Auchincruive, Ayr
£21,240- £24,928 per annum (under review)
Ref: CML/CS/002/22

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 Crop Trials Service undertakes research that is intended to underpin the development of resilient and sustainable systems of crop production that are economically viable, but also environmentally and socially acceptable. The postholder work under the supervision of the Unit Manager and the Service Manager and will perform all necessary tasks to set up and perform a large range of trials, including:

• driving farm machinery (full training will be provided if necessary)
• machinery light maintenance
• marking out and set up trials on various crop including potatoes and cereals
• hand spraying, tractor spraying, hand and tractor fertilising
• performing basic assessment, fungus disease and weeds recognition<.p>

In order to be considered for this role, candidates should possess an HNC/HND in a science subject and have a basic knowledge of arable crops. In addition, a basic knowledge of the use and maintenance of farm machinery is desirable. A certificate of competence in the use of Pesticides (PA1, PA2 & PA6) would be desirable but is not compulsory as SRUC will arrange and fund the training if required. Similarly, an HGV licence is desirable and applicants willing to undergo the training would be funded and arranged by the SRUC. This role provides excellent opportunities for personal training and development.

Occasional evening and weekend work will be required at peak crop sowing and harvesting periods.

Further details on the responsibilities and requirements for this role can be found in the Job Particulars document which you must read before applying for this role and is downloadable when you click the link below.

For further details, of the requirements for this role, please visit:

Please note that CVs will not be accepted without a completed application form.

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

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Web: | Closing Date: Sunday 19th June 2022

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