Dairy Consultant (Specialist)

Łattractive salary based on experience and qualifications

South West Scotland
£attractive salary

REF:  C/CS/014/18

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.

An exciting and challenging opportunity has arisen for a Dairy Consultant (Specialist) to lead SAC Consulting’s Dairy Services delivery in Scotland. We aim to recruit someone with a strong track record in Dairy, good commercial acumen and excellent interpersonal skills who can grow our dairy business. 

Candidates will have an excellent knowledge and understanding of the dairy sector with particular emphasis on nutrition and grassland management, along with financial management and strategic planning experience is desirable but not essential. The role may also suit individuals with considerable Dairy experience who wish to get into Consultancy.

The role involves delivering specialist dairy services to our current farmer and corporate client base, working with Agricultural Consultants with Dairy interest in area offices, and liaising with Research staff based mainly at SRUC’s renowned Dairy Research Centre at Dumfries.

The Dairy team will also have close links to the Beef and Sheep team forming a unique Livestock Unit sharing resources. SRUC staff also benefit from the close links with Education staff and having our own dairy farms with over 700 milking cows plus young stock.

Besides a degree or equivalent qualification and experience in dairy consultancy, the appointee will need to demonstrate leadership and management skills. A current full, clean driving licence is essential for this role as travel to SAC/SRUC locations across Scotland will be required.

SRUC offers an attractive salary package based on experience and qualifications.

Closing date: 25th March 2018

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

Application Details

Closing date:

George Houliston

Reference No: C/CS/014/18

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