Head Farm Grower - Fresh Produce

Location Wakefield
Discipline: Agriculture, Farming
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £22,000 - £ 28,000 p.a.
Contact name: Kate Moxon

Contact email: kate@agrifj.co.uk
Job ref: 14165 KM
Published: 4 months ago
Startdate: ASAP

The Company:

A working farm, who grow and harvest Fresh Produce, including fruit and vegetables. Due to consistent growth and expansion, they are seeking to recruit a new Head Farm Grower – Fresh Produce.


The Industry: Agriculture, Agricultural, Agricultural Supplies, Farming, Farming Supplies, Arable, Fresh Produce, Grower, Head Grower, Crops, Fruit, Vegetables


The Job Role Details:

A hands-on role, whereby you will be expected to take on a variety of responsibilities around the farm, including scheduling ploughing, planting, and harvesting and testing soil for nutrient levels. In addition to actual crop duties, you will also be responsible for scheduling maintenance of farm equipment and managing temporary staff at harvest and planting times. Experience with irrigation and fertilization is necessary. A great and exciting opportunity to join a family run business.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Working with the owner making planting and harvesting decisions and planning PYO events to ensure a good supply.

  • Planting, cultivation, prep, polytunnel, irrigation and water pipes management.

  • Overseeing agency staff to accomplish tasks in the most timely and efficient way.

  • Keeping all farm records to include any animal movement, medicine records, production.

  • Managing the farm budget.

  • Operating and maintaining farm equipment.

  • Inspecting farm facilities for safety due to high public footfall.

  • Friendly and professional conduct that positively reflects the company.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Produce farm experience, preferably in a leadership role.

  • Strong organisational and communication skills.

  • Full clean driving licence.

  • Physical capability and stamina.

  • Knowledge of crop market trends.

  • Ability to keep accurate records.

  • Knowledge of basic machinery maintenance.

  • Experience in operating tractors and tele-handers.

  • A good insight with the public – everything will offer PYO.

  • A great team player.


Experience in the following would be advantageous but is not essential:

  • Fencing.

  • Welding.

  • Animal husbandry.

  • Formal agricultural or horticultural training.

  • Certified training in tele-handler, pesticide spraying, welding, and chainsaw.


Salary package:

£ 22,000 p.a. - £28,000 p.a.

Plus Company Benefits

How to apply: Interested candidates should email their CV and a brief covering letter outlining their experience in agriculture, any previous work experience and why they believe they are suitable for the role to; Kate@agriFJ.co.uk

We thank all applicants who apply for this role. However, please be advised that only those short listed for an interview will be contacted. Please be assured that your job application will be managed in complete confidence and your personal details will not be passed to any third party without your prior permission.

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Agricultural and Farming Jobs are an established specialist Agricultural Recruitment business with offices based in rural Worcestershire. We have a specialist and dedicated Headhunting Recruitment Division as well as a specialist Jobs Advertising Division. We recruit specifically for all roles within the Agricultural industry and support the recruitment needs of all related clients including; Farms, Agricultural Machinery, Fresh Produce, Food, Horticultural, Equestrian, Finance and Veterinary companies on an International basis. We offer an exceptional service with a personable, yet highly professional approach. Please contact our office for further information on 01527 878550.