We have announced the creation of 80 agricultural advisor jobs nationwide for the rollout of the GLAS planning and support service to Teagasc farmer clients in 2015. There will also be a number of administration roles.
FRS are now accepting applications from experienced advisors and recent graduates for these roles which will involve providing farmers with GLAS planning services, nutrient and sustainable management plans and meeting farmers on farm and in Teagasc offices.
Applicants are required to have a HETAC Level 8 degree in Agricultural Science, or Land Management with Soil Science and Crop Production, or Animal Production, those with similar degrees may also be considered. Familiarity with, and experience of, a variety of farm production systems and a full clean driving licence with access to own transport are essential.
Work will involve the preparation of agri-environmental plans in compliance with the GLAS scheme which is anticipated to commence in early 2015.