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This could be the best career you have never thought of - Agricultural Recruitment Consul...

De Lacy Executive Recruitment
Excellent package + significant career progression
Closing date
11 Oct 2023

Job Details

You have a passion for agriculture, possibly with proven credentials in the sector, along with a desire to engage with all walks of the farming community and agri-business. Be at the forefront as agriculture embraces change, all while shaping the future of our evolving business.

As the UK's leading agricultural recruitment specialists, we know that it's our people and relationships across the industry that are the key to our success, rather than a preoccupation with KPIs or shiny suits.

You may have agricultural experience and are looking to utilise your background in a slightly different way, or perhaps you have a good commercial background and an interest in the rural way of life and are keen to train and develop- this could be the best career developing opportunity you could embark on.

Our proven Recruiter Development programme will take you through a detailed training pathway, providing you with all the knowledge and tools you need to be successful in a career in Agricultural Recruitment.

What your role will look like:

  • Deliver a professional search and headhunting process bespoke to each recruitment project (from graduate to C-level opportunities across agri-business)
  • Management of new and existing client relationships
  • Demonstrating excellence and integrity in customer service
  • Consultative service to candidates, clients and other industry figures
  • Exercise sound commercial acumen
  • Communicating effectively through multiple channels
  • Business development
  • Attendance at agricultural and related events (1-5 events per year)
  • Maintain solid grasp of current issues within agriculture and agri-business (both in the UK and globally)

What we are looking for:

  • Great people skills and an ability to build strong relationships
  • An understanding of either agriculture/food/land-based or related sectors is desirable
  • Ability to work in a close team as well as independently
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Self-disciplined with good organisational skills
  • Solution finder
  • Excellent IT skills
  • A background in a commercial role is preferred, but not essential

To find out more:

Please call Lauren Holloway on 01885 485527/ 07506297071 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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