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Crop Technician
Not on campus

Job reference: SRF28918 - R1

Location: Not on campus

Closing date: 31/08/2019

Job live date: 23/07/2019

Salary: £17,079

Employment type: AAS-Technical

Department: Technical Services

Division: Cluster 2

Hours per week: 36

Employment Basis/Type: Full-time, fixed term

Reading University is seeking to appoint a person to fulfil a new role of Crop Technician, at its Sonning Farm site. The Farm consists of 450 acres and currently has over 30 acres of field scale plots and poly tunnels.

The role requires the applicant to assist the University’s Crop Research Unit for 3-months over the summer months.

This stimulating and varied role will require the post holder to have an inquisitive mind, and a flexible approach to their work.

You will have:

  •  A good knowledge of crop production.

  •  A mechanical aptitude and some basic workshop experience.

  •  Tractor driving competence would be an advantage.

  •  Full Driving Licence

Closing date  - 31st August 2019

Interview date - TBC


Informal contact details

Alternative informal contact details

Contact role:

Technical Manager (CRU)

Contact role:

Associate Director, Technical Services

Contact name:

Mr Richard Casebow

Contact name:

Dr Karen Wicks

Contact phone:

07710 865 165

Contact phone:

0118 378 7758

Contact email:

Contact email:


The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, is a Stonewall Diversity and Global Diversity Champion, and supports the principles of the Race Equality Charter and Athena SWAN.  Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates who do not already have permission to work in the UK should note that this role is not recognised as a graduate level job by UK Visas and Immigration and the Tier 2 sponsorship route is not available for non-graduate level occupations. There is further information about this on the UK Visas and Immigration Website.


The closing date for this job has now passed.


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