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G283 - Livestock Consultant - Southern Scotland

An experienced livestock consultant with in depth knowledge of livestock production, particularly dairy, is sought to join a leading agricultural consultancy team in Scotland. Our client is at the forefront of sustainable and innovative rural and agricultural development. This is a wide ranging and varied consultancy and advisory role working closely with farmers and producers across Scotland. Our client is keen to appoint a senior consultant with the capability to lead and develop a team of more junior consultants.

Duties to include:

Providing business consultancy services to farmers and landowners.

Farm visits as required, also farmer meetings.

Providing technical advice on primarily on livestock production and land use.

Working with colleagues and leading a small team to develop the livestock services offered.

To write press articles and technical bulletins.

Present at meetings and events as required.

Carry out projects as required.

Build relations with farming groups, processors and retailers.

Candidate requirements:

An HND, Degree or equivalent in Agriculture or similar subject.

At least 2 years previous consultancy experience.

Proven business experience in agriculture, livestock production, farming, or the rural sector.

Practical experience in livestock farming and agricultural systems.

Proven team leading or people management skills would be helpful.

Good communication skills, including public speaking experience.

Full driving licence.

Location: The team is office based but the consultant will be expected to be in front of clients in the field most of the time.

Salary: Competitive package including pension and other benefits.

The Next Step?

For more information please call: Grace Nugent on: Office 01885 483440, DDI 01885 485521, Mobile 07436808024 or e-mail your CV and covering letter (preferably in Word or RTF format please, not PDF) to

Please be assured that all contact is treated in complete confidence. It is important that you know De Lacy Executive regard your details and your CV as your property and so we will not dispatch anything about you in any format to any other person without your prior agreement.

Thank you.

De Lacy Executive is the niche recruitment consultancy specialising in the Agricultural and Rural Business Sectors and established for over 13 years. We are experienced practical and supply trade agriculturalists who have developed an agricultural recruitment practice based on high ethical standards - we are approved members of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, which oversees the UKs recruitment industry (REC Membership Number: 00082047).

This job has now been closed.


  • Added: 24th March 2016
  • Ref: G283
  • Type: Consultant/Advisor (Min 3 years experience), Farm/Unit/Forestry/Yard Manager , Sales Team Manager
  • Salary: Competitive package including pension and other benefits.
  • Location: UK. Willing to relocate to most UK locations, NORTHUMBERLAND/DURHAM, NW ENGLAND, CUMBRIA, SCOTLAND,