Farm Production and Maintenance Worker

Reporting to: Estate Manager/Director
Division: Broomfield Ridge Farm
Location: Addis Lane, Cutnall Green WR9 0NB

Job Overview
It’s not often that you get the opportunity to join an established industry – one that is not only a disruptor but also a leader. It’s not often that you get the opportunity to be a part of a talented team that is building a local and global business and brand. We are a company that empowers our people so that we embody the attributes of an agile small company when we need to, yet we also have the advantages of being a big company.

Broomfield Ridge forms part of an international fruit producer, packer and exporter with a passion for cherries. The producer grows cherries in 6 countries spread over 4 continents of the world.

Our ethos is bred from behaviours which support us in achieving our goals. Doing this with a positive ‘can do’ attitude and the ability to get jobs completed on time, as well as being a team player.

Person Specification
The ideal candidate will be a manager with a proven track record and a progressive attitude towards implementing and maintaining world-class farming standards and procedures.

Behavioural traits for success include:
• Exceptional attention to detail skills
• Focused on achieving results quickly.
• Open-mindedness and the ability to embrace precision farming.
• A self-driven and self-motivated individual intent on building the business.
• A strategic thinker.
• A keen sense of responsibility.
• A determination to achieve.

Key Responsibilities:
• Contribute to the development of cherry production strategic objectives.
• Implement horticultural best practices to ensure production targets are achieved, as agreed upon and instructed by Estate Manager.
• Organize and control the availability of farming resources and implements.
• Ensure ongoing control of all processes, recording of progress and monitoring of costs within area of responsibility.
• Support the implementation and maintenance of environmental and sustainability plans and targets.
• Ensure compliance with all audits and legislation requirements, as well as implement and take accountability for all Group HR policies, procedures, and initiatives.
• Spray tractor driving, weed Spraying, orchard irrigation, grass cutting, pruning of cherry trees/management of this. cherry harvest management, opening and closing of rain covers, tree fertilisation
• Housekeeping and maintenance on equipment and buildings
• Irrigation pipe maintenance

Knowledge and Skill Requirements:
• A relevant tertiary degree in agriculture and/or horticulture.
• Strong financial management, analytical and good problem-solving skills.
• Relevant farm production experience, from land development to harvesting and farm maintenance.
• Strong people management, relationship building and interpersonal relations skills.
• Knowledge of horticultural practices and a technical understanding of fruit production functions
• Excellent leadership skills and abilities.
• Excellent communication skills, verbal and written.
• Excellent planning and organizational skills.

This job description is not a definitive list of the responsibilities associated with this role and may therefore be added to and or amended according to the business needs, in line with the reasonable remit of capabilities you would expect to be associated with this type of position.

Broomfield Ridge Farm

Jan 19 2024
  • LocationWorcestershire
  • Salary£25,000 - £25,000 a year
  • HoursFull Time
  • PositionPermanent
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