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We're recruiting for the role of temporary field officer

British Wool is looking to recruit a Field Officer in each of the four following areas: Northumberland/County Durham, Cornwall, Derbyshire/Staffordshire and West Yorkshire/Lancashire.

The main assignment of the role is to attend livestock markets, agricultural shows and events predominantly in the area they are recruited to service, applicants for the role ideally need to be situated in the area in which they are assigned.

The role of Field Officer is a new position within these areas, the objective of the role is to adopt the organisations ethos, then represent and promote British Wool during the peak season months. 

The successful candidate will be required to demonstrate a high level of commitment, self-motivation, and be positive to the remit required.  Proactive in promoting the service that British Wool provides to raise the profile of the organisation. Experience/knowledge of sheep farming and shearing would be advantageous.


  • Follow all guidance and training provided by the Producer Marketing Manager
  • Be prepared to travel to all scheduled agricultural shows/events/markets in the target area as prearranged with the Manager
  • Represent British Wool at all events attended in a proactive manner, networkingand building positive relationships with current and potential new Producers
  • Communicating with other relevant agricultural organisations to identify mutually beneficial opportunities
  • Provide comprehensive feedback to the Producer Marketing Manager on any comments, suggestions, concerns, issues received during events/shows

IDEALLY you will:

  • Be self-motivated, demonstrate a strong work ethic coupled with an enthusiastic outlook
  • Confident in aptitude to motivate and influence
  • Present yourself in a professional manner at events attended
  • Excellent timekeeping and attendance to events
  • Articulate in communications/good listening skills
  • Effectively implement instruction, guidance and training provided
  • Have a full clean driving licence 

Working schedule:  Start date 1st April 2020 - 3 days per week during April to August (including occasional weekends)

The level of remuneration for the role will be relevant to the candidate’s experience/knowledge, and will be made available upon receipt of application.

Applications: (current CV and covering letter) to be received via e-mail to Sarah Kershaw, HR Administrator at [email protected], Closing Date 7th February 2020.

British Wool is an equal opportunities employer.


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