Soil Sampling Technician


The new Soil Nutrient Health Scheme (SNHS) was officially launched recently by the DAERA Minister, Edwin Poots. The SNHS is a four year, £45m significant new initiative aimed at improving soil nutrient health and estimating farm carbon stocks, right across Northern Ireland. The scheme will be delivered by AFBI and will see collection of soil samples taken from approximately 700,000 of Northern Ireland’s agricultural fields.

About the job

RPS has been hired to undertake the soil sampling over the next four years with peak soil sampling to be undertaken during winter months mid-October to January.

For Year 1, mid-October 2022 to January 2023, RPS are currently recruiting 150 Soil Sampling Technicians. Each Soil Sampling Technician will be working as a member of a large RPS team collecting soil samples in farms throughout Zone 1, South-East of NI. Work will be site based in rural agricultural environments. Full training, support and personal protective equipment will be provided for the right candidates.

Open days

We will be holding a selection of open days at our site office:
Blaris Industrial Estate, 12 Altona Road East, Lisburn, BT27 5QB.
Thursday 8th September, Thursday 15th September, Tuesday 20th September 10am until 7pm.

What to expect:

Discuss roles, salary, and retention bonus.
Short interview and next steps.
Answer any questions.

Please bring your completed application form to the open day, however, if you are unable to access the form, we can provide this one the day.


Flexible but typically between 8.30 am – 4.30 pm, Monday to Saturday


12-14 weeks from mid-October to the end of January


£11.00/hr plus travel expenses for use of own vehicle

Salary Incentive Scheme:

Available for going above and beyond target set

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