We are recruiting!

Welcome to the Warter Priory Estate recruitment page. We are currently recruiting for two roles within our agricultural team. Below you'll find details of these roles and information on how to apply.


Spraying & Field Applications Coordinator

This role is for an organised and self-motivated individual who will coordinate all spraying and field applications at Warter Priory Farms. Your daily role will include:

Daily Tasks & Practical Skills

  • Managing the workload of the team members who have been allocated to drive our sprayers, fertiliser spreader, slug pelleter and other equipment
  • Exercise good management of time and team members to ensure optimum application windows are met
  • Chemical store and fertiliser tank management and organisation including working with the ACCS inspector during inspections
  • Managing stock levels and ensuring chemical is at the right place on the farm for maximum efficiency
  • Managing the maintenance of the sprayers, soil sampler and other applications equipment, ensuring it is always ready to operate when we need it
  • Maintain a strong knowledge of GPS equipment and optical crop scanning equipment, keeping up to date with the latest technology and developments
  • Working with suppliers of the above-mentioned equipment as required
  • Join in with the rest of the arable team when the job requires it

Agronomy

  • Working closely with the agronomist and communicating daily when the season requires it
  • Crop walking with the agronomist and alone when required, checking for slug damage, disease, weed presence, insects and general crop health
  • Receiving recommendations from the agronomist and prioritising applications based on urgency, weather and conditions
  • Carry out soil sampling as prescribed by the agronomist, deliver samples and liaise with the lab and ensure results are recorded correctly in Gatekeeper

Gatekeeper & Record Management

  • Managing all application records
  • Managing stock levels and working with the agronomist to ensure we have the stock we need, when we need it
  • Managing fertiliser stock levels and coordinating deliveries and tank allocations with our suppliers
  • Working with the accounting team and coordinate routine stock takes
  • Updating the tablets with the correct prescriptions, ready for team members to use
  • Working closely with Birds Eye when required, ensuring they have all the correct information they need

Other Requirements

  • Full UK driving licence to be held
  • BASIS & NRoSO qualified and the ability to maintain registration status
  • PA1, PA2, PA3, PA4s & PA6 as a minimum
  • Industrial forklift and telehandler qualification ticket
  • Be able to concentrate fully on the job at hand without distractions such as social media

Agricultural, Livestock & Estate Team Member

We are looking for a versatile team member willing to show self-initiative and strive to achieve high standards of workmanship. This is a varied and exciting role where you will be relied upon to operate various machines and carry out a wide variety of farm work. You will also be expected to carry out high standard day-to-day maintenance of our modern machinery. Your daily role will include:

Daily Tasks & Practical Skills

  • Operating a wide range of farm machinery including Case, JCB and Valtra tractors, JCB telehandlers and Dammann sprayers
  • Ploughing, cultivating, rolling, spraying, topping and other general farm duties
  • Helping to feed and bed up livestock
  • Mucking out livestock sheds and muck leading
  • Livestock and Estate fencing to a high standard
  • Light forestry work

General Requirements

  • Be willing to work alongside members of the team and on your own
  • Complying with health and safety regulations
  • Excellent communication skills and a professional manner at all times
  • A good level of common sense and initiative
  • A good understanding of servicing modern machinery
  • Full clean UK driving licence
  • PA1 and PA2 qualified
  • Be willing to work overtime hours when required
  • Be able to concentrate fully on the job at hand without distractions such as social media

Bonus Qualifications

  • Industrial forklift and telehandler qualification ticket
  • Chainsaw experience and qualification ticket
  • 360 excavator experience and qualification ticket

Other Information & How To Apply

Both roles come with a competitive wage/salary package depending on experience. Accommodation can be provided at £25 per week excluding any heating or electric charges. To apply, please email a copy of your CV and a covering letter to hr@warterpriory.com