Job Descriptions

As a Farm Director you’ll work with the Farm Manager and ensure that all management and production plans are being implemented in an effective and profitable manner.
You’ll be responsible for the success of the company in all areas of operations.
This role is one which will likely only be available on extremely large farms or estates; in other instances the farmer as owner of the business will undertake the same type of work.
Your level of responsibility as a Farm Director will be dependent on the status of the business – limited company, private partnership and so on.

You’ll either run your own farm business or be employed to manage the business effectively on behalf of someone else.
You’ll be responsible for the work of farm staff, administrative issues and all financial aspects of the business.
As the farm manager you will also deal directly with suppliers, customers and other stakeholders.
Keeping up with new developments and ensuring compliance with regulations also falls under your areas of responsibility.
Many farms have diversified in recent years and all of these projects will also be overseen by you in your role.
Note that many farms are concerned with livestock as well as arable crops so please check the reference for Farm Manager (Livestock) as well.

You’ll either run your own farm business or be employed to manage the business effectively on behalf of someone else.
You’ll be responsible for the work of farm staff, administrative issues and all financial aspects of the business.
As the farm manager you will also deal directly with suppliers, customers and other stakeholders.
Keeping up with new developments and ensuring compliance with regulations also falls under your areas of responsibility.
Many farms have diversified in recent years and all of these projects will also be overseen by you in your role.
Note that many farms are concerned with arable crops as well as livestock so please check the reference for Farm Manager (Crops) as well.

You’ll probably be employed by an organisation that owns pigs across a number of sites which are being contract managed by other farmers.
The job involves supporting the farmers in their production and ensuring that performance is optimised, through the application of a variety of management practices.
You’ll not actually be physically involved with the running of each farm but rather the role is one of an advisor, visiting each farmer and checking animals and production systems, and meeting with the Farmers/Farm Managers.

As a financial manager in a food processing or manufacturing company you’ll be responsible for providing financial and analytical support, and using your insight to assist the sales and profitability of your employer and ensuring that important decision-making around financial issues is effective and based on sound knowledge.

You’ll monitor company financial performance and make sure that all financial data is both accurate and timely and as well as keeping up with industry and market trends in order to assist senior management with strategic business planning...

In your role as an Assistant Fish Farm Site Manager, you will support the Fish Farm Manager with all of the day to day operations on site.
There will also be occasions when you will have to deputise for the Fish Farm Manager as and when needed.
You’ll very likely have several years experience of fish farming techniques and a good understanding of fish husbandry.
Your responsibilities will involve the entire process, from the breeding of juvenile fish right through to harvesting and delivery to customers.

You’ll be responsible for the breeding and rearing of fish from fry to until they are ready for sale.
This means overseeing their feeding, keeping them disease free, and protecting them from predators.
The final stage of the process involves catching and harvesting the fish and preparing them for sale.
Alternatively you could be employed in a fish farm which specialises in developing breeding stock, then selling these juveniles to another farm along the supply chain.
Whilst the majority of fish farms concentrate on salmon and trout, some may specialise in shellfish such as mussels, oysters and scallops.

The food photographer takes pictures of food for packaging, magazine articles, cookbooks, and advertisements.

The pictures taken must evoke the delicious smell, texture and taste of the product and this takes a high degree of expertise to get absolutely right every time.

It’s all about getting prospective customers to buy the product!...

Engineers form a critical part of a food & drink manufacturing and are in very high demand – get qualified and you’ve a great career ahead of you. With many sites working 24/7 and processes becoming ever more automated, the need for equipment and machinery to be well maintained and available for use at all times is vital to production.

A range of Engineering and Engineering Maintenance roles exist across Mechanical and Electrical disciplines. Most food manufacturing and processing companies will employ Multi-Skilled Engineers and more specialist Automation / Electrical Engineers.

You’ll be working in the countryside managing land for hunting and fishing purposes, and making sure that game such as pheasants, partridges, hares, deer and grouse thrive.
Although your income will be from organising shoots for clients, the work that you’ll do is very beneficial to the countryside in general and gamekeeping helps to ensure a balanced environment, which is very important.
You may also rear birds for release into the wild and this helps to strengthen numbers and supplement existing stocks.