Current Vacancies

Nationwide Opportunities often available within the Farm Business Survey

  • A typical Research Officer role
  • Undertake an important role in the longest running independent survey of farm businesses, confidentially providing data and evidence on the financial position and business performance of farmers and growers to help shape policy
  • Responsible for liaising with farmer co-operators, including travelling to and from farms
  • The collection and analysis of physical and financial data from agricultural businesses in connection with the Farm Business Survey
  • Working within specialised teams, full training will be provided with on-going mentoring as you progress to independent working

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RESEARCH OFFICER

The post is based at the University of Reading (part of Rural Business Research) and is primarily involved with the collection and analysis of physical and financial data from agricultural businesses in Central, Southern and South East England, in connection with the highly respected Farm Business Survey. This is the longest running independent survey of farm businesses, confidentially providing information on the financial position and business performance of farmers and growers.


About the Post

  • Involves collection and analysis of physical and financial data from agricultural businesses in connection with the Farm Business Survey, and providing benchmarking data
  • Responsible for liaising with farmer co-operators, including travelling to farms
  • Working within a specialised team, full training will be provided with on-going mentoring as the successful candidates progress to independent working


Key Requirements

  • Holding an HND or degree, preferably in Agriculture or a related subject
  • A good knowledge of UK farming systems and business management
  • Excellent communication, organisational and administrative skills
  • A high level of numeracy is essential, as is a good knowledge of Microsoft Office, and in particular the use of spreadsheets
  • A willingness to work flexibly, as demanded by the nature of the role, is also essential
Informal contact details  

Job Reference: SRF35335

Contact role: Head of Unit Salary £25,217 – £30,048 per annum
Contact name: Richard Crane Contract Full-Time, Fixed term
Contact phone: +44(0)118 378 8963 Closing date  

06/06/2021

 

Contact email: r.t.crane@reading.ac.uk Interview date  

22/06/2021

 

 

The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce and we welcome applications for job share, part-time and flexible working arrangements which will be considered in line with business needs.

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