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Breeding Trial & Seed Production Technician - Essex

Job Title: Breeding Trial & Seed Production Technician - Essex
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Essex
Salary: Highly competitive! See details!
Start Date: Immediate
Reference: 11788
Contact Name: Rebekah Shields
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 14, 2016 11:13

Job Description

Reporting to the Trials Manager, this Breeding Trial & Seed Production Technician job will involve:


  • The job will involve assisting with the day-to-day running of specialist, cereal breeding field trials, ear selection rows and early generation cereal seed multiplication.
  • Assisting the wheat breeder by being responsible for the day to day running of the winter wheat nursery
  • Assisting the Trials Manager (Seed) in the day-to-day running of the businesses breeder and official variety  field trials on cereals and oilseeds.
  • Supervising the organisations early generation seed production work on Farm in conjunction with the Trials Managers and Seed Teams
  • The role will involve working closely alongside the Trials Manager, Wheat Breeder and other staff.  Supervision of both permanent and seasonal temporary staff will be necessary.
  • The role will predominantly be based in Essex, so you must be commutable to Essex or prepared to relocate.
  • The role will also involve frequent travel to various trial sites throughout East Anglia and the South-East using company pool vehicles. 
  • Occasional travel to sites in other UK regions may also be required.


The ideal candidate will have relevant experience of field trials and/or seed multiplication, have good competence with MS Office and be capable of supervising other staff at key periods in the season.  This is a varied and expanding role, offering an opportunity for career development within a progressive and dynamic company, as well as a fantastic overall package and training scheme! Must be able to work in or relocate to Essex.

Basic salary circa £24k - £28k basic. Plus full benefits package and training, career progression guaranteed!

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