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Strutt & Parker - Graduate Farming Consultant (Stamford)

Last update 26.06.2024

The Role
Strutt & Parker’s Farming team provide clients with a strategic business and management service for their farms and estates advising on a wide variety of issues to enable owners to manage and make the most of their land. An outstanding opportunity has arisen to become a key member of the Farm Management and Consultancy team in Stamford.

The Stamford Farming team has an established reputation as leader in the local Farming community. They undertake the management of Farms and Rural Estates and offer a range of professional rural advice throughout the East Midlands. Their technical excellence ensures an impressive client base, and they advise some of the most prestigious clients in the area.

The role as a Graduate Farming Consultant involves assisting the team in a wide range of farming matters, gaining knowledge and experience to develop a career in Farm Management Consultancy.

Key Responsibilities
Assisting the farming team with a variety of farm management activities including:
•    The management of contract farming agreements
•    Advising on farm business issues such as joint ventures, change of use, rent reviews, expansions, and succession planning.
•    Financial monitoring and analysis including helping to prepare budgets and cashflow forecasts.
•    Technical advice on mainstream arable and livestock enterprises
•    Advising on environmental issues and farm diversification
•    Providing commercial business advice to clients
•    Developing and maintaining a set of client contacts
•    Driving business development
•    regular farm visits
•    Advising on compliance with current and upcoming government legislation and guidance.
•    Providing advice and completing grant and subsidy applications on behalf of clients, including environmental land management and productivity grants.
•    Assisting with the preparing internal and external reports
•    Maintaining and developing relevant personal and technical skills
•    Attending relevant conferences, seminars, and training sessions.

The Candidate
The successful candidate is likely to be:
•    A great communicator, both written and oral.
•    A team player, able to develop a close working relationship with colleagues
•    Commercially astute with good numeracy skills
•    Ambitious, energetic, self-motivated, curious, and happy to network with a business development orientated attitude.
•    Interested in farming and food production systems.
•    Experience of hands-on practical farming

Skills/Qualifications
•    Agriculturally based University Degree
•    Excellent research and analytical skills 
•    Excellent IT skills including use of MS Office.
•    Practical farm experience would be beneficial.

We are proud to offer award-winning benefits to support and reward our employees:

  • Heath & Leisure: 25 days annual leave + public holidays (the option of purchasing up to 5 additional days via flex benefits), health screening, gym discounts, wellbeing support, volunteering opportunities, cycle to work scheme, eye care voucher, travel & retail discounts, travel insurance, concierge service, kids pass, open fairways golf card, great company culture and social events (including sports teams, charity events, art pass), perks at work 
  • Financial:  Pension, life assurance at 8 x basic salary, group income protection, long term disability insurance,  interest free season ticket loan, bonus scheme - you will be eligible to participate in the Company’s Bonus Scheme, share incentive plan, financial and mortgage advice 

Strutt and Parker is committed to providing a work environment that fosters diversity, inclusion, and equal employment opportunity without regard to race, colour, gender, age, creed, sex, religion, national origin, disability (physical or mental), marital status, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, or any other legally protected status.

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