Farm Advisor – Severn Uplands, Severn Rivers Trust

Location Welshpool
Salary £22,000
Closes August 24, 2018

This post is suitable for an experienced and enthusiastic farm advisor to work on behalf of Severn Rivers Trust and deliver a programme of works part-funded by Natural Resources Wales aimed at reducing diffuse pollution on dairy farms in the Severn Uplands.

The post-holder will deliver a programme of farmer training events, one to one farm visits to promote resource protection and a reduction in diffuse water pollution from agriculture, with a focus on dairy farm practices, including slurry management, and soil management for maize crops.

The post-holder will aim to raise awareness, improve understanding and acceptance amongst farmers and land managers of diffuse pollution from agriculture and its impact on water quality and the wider water environment.

Engagement with farmers in targeted areas of the Severn Uplands will seek to create through a voluntary approach, a sense of ownership and achievement within the farming community in relation to water quality in the catchment.

Working with the farming community the post-holder will produce whole farm plans and deliver capital works on farms that will provide cost-beneficial outcomes for the project and the farm alike.  Engaging farmers to undertake cover cropping and land under maize and reduce soil erosion to nearby watercourses.

Find out more about the job here. 

To apply:

Please email a copy of your CV and a covering letter to Melissa Hoskings, Head of Land Management at the Severn Rivers Trust

Deadline for applications Friday 24th August 2018 at 5pm.

Interviews on Monday 3rd September 2018 at Severn Rivers Trust Head Office, Unit 5, Hope House Farm Barns, Hope House Lane, Martley, Worcs, WR6 6QF.

Farm Advisor – Severn Uplands, Severn Rivers Trust

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