Area Coordinator (South Cumbria)

Location Cumbria
Discipline: Agriculture, Farming, Food & Fresh Produce, Pet, Vet & Animal Health
Job type: Permanent
Salary: ££20,509.30 plus benefits
Contact name: Nicola Mason

Job ref: 15733LP
Published: about 1 month ago
Startdate: ASAP

030522b - Area Coordinator (South Cumbria)

National Milk Records (NMR) is the leading supplier of milk recording services in the UK, providing management information on individual cow's performance in terms of milk quality, yield and fertility. It is acknowledged by the industry that NMR is the market leader in the provision and support of dairy software in Great Britain. NMR also supplies aggregate data to over 35 dairy industry bodies including milk buyers, AHDB Dairy and breed societies as well as forming the basis for food provenance schemes for retailers such as Tesco, Sainsbury and Marks and Spencer. The farmer is the NMR customer and our recording services reach the cows which produce 60% of the UK's milk.

Salary: £20,509.30

Location: Home Based

Level: Operations

Deadline: 30/06/2022 23:59

Hours: 37.00

Benefits: Available on request

Job Type: Permanent

The Role:

The Area Coordinator will be responsible for delivery of a full milk recording service to approximately 45 farms in the defined area. This involves visiting the farms on an approximately monthly basis and collecting event data about the individual cows and updating the NMR database. On some farms it will also involve taking milk samples from each cow as they are milked. This role will be based in the South Cumbria region.

Essential Key Skills:

Good time management and communication skills

Ability to work in a flexible manner, adapting to new situations

Organise work load and coordinate with customers and self-employed samplers

Self-motivated with a positive, enthusiastic attitude

Valid current driving license

Desirable Skills:

Milk recording and/or practical dairy farming experience

Understanding of cow biology

Competent user of Microsoft office products and web based services

Key Responsibilities:

To be responsible for data collection and entry into a custom built software package

To coordinate the collection of milk samples from farms

To organise self-employed samplers to take milk samples

To recruit and train self-employed samplers

To ensure an excellent standard of data quality

To support and coordinate work with other members of the NMR field team in the defined area

To cover a wide area of farms which could involve extensive driving

Work environment:

Mainly daytime farm visits and working from home, some early mornings. Averaging a 37 hour week, daily and weekly hours will be flexible to suit the business needs. You will be provided with the relevant equipment to undertake the role.

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