Cereals and Oilseeds Knowledge Exchange Manager- Scotland

Location Scotland
Discipline: Agriculture, Farming, Agro-Chemicals, Fertilisers & Seeds
Job type: Permanent
Salary: ££34000 - £40000 per annum
Contact name: Katrina Sneyd

Contact email: Katrina@agriFJ.co.uk
Job ref: 14871KS_1642672774
Published: 2 months ago

Job Title: Cereals and Oilseeds Knowledge Exchange Manager- Scotland

Vacancy Ref: 14871 ML

The Company: We are seeking a Cereals and Oilseeds Knowledge Exchange Manager on a permanent basis. This is a field based role and would cover all of Scotland.

The Job Role Overview:

This role requires a strong communicator with excellent facilitation skills who is also able to establish credibility amongst Cereal & Oilseed levy payers and stakeholders in Scotland. Working to key operational and business plan targets, this role also plays a huge part in delivering a world class knowledge and information delivery service to farmers, therefore specialist agriculture experience is essential


  • Deliver a range of activities covering Knowledge Transfer and Knowledge Exchange (including conferences, workshops, meetings, webinars and podcasts) within Cereals & Oilseeds, ensuring that expertise and engagement is maintained and enhanced

  • Increase the engagement of, and with, Levy Payers and Stakeholders to achieve the targets set and agreed

  • Deliver projects within the budget allocated, providing accurate and appropriate reporting information

  • Provide levy payer feedback to the wider team and research function to help contribute to the delivery of priorities and requirements.

  • Write and deliver information to promote both the sector, products and services

  • Be involved in a range of business development campaigns, projects and initiatives as the first line of contact for levy payers and stakeholders

  • Establish and maintain contact with the industry through participation in meetings/events/open days and conferences when needed

Essential Criteria

  • Detailed knowledge of farming with relevant sector experience, ideally having gained a BASIS certificate or other technical qualification, although not essential

  • Practical hands-on experience facilitating and delivering Knowledge Exchange activities at farmer meetings and high-profile conferences

  • A skilled communicator who can speak with authority and write clearly and effectively

  • Confident to work with and lead industry partners.

  • Proactive individual with proven experience developing innovative and effective Knowledge Exchange approaches

  • Excellent project management capabilities

  • Must live within the region and have the flexibility to travel on a regular basis

Salary package: £34- £40K

Benefits - here are just a few things we offer to attract and retain the right people

  • An extensive benefits package including 33 days annual leave plus one privilege day (inclusive of Bank Holidays)

  • A single private medical health scheme

  • Life assurance cover (4 x salary)

  • A market-leading defined contribution pension scheme with Legal & General

  • Applause Awards - every three months we celebrate employees who embrace our values; the core moral principles that are at the heart of everything we do

  • Ambitious in Agriculture Awards - annual awards announced at staff conference in December

  • Access to government Childcare Voucher Scheme

  • Perkbox membership - this gives you a huge number of online discounts and savings.

  • Excellent training and development opportunities and an agreed development plan

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