Farm Environment Adviser (Gloucestershire) x2

Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group South West

£26,000 - £30,500 pa

Paid • Full or Part Time • Permanent

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

Closing date: Monday, 31st January 2022  

FWAG SW provides environmental advice to farmers on a wide range of agricultural, conservation and soil and water management issues. We are seeking applicants for two Farm Environment Advisers to join our growing Gloucestershire 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 one-to-one farm visits, reports, events and workshops, plus 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, and, 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 experienced Advisers.

FWAG SW are seeking someone with expertise and 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.

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