Trials Officer

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Edinburgh, SCOTLAND
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 13 Oct 2021

TRIALS OFFICER (CROPS)
Permanent
Bush Estate, Penicuik
£24,789 - £28,707 per annum                     Ref: CML/CROP/039/21

SRUC is unique in Scotland and one of the largest organisations of its kind in Europe.  Our ambitious and exciting vision is to work at local, national and international levels, leading innovation and sustainable development in agriculture and rural sectors.

Applications are invited for an experienced Trials Officer to join our highly regarded Crop Trials team. The main responsibilities of this post are – trial site selection, crop drilling & establishment, crop spraying, crop harvesting, in field crop assessments working to QA and H&S standards, record keeping and laboratory work during the harvest period. Attention to detail is a key requirement, along with a good knowledge of arable crops, particularly cereals and oilseeds, as the successful candidate will be required to manage SRUC’s field trials sites.

Ideally the successful candidate will have trials machinery experience using a wide range of arable farm machinery/equipment and hold a Certificate of Competence in Use of Pesticides PA1, PA2A & PA6. A BASIS Certificate in Crop Protection would be desirable. A current driving licence is essential since travel to remote farm sites will be required.

Occasional evening and weekend work will be required at peak crop sowing and harvesting periods. There are good opportunities for personal training and development within the post.

This is a full time, permanent post.
Further details on the requirements of this role can be found in the Job Description document which you must read before applying for this role. This is downloadable when you click the link below.

For further information and to apply, please use the SRUC online application management system. 

Closing date:  13 October 2021

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