Research Officer-Farm Business Survey

The post is based at the University of Reading 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. A detailed management account is constructed for each participating farm that when brought together provides the government and stakeholders with a wealth of authoritative information to help formulate agricultural policy, while at the farm level enables farmers & growers to benchmark their businesses with similar farms.

The University of Reading is part of Rural Business Research (RBR) which is a consortium of the Universities of Reading, Nottingham, Cambridge and Newcastle, and Duchy and Askham Bryan Colleges. The University of Reading collects data from approximately 450 agricultural & horticultural businesses in Central & Southern England. Cumulative results from the survey are published at, along with a free online benchmarking service.

Closing date: 21/01/2022 Interview date: 02/02/2022

Richard Crane +44(0)118 378 8963

Energy & Climate Change Manager

Bucks Council are looking for a new Energy & Climate Change Manager who will lead the council’s work on reducing its energy usage and achieving our net-zero goals. This is a critical role working on some of our most high profile policy areas and with responsibility for delivery over an ambitious capital programme.

£63,055 – £66,289

Reference number BUC03925

Application deadline23 Jan 2022

For an informal chat about this role in more detail, please contact Ed Barlow at

Session Facilitator / Animal Care Worker

Session Facilitator / Animal Care Worker

We are a growing business who has just relocated to Mentmore and are looking for new team members to join our friendly, caring farm team.

We provide care for a range of farm animals who are used in helping children and young people struggling with formal education.

We also facilitate a range of activities and interventions including Animal & Equine Care & Education, Calm and Connection (emotional regulation with AAT), Cooking, Outdoor Activities, Gardening, DIY and other life skills to promote more independence, confidence and self-belief. We are an Alternative Provision for SEND/SEMH children and young people


We are looking for caring, compassionate, committed and hardworking individuals to join our team. Previous experience of farm working and/or working with SEND/SEMH is preferred, but training will be provided.

Fields of Dreams Farm is committed to ensuring these unique children are valued and that their voice is heard. We are looking for people who are committed to supporting our aims

If you feel that you are suitable for any of the above positions, then please forward your CV to us.

Please note that successful candidates will need an enhanced DBS prior to beginning working for us. We adhere to Safer Recruitment and Equality and Diversity which can be evidenced in our policies on our website under ‘DOCUMENTS’.

Application deadline: 27/01/2022

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Freelance

Salary: £6.56-£9.00 per hour

Email for more information or visit

General Farm Hand- Kew Little Pigs

We are looking for dedicated and hardworking individuals to join the KLP Family. Kew Little Pigs is an award-winning company based in Amersham. Pig hogs and snuffles are a bonus of the job!

We are looking for both full-time, part-time, and weekend staff to help care for our animals here on the farm and provide our customers with the best possible experience. If you think you have what it takes please apply!

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Zero hours

Salary: £8.00-£10.00 per hour email for more information

Care Farm Support Staff

Church Farm are looking to recruit new members of staff in Support staff positions at Aldenham Country Park, Elstree and Church Farm, Ardeley. The role will be supporting individuals with complex needs on a 1:1 basis and in small groups.

Please send us your CV if you are interested. If you require any further information or a job description please email Annie Farrow

Part-time hours: 18-32 per week

Application deadline: 21/01/2022

Job Types: Part-time, Permanent

Salary: £20,000.00 per year


FarmEAT – FarmEd Cook

We are looking for an enthusiastic cook to join our lovely team at FarmEAT.  You must be passionate and knowledgeable about local, seasonal produce and a keen baker. Some experience would be great, but enthusiasm and passion are the key drivers for this role.  Core hours at FarmEAT are Monday-Friday with occasional evenings and weekend work.

Applications to be emailed to 

​FarmED – Honeydale Farm, Station Road, Shipton-under-Wychwood, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, OX7 6BJ

Gardener/Glasshouse Specialist

Full time, Permanent

Hours – 34.75 per week Monday to Friday

Experienced, qualified Gardener/Glasshouse specialist required for country garden of approximately 25 acres. The garden comprises of formal areas, river frontage, meadows and woodland. There is also a Kitchen Garden providing vegetables, soft fruit and cut flowers for the main house. There are two automated greenhouses for propagation and production of houseplants for the conservatory and main house.

The gardens are currently in a transitional phase with many of the formal areas being remodelled.

The role is primarily for a Glasshouse specialist but a willingness to contribute to all aspects of estate management is essential.

The successful candidate will mainly be responsible for,

Production of vegetables, fruit and cut flowers for the main house from the planning stage through to harvest.

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Assistant Head Grounds Person– BCA (Berkshire College of Agriculture)

BCA is a popular and expanding FE college with a strong land-based heritage. We have an excellent record of academic and pastoral achievement and pride ourselves in creating a caring and respectful ethos where every student is important.

The BCA Grounds Department is responsible for the maintenance and development of our Agricultural, Equestrian, Horticultural, Arboricultural and Sports Facilities, set in 400 acres of registered parkland.

For more information click here

Agricultural Estates Assistant– BCA (Berkshire College of Agriculture)

We have an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated and dedicated individual to join our Grounds team as an Agricultural Estates Assistant. The BCA Grounds Department is responsible for the maintenance and development of our Agricultural, Equestrian, Horticultural, Arboricultural and Sports Facilities, set in 400 acres of registered parkland.

The successful candidate will have experience of working in an agricultural setting using a range of practical skills.

The successful candidate will be expected to undertake daily maintenance, repair and project work within the estate, gardens and grounds. They should be familiar with the operation of a range of agricultural, grounds and construction machinery, including tractors with various grass and cultivation implements, telehandler, excavator, mowers, chainsaws, brushcutters and knapsack sprayers. Other duties will include the repair of field boundaries, assisting with tree and construction work as well as general Grounds duties

To apply click here

Brewery Manager, Bucks Star Beer

Applicants will need to have a clean and valid driving licence (over the age of 25), physically able and very good communication skills.

Training will be offered to applicants who do not have any experience.

If you think you will make a great fit, please email your CV with details of your salary expectations and current work situation to work@BucksStar.Beer