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
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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