Looking for a change of career? Check out the latest jobs available in the agri-sector

Every month a range of jobs arise in the agricultural sector. They can vary from managerial positions, to sales vacancies to regular farm workers.

This month there are a number of jobs available within the agri-sector; there are even opportunities available with AgriLand for those looking for some journalistic work experience.

A full listing of the jobs available within the agri-sector is available over on AgriRecruit.

Herd manager

The owners of Glenstal Farm, Murroe, Co. Limerick, are seeking an enthusiastic, ambitious person to come on board as a herd manager.

Applicants must have experience or knowledge of grassland and feed budgeting as well as dairy husbandry in order to be considered for the role.

Responsibilities will include husbandry, milking, and grassland management. It is essential that the successful candidate pays attention to detail and has the ability to work on their own initiative.

This position may suit a recently qualified farm manager, who does not wish to return home yet, or someone who is looking to gain experience before starting their own herd.

Applicants must be available to start this full-time position in January. Those interested in applying can click here.

Farm manager

Coincidentally, Glenstall Abbey farm, Co. Limerick, is looking to hire a farm manager for its 250ac dairy operation, which currently includes 130 cows.

The farm is about to implement a comprehensive development plan which will include the construction of a new milking parlour and upgrades to the existing farm infrastructure. The goal is to increase the dairy herd size to approximately 230 in the medium to long-term.

It is hoped that the appointed farm manager will project manage the upgrades to the infrastructure whilst also managing the daily running of the farm with the existing farm employees.

The right candidate must: have administrative herd and farm recording skills; be able to understand and maintain cash flow records; and use reports to review farm performance and target improvements.

Those applying must have between three and four years on-farm experience as well as a Level 7 or Level 8 qualification in dairy farm management.

A competitive salary and benefits package will be provided by Glenstal Abbey farm for the permanent, full-time position. Click here to apply; the deadline for applications closes on December 1.

Business development manager

Embrace FARM, a farm accident support network, has a vacancy available as a business development manager on a part-time contract to help grow the charity in line with its strategic plan.

Principle duties and responsibilities of the role include: developing and maintaining partnerships with the corporate industry, farm organisations, relevant government departments and other charities; implementing and continuously reviewing the current strategic plan with the board of directors; and generating an income stream with key partnerships in the corporate industry.

As well as this, the successful candidate will be required to devise and implement a fundraising strategy to secure relevant grants. Developing a communications strategy to raise public awareness and promote the organisation will also be a key responsibility.

It is expected that the right applicant will have an appropriate third level degree and experience in working in a similar environment or position. Excellent communication and IT skills are required, as well as a driving licence and access to own transport.

Click here for more information, a full job spec is available on request. The closing date for applications has been set as Friday, December 15.

Journalist work experience positions

Have you got a passion for farming, a flare for writing and digital ambition? If so, AgriLand – the country’s largest farming news portal – wants to hear from you.

As third-level students start to plan and prepare for placements to undertake next year, AgriLand is delighted to announce a number of exciting work experience opportunities.

The positions – including news journalist and technical journalist – will ideally suit students currently completing an undergraduate degree programme in agricultural science, or other related disciplines, at honours level in all third level institutes.

These placements will vary in length – up to a maximum of 15 weeks – and shorter terms can be arranged to suit your specific course requirements.

For more information click here.