What jobs are out there right now in the agri-sector?

A wide range of job opportunities – encompassing various types of skill sets – are available in the agri-sector right now – from farm assistants to Department of Agriculture staff positions.

Some of the stand-out positions are profiled below. For more on these jobs, including how to apply, visit AgriRecruit.

Field sales rep

Meath Farm Machinery is in the process of rapid expansion and is currently looking for two experienced, enthusiastic, driven and result-focused field sales reps to join the organisation.

This role requires flexibility, including for travel abroad for factory trips, trade shows and product launches.

Knowledge of agricultural and farming machinery and excellent customer relationship skills – among other requirements – are desirable. Click here for more information

UI designer

AgriLand – Ireland’s biggest news portal for the agricultural sector – is looking for a detail-oriented UI designer with at least three years of commercial experience in creating beautiful, responsive websites to join our Dublin-based development team.

There will also be exciting opportunities in designing and developing mail campaign templates and other marketing material for the web.

Required skills and experience include: a primary degree/training in an art or design discipline (visual communication, product design, visual design or dine art); and strong UI design experience. Click here for more information

News editor

AgriLand is also looking to recruit a news editor to join our editorial team.

If you’re motivated, enthusiastic and want to play a lead role in covering and breaking (farming) news stories, we have the ideal opportunity.

The successful candidate will have a formal journalistic qualification and will also have experience of a busy news/publishing environment. Additionally, some awareness or experience of agriculture is preferred. Click here for more information

Dairy farm assistant

A farm in north Co. Cork is looking for an assistant for a 100-cow spring calving herd. This job is starting in January 2021 and is a full time position for “the right person”.

Accommodation, transport and phone is included. Experience is preferred but not essential. Click here for more information

Soil Sampling Contractor Opportunity

Agronomy and data management tech firm Farmeye is seeking soil sampling contractors in the north east and south east of Ireland for farm-level sampling programmes starting in autumn 2020.

This is an ideal opportunity for experienced individuals or agri-contractors looking for part-time or full-time income.

Farmeye is looking for reliable, self-driven people who know the agriculture sector and can operate and manage their own region. Suitable candidates must have their own vehicles and a clean driving licence. Click here for more information

Technical Agricultural Officer

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine is now recruiting to hire technical agricultural officers.

Technical agricultural officers are employed by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine to carry out various functions related to services and schemes operated by the department in addition to operating controls relating to animal welfare, public health, animal health and EU payment schemes. Click here for more information

Dairy Herdsperson

A dairy herdsperson / assistant manager is required for a 130-cow dairy farm in Co. Limerick. The candidate must be experienced and good with both animals and machinery.

Accommodation is available. Click here for more information

Co-op General Manager

Corcaghan Co-Operative Agricultural and Dairy Society has an opening for a leader with “enthusiasm” and flair to become general manager of the co-op.

The successful candidate will continue to grow this well established, successful and progressive co-op, based at Corcaghan, Co. Monaghan, together with its livestock mart and stores in Ballybay.

Responsibilities include overseeing the day-to-day management of the co-op, based at its headquarters in Corcaghan, and management of head-office staff in Corcaghan, together with the staff in Ballybay in conjunction with the office manager. Click here for more information

Farm Assistant

A 450-cow dairy farm in Birr, Co. Offaly, is looking to recruit a farm assistant.

The candidate would ideally have experience with livestock, milking, grassland management and machinery.

The farm offers a good remuneration package, regular rostered time off and opportunity to learn and progress.

Accommodation is available. Click here for more information

General Operative

A 100-cow dairy farm in Co. Cork is looking to recruit a general operative.

The work includes both milking and tractor work, and accommodation is available. Click here for more information