Four job vacancies have sprouted from the £2 million-plus investment ploughed into Hartpury’s new Agri-Tech Centre.
Filling the diverse roles will be key to the Digital Innovation in Agri-Tech Project’s success as Hartpury University and Hartpury College continues to enhance its status as a world-leading centre for future agriculture.
Hartpury University and Hartpury College are among the UK’s leading specialist education providers in agriculture, animal, equine, sport and veterinary nursing – summing up the new project as ‘one of the most exciting agri-tech projects in the country’.
The Agri-Tech Centre will boast a new innovation and demonstration workspace for high-growth agri-tech sector SMEs, allowing them to explore, test, trial, research and develop products and enhance existing ones.
The future vision is for Hartpury’s Digital Innovation Farm to include the National Centre for Agricultural Data Management and Interpretation, which will assist the industry in its advancement of agricultural technology, data and security.
The Gfirst LEP-funded centre was officially opened earlier this year by NFU President Minette Batters giving farmers, students and organisations access to the latest commercial technology. This latest project will benefit from both ESIF and Gfirst LEP funding.
There are four roles to apply for, but applicants only have until Sunday 14 February 2021 to apply.
Agri-tech digital advisor
The agri-tech digital advisor will provide specialist support to the Digital Innovation in Agri-Tech Project, helping SME’s develop new products and services by ensuring they have the right technology available. The successful applicant will need to have a postgraduate qualification in engineering or technology, or high-level professional experience in agriculture, as well as excellent relationship-building skills.
The claims and control finance officer role will involve managing the quarterly claims process of the Digital Innovation in Agri-Tech Project in line with European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) requirements. This role is ideal for someone with extensive experience and ideally a degree or equivalent in finance, as well as excellent customer service skills and the ability to work under pressure.
Technology engineer and system specialist
The technology engineer and system specialist acts as the first point of call for all technical questions and service requests within the product development and testing facilities – from providing expert advice to installing and maintaining specialist hardware and software, as well as developing key contacts and promoting the project throughout the industry.
Providing administrative support to help successfully deliver the Digital Innovation in Agri-Tech Project, the project administrator role requires experience in a similar role, great office skills and a demonstratable ability to promote the safety and wellbeing of young people and vulnerable adults.
To find out more, or to apply, visit changeworknow.co.uk.