Fruit Farm Manager

Location Cheltenham
Discipline: Agriculture, Farming, Horticulture, Food & Fresh Produce, Machinery, Technical & Engineering, Agro-Chemicals, Fertilisers & Seeds
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £30,000 - £35,000 per year
Contact name: Sophie Ashmore

Contact email:
Job ref: 16587 SA 1
Published: 18 days ago
Startdate: ASAP
Client: Agricultural and Farming Jobs

Fruit Farm Manager

  • Do you have fruit farming experience?

  • Do you have a passion or interest in organic farming?

  • Do you have experience supervising and leading teams of people?

Location of the Job: West Midlands.

Salary and Benefits:

  • A competitive salary to be discussed at application stage.

  • Accommodation can be available - mobile home initially, with a view to move into a rental/purpose-built property near to the farm.

Additional information:

  • This is a permanent full-time position.

  • Full training provided for the farm systems and equipment.

About The Company:

A 60+ acre organic family fruit farm in the West Midlands.

The Job Role Details:

A fantastic opportunity to join an organic family fruit farm in the West Midlands. This is a great chance for you, if you have organic fruit farm experience or vineyard experience, to set up into a Farm Manager position.

Key Responsibilities:
You will…

  • Be responsible for the day-to-day management of the farm.

  • Manage permanent staff and casual workers.

  • Maintain the orchard and vineyard.

  • Harvest, cold storage and packing.

  • Manage packhouse and shipments to customers.

  • Manage apple juice production.

  • Carry out basic machinery maintenance and repairs.

  • Operate farm machinery, including tractor field work, topping and cultivations.

  • Carry out spraying for nutrition, pest and disease control.

  • Mechanical weed control.

  • Irrigation installation and maintenance.

  • General farm maintenance work.

Ideal Person Skills & Qualifications:
You will have / be…

  • Experience working on a fruit farm, vineyard, horticultural estate, or top fruit production.

  • Tractor driving experience.

  • Living local to the West Midlands or willing to relocate.

  • Willing to work longer hours as required, during busy seasonal periods.

  • Well organised, identify priorities, produce workplans.

  • Able to supervise and lead a team of staff.

  • Happy to be hands-on and willing to operate tractors and other farm machinery.

  • Trustworthy, ambitious, hard-working and reliable.

  • Organic farming experience - desirable.

  • Spraying qualifications and experience.

  • Forklift qualification and experience.

How to apply: Please click on the apply now button.

The Industry (Key Words): Small farm manager jobs, organic farm jobs, organic fruit farm jobs, fruit farm jobs, orchard jobs, vineyard jobs, organic farm jobs, fruit jobs, farm jobs, farm manager jobs, soft fruit farm jobs.

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