscaping knowledge (preferable but not essential)
Essential Requirements: Full UK Driving License; Fluency in spoken and written English; Eligibility to work in the UK
To apply or for further information email firstname.lastname@example.org
Date posted 6 April 2021
Experienced Farm Worker, Cortleferry Farm, Stow, Scottish Borders
A full-time general farm worker required on a 1100 acre mixed farm in the Scottish Borders. Beef suckler herd, a 1600 flock and around 250 acres of arable. Experience is preferred, however more importantly is someone who is hard working, can use their own initiative, organise their own time, operate in a tidy manner and can fit in with a small team.
Main responsibilities include:
- current experience with cattle and sheep
- mucking out bedded pens on a regular basis
- assisting with typical livestock related jobs, eg feeding, bedding, livestock handling and fencing
- tractor work
- carrying out basic machinery & building maintenance
A 2 bedroom quality semi-detached cottage on the farm is also available if required.
Job Type: Full-time (Long term/Short term/ Clean Driver’s Licence / A good level of pay is offered.
Date posted 6 April 2021
Grain Store Harvest Assistant, G. W. Topham & Son,Cambridgeshire. (Seasonal)
The role is temporary, based in Eltisley and the surrounding land farmed by G. W. Topham & Son. The role will last as long as it takes to complete the summer 2020 arable harvest, along with filling the grain stores (100,000 tonnes across 16 stores, and two sites) for our commercial customers. Working hours will be typical for an arable farm during the busy harvest period. There will be long working days (well into the evening) and 7 days a week working may be necessary as work and weather dictates.
- Daily maintenance checks on equipment used
- Loading and unloading of bulk tipper lorries, a variety of products, using a variety of machinery
- Blowing down grain stores and tidying the yard
- Following all company H&S guidelines
Skills and qualifications:
- Full clean driving licence.
- Good experience of safety operating farm machinery, in particular telescopic forklifts (JCB-550)
- To work in accordance with our maintenance and health & safety procedures
- Current Forklift certification and previous harvest experience preferable
- Excellent accommodation (2019 barn conversion – nominal weekly charge)
- Excellent rate of pay with O/T
- Dedicated full-time employees to work with in a hardworking safe and friendly environment
- PPE and full instruction on machines
Start date: Early/Mid July
Please forward your application to HR: email@example.com
Date posted 6 April 2021
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