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Temporary Trials Officer

Posted 5 February by Hales Group Limited Ended

Position Description

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our client’s thinking trials team based in Oxfordshire/Hampshire on a 4-5 month fixed term contract with the potential for this to become permanent for the right individual.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the implementation, monitoring, maintenance and harvesting at the Trials Centre and other external sites.

The ideal candidate will be highly motivated and ideally have experience in trials but this is not essential as training will be provided for the right candidate This role requires a full UK driving licence. PA1, PA2 and or PA6 licenses would be desirable.

Roles and Responsibilities

Assist with the day to day management of 2 trial sites in the southern region

Preparation of seed, drilling and establishing plots at the three trial sites

To help in the preparation of chemical solutions and spray as required

To monitor crops to ensure treatments are applied accurately and on time

To assist in plant and soil sampling and disease assessments as required

The day to day planning and execution of spray and fertilizer programmes

To ensure trial protocols are adhered to

To ensure plots are harvested on time and correct grain samples taken and sent to laboratories

To work closely with Frontier trials members to ensure success

To deliver trials to agreed protocols within strict time frames

The supervision of trials assistant and harvest students as required

To notify trials teams with regular updates relating to trial progression

To prepare and circulate regular updates from trials for key stakeholders

Position Requirements

Ability to work as part of a team

The ability to communicate effectively with both customers and colleagues, both in person and by telephone

The ability to evaluate problems and develop solutions to respond to changes in customer requirements

Conscientious with proven attention to detail

A flexible approach to working hours due to seasonal demands, including evenings and weekends.

Good Computer Skills with experience in all aspects of Microsoft Office

Excellent organisational skills, including prioritising workloads, meeting deadlines and managing a varied workload in a busy environment

The ability to build and develop effective working relationships

A full driving licence

Adhere to health and safety policies
A strong interest in Agriculture

Reference: 34396561

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