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2022 entry courses

We have some last-minute places available in Veterinary Nursing (Aberdeen and Dumfries) and Rural Animal Health (Aberdeen). Please use the Clearing form to apply. If you have any questions, please email study@sruc.ac.uk or call 0800 269 453. For 2023 entry courses, visit our Course catalogue.

Employers have contacted SRUC about the following vacancies, to share with SRUC alumni. For further information about how to have a vacancy added, please contact us via the form below or call Julie van den Driesche on 0131 535 4488.

You can find a list of current vacancies below. Listings will normally be advertised for around one month from posting date.

Office Junior, Roadhead Farm Feeds – Biggar, South Lanarkshire

Roadhead Farm Feeds is a leading supplier of animal feedstuffs and nutritional products throughout Scotland and Northern England. This fast-growing, innovative company is looking for an Office Junior within the Customer Service Team. They are seeking an individual with a passion for customer service and a strong interest/background in agriculture. On top of that, the ideal candidate for this position will be comfortable using a computer, taking on new skills and working as part of a team.

The core elements of the role will be effectively processing orders through a custom-built Customer relationship management (CRM) system, actively scheduling customer calls and call-backs, processing sales orders to ensure seamless delivery, while considering production and transport logistics.

For further information about the role please contact Sarah on 07498 962 801 or 01899 309 000.

To apply, please forward your CV to sarah@roadheadfarmfeeds.co.uk.

Date posted: 23 September 2022


Agricultural Assistant, Solsgirth Home Farm – near Dollar, Clackmannanshire

Solsgirth Home Farm is around 360 acres with 260 acres of grass and 100 acres of woodland, which have recently been replanted with a mixture of native broadleaf woodlands. The farm has sheep, pigs, a small herd of cattle, emus, rheas, turkeys, chickens, ducks, a whole bunch of dogs and cats and, finally, bees!

Alongside the working part of the farm, plans are in place to restore the diversity of the farm for environmental and economic sustainability and link food with people. Links are being made with RHET and other organisations to bring children and other people onto the farm for education purposes. There is a monthly food and craft market with the ambition to create a community space where people can visit, stay, learn and have fun.

Accommodation is available if required. A driver’s license and other licences (such as tractor) are preferable but not exclusive if the applicant is suitable for the role.

To apply, please forward your CV to mob@bigbirds.co.uk.

Date posted: 23 September 2022


Prospect Research Assistant, Alumni and Development Office – University of Strathclyde

This Grade 6 post will support the systems which ensure that Alumni and Development deliver a successful fundraising campaign by providing efficient and accurate prospect research support to the fundraising team. Daily tasks include identifying, researching and rating high net worth individuals, trusts, foundations and organisations, identifying event speakers, guests and award nominees. The post holder will also have responsibility for writing prospect profiles, event briefings and completing due diligence reports, while keeping the alumni database up to date.

Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Julie Smart, Prospect Research Officer on 0141 548 2182 or julie.smart@strath.ac.uk.

If you are interested in applying for the role please view the vacancy details and apply through the University’s online recruitment system by completing the application form at application form.

Closing date: 28 September 2022


Monitor Farm Regional Advisor, Quality Meat Scotland – Location Flexible

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) have three exciting roles working as part of the delivery team for the 2022–26 Monitor Farm Scotland Programme. Each will support QMS’ work with levy payers and industry stakeholders in helping to improve the economic, environmental, and social sustainability of the farms in the programme as well as overseeing the communications outputs from the programme.

The successful applicant will be responsible for delivery of a three-farm cluster of the 2022–26 Monitor Farm Scotland Programme, including all knowledge exchange events, meetings, data gathering, trials, case studies and communications outputs as listed in the programme proposal as approved by Scottish Government and as directed by, and agreed with, the Monitor Farm Programme Manager.

There is a great deal of flexibility on location which may include a field, working from home (anywhere in Scotland) or office-based in Edinburgh. This role is full time and runs as a temporary contract for a total length of four years (secondment opportunities possible). The hours of work are 35 hours from Monday to Friday, however, given the nature of the role the hours of work are not always fixed.

A full job description is available on request from applications@qmscotland.co.uk.

To apply, please forward your CV along with a covering letter stating why you believe you are a suitable candidate for the role to applications@qmscotland.co.uk.

Date posted: 22 September 2022


Trainee Aquafarming Technician, Rastech Ltd – St. Andrews

Rastech Ltd is a pioneering science-led aquaculture technology company, innovating solutions for use in controlled environment aquafarming. An opportunity has arisen for a Trainee Aquafarming Technician to gain experience in cutting-edge aquaculture technologies and methodologies. This new company is expanding. Once initial training is complete the position may lead to further opportunities.

This is a full time, permanent role based at the Eden Campus, Guardbridge. Working hours are 40 hours per week, including a weekend rota. Responsibilities include assisting in the management of all day-to-day operations at the facility (water sampling, data collection, animal sampling, system maintenance, troubleshooting and detailed record-keeping), meeting research and production goals and adhering to the highest standard of biosecurity protocols.

Aquaculture or related field experience is of benefit but not essential. Some knowledge in Computer and Microsoft Processes (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) is also beneficial. The candidate should have a valid driver’s license.

To apply, please forward your CV along with a letter of interest to Douglas Allen at da@ras.scot.

Date posted: 22 September 2022


Part Time Yard Work, Sport Horse UK – Durris, Aberdeenshire

Part time workers are currently sought for a yard located in Durris, Aberdeenshire. The work is mostly mornings but there will be some afternoons and weekends, as and when required. It is a straightforward yard to work with all stables on stable mattresses and a small amount of sawdust. All have drinkers and hay racks and all stables are in a barn, so no working in the rain! If you have a horse, there may be the possibility of livery.

To apply, please contact Alan Spalding on 07830 242 300 or alanspaldingshuk@gmail.com.


2023 Graduate Scheme (Surveying/Planning), Fisher German – various UK locations

Fisher German is a fast-growing, leading national firm of UK Property Consultants and Chartered Surveyors, offering a wide range of property services in six key sectors: Rural, Commercial, Residential, Infrastructure Services, Development and Sustainable Energy. To support ongoing growth, Fisher German is looking to recruit graduate surveyors and planners to start in 2023 across several sectors and departments.

Ideally, applicants will be students from any degree subject (a surveying degree is required if applying for a building surveying role), have an interest in the built and/or natural environment, are committed to continuing their studies in order to become chartered with the RICS or RTPI, have access to transport (as travel to out of town client sites is often required), enjoy going out and about in all weathers, travelling across the region or further afield and working outside of the normal nine to five when required.

To apply, please submit your CV and cover letter in PDF format via the Fisher German website

Closing date: 2 December 2022


Gardener/Labourer, Penninghame Estate – Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway

Penninghame Estate are looking for an experienced, professionally trained flower and vegetable gardener to work on a new walled garden project transforming a one acre site set within a Victorian Parkland Estate. It is a full time position from Monday to Friday, 40 hours per week.

The position includes high quality private ensuite accommodation in staff quarters on the Estate.

The estate owners and staff are keen to work with the candidate to return the walled garden to its past splendour. This represents the perfect opportunity for an up-and-coming gardener to make their mark in a classical walled garden setting.

To apply, please forward your CV to john.penninghameestate@outlook.com.

Date posted: 14 September 2022


Environmental/Sustainability Graduate, Browns Food Group – various locations

Browns Food Group, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of protein products, operating from eight manufacturing sites and additional storage locations across the UK, has an exciting new opportunity for a graduate who will assist with environmental and sustainability goals.

The successful candidate will have a degree in environmental management, engineering or equivalent experience across a range of technical/operational/environmental roles, including process operations, engineering, and project management. It is a full time permanent position from Monday to Friday.

For further details of the role and to apply go to Indeed.

Date posted: 14 September 2022


Experienced Falconer, NBC Environment – Peterhead

NBC Environment, nationwide providers of expert bird, pest and infection control, has an opportunity for an experienced falconer, preferably with their own birds of prey, to work with clients at Stoneyhill Landfill, Peterhead. This is a full time, permanent role.

For more information or to arrange an informal chat email vacancies@nbcenvironment.co.uk.

Date posted: 7 September 2022


Accountancy/Business Studies Graduates, Eureka Solutions – East Kilbride

Eureka Solutions is a leading UK Business Solution Provider and Software Developer specialising in cloud-based technology. They are one of the UK’s top partners of Oracle NetSuite, a cloud-based ERP platform, and prominent partner of Sage within their mid-market tier.

There are currently vacancies for Accountancy/Business Studies Graduates based at the state-of-the-art head office in East Kilbride, with a new hybrid approach of working in the office and remotely.

To apply, send your CV along with a covering letter to vacancies@eureksolutions.co.uk.

Date posted: 7 September 2022


Farm Health Advisor: Dairy and Calf Rearing, McCaskie Agriculture – Central and Southwest Scotland

McCaskie Agriculture are looking for a Farm Health Advisor with a passion for dairy farming to join their expanding team. Together with AHV International, McCaskie Agriculture promote and deliver AHV’s product portfolio to dairy farmers in Scotland.

They are recruiting for a Farm Health Advisor to join an expanding team covering all of Scotland. Applicants should have a minimum of five years professional history within diary farming. The successful candidate will be responsible for a designated sales territory within Central and Southwest Scotland.

To apply, please forward your CV to admin@mccaskie.co.uk.

Date posted: 7 September 2022


Vets, Nurses and Support Staff, IVC Evidensia – UK wide

IVC Evidensia bring people together to make animal care better. They are building the world’s best veterinary group with a single purpose: healthy animals and happy owners. Their greatest strength is that their practices are run by motivated vets with a wealth of management experience.

IVC Evidensia are currently recruiting for a variety of Veterinary Surgeon, Veterinary Nurse and Practice Manager roles throughout the UK.

For further information on individual roles and details of how to apply, please refer to the IVC Evidensia website.

Date posted: 7 September 2022


Graduate Forester, RJ Woodland Services – Omagh, Northern Ireland

RJ Woodland Services Limited is a private forestry company based in Omagh, Co. Tyrone, providing a complete range of woodland services throughout Northern Ireland. Their clients range from farmers and small private landowners to large private estates, public bodies and charities. 

The role of Graduate Forester involves a mixture of office-based and outdoor work, at times in adverse weather and in remote places. The role involves outreach activities and communication with landowners and land managers to promote the benefits of woodland management and offer options for woodland creation.

Applicants should possess an HNC, HND, BSc or MSc in forestry or similar forestry qualification or related geographic or land use associated degree or qualification. Reporting to the Director/Forest Manager it is a full time post consisting of 39.5 hours per week. The role is based in Omagh with regular travel across Northern Ireland and it requires a full driving licence.

For further information on the role and how to apply contact Ross or Kelly at info@rjwoodlandservices.com.

Date posted: 1 September 2022


Forester, Forestry and Land Scotland – various locations

Forestry and Land Scotland are currently looking for Foresters to join regional Delivery Teams throughout Scotland. Foresters are responsible for planning and managing all forest management and stewardship operations within their area, working closely with the Forest Manager and Harvesting & Stewardship Manager to deliver key targets and work collaboratively with colleagues.

For more information on the application process please visit the candidate information section. For further information on the role and any questions, please contact the HR Team at hr@forestryandland.gov.scot.

Date posted: 1 September 2022


Craftsperson, Forestry and Land Scotland – various locations

Forestry and Land Scotland are currently looking for Forest Craftspersons to join regional Delivery Teams throughout Scotland, providing a step into the world of forestry. Delivery Teams work alongside many colleagues in their region to maintain visitor sites for the benefits of residents and the many tourists who come to enjoy the outdoors. Forest Craftspersons also work alongside colleagues in their region on programmes such as timber harvesting and environment and conservation.

For more information on the application process please visit the candidate information section. For further information on the role and any questions, please contact the HR Team at hr@forestryandland.gov.scot.

Date posted: 1 September 2022


Work Site Supervisor, Forestry and Land Scotland – various locations

Forestry and Land Scotland are currently looking for Work Site Supervisors to join regional Delivery Teams throughout Scotland. The role is very much field oriented, working on site supporting the team and contractors in current operations. The successful candidate will also help the team deliver contract management requirements and provide mapping and planning updates.

For more information on the application process please visit the candidate information section. For further information on the role and any questions, please contact the HR Team at hr@forestryandland.gov.scot.

Date posted: 1 September 2022


Graduate Vacancies, Savills – various locations

Savills operate across a UK network of over 30 offices and a number of estate offices from Inverness in the North to Truro in the South-West. Their wider services cover architecture, building consultancy, rural planning, estate management, forestry (investment and management), professional consultancy (taxation, valuation, expert witness), farm and estate sales and purchasing, food and farming, renewable energy, energy brokerage, mapping, and strategic projects.

There are currently a number of graduate vacancies available on a variety of graduate programmes. Refer to Savill’s website for further information.

Date posted: 31 August 2022


Stockperson, School of Veterinary Medicine – University of Glasgow

A Stockperson is required for the Farm Animal Hospital at the University of Glasgow School of Veterinary Medicine. The role would suit someone who has experience working with livestock, wants to help the next generation of vets and is a good communicator. Consideration would also be given to a person with limited experience that was keen to learn. Full time hours of 35 hours per week with additional one-in-three weekends working (four hours on Saturday and Sunday respectively). The role involves livestock transportation, so candidates must have a valid driving licence, be 21 years of age or over (for vehicle insurance purposes) and ideally have animal transport qualifications. The post is available on an open-ended basis.

For more information and to arrange an informal chat, please email jayne.orr@glasgow.ac.uk.

Date posted: 31 August 2022


Service and Maintenance Technicians, Lely Center Kilmarnock – Scotland

Lely Center Kilmarnock has established itself as a market leader in automated milking systems and barn equipment since 2009. Due to continuing expansion, there are vacancies for full time, permanent Service and Maintenance Technicians to join the team in Scotland. As part of the Engineering Team, reporting to the Service Manager, the successful candidate will cover the Scottish client base and be involved in installations on new projects, as well as routine servicing and breakdowns. A 24-hour call-out service is available, and this role involves night and weekend cover (on a rota basis). An agricultural background is essential.

Full training, a competitive remuneration package, company service vehicle and other benefits are available to the successful candidate.

For any questions and information on how to apply, please call: 01563 884 343.

Date posted: 22 August 2022


Graduate Rural Surveyors, Edwin Thompson LLP – Galashiels and Berwick upon Tweed

Edwin Thompson are a multi-disciplinary firm of Chartered Surveyors based in the south of Scotland and north of England. There are vacancies for Graduate Rural Surveyors in the Rural Department of the Galashiels and Berwick upon Tweed offices. The department undertakes a wide variety of work, including estate management, farm management, Basic Payment Scheme, agri-environmental schemes, agricultural tenancies (such as acting for landlords and tenants), rural property valuations, rural property sales, utility schemes and dispute resolution. As well as being part of the Rural Department team and being involved in the wide workload, the successful candidate will be expected to assist in other departments at busy times.

Please apply in writing with a copy of your CV to Andrew Hamilton at a.hamilton@edwin-thompson.co.uk or at the following addresses:

Edwin Thompson LLP, 76 Overhaugh Street, Galashiels, TD1 1DP
Edwin Thompson LLP, 44-48 Hide Hill, Berwick upon Tweed, TD15 1AB

Date posted: 16 August 2022


Graduate Surveyor, Dalcour Maclaren – Stirling

Dalcour Maclaren, one of the leaders in the infrastructure and utility sectors, are recruiting a Graduate Surveyor to be based at their offices in Stirling. The successful candidate will deliver land and property advice and services to and on behalf of clients whilst developing strong working relationships with them. A relevant degree, which will allow you to sit your APC or ATC, experience in leading a team or projects and holding a full UK driving licence are also important for the role.

For full details of the vacancy and information about how to apply please contact Helen Sanderson on 078 80 432 203.

Closing date: 30 September 2022


R & D Agronomist, Eurofins Agroscience – North of England

Eurofins Agroscience Services, a leading provider of scientific research services, product development consultancy and technical support to the crop protection industry, are recruiting a Research & Development Agronomist to help establish a location near Morpeth.

The successful candidate will provide technical support and assistance in all aspects of regulatory field studies and experiments, within defined technical and quality guidelines and operating procedures. Ideally candidates will have at least 1–2 years’ experience in field trials, including drilling and harvest operations. Being able to work outside normal office hours according to workloads, being computer literate and holding a full driving licence are also important for the role.

For full details of the vacancy and information about how to apply please contact Caroline Martin at carolinemartin@eurofins.com.

Date posted: 22 July 2022


Wheat Breeding Technician – KWS UK Ltd, Cambridge

KWS UK Ltd is looking to recruit a full time permanent Wheat Breeding Technician to assist with field, laboratory and glasshouse operations essential for the successful development of new wheat varieties.

Duties will include overseeing the harvesting of wheat pedigree ears in conjunction with wheat breeders, assisting with the organisation and preparation of pedigree seed for sowing, and disease scoring of pedigree material as directed by colleagues.  

The Technician's role requires a flexible approach and ability to work independently and as part of a team, as well as data management using Excel and in-house software. Candidates should hold a full driving licence.

Full details of the role and how to apply can be found on the KWS website

Date posted: 11 July 2022 


Technical Marketing Assistant, UPL Limited – UK and Ireland

UPL Limited is recruiting for a full time Technical Marketing Assistant who will provide support to both the technical and marketing teams in the UK, leading to successful product development and marketing communications.

Duties will be varied and will include monitoring trials progress and reporting back key findings to the technical and marketing teams, working with the Technical Project Manager to generate market acceptance of digital tools and supporting the Marketing Manager on a range of marketing activities. The post holder will also assist at events, meetings and with training.  

UPL are looking for someone with a general understanding of UK crop production and agronomy (including vegetable and fruit crops) and who has a BSc in Agriculture, Agronomy or similar. Applicants must have a full UK driving licence.

For more information about the post and the application procedure please email Gemma Nokes at gemma.nokes@upl-ltd.com.

Date posted: 30 June 2022


General Practice Surveyor, Austin Gray – Brighton

Austin Gray, established in 1985, are seeking a General Practice Graduate Surveyor for a small but busy multi-disciplined practice based in Brighton. 

Valuation training will include Red Book residential and commercial valuations for lending institutions, including Barclays, Shawbrook, Hampshire Trust and Handelsbanken Yorkshire BS.

The role will involve a varied workload, including IHT/CGT valuations, commercial rent reviews and lease renewals. Lease extension/enfranchisement valuations and commercial rent reviews are also undertaken. 

The salary will be from around £25,000 per annum, commensurate with age and experience, plus car allowance (mileage) and four weeks holiday. This position is based at the Vernon Terrace office.

Please email your CV to Robert Paine, Partner, at robertpaine@austingray.co.uk

Date posted: 30 June 2022 

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