Technical Assistant

LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming)

Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth, Warwickshire
£19,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent [email protected]

Reference: LB/5/21

Sectors: food, farming & horticulture, sustainability

Closing date: Friday, 18th June 2021   5 days left

Job Purpose

  • Works closely with the Technical Team and other key individuals to, develop and deliver LEAF’s internal and external projects (UK and European e.g., Horizon Europe) and LEAFs core IFM technical activities and resources

Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Delivery, as directed, of technical projects/tasks to agreed objectives, budgets, milestones and timescales including reporting
  • Produce and communicate technical project/task plans and liaise with all external and internal partners and key individuals to ensure outcomes and timelines (internal and external) are understood and met.
  • Provide regular technical reports and updates on task/project progress, attend/support project meetings as directed
  • Support and deliver project/farmer events and the administration and coordination of associated activities
  • Build effective relationships with task/project sponsors, supporters and key influencers
  • Contribute to Technical meetings, IFM research and IFM resource developments
  • Promotion of LEAF and its products and services (LEAF Marque, IFM, OFS, OFSD)
  • Any other reasonable tasks as detailed from time to time to support LEAF’s operational priorities

Key Skills and Person Specification

Skills & Experience:

  • Strong knowledge/experience base in agriculture
  • Experience of working with databases and technical data
  • Task/Project co-ordination experience
  • Experience of working to defined priorities and achieving deadlines and targets
  • Excellent computer literacy
  • Excellent communication, report writing and presentation skills

Person specification:

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent in a relevant discipline/industry sector
  • Proactive and self-managing
  • Analytical with attention to detail
  • Ability to work both independently and in teams
  • Creative and problem-solving nature
  • Personable, adaptable, flexible, practical and hands on
  • Ability to influence through effective relationship building

Send CV and cover letter to [email protected]