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Assistant Grower Manager (Soft Fruit)

  • Location

    Manningtree

  • Sector:

    Food and Agriculture

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £22000 - £28000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Sydoni Dixon

  • Contact email:

    sydoni@compasspoint.co.uk

  • Contact phone:

    01284 765700

  • Job ref:

    J33936

  • Published:

    5 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2019-09-10

  • Start date:

    2019-07-15

  • Consultant:

    Sydoni Dixon

We are currently working with a leading family farming business who produce fruit for the major multiples. Due to increased work load they are looking to recruit an Assistant Grower Manager for their Soft Fruit business.

Working as part of the Soft Fruit Production Team, assisting and reporting to the Intensive Crops/Glasshouse Manager you will be responsible for the Soft Fruit production of the Farms, ensuring delivery of high quality 1st class Strawberries, Raspberries, and Blueberries, as well as assisting with other crops the business grows. This will include being involved with implementing effective growing systems, ensuring that required husbandry works are carried out, the delivery of timely and correct irrigation, spraying, pest and disease control, and all other elements related to the crop production.

This role will either suit a Graduate who has a desire to be in a fruit business or someone who is already an experienced Assistant Grower Manager. PA1 and PA3 would be ideal but not essential.

You will be hardworking, outgoing, a strong communicator, have a passion to progress and work in the produce industry, be prepared to work long hours in peake season and be willing to work outside your remit. You must have a full UK driving licence.