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Research Officer-Farm Business Survey
Whiteknights Reading UK

Job reference: SRF36837

Location: Whiteknights Reading UK

Closing date: 05/10/2021

Job live date: 09/09/2021

Salary: £25,217 - 30,048 per annum

Employment type: AAS-Clerical

Department: School of Agriculture Policy & Development

Division: Not specified

Hours per week: 36

Employment Basis/Type: Full time; Fixed term

The post is based at the University of Reading and is primarily involved with the collection and analysis of physical and financial data from agricultural businesses in Central, Southern and South East England, in connection with the highly respected Farm Business Survey. This is the longest running independent survey of farm businesses, confidentially providing information on the financial position and business performance of farmers and growers

The appointees will work within a small specialised team and be responsible for liaising with farmer co-operators, including travelling to farms as a central aspect of the role. Full training will be provided with on-going mentoring as the successful candidate progresses to independent working.

Holding an HND or degree, preferably in Agriculture or a related subject, you will have a good knowledge of UK farming systems and business management, along with excellent communication, organisational and administrative skills. A high level of numeracy is essential, as is a good knowledge of Microsoft Office, and in particular the use of spreadsheets. A willingness to work flexibly, as demanded by the nature of the role, is also essential.

The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce and we welcome applications for job share, part-time and flexible working arrangements which will be considered in line with business needs.

Interview date: 19/10/2021

Informal contact details

Contact role:

Head of Unit

Contact name:

Richard Crane

Contact phone:

+44(0)118 378 8963

Contact email:​​​​​​​


Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-UK candidates who do not already have permission to work in the UK should note that by reference to the applicable SOC code for this role, sponsorship will not be possible under the Skilled Worker Route. There is further information about this on the UK Visas and Immigration Website.

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


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