Senior Environmental Farm Advisor

Suffolk FWAG

Senior Environmental Farm Advisor
Flexible /Full Time
Location: Clopton Park,
Salary will be commensurate with experience

Suffolk FWAG provides expert on-farm
environmental advice and tailored services to the agricultural sector. We are part of the
national FWAG Association. Our aims are to restore, protect and create healthy farming systems
through environmental and natural capital protection, resource management and improved
efficiency. Embedding natural capital at the heart of agricultural production whilst promoting
knowledge-sharing through best practice and collaboration at landscape scale towards
sustainable farming. We are dedicated to supporting a diverse range of farming practices that
are both economically viable and environmentally sound.

This full-time, flexible position
will offer a highly motivated and passionate individual the chance to develop or further a
rewarding career in the environmental agricultural sector. 

We are seeking an experienced
Environmental Farm Advisor to join our small team based near Woodbridge Suffolk.

The successful
applicant will be a proactive member of the team offering strong service delivery throughout
the county’s agricultural sector. Promoting the organisations’ influence and credibility as a
leading advisory body for sustainable food, farming and land use in Suffolk.

The role requires
a good grasp on the current agricultural transition and associated challenges faced by farm
businesses today along with core delivery skills. You will also have excellent knowledge of
practical and conventional farming and growing including regenerative and low input
agroecological production.

You will be responsible for managing and developing an established
membership base of clients as well as building and maintaining local networks, projects and
initiatives that support and promote profitable and resilient farm businesses producing food in
a sustainable way. You will demonstrate an ability to manage and develop a wide range of farm business and estate relationships. A confident communicator and relationship builder
are therefore essential advisory skills.

You will work with land managers, farmers, and
industry professionals – facilitating groups of people at individual and landscape scale events
and workshops to share knowledge and best practice. Accomplished project management skills and
an ability to prioritise work streams towards successful implementation and delivery are highly

Essential credentials:

  • Sector knowledge or experience within Agriculture and or
  • Educated to degree level in related fields or relevant experience
  • Good working
    knowledge of Countryside Stewardship Scheme application process and associated subsidy systems
  • Understanding of E.L.M.S and Environmental Policy and associated working
  • Excellent report
    writing and tender response skills
  • Good computer and IT skills including MS Office, Mapinfo or
    Mapmaker/GIS software
  • Demonstrate good ability to prioritise, organise and general management
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently
  • A full driving licence and the use of your
    own car are essential


  • Soil/Agronomy
  • FACTS and or BASIS qualifications are desirable
    but not essential
  • Project Management
  • GIS literacy

Opportunity for Training and Development for
sector specific skills and qualifications offered internally.

Please send your CV and covering
letter to: [email protected] or contact Anna Beames on: 07740 901590 to discuss the
role in more detail.

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