Salad & Brassica
Monday to Friday, Seasonal (Between the hours of 0600 - 1800)
Within a fast-paced farming environment, the Farm Manager works closely with the Harvesting Manager.
The Farm Manager runs the farm, including plantings and harvesting.
Within a small, dynamic team of Farm Technicians you would be expected to manage the Lancashire Farming network from drilling to seeding to harvesting given the supply expectations of the Head Office.
Duties & Responsibilities
Manage and maintain an efficient farm
Manage all farm staff (35 - 70 staff)
Management and control of all costs associated with the farming activities
Ensure smooth running of all functions within the farm
Manage and motivate staff effectively
Report on farm performance according to company requirements
Attend training and develop relevant knowledge and skills
Ensure all farm staff are fully trained
Communicate company strategy and policies effectively to all farm staff
Improve and maintain a high level of health and safety
Comprehensive control of stock and chemicals
Maximise the farming efficiency's
Management and maintenance of all farm equipment
Maintain the service records of all of the farming equipment
Provide an efficient and effective service
Conversant with the Health & Safety procedures and fully observe the safety rules.
Ensure that H & S working practices are adhered to within your farming staff
Ensure that farming methods are always the best most efficient use of, keeping abreast of the new ways of working etc.
Personal Attributes Required
Previous experience within a farm management
Experience of agricultural farming (ideally salads and brassicas)
Excellent relationship and managerial skills
Ability to plan and organise own workload
Ability to lead a team
Ability to manage a team
Ability to delegate
Ability to work on own initiative
Ability to work under pressure
Ability to identify mistakes and correct them
Attention to detail
Excellent written and verbal skills
Strong organisational skills
CAN DO attitude
Adaptability to change