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Trainee Consultant United Kingdom

SRUC Scotland's Rural College

SRUC Scotland's Rural College United Kingdom United Kingdom

2 months ago

Title: Trainee Consultant (Potato Consulting)

Type: Permanent, Full-Time

Salary: £27,989 - £31,907 per annum (under review)

Location: Scotland

REF: CML/CS/071/23

Closing Date: 5th March

SAC Consulting is part of SRUC (Scotland's Rural College), turning research into advice and advantage: we deliver leading edge advice and consultancy to over 12,000 clients in Scotland and the North of England. Our consultancy services include crops & soil health, livestock management, business planning, food and drink product development, forestry & woodland management, climate change mitigation, rural diversification, renewables and sustainability.

SRUC is enhancing and building its consultancy offering in the potato sector in Scotland, UK and beyond The SAC Consulting Potato team work closely with the SRUC potato field trials team. The trial programme field work is undertaken by the SRUC Aberdeen trials team with additional field trials in Ayrshire and Edinburgh with direct input from SAC... Consulting Potato Team.

We have a great opportunity in that we seek an enthusiastic candidate with a drive to work in the Potato team and learn amongst some of the highest regarded specialists in potatoes. You will be provided with an excellent opportunity to work and gain experience in a number of areas to include Potato project and analysis work, field trials, routine testing procedures in the labs and general on farm consultancy work.

Your main duties:
• You will have an ideal mix of supporting the Potato team with on going project and field work. This allows you to gain both practical and technical experience along with desk based activity.
• Allow you to gain experience of farmers and industry events alongside senior consultants. Excellent way to learn
• Some of the projects require you to maintain data bases and provide material for final reports to be submitted. This will lead to you analysing and interpreting information
• Keep project management systems up to date, some support expected
• Require you to be well organised who can quickly grasp problems, develop solutions while having the correct supervision and management support within the office team.
• Require you the post holder to deliver on fee earning project work.
• Ideally you will be located within the arable production and potato producing areas of Scotland. There are several possible locations within the SRUC network that could be used as a base with a hybrid of home and office working envisaged.
• Ideally you should have a Degree or Higher Degree in Agriculture or equivalent which is essential for this position.
• Further details on the responsibilities and requirements for this role can be found in the Job Particulars document downloadable when you click the link below.

Closing date: 5th March 2023

Further details on the requirements of this role can be found in the Job Particular document which you must read before applying for this role. This is downloadable when you click the Apply link.

Benefits / What you will get in return:
• Enhanced holidays (minimum 33 days per year)
• Enhanced pension contributions (5% employee and 10% employer opposed to 5% employee and 3% employer)
• Cycle to work scheme
• RAC Membership
• Enhanced family leave
• Flexible working patterns
• Hybrid working solutions (in some areas)
• Tailored investment in and individuals' learning and development

SRUC Leading the way in Agricultural and Rural Research, Education & Consultancy.

SRUC is committed to valuing Diversity, advancing Equality and respecting Human Rights throughout the organisation and encouraging applications from disabled people using the "Disability Confident Employer" symbol. SRUC is a member of the Athena SWAN charter.

SRUC. A Charitable company limited by guarantee, SC003712. Registered in Scotland No SC103046
United Kingdom

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