Farm Carbon & Soils Advisor – North England / Scotland

Farm Carbon Toolkit

Farm Carbon & Soils Advisor (full or part time considered)

About the Farm Carbon Toolkit

The Farm Carbon Toolkit (FCT) is a leading, independent farmer-led UK enterprise. We support
farmers and growers to reduce their carbon emissions and increase their carbon sequestration. For over 10
years, we have worked to further the understanding of greenhouse gas emissions in agriculture, providing
tools for measurement and delivering projects that inspire real action on the ground.

Summary of this role

  • You will be working on a range of farmer advisory projects primarily in the north of England
    and Scotland, supporting them to reduce business carbon emissions and increase carbon
  • This is an exciting opportunity to support farmers to respond positively to the climate
    emergency. We expect you to be highly motivated and knowledgeable about the practical application of how
    farmers can reduce their carbon footprint and improve their soils.
  • We expect applicants to have an experience of farming that enables them to interact with and
    support farmers, quickly building trust and rapport. To support you, we provide specialist training
    on-farm carbon footprinting, together with ongoing support as required in each project.

Role profile

Job title:  Farm Soils and Carbon Advisor.
Reports to: Technical and Business Development Manager (Becky Willson).
Location:  Home based with regular travel throughout the north of England / Scotland and occasionally further afield.

Job summary: To support farmers with advice on improving soil health including carbon footprinting.

Key responsibilities: 

  • The role involves delivery of support to farmers in line with the current portfolio of work FCT is engaged with. This will include the production of farm carbon reports for farmers, researching issues related to carbon management on farms and organising events for farmers.
  • Soil sampling: visiting farms, taking soil samples, conducting basic tests and analysis is an important activity across all projects within this role.
  • Contribute to the day to day running of FCT. This will include dealing with farmer queries, writing for the website and other media and engaging with ongoing projects.

Qualifications: Educated to degree level in a relevant subject such as Agriculture or Soil Science.

Knowledge and experience: 


A sound knowledge of the practices, principles, barriers and opportunities for farmers as they adopt different sustainable farming methods.


  • Experience of working with farmers in an advisory setting.
  • Experience of research processes and procedures.
  • Understanding of soil management and climate change.
  • Knowledge of sustainable soil management – including soil surveying, risk assessment for erosion, compaction etc.

Personal qualities and skills: 

Personal qualities

  • Able to work on own initiative and as part of a team.
  • Excellent communication skills- written and oral.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills: able to build effective working relationships.
  • Flexible and adaptable.
  • Able to prioritise and meet deadlines.
  • Self-reflection, and commitment to continual learning and development.
  • An interest in our organisation’s vision and projects.


  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Computer literate especially in Word, Excel, G-suite, video conferencing.
  • Social media and website skills.
  • Car driver.

Contract type: This is a permanent position.
Hours of work: Full time 37.5 hours per week (part-time requests will be considered).
Pay details: £28,620 – 31,500 pro rata, depending on experience.
Holiday allowance: 25 days per year + bank holidays.
Pension: We contribute 4% on top of your salary.
Travel: Mileage paid at 45p per mile.
Probationary period: 3 months.
Equal opportunities: We are committed to equality and diversity and welcome and encourage applications from anyone interested in this role who feels they have the relevant experience and skills.
Notice period: 2 months.

How to apply

Application deadline: Monday 10th April 2023.

Dates for interview: Interviews will be held on the 18th or 20th April 2023 (TBC).

Expected start date: As soon as possible.

Please submit your CV with a covering letter of no more than 2 pages of A4, outlining your
relevant skills and experience for the role, to Katerina Dauksta
at [email protected].

Please make sure that the file names of the documents you attach contain your name.

Thank you for your interest in Farm Carbon Toolkit and our job opportunities.

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