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Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group South West
Posted: 20 Sep 2022
Deadline: 17 Oct 2022
Compensation: £24,500 - £31,500 per year
Paid Full-time Part-time Flexible hours Permanent
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 the post of Farm Environment Adviser to join the 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 SouthWest are seeking someone with 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.
Main purposes of the role and key responsibilities
The Farm Environment Adviser is expected to:
Please go to https://www.fwagsw.org.uk/Pages/Category/work-for-us for more information and how to apply.
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About Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group South West
FWAG SW provides environmental advice to farmers on a range of agricultural, conservation and soil and water management issues in a whole-farm context. We consider habitat and species conservation, diffuse pollution mitigation, soil management, nutrient management, compliance to legislation and regulation, protection of archaeological features and landscape value – whilst ensuring clients remain in a profitable farm business.