Farm Environment Adviser (Devon)

FWAG South West

£26,000 - £30,500 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent [email protected] 01823 660684 Helen Davies/Gary Rumbold

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, food, farming & horticulture, water & hydrology

Closing date: Tuesday, 22nd June 2021  

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Farm Environment Adviser to join a thriving, busy and innovative team of like-minded farm advisers.

FWAG South West provides environmental advice to farmers on a wide range of agricultural, conservation and water management issues. We are seeking applicants for the post of Farm Environment Adviser to join the Devon team. The post will have responsibilities to provide advice in a whole-farm context considering habitat and species conservation, diffuse pollution mitigation, soil management, nutrient management, compliance to legislation and regulation, protection of archaeological features and landscape value – all as part of a profitable farm business.

The post will include the delivery of high-quality environmental advice to farmers through 1:1 farm visits, reports, events and workshops as well as the preparation of reports and news articles for FWAG farmer members. As well as providing advice, the successful applicant will contribute to the delivery and outputs of existing projects, where appropriate project management, partnership working and the development of new projects, with support from managers and colleagues. The successful applicant will be line managed by a Senior Farm Environment Adviser and will be supported by other Senior Advisers.

FWAG South West are seeking someone with a passion for food, farming and the environment. With growing demand for services to provide advice to farmers on agroecological practices whether this is to reduce agricultural diffuse pollution, part of adopting a regenerative farming system, delivery of the public goods policy agenda or part of supply-chain initiatives, we are looking for applicants who can bring their own specialisms and experience to strengthen our team. We welcome applications from a wide range of backgrounds within the sector, whether that is environment and wildlife, soils, nutrients, farm infrastructure, farm management, cropping, livestock, or Integrated Pest Management.

Applications will only be accepted using the FWAG SW application form. CVs, where they provide additional relevant information, may be submitted with an application form, but an application form must be submitted as well to be considered.

To apply, please download an application pack, including the application form, a full job description, and person specification. 

Closing Date: Tuesday 22nd June 2021, 6pm GMT
Interview Date: Wednesday 30th June 2021

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