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Junior Consultant Opportunity - South West

De Lacy Executive Recruitment
South West
Closing date
5 Apr 2023

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In the current agricultural market it is more important than ever to ensure your farming clients have the support and guidance to enable them to the maximum benefits from applicable grants and support. This is an opportunity to use your analytic and detail orientated skill sets to proactively support farmers in the South West of England - You may come from an agronomy background, milk recording background, auditing background or maybe you're a grad?

Why Consider This Role?

  • Small business - big reputation - be part of a close knit, well respected team in the South West
  • Flexibility - want to work from home? Or the office or a hybrid of both? - that's fine
  • Tailored training - have an idea on where you'd like your career to go? This business will support you in getting there.

This well respected client is looking for a Junior Consultant to join their expanding team - servicing a variety of customers mostly within the dairy industry, they are looking for someone with excellent detail orientation who has either a background or interest in either environmental schemes or compliance. Everyone knows successful farming starts from the soil up - so if you have an interest in soil management or agronomy, this may also interest you.

Your Day to Day Could Look Like:

  • Carrying out Soil Management Plans
  • Advising on stewardships and grants
  • Carrying out checks and advising in cross compliance
  • NVZ Regulation support
  • Health and Safety checks and compliance out on farm.

What You'll Need To Be Considered:

  • Degree Educated in a related subject
  • An agricultural background and an empathy with the industry and it's challenges
  • A detailed and organised approach to your work
  • A good understanding of IT programmes for use in budgeting and prediction tools.
  • A Full UK Driving Licence
  • BASIS and/or FACTS would be an advantage but are not requirements

Those with a base in the agricultural industry and are looking for a change or new sector are encouraged to apply, as are graduates who have a degree in relevant fields.

A competitive salary and ongoing training in areas of your interest are offered when joining this recognized business.

Would you like to know more?

For a confidential discussion - please call Jadine Huxtable on 01885 485525 / 07506296370 or email an up to date copy of your CV (In Word Format) to

De Lacy Executive 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 not be passed to a third party without your prior permission.

Please note that this advertisement is not a job description and you should satisfy yourself about the full details at interview.

De Lacy Executive is an Approved member of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, which promotes high standards in recruitment practice, and is registered with the Information Commissioners Office. De Lacy Executive complies with all relevant data protection legislation


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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