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Agricultural Recruitment Consultant - Worcestershire

De Lacy Executive Recruitment
A competitive salary dependent on experience
Closing date
19 Mar 2024

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You have a passion for Agriculture, along with the desire to engage with people and help them reach their goals. You may already be working in the industry, looking to utilise your experience in a different way. Or, maybe you have a good commercial background and an interest in the rural way of life, and are keen to embrace a new challenge. If this sounds like you, Recruitment may be the right move.

De Lacy Executive Recruitment are seeking an Agricultural Recruitment Consultant to join our expanding business based in Worcestershire. As the UK's leading agricultural recruitment specialist, people are at the centre of everything we do; we care about enabling better working lives by connecting the right people with the right business, and we invest heavily in our own people to help them achieve this.

As part of the De Lacy team, you will be partnering with a diverse range of businesses, helping to shape the future as the Agriculture sector embraces change. This is a very rewarding opportunity for the right person to make their own.

 What your role will look like:

  • Working closely with client partners to develop a deep understanding of their recruitment needs 
  • Sourcing and shortlisting candidates according to the brief, and carry out effective initial screening
  • Managing the recruitment process through interviews to offer stages and beyond
  • Management of new and existing client relationship, demonstrating excellent service at every stage
  • Providing advice and guidance to client and candidates
  • Maintaining up to date knowledge of current issues affecting agriculture and agribusiness, both in the UK and globally

The ideal candidate for this role:

  • Result driven with a tenacious and resilient approach to achieving targets 
  • A confident and persuasive communicator who enjoys working with people
  • Proactive and self-motivated, with the ability to work deadlines
  • An understanding of Agriculture or related sectors is preferred
  • Strong organisational skills and able to handle rapidly shifting priorities
  • Customer service focussed
  • Prior experience in a commercial role would be advantageous, but not essential as full training and support will be given.

In return, we offer the following:

  • A competitive salary dependent on experience 
  • Generous commission structure
  • 25 days holiday, plus bank holidays and an additional day off for your birthday.
  • Hybrid working
  • Comprehensive, ongoing training and opportunities for development.
  • Enhanced sick pay
  • Teams days out and social events
  • Employee Assistance Programme

This is a fast-paced role within a small close-knit, friendly team of recruitment professionals who strive to deliver outstanding level of service to everyone we work with.

How to apply:

If this sounds attractive to you, for more information and an informal confidential discussion please email your CV to Edward Clift at 

De Lacy Executive Recruitment will upload your CV to our database and retain some data about you in order to process your application. More information about our processing activities can be found at Please be assured that all contact is treated in complete confidence and your details will never be passed to a third party without your prior permission.


De Lacy Executive acquisition increases recruitment resources

De Lacy Executive is pleased to announce that the agri-business recruitment consultancy has been acquired by Canada, part of the group. is a supplier of innovative technology based information products, services and publications for the global agriculture and food industry. has offices in Canada, USA, Australia and India and also owns and operates a 2,000 acre farm in Canada. A large number of leading organizations in the international agriculture and food industries are amongst its clients.

Graham Dyer, President of believes "De Lacy Executive has a unique search and selection recruitment service based upon integrity and profound industry knowledge. We are thrilled to add this excellent team to our group. It will be 'business as usual' for this professional team. We will add to the De Lacy portfolio of services and spread the model to other sectors of UK land based business and to other parts of the world, benefitting our clientele and providing additional support and guidance for jobseekers. Combined with our and job boards, we have an increasingly international offering in the agriculture and food industries."

The sale took effect on June 1st 2016. Stuart Goodinson is the Managing Director. John Davies, who founded De Lacy, will remain working closely with the company as a consultant to the business. Stuart says; "I believe the acquisition by Canada provides additional products and services for the benefit of our clients and candidates - plus growth opportunities for us, both in the UK and in international markets. This change will increase our resource pool and search capability to ensure an even greater selection of top quality candidates for our recruitment clients."


De Lacy Executive is the principal recruitment specialist in the Agricultural and Land Based Business sector operating in the UK and Internationally with regional, national and global clients. We have been awarded Preferred Supplier List status with a number of major organisations.

The company was formed in 2000 and our extensive industry knowledge enables us to successfully assist our clients with vacancies in all disciplines from sales and marketing to technical and operations and at all levels from graduate trainees to chief executives. Our team of nine includes 8 who are the offspring of farmers and 6 who are agricultural graduates. Our agricultural credential are second to none.

We offer information and frank and honest advice to clients and job seekers. Career guidance is a key part of our work with candidates. Our service is free to candidates.

The Key Points to Our Business

Consultancy - We act in a consultancy capacity, adding value by devising a recruitment plan relevant to each client and each vacancy and then proactively searching and selecting the best candidates for clients whilst offering career advice to candidates.

Proactive searching for candidates - We don't wait to see if we receive applications. We use our own database and others, search websites, "head hunt" plus advertise on the most effective job boards to build our contacts and boost applicant numbers.

Our vacancies extend from graduate trainee to managing director - from sales through to technical, marketing, operations and production to R & D management.

Our specialism extends from the agricultural supply trade (arable, livestock, machinery and equipment etc) to farm management, primary food and fresh produce, horticulture, equestrian, environment, renewable energy and a diverse range of Rural and Land-based Business vacancies.

Integrity and Confidentiality - De Lacy Executive is approved as a member of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, which oversees the UK's recruitment industry (REC Membership Number: 00082047) and is registered with the UK Information Commissioner's Office under the Data Protection Act.

Commitment - We are committed to the industry and try to give something back through sponsorship of events and scholarships.

Ambassadors - We act in a professional manner recognising that we act on behalf of our clients.

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