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Farm Manager Flourish Produce

  • Date Posted July 31, 2020
  • Location Cambridge, GB
  • Category Agriculture / Production
  • Job type Full-Time
Company description
We are a 32 acre farm located in Cambridgeshire, England, an hour North of London. We grow vegetables, herbs, salads, flowers and fruit for restaurants. In 2021, We will be starting a CSA and bringing heritage grains into our production system. 

Our production practices are based upon improving soil health and increasing the wildlife and biodiversity of the farm. These methods are at the heart of our farm and we're excited to be experimenting more in this area each season.

This is our 4th year in business and we are steadily expanding and working towards creating a full diet farm which will include agroforestry, grains, legumes and pulse production, poultry and meat along with fresh produce and flowers. 

Diverse, small scale, commercial farms of this sort are relatively sparse in the UK and we are excited to be one of the few businesses in the country working in this way and supplying our customers directly. 
 
 
Job description

This is a new role on the farm with all management previously being done by the owner. As our farm has expanded, we are looking for someone with at least 4 years of commercial growing experience to take on some of the operational managerial tasks in addition to being very hands on. We are looking for an honest, hard working, dedicated farmer who is excited about regenerative agriculture systems and high quality, interesting produce.

 

Tasks will include and extend beyond:

 Working closely with the owner to set annual, quarterly, monthly, and weekly production and management goals and effectively plan for their execution.

 Oversee some of the administrative duties of running a small business such as; data collection, ordering, stock control, health and safety.

 Ensure that all tools and equipment are maintained to the highest levels and that the farm stays safe, clean, and organized

 Management of a team of seasonal employees and volunteers: interviewing, scheduling and farm orientation

 Infrastructure projects- putting up poly tunnels, and basic carpentry, irrigation instillation and management

 Tractor operations and maintenance

 Crop work including planting, cultivating, harvesting etc.

 

The right applicant will have:

Ability to self-motivate and work alone or with a team

General handiness and excellent problem solving skills

Must have light carpentry and general maintenance experience, welding and shop skills would be a plus

Must have experience managing several staff members

Able to work in all weather conditions and be able to perform strenuous tasks

Must be able to lift a minimum of 25kg

Knowledge of farm machinery and operation of farm equipment

Able to prioritize effectively

Excellent communication skills

A keen eye for detail

Must be very reliable, dependable and morally sound

We are offering a salary, and a cottage on the farm for this position.

Compensation this position is : salaried, less than 50k Work visa This employer is willing to sponsor a work visa for international applicants Application instructions Please click here to sign in and view application details.
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