Farm Advisor (Lagan River)

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Support landowners in the implementation of actions designed to protect and improve water quality through the Environment farming Scheme and other funding sources.

About the job


REPORTS TO:
Chairperson

RESPONSIBLE FOR: Liaising with landowners in the Lagan River catchment to undertake water management planning on farms.

LOCATION: Home working with frequent travel across the Lagan catchment

SALARY: £24,145 - £27,165 plus Pension
Commensurate with skills and experience.

CONTRACT: Full-time (37.5 hours per week)


Do you have experience of providing farming and conservation advice? We’re looking to recruit a Farm Advisor to join Lagan Rivers Trust, who will focus on helping farmers to protect water quality and make the farm businesses more sustainable, driving forward our programme to improve and protect the Lagan River and its tributaries.

JOB SUMMARY:
This role is suitable for an experienced and enthusiastic farm advisor to deliver a programme of works aimed at reducing and avoiding diffuse and point-source pollution from farms in the Lagan River catchment.

The post-holder will deliver a programme of one-to-one farm visits to promote resource protection and a reduction in diffuse and point-source water pollution from agriculture, through the production of bespoke Water Environment Management Plans and delivery of capital intervention works through the Environmental Farming Scheme and other funding sources.

The post-holder will aim to raise awareness, improve understanding and acceptance amongst farmers and land managers of diffuse and point-source pollution from agriculture and its impact on water quality and the wider water environment.

Engagement with farmers in targeted areas of the Lagan catchment will seek to create, through a voluntary approach, a sense of ownership and achievement within the farming community in relation to water quality in the catchment.
Your role will be essential to the growth and development of the Trust to make a real difference to the environment.

This post is funded by the Department for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, through the Environmental Farming Scheme (EFS) Group Facilitation (GF) Fund, supported by the Rural Development Programme for Northern Ireland (NIRDP) 2014-2020 which is co-financed by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) and National funding.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Download the full Job Description which details the key duties and responsibilities and the person specification for this role.
To arrange an informal chat about this role please contact the Trust on laganrivertrust@gmail.com

APPLICATION PROCESS
Please email a CV (two pages max) and a covering letter (two pages max) focusing on your relevant experience and what you will bring to the role and to Lagan Rivers Trust, to laganrivertrust@gmail.com .
Closing date: Thursday 28th April at 4:00pm. Interview date: TBC