Farm Advisor

Ribble Rivers Trust

Clitheroe, Lancashire
£24,000 - £27,500 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract 01200444452 Jack Spees

Sectors: food, farming & horticulture, water & hydrology

Closing date: Friday, 12th October 2018  

Farm Advisor

Purpose: To deliver a farm advisory, training and events programme 

Reports to: Chief Executive Officer

Location: Clitheroe 

Hours: Full-time 37.5 hours per week, part-time may be considered

Salary: £24,000 - £27,500 p.a.

Contract: 24 month fixed term contract (with potential to extend by up to 5 years) 

The Ribble Rivers Trust (RRT) is the lead partner in the Ribble Life Together project, which as a catchment scale project is delivering a range of activities to improve the condition, management and awareness of the Ribble Catchment. The project brings together over 20 stakeholder and interest groups to deliver a catchment action plan that will bring immediate and lasting benefits for people and the environment.

As part of this project the Trust is looking to recruit a technically competent, dynamic and enthusiastic person to deliver farm advice, as well as training courses and events aimed at improving partners and farmers (particularly our Facilitation Fund supported River Loud Farm Group) knowledge around diffuse pollution and how to reduce it.

The role will provide farm advice and training direct to farmers to identify potential opportunities for delivery that will aid in reducing diffuse water pollution (such as agri-environment schemes). And where appropriate it will support farmers to develop and submit applications for funding, such as, Countryside Stewardship and Woodland Creation. It is expected that this role will work alongside partners to create a central hub for farmers to access information such as training, grant schemes, events, issues and solutions.

For more information, and to apply for the position, please visit our website.

Please note the closing date for this position is the 12th October with interviews commencing 19th October.

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