Bespoke Recruitment

Farm Manager - Horticultural Farming

Job Ref: FM/STC/02

Key Responsibilities

  • To supervise the production and plant health in an expanding business venture.
  • Oversee budget planning and implementation for all production operations.
  • Overall management and cost control of the operations.
  • Introduce and uphold the requisite standards and certification; GlobalGAP, GRASP, SMETA and others.
  • To ensure all production practices are carried out in line with applicable standards with the application of all specific recommendations.
  • Enforce Company rules, procedures and policies.

Education and Professional Qualifications

  • Degree in Horticulture or Agriculture, with at least seven (7) years of field management experience.
  • Practical experience in growing blueberries and avocados.
  • The candidate must have a sound knowledge of crop diseases, crop protection techniques and crop nutrition requirements. This will be tested extensively during the interview stage.
  • A good understanding of the horticultural value chain including cold storage


  • Good knowledge of farm certification for horticultural produce is required; GlobalGAP, SMETA (SEDEX) and other certification schemes.
  • Good and proven administrative and management skills.
  • Excellent people and Industrial Relations skills.
  • High level of integrity.
  • Self-Motivation, with the ability to motivate others.
  • Good communication, data management, organisational and time-management skills.


An attractive salary is on offer dependent on skills, qualifications and experience.

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