Suffolk New College

Farm manager (arable)

Suffolk Rural campus building exterior with garden in foreground
Suffolk rural campus, Otley, Ipswich

Up to £37,140 per annum

Up to 37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year*

Location: Otley, Ipswich

This is an exciting opportunity for a farm manager to join our growing team based at Suffolk Rural, Otley, which is a specialist land-based campus within East Anglia, just 9 miles outside of Ipswich.

The farm manager is responsible for the daily planning, organisation, supervision and administration of activities on the farm. The role includes managing a small team to ensure safe industry practice onsite, and work closely with the curriculum teaching team to support the learner development of practical skills.

You will have a good standard of education including Maths and English alongside a formal agricultural qualification, and/or relevant industry experience. Ideally you will have some experience of working with young people, record keeping and online farm management systems.

*Up to full timeaverage of 37 hours per week depending on operational need/time of year.

At Suffolk New College, we promote the culture of BeSNC.  Implementing BeSNC is not just a choice; it’s a commitment to providing the best possible environment for our learners to thrive. It’s a commitment to nurturing an inclusive and supportive community where each student, staff and community member can reach their full potential.

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Closing date: Tuesday 30th January 2024 at 12 Midnight

Interview date: Tuesday 6th February 2024

This College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. As part of our on-going commitment to Equality and Diversity, Suffolk New College guarantee to short list all applicants from a black or ethnic minority group who meet the essential criteria and all applicants with a disability who meet the essential criteria.  All appointments are subject to Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check.

We do not recognise any agencies or search agencies acting on our behalf unless they have been officially engaged. Applicants should apply to us directly and not be persuaded to go via an agency.

The college will not recognise any agency fees for recruitment activities unless an active engagement linked to a specific role has been agreed.

The college will not pay fees associated with CVs or applicants who are sent to the college via agencies on a speculative basis or in response to college adverts.

Agencies should refrain from sending CVs to anyone working for the college on a speculative basis. The college will make approaches to agencies via our HR team if we feel that we need assistance with a post.

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