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Area Coordinator (Oxfordshire/Northants/Bucks)

National Milk Records PLC
Home Based
Closing date
20 Sep 2023

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The Role

The Area Coordinator will be responsible for delivery of a full milk recording service in a defined area as allocated by their AFM. You will need to live withing the areas (Oxfordshire/Northants/Bucks) as this involves visiting the farms on an approximately monthly basis and collecting event data about the individual cows and updating the NMR database.  It will also involve taking milk samples from each cow as they are milked as and when required.

The role may also involve supporting and providing the robot shuttle hire service in terms of organising, transporting, setting up, taking down, cleaning and storage of robot shuttles, holiday cover and box deliveries/collections. The role will be salaried and home based. You will need to be based within the area or willing to re-locate. Your weekly hours will be flexible to allow early morning starts/late evenings and milking patterns of customers. This will cover from Monday to Friday, to fit the needs of the business totalling your contractual 37 hours per week. You will be provided with the relevant equipment to undertake the role including a company van.

Essential Key Skills

  • Time management skills
  • Self-motivated with a positive, can-do attitude
  • Ability to work effectively within a team and add value
  • Strong attention to detail ensuring accuracy in work produced
  • Fully PC literate
  • Valid driving license 

Desirable Skills

  • Milk recording and or practical dairy farming experience
  • Effective communication skills verbal and written
  • Understanding of cow biology

Key Responsibilities

  • To cover a wide area of farms which could involve extensive driving
  • To be responsible for data collection and entry into a custom-built software package
  • To coordinate the collection of milk samples from individual cows on farms
  • To organise self-employed samplers to take milk samples
  • To recruit and train self-employed samplers
  • To transport sample boxes/shuttles
  • To be able to complete NMR robot shuttle recording if required
  • To ensure an excellent standard of data quality
  • To maintain effective knowledge of NMR products and services including wider industry
  • Promote NMR products and services
  • To undertake various reporting using NMR systems as required by your line manager
  • Participate in additional tasks as and when required by your line manager
  • To be accountable for your company vehicle in adherence with fleet policies
  • To adhere to all other NMR policies


About Us

It’s an amazing time for you to join the NMR team as we continue to enhance and progress our business. Since its formation in 1997 and subsequent flotation in 2006 as a plc, NMR has grown and developed into an integrated service provider, working for farmers and milk buyers, as well as being an independent source of data for advisors including vets, farm consultants and breed societies. Our Strategic Plan and Core Values are embedded in our organisation and are the framework of the daily activity. The NMR Group today is structured around four revenue streams with the passion and investor support for growth:

  • Milk recording
  • Disease testing
  • Payment testing
  • Genomic testing

Working for us

Working at NMR is so much more than just a job! We offer a wide range of career opportunities, particularly to those who are attracted to the ever-changing and modernising farming industry.  Our teams are dedicated in providing high levels of value and customer service. We do this by both retaining our existing experienced people and by attracting and developing the next generation people.  As an employer, we are committed to providing opportunities to:

  • Maximise your potential contribution to the business
  • Be involved at every level within the business
  • Undertake personal and professional development
  • Consistently receive a good employee experience
  • And without doubt, you’ll be part of a caring, welcoming, and friendly team, who have the ability to make a real difference.

Our Values

We pride ourselves on demonstrating our values of Can Do and Collaborative, Expert and Accountable, Open and Purposeful of which all make us Trusted

Our Benefits

We pride ourselves on looking after our people and we offer competitive benefits which include:

Annual Leave – 25 days’ holiday in addition to statutory days. After three years’ service, we give an additional day for people’s birthday.

Benefits Website – Available to all and is designed to save employees money.  The categories include; My Car,  My  Health,  My  Home,  My  Money,   My   Legal   Matters,   My   Lifestyle,   My   Shopping   and   My   Travel.  

Auto Enrolment Pension with employee contributions of up to 4.5% and company contributions of 4%. The pension scheme runs through salary sacrifice.

Group Life Assurance - Iif enrolled in the pension, people are also entitled to Life Assurance where a nominated beneficiary will receive a lump sum pay out, based on your basic salary in the event of your death whilst in service.

Making a Difference Award - Recognition scheme with the chance to thank or congratulate a  colleague for going the extra mile. Based on our new values. Each month a winner receives £150 in their salary.

Share Incentive Plan - A  monthly  plan  that  gives  the  option  to  buy  NMR  Partnership  Shares up to the value of £150 each month. The shares are purchased  from  pre-tax  salary,  giving  tax  savings  as  well  as  an  investment  plan.

Cycle to Work Scheme - Salary sacrifice  scheme  to  help  purchase  a  bicycle  from  Halfords  for  travelling to work. Payments are taken from salary before PAYE and NI over a 24-month period.

EAP - Programme with AVIVA offers information and support  on  a  wide  range  of  topics,  affecting  employees at  work  or  at  home,  with  the  aim  of  helping people lead and a maintain a healthy lifestyle. These services are free, confidential and easily accessible -  24  hours  a  day,  365  days  a  year.

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