Horticultural Trials Assistant

13 Jun 2019
11 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Horticultural Trials Assistant

Full time, Permanent. Immediate start possible.

Salary GBP8.21 p/h, 37.5 hours per week

Company Profile

FAST LLP provides agronomic advice to member fruit growers.

The Trials Department undertakes horticultural research for clients, underpins advancements introduced by FAST LLP and supports agronomic advice.

Overview of role

Practical, hardworking person with some horticultural experience required to deliver hands-on field and office support for the Trials Department. As someone with a good work ethic, attention to detail and initiative, you would assist with trials administration, data collection and entry, undertake practical trials site tasks, assist with spray applications, carry out plant husbandry and plant physiological assessments plus fruit sampling, harvesting and grading. You would work with other team members and, at times, by yourself.

This is an interesting, varied and sometimes fast-paced role working with cheerful, amiable colleagues in a pleasant rural environment.


* Horticultural experience desirable

* Full driving licence required for role.

* Good spoken English, reading, writing and comprehension.

* Experienced with motorised knapsack spraying advantageous (but not essential as training will be given).


* Staff would join a small team and may sometimes be required to work alone in remote field locations.

* Horticultural research can occasionally require late, weekend and short notice or emergency working.

* Involves working in all weathers - outdoors, in cold stores and in polytunnels plus mandatory wearing of PPE. (Supplied)

* Brogdale Farm is located on a country road within 30 minutes' walk from the nearest railway station or 15 minutes from the nearest regular bus route. Free car parking is available on site.

* For staff retention purposes candidates may be required to sign a training agreement committing them to a minimum period of work or risk being responsible for on the job training costs

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