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  • Harvest Supervisor

New Farm is a dynamic, family run company, now in its fourth generation based at Lichfield Staffordshire. We are growers of berries, cherries and asparagus with on site packing facilities supplying major retailers as well as catering businesses and our own seasonal farm shop. We are accredited with the British Retail Consortium (BRC) status at A star level along with the Red Tractor and LEAF schemes. We are a forward think business that continually undertakes trials with new varieties and growing systems allowing us to have firsthand knowledge of new ideas and developments in our sector.

New Farm Produce Ltd has currently the following job vacancies:
  • Harvest Supervisor

If you are interested in a position and would like to know more then ring Stephen McGuffie on 07885 946925 or email stephen@newfarmproduce.co.uk

Harvest Supervisor

You will be responsible for supervising a team of between 30-50 people; this is a hands-on position, working in a real horticultural environment, with variable weather conditions on strawberries, raspberries and blueberries. This is a challenging role offering individuals the opportunity to work in a progressive horticultural business and an excellent way to develop your people skills. You will report to the Harvest Manager and the job is available to start from April 2018. Your main responsibilities are:

  • Liaising with the Harvest Manager to ensure daily production requirements are fulfilled.
  • Ensure the smooth running of operations for your team
  • Being the first point of contact for any issues/queries of your team members
  • Coaching team members in the best techniques in order to achieve performance targets
  • Ensuring fruits are regularly picked and controlled according to quality standards
  • Supporting the training of harvest staff
We are looking for the candidates with following personal qualities:
  • Highly motivated, resilient, leads by example
  • A positive attitude – a can do approach
  • Willing to be part of a team and learn new skills
  • Flexible and adaptable to changing circumstances
  • Must speak English and read/write at intermediate level
  • Have good communication skills
  • Be friendly and respectful to those you work with
  • Able to use the computerised systems
Previous experience in a supervisory role is required. It will be offered on a seasonal basis, but it also provides the opportunity for further permanent employment if you prove to be ambitious and motivated.
The average working week will be between 40-55 hours per week.
Pay rate: £8.50/hr, overtime after 48 hours/week
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