Agricultural Consultant

Agricultural Consultant

Job Description

  • Permanent
  • Oban, UK
  • £27,531 - £47,983 per annum UK / Year

Title: Agricultural Consultant

Type: Full-Time, Permanent

Salary: £27,531-47,983 per annum

Location: Oban

Closing Date: 7 February 2024

Ref: CML/CS/085/24

SRUC is unique in Scotland and one of the largest organisations of its kind in Europe. Our ambitious and exciting vision is to work at local, national and international levels, leading innovation and sustainable development in agriculture and rural sectors.

Do you want an exciting and varied career within Agriculture and the rural sector, along with opportunities to spend time on the beautiful Argyll Islands? SAC Consulting have an opportunity to work closely with crofts, farms and other rural businesses across Argyll and the Isles, and you are invited to become a part of the team.

SAC Consulting is one of the leading agricultural consultancies in the UK. Our vision is to be a unique solutions provider within the natural economy: The Number 1 choice to deliver inspiring, impartial, and integrated solutions for customers to achieve their ambitions. Our mission as consultants is to lead the sustainable growth and prosperity of agricultural, food and land-based businesses as they rise to the challenges of food security, biodiversity loss, and climate change.

Our work covers the whole of Scotland and the north of England; we have a network of 25 offices, ensuring our internationally renowned expertise is fortified with real local knowledge. We have decades of experience, but as demands and expectations around land management have evolved, so have we. We work to support rural enterprise in areas including livestock production, business diversification and financial management, ecology and biodiversity, carbon management. Our broad scope allows you to shape your own role, employing your own interest and expertise to the benefit of our clients.

The main purpose of this role is to provide expert technical and business consultancy services to our customers across Argyll. You will be required to travel regularly to spend time on the islands visiting customers and work flexible hours to accommodate our clients.

Key elements of this role include:

  • Providing technical, business and financial consultancy services to clients
  • Winning and delivering new consultancy opportunities by marketing and selling the services offered by SAC Consulting to clients, including non-farming businesses in the rural community
  • Identify solutions for your customers as they adapt to changes in regulation, government policy and markets
  • Building and maintaining relationships with key staff in organisations with rural interests; including public and industry bodies, regulators, and banks or commercial companies.
  • Assisting in the delivery and promotion of the Farm Advisory Service

The ideal candidate should:

  • Be educated to SCQF Level 8 or above
  • Technical knowledge of West Coast farming systems
  • Experience working in the rural sector; an awareness of the challenges faced by agricultural business would be beneficial
  • Strong people skills

Closing date: 7 February 2024

Benefits / What you will get in return:

  • Enhanced holidays
  • Enhanced pension contributions (5% employee and 10% employer)
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Discounted RAC Membership
  • Enhanced family leave
  • Flexible working patterns
  • Hybrid working solutions (in some areas)
  • Tailored investment in and individuals’ learning and development

Further information

Please read the Job Particulars Document before proceeding with your application.


To apply for this role, please use the SRUC online application system. CVs will not be accepted without a completed application form.

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