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Farm and Estate Manager

Riseholme Estate

Location:  Lincoln
Salary:   From £60,905 per annum
This post is full time.
Closing Date:   Wednesday 04 March 2020
Interview Date:   Wednesday 25 March 2020
Reference:  EF5147

The University of Lincoln is a high-achieving centre of academic excellence which has been recognised nationally and internationally.  It is an ambitious, fast-paced dynamic organisation with multiple stakeholders which strives always to improve the staff and student experience and engagement with the wider Lincoln community.

Riseholme Park comprises of a 220 hectares estate, 3 miles to the north of Lincoln. with arable and livestock farms, lake, woodlands, formal grounds and gardens. In addition, there is an extensive building stock including the Grade 2 listed Old Hall and Stable Yard, along with a glasshouse unit that supports the grounds upkeep and provides space for research, projects and trials. The arable land on the Estate is currently managed through a Farm Business Tenancy whilst the remainder of the land including grassland, woodland and grounds is directly maintained by the University.

It is a mixed agricultural and academic estate which acts as a hub for members of the Greater Lincolnshire agricultural community and is also used for recreational purposes by members of the general public. The Riseholme Herd currently comprises of approximately 80 head of Lincoln Red cattle, the Riseholme Flock of 10 Lincoln Longwool Sheep and a further 200 Mules.

The University has recently entered into a new long-term agreement with Bishop Burton College which secures the provision of high quality land-based further and higher education at Riseholme and has allowed the investment of c.£4m in modern livestock and equine facilities.

In addition, the campus is also home to the Lincoln Institute for Agri-Food Technology (LIAT), a specialist research institute which is experiencing a period of rapid expansion. 

The Farm and Estate Manager is responsible for the financial and physical performance of the farm and as such will be skilled in all aspects of farm management and environmental management and the business and financial aspects of farm and estate management. The post holder is responsible for implementing the short and long-term business plan for the farm as directed by the Director of Estates and will work closely with other colleagues in the Estates Department to ensure the effective and safe running of the wider estate at Riseholme.

The post holder is responsible directly for the Stockperson and other staff responsible for managing the estate.

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