COVID-19 - FEED THE NATION

Covid-19 - FEED THE NATION

Seasonal Work on a British Farm

Covid-19 - FEED THE NATION

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As the Coronavirus emergency progresses, opportunities in food are developing. Most are entry-level positions but there are managerial roles as well. 


These roles offer a fantastic opportunity for ex-military people to use their crisis management skills as businesses are having to grow huge new departments very rapidly. The military community excels at that (in fact, military people often struggle with the day-to-day which follows).


Many of these roles may not initially appeal but consider them as Gateways to a new career. Your military training will kick in and you are likely to soon be promoted and take on new responsibilities as your true qualities shine forth.


Apply directly using the links embedded in the images or each opportunity.

This list is provided as a service to resettling personnel in these extraordinary times. No commercial relationship exists between Ruralink and any of these providers and no endorsement of their business is implied.


If you want support with your application, email careers@ruralink.org.uk

Moy Park - Poultry

Seasonal Work on a British Farm

Covid-19 - FEED THE NATION

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Moy Park produces chickens in intensive farms across the country. They are urgently ramping up production as the national lockdown has increased our demand for chicken. 


Entry level, fixed term and permanent roles are currently available. Some are hourly paid, some night shift and others salaried permanent positions. Most involve  managing poultry sheds.


For the right people there will be opportunities to move onwards in the business as normal production levels resume. For others, this will provide a few months invaluable experience before embarking on a career elsewhere in agriculture or the wider land-based sector.


Please apply directly through the link embedded in the image. 


If you want support with your application, email careers@ruralink.org.uk

Seasonal Work on a British Farm

Seasonal Work on a British Farm

Seasonal Work on a British Farm

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HOPS Labour Solutions, Concordia Ltd and Fruitful Jobs are building a database of seasonal workers to bring in the harvest this year. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, UK farms have a shortage of  seasonal labour to help pick and pack fruit and vegetables. 


 Successful applicants will receive training on the farm and can be assured that all farms, many of which are open fields, are following the correct procedures around safe working conditions during the Coronavirus outbreak.

Opportunities will arises as new crops become ripe, so these are not immediate start roles. The British growing season kicks off in earnest in May and there will be an increase in jobs in late April through the summer. The first jobs are  likely to be harvesting strawberries, green beans and salads.


Please complete the application form  direct through the link embedded in the image if you want to be contacted by Hops farms as these roles arise. 


These roles are unlikely to lead directly to permanent positions but they will provide invaluable insight before starting a career in agriculture or the wider land-based sector. It is also physical work outdoors which could be hugely preferable to spending the summer in lock-down!


If you want support with your application, email careers@ruralink.org.uk


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... THAT FIRST JOB ...

#GATEWAYJOB

A Gateway Job is one where the values, skills and competencies you bring with you from your military career are of greater importance in the role than pre-existing knowledge of the target sector. These are therefore ideal roles in which to start a new career.

Ruralink is particularly keen to link service-leavers with employers offering a #GatewayJob.


VOLUNTEERING

Military personnel are generally not permitted to take on second jobs whilst serving, which can make it challenging to undertake work experience. In the land-based sector, there are countless opportunities to learn new, relevant skills and grow a professional network through voluntary roles. Ruralink Conservation Volunteers also provides a focus for service leavers seeking volunteer roles alongside fellow resettling personnel.


CIVILIAN WORK ATTACHMENTS

This is a brilliant scheme which allows service-leavers to undertake a workplace attachment whist still being paid by the MOD. The hosting employer is responsible for ensuring the attached service-leaver's safety at work and for providing meaningful experience; the MOD is responsible for pay, accommodation and transport. Such attachments often lead to offers of employment but, where they do not, the experience, professional connections, potential refernece and CV entry can be invaluable.

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Part-time role suitable for resettling and those now making

Ruralink Ambassador

Ruralink is building a team of Ruralink Veteran Ambassadors across the services and in the land-based sector. Full details will be available soon but, if you think you may be interested, please get in touch now.

FANTASTIC OPPORTUNITY TO TAKE OVER AN EXISTING BUSINESS

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Run your own Tennis Court Maintenance Business, Gloucestershire - Mentored

We have been approached by a gentleman who is actively seeking to start to hand over his business to the next generation.

He specifically wishes to consider ex-military personnel.


The business has built up a strong reputation for high-quality maintenance and refurbishment of privately-owned tennis courts. This is a physical, seasonal business working for exclusive clients in beautiful locations.


This opportunity would provide on-the-job training, business management mentoring and has plenty of scope for future expansion.  The current owner is ready to retire but will be available to mentor his successor for a year to ensure a smooth transition.


If you would like to be your own boss, working outdoors in the spring and summer,  get in touch and we will arrange and meeting with the business owner, which may lead to a one week trial period


Email fiona@ruralink.org.uk to express your interest or find out more.


This really is a fantastic opportunity. 

GATEWAY ROLES AVAILABLE NOW

NEW: General Forestry Worker (Training Available)

NEW: General Forestry Worker (Training Available)

NEW: General Forestry Worker (Training Available)

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LOCATION: near CHELTENHAM

Part-time (2-3 days per week with some flexibility).

Offered as either contract or employed (PAYE).

Ex-military specifically sought.

Essential qualifications: Basic cross cutting & maintenance certificate.

Desirable: Basic  tractor experience. 

Must be reliable and safety conscious.


"The rest can be taught!"


This is a fantastic opportunity to work on a large commercial farm with significant woodland and ambitious forestry development  plans for the next few years. 


You will be working with an experienced forester who knows the farm and will be supported to learn and develop in the role.


PAY: negotiable dependant on experience and contract type.


CLEAR ROUTE TO A PERMANENT FULL-TIME JOB


Apply via jobs@ruralink.org.uk


(Date posted: 12 Nov 2019)

ANAEROBIC DIGESTOR PLANT AND CROP STORES OPERATOR

NEW: General Forestry Worker (Training Available)

NEW: General Forestry Worker (Training Available)

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LOCATION: CROPWELL BISHOP. 

SUITABLE FOR: An individual looking for their first role in arable.

CAREER POTENTIAL: This is  a gateway role which offers a fantastic learning experience. From here, either progress within the farm business or go on to further training or related work to build a career in commercial agriculture.

EMPLOYER QUOTE: The role offers a great deal of satisfaction for the right candidate  with the opportunity to develop skills and qualifications. As the  candidate progresses in the role there will be increased autonomy.

PAY: £28k plus overtime

DETAILS: https://web.imployable.me/ or jobs@ruralink.org.uk

GRAIN STORE OPERATOR

GRAIN STORE OPERATOR

GRAIN STORE OPERATOR

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LOCATION: CHELTENHAM

SUITABLE FOR: A junior logistics operator with telehandler experience and an interest in agriculture and/or science.

CAREER POTENTIAL: This is  a gateway role with a forces-friendly family company who are pushing technological and logistics development within the grain sector.

Either progress within the business or potentially take the experience gained here into a grain producer or analyst role to start developing  a career in commercial agriculture.

EMPLOYER QUOTE: The job would suit a sensible, mechanically minded person who is able to deal with numerous farm machinery.

PAY: negotiable plus vehicle

DETAILS: jobs@ruralink.org.uk

DAIRY FARM WORKER

GRAIN STORE OPERATOR

GRAIN STORE OPERATOR

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This is a gateway role which will provide a real exposure to the way the dairy industry works. Either develop within the business, or move on to further training and develop a career leading to farm manager.

SUITABLE FOR: An individual looking for part-time or full-time work and who likes routine.

CAREER POTENTIAL: 

This is a geatway role whcih will provide a real exposure to the way the dairy industry works. Either develop within the business, or move on to further training and develop a career leading to farm manager.

EMPLOYER QUOTE: One of the family is ex-Army who works part-time on the farm and is also  a Physical Trainer; he is very happy to talk to interested candidates  before they formally apply.

PAY: £8.50 per hour

DETAILS:  jobs@ruralink.org.uk

JOBS REQUIRING SOME EXPERIENCE

TREE SURGEON TEAM LEADER

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  TREE SURGEON TEAM LEADER

· A tree surgery business based in Aldershot requires a Tree Surgeon Team Leader to manage a team of three. As well as leadership experience you will have several years as a "climber/tree surgeon" with appropriate climbing and tree-felling qualifications and (ideally) you'll have a military background.

· The role is central to the effective management of tree surgery and related jobs, both on and off-site. You will be able to coordinate activities, to plan ahead and adapt to changing situations delivering a high standard of service for customers at all times.

· You will be an effective team leader and problem solver, used to dealing with subcontractors, equipment and agencies to see a project through successfully to completion and within budget. 

Offered by After The Military.

Download full job spec below.

Please mention Ruralink in your application.

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ten year farm tenancy (MILITARY PREFERRED) - HEREFORDSHIRE

Offered by the Buchanan Trust to a military tenant

The Buchanan Trust is a veterans charity based in Bosbury, Herefordshire who are seeking a military veteran to take on a ten-year tenancy of their 700 acre mixed farm. They will support a member of the military community through the tenancy bid process and provide further mentoring as required.


The trust was established after WW1 specifically to benefit veterans but has struggled to attract ex-military tenants in recent years. The farm's three smaller holdings were therefore consolidated a few years ago, including significant investment to achieve  Red Tractor Assurance, and run in-hand as a commercial venture. However, the charitable purposes were judged not to be being achieved and the trust is therefore once again seeking a military tenant.  This is a life-changing opportunity for the right person (or family) but should not be approached lightly - it will be hard work but could be very profitable  - as well as satisfying!


DOWNLOAD THE FARM SPECIFICATION HERE


Find out more about the Buchanan Trust HERE.


Do contact the Buchannon Trust directly with any questions or to arrange a visit. If you require support in considering whether such a move is right for you, or whether you are qualified, do email fiona@ruralink.org.uk


THIS IS A FANTASTIC OPPORTUNITY AND THE TRUST WILL BE FLEXIBLE TO SUPPORT THE RIGHT TENANT.


"We will positively discriminate towards veterans with the right qualifications."