Assistant Harvesting Manager

Location Norfolk
Discipline: Agriculture, Farming, Horticulture, Food & Fresh Produce
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £20,000 - £30,000 per annum
Contact name: Sophie Ashmore

Contact email:
Job ref: 14510 SA
Published: 21 days ago
Startdate: ASAP

Assistant Harvesting Manager

Location: Norfolk

The Company:

Fantastic farming business specialising in the production and processing of fresh produce.

The Industry: Farming, Harvesting, Management, Fresh Produce, Soft Fruit, Stone Fruit, Fruit Crops.

Purpose of the Job:

To assist the Harvesting Manager in the process of field and plant preparation, including the provision of appropriate farm services on a planned process throughout the year; to deliver products in the best-possible quality and yield.

Role Responsibilities:

Health and Safety:

  • Develop and actively promote a positive health and safety culture.

  • Adhere to all health and safety requirements, at all times.

  • Identify any safety improvements within the department and escalate if necessary.

  • Ensure that full safety checks are made on the field prior to operation.

  • Ensure machines are operated in compliance within company health and safety policies.

Food Safety:

  • Adhere to and ensure all staff adhere to business food safety standards at all times.

  • Ensure all machinery is suitable to run within a food safe environment, prior to operation.

  • Ensuring the machines are operated in compliance within company food safety policies.

  • Escalate any potential food safety issues immediately.


  • Ensure all required machines are fit for purpose, road legal where applicable and ready for operation/production.

  • Ensure all legislative requirements, maximum permitted hours and "best practice" methods are adhered to.

  • Ensure that all harvesting sites remain clean and tidy.

  • Ensure harvesting site visits are carried out on a daily basis.

  • Plan and coordination of field facilities.


  • Deputise for the Harvest Manager when required.

  • Supporting the Harvesting Manager with the management of the Harvest Team Leaders.

  • Management of a range of soft and stone fruit crops.

  • Coordination of the field harvesting operations of the business, ensuring the highest possible yields are obtained whilst at the same time ensuring that customer specific quality requirements are met.

  • Ensure that all subordinates have been inducted and have had the appropriate level of training and support.

  • Support your teams in a hands-on capacity to the extent that your training permits.


  • To constantly seek ways to improve the business.

  • To carry out any other tasks that may from time to time be requested of you by Farm Management. To assist other departments of the business (e.g., husbandry, tunnels, irrigation, camp, engineering).

Ideal Person Skills and Qualifications:

  • Fresh produce/fruit experience essential.

  • Harvesting background.

  • Food production, husbandry or general farm manager experience.

  • Must have excellent communication skills.

  • A positive can-do attitude.

The Package:

£20K - £30K dependent on experience.

Additional Information:

Contracted to 40 hours per week, flexibility is essential, particularly during the peak season; early mornings, weekends and bank holidays will need to be covered.

Reporting to: The Harvest Manager

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