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Crop Trials Deputy Sector Manager

Harper Adams University
Closing date
14 Aug 2022

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Harper Adams University is pleased to announce that it is recruiting for a Crop Trials Deputy Sector Manager to join the newly established Future Farm Team.

This is an exciting new venture, and the successful candidate will be involved in:

  • Selecting suitable sites for growing and recording field trials with a range of arable crops;
  • Working with members of the wider Future Farm team to deliver diverse work programmes;
  • Liaising with academic colleagues and industry partners and students to ensure appropriate design, development and delivery of field operations;
  • Contributing to the wider Future Farm and University strategies, including ambitious net-zero targets;
  • Personal management and performance reporting;
  • Robust record keeping and compliance with legislation and regulatory requirements.


The successful candidate will have:

  • Proven experience in running field trials;
  • A demonstrated ability to lead a team of diverse individuals;
  • A strong knowledge of arable production systems and experimental procedures;
  • PA1, PA2 and PA6 spraying certificates;
  • Familiarity with ARM and the Microsoft Office Suite;
  • A full UK driving licence.

If you would like an informal discussion about the role, please contact Chris Ruffley at

For further information about the University or to see full job description, please visit our website at

Application Procedure:

All applications should be completed and submitted using the Harper Adams e-Recruitment programme at to be completed no later than midnight on Sunday 14 August 2022

This post may meet the relevant criteria to allow the University to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship to individuals who wish to come to work in the UK through the Skilled Worker Route of the UK Immigration System. For information on the sponsorship system, please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website at You are advised to assess your circumstances against the criteria set out in the UKVI policy guidance, available at UK ENIC provides advice and guidance on international qualifications at UK ENIC Visas and Nationality

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