Careers at Countrywide Farmers

Careers and Rewards

Could you be part of Countrywide’s future?

Countrywide is the leading UK business in the supply of products, services and advice to the rural community. We are a fast expanding company with a clear vision and strategic plan to profitably expand the group.

Our number one priority is inevitably our customers. We aim to provide quality products and value for money, supported by expert knowledge and a personal service. To deliver great service to our customers we are looking for people to join our team who are passionate and enthusiastic, have an empathy with the rural community and who are highly driven in making a real difference to our customers’ experience.

Service is our passion and people are our strength which is why we invest in growing our talent and providing employees with great training and development opportunities so they can make a real contribution to our business.

If you are successful in joining Countrywide, these are some of the rewards you can expect to enjoy:

Career Opportunities


Agricultural Specialist based at Nuneaton

Our Agricultural Specialists must be customer focused and have excellent knowledge of product developments and trends. You will support and manage in-store campaigns, farmer / smallholder events, and promotions. You will raise the Company’s profile at community events and build relationships with local farmers.

Hours of work are 38.5 per week which may include working alternate weekends and some bank holidays.

We offer a competitive salary, staff discount, training, good working conditions, pension scheme and a rewarding and stimulating place to work!

Closing date for application: 7th October 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 829 to Steven Martin at Nuneaton.Store@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Store Manager based at Amesbury

As an experienced Retail Manager you will be responsible for delivering the financial objectives for the store and developing a team that provides outstanding customer service and excellent retail standards, maintaining correct levels of stock availability and ensuring compliance with current legislation.

To be successful you will be an enthusiastic, hard working and 'hands on' person who has the ability to really drive our stores forward. You must have a desire to provide outstanding customer service and be able to motivate, lead and engage others around you. Retail management experience is essential, but more importantly candidates must be business focused, results driven, energetic and have a real passion for what you do.

Hours of work are 38.5 per week which may include working alternate weekends and some bank holidays.

We offer a competitive salary, staff discount, training, good working conditions, pension scheme and a rewarding and stimulating place to work!

Closing date for application: 2nd October 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 924 to the HR Team at HRTeam@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Store Manager based at Marlborough

As an experienced Retail Manager you will be responsible for delivering the financial objectives for the store and developing a team that provides outstanding customer service and excellent retail standards, maintaining correct levels of stock availability and ensuring compliance with current legislation.

To be successful you will be an enthusiastic, hard working and 'hands on' person who has the ability to really drive our stores forward. You must have a desire to provide outstanding customer service and be able to motivate, lead and engage others around you. Retail management experience is essential, but more importantly candidates must be business focused, results driven, energetic and have a real passion for what you do.

Hours of work are 38.5 per week which may include working alternate weekends and some bank holidays.

We offer a competitive salary, staff discount, training, good working conditions, pension scheme and a rewarding and stimulating place to work!

Closing date for application: 2nd October 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 959 to the HR Team at HRTeam@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

LPG Cylinder Salesperson, covering South West England

We are currently looking to recruit a confident and well organised Field Sales Person. You would be responsible for selling LPG/Energy products to new and existing customers, particularly LPG cylinders, across South West England, achieving and exceeding sales targets while providing a high standard of support to the LPG team and its customers.

This is a fantastic opportunity to develop your sales career within a dynamic market leading business. Reporting to the LPG Cylinder Product Manager, you would be tasked with promoting our LPG/Energy products, identifying and implementing an effective sales and marketing strategy, developing relationships with existing as well as new customers, and providing the best possible level of customer service at all times.

The ideal candidate for the role must be able to demonstrate strong sales and customer service skills developed within previous B2B or B2C roles, and will be skilled in maximising margins and meeting or exceeding sales and activity targets. A background or interest in the rural community would be a distinct advantage, as would basic knowledge of the LPG/Energy market, although full training will be provided.

You will be IT literate and able to organise a varied workload and interact confidently with a wide range of people both internally and externally. You will be a confident, personable, and outgoing individual with strong communication skills as well as excellent organisational skills. You will be self-motivated, able to work equally effectively alone or as part of a team.

We offer a competitive salary, staff discount, training, good working conditions, pension scheme and a rewarding and stimulating place to work!

Closing date for application: 14th October 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 962 to Bill Christie at BChristie@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Clothing & Footwear Buyer based at Head Office

We are currently looking to recruit a confident and intelligent Buyer to be responsible for selecting, purchasing and delivering a profitable range of country clothing and footwear into store. Reporting to the Supply Chain Director, you would be expected to develop a clear and thorough understanding of the clothing and footwear market, provide a balanced, new, and profitable range for customers, and manage the relationship with suppliers, ensuring delivery timings and store drop dates are consistently met.

The ideal candidate for the role should have experience in a fast-paced Purchasing environment and have a passion for retail and customer service. You will have a strong commercial awareness, and must be able to demonstrate a proven track record of improving sales and profitability. A good understanding of the country clothing market would be an advantage, as would strong negotiation and supplier management skills.

You will have excellent numerate and analytical skills as well as the ability to work under pressure and on your own initiative to strict deadlines. You will be a proactive and forward thinking individual, well organised, comfortable working to deadlines and able to prioritise a varied workload, with strong communication skills, written and verbal. IT proficiency, with particular MS Office competency is essential.

Hours of work are 37.5 per week

We offer a competitive salary, staff discount, training, good working conditions, pension scheme and a rewarding and stimulating place to work!

Closing date for application: 9th October 2014

Please apply by email with ref. 862 and your C.V. to Lynne Wilkinson at LWilkinson@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Customer Loyalty Administrator based at Evesham Head Office

We are seeking an Administrator to provide support to the Customer Loyalty Programme Manager by assisting with the development of customer and channel marketing campaigns. After the campaigns you will assist with analysing and recording the results against the objectives through the use of CRM and Loyalty Card data. This is a great opportunity for you to enhance your marketing skills within a market leading business.

Hours of work are 37.5 per week.

We offer a competitive salary, staff discount

Closing date for application: 2nd October 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 984 to Jean Norris at JNorris@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Sales Assistant based at Cirencester (Temporary)

Our Sales Assistants must be customer focused with a friendly and helpful approach, keen to learn and have the ability to use their own initiative and work as part of a team. You will be the first point of contact for our customers and provide advice covering our wide range of products. An empathy with the rural community would be an advantage.

Hours of work are 38.5 per week which may include working alternative weekends and some bank holidays.

We offer a competitive salary, staff discount, training, good working conditions, pension scheme and a rewarding and stimulating place to work!

Closing date for application: 14th October 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 986 to Bob Clarke at Cirencester.Store@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Store Manager based at Twyford

As an experienced Retail Manager you will be responsible for delivering the financial objectives for the store and developing a team that provides outstanding customer service and excellent retail standards, maintaining correct levels of stock availability and ensuring compliance with current legislation.

To be successful you will be an enthusiastic, hard working and 'hands on' person who has the ability to really drive our stores forward. You must have a desire to provide outstanding customer service and be able to motivate, lead and engage others around you. Retail management experience is essential, but more importantly candidates must be business focused, results driven, energetic and have a real passion for what you do.

Hours of work are 38.5 per week which may include working alternate weekends and some bank holidays.

We offer a competitive salary, staff discount, training, good working conditions, pension scheme and a rewarding and stimulating place to work!

Closing date for application: 2nd October 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 990 to the HR Team at HRTeam@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Commodity Trader based at Amesbury

We are seeking to recruit a Commodity Trader to join the teams based in Amesbury. The role requires highly motivated and driven people with a great attitude, you will be trained to gain the appropriate skills and knowledge to provide expert advice on our extensive range of Agricultural products. You will develop our existing and potential customer base by demonstrating a real desire to achieve and exceed both company and personal targets which is an integral part of the role.

The Candidates can range from experienced through to the recently qualified. Successful applicants will be those who demonstrate a determination to succeed, have a proven track record and have a real empathy for the farming sector.

Hours of work are 37.5 per week.

We offer a competitive salary, staff discount, training, good working conditions, pension scheme and a rewarding and stimulating place to work!

Closing date for application: 14th October 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 991 to Phil Watkins at PWatkins@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Weekend Sales Assistant based at Twyford

Our Sales Assistants must be customer focused with a friendly and helpful approach, keen to learn and have the ability to use their own initiative and work as part of a team. You will be the first point of contact for our customers and provide advice covering our wide range of products. An empathy with the rural community would be an advantage.

Hours of work are 6.75 per week which may include working some bank holidays.

We offer a competitive salary, staff discount, training, good working conditions, pension scheme and a rewarding and stimulating place to work!

Closing date for application: 2nd October 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 993 to Caroline Thompson at twyford.store@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Sales Assistant based at Ledbury

Our Sales Assistants must be customer focused with a friendly and helpful approach, keen to learn and have the ability to use their own initiative and work as part of a team. You will be the first point of contact for our customers and provide advice covering our wide range of products. An empathy with the rural community would be an advantage.

Hours of work are 5.5 per week which may include working weekends and some bank holidays.

We offer a competitive salary, staff discount, training, good working conditions, pension scheme and a rewarding and stimulating place to work!

Closing date for application: 2nd October 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 995 to Andy Easthope at ledbury.store@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Store Manager based at Bridgnorth

As an experienced Retail Manager you will be responsible for delivering the financial objectives for the store and developing a team that provides outstanding customer service and excellent retail standards, maintaining correct levels of stock availability and ensuring compliance with current legislation.

To be successful you will be an enthusiastic, hard working and 'hands on' person who has the ability to really drive our stores forward. You must have a desire to provide outstanding customer service and be able to motivate, lead and engage others around you. Retail management experience is essential, but more importantly candidates must be business focused, results driven, energetic and have a real passion for what you do.

Hours of work are 38.5 per week which may include working alternate weekends and some bank holidays.

We offer a competitive salary, staff discount, training, good working conditions, pension scheme and a rewarding and stimulating place to work!

Closing date for application: 2nd October 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 936 to the HR Team at HRTeam@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

LPG Cylinder Sales Co-ordinator based at Head Office

We are looking for our next LPG Cylinder Sales Co-ordinator to be responsible for supporting the Cylinder Sales Management and the Gas Express businesses. You will be the main contact for daily customer queries, and ensure that all administration and file maintenance is kept updated. You will conduct stock control analysis and provide project support when required.

To be successful in this role you will be confident and eloquent to liaise with customers, staff and management of all levels. You will also have proficient IT skills including MS Office and IMS, especially reporting.

We offer a competitive salary, staff discount, training, good working conditions, pension scheme and a rewarding and stimulating place to work!

Closing date for application: 7 October 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 998 to Bill Christie at BChristie@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Sales Assistant based at Honiton (Temporary)

Our Sales Assistants must be customer focused with a friendly and helpful approach, keen to learn and have the ability to use their own initiative and work as part of a team. You will be the first point of contact for our customers and provide advice covering our wide range of products. An empathy with the rural community would be an advantage.

Hours of work are 38.5 per week which may include working weekends and some bank holidays.

We offer a competitive salary, staff discount, training, good working conditions, pension scheme and a rewarding and stimulating place to work!

Closing date for application: 7 October 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 999 to Victoria Pattinson at H@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Saturday Sales Assistant based at Whitchurch (Temporary)

Our Sales Assistants must be customer focused with a friendly and helpful approach, keen to learn and have the ability to use their own initiative and work as part of a team. You will be the first point of contact for our customers and provide advice covering our wide range of products. An empathy with the rural community would be an advantage.

Hours of work are 8 per week which may include working some bank holidays.

We offer a competitive salary, staff discount, training, good working conditions, pension scheme and a rewarding and stimulating place to work!

Closing date for application: 7 October 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1000 to Julia Stockton at WRetailStore3@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Weekend Sales Assistant based at Cirencester

Our Sales Assistants must be customer focused with a friendly and helpful approach, keen to learn and have the ability to use their own initiative and work as part of a team. You will be the first point of contact for our customers and provide advice covering our wide range of products. An empathy with the rural community would be an advantage.

Hours of work are 6 per week which may include working some bank holidays.

We offer a competitive salary, staff discount, training, good working conditions, pension scheme and a rewarding and stimulating place to work!

Closing date for application: 7 October 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1002 to Bob Clarke at cirencester.store@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Merchandiser based at Evesham Head Office

Due to the forthcoming expansion plan of our Business 2 Business hubs, we are looking to bring on board a new merchandiser. The right candidate will be proficient at merchandising stock to achieve retail company standards on displays, within the required time scales managing stock levels & availability for stores & multichannel. The candidate will be pro-active in developing solutions in any situations, they will need to be numerate and proficient on excel with the ability to extract & analyse data & forecasts trends. Good communication skills are a must.

The candidate will be tasked with managing stock levels in the business and ensuring regular supply and reordering where required of farming & equine products. They will be held responsible for making timely informed business decisions and work as a team to maximise sales.

They will focus on delivering the highest quality service to customers, both external and internal; whilst maximising the long-term budgeted profitability of a specified category of products.. This is essential so as to make informed business decisions in a timely and effective manner that not only benefit the customer but also delivers the company sales and profit.

Hours of work are 37.5 per week.

We offer a competitive salary, staff discount, training, good working conditions, pension scheme and a rewarding and stimulating place to work!

Closing date for application: 7 October 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 997 to Karina Schindler at KSchindler@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Agricultural Specialist based at Presteigne

Our Agricultural Specialists must be customer focused and have excellent knowledge of product developments and trends. You will support and manage in-store campaigns, farmer / smallholder events, and promotions. You will raise the Company’s profile at community events and build relationships with local farmers.

Hours of work are 38.5 per week which may include working alternate weekends and some bank holidays.

We offer a competitive salary, staff discount, training, good working conditions, pension scheme and a rewarding and stimulating place to work!

Closing date for application: 9 October 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1001 to Bryan Morris at Presteigne.Store@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Warehouse Administration Assistant based at Defford Distribution Centre

We are seeking a first-class administrator to support the Warehouse function in an organised and timely fashion. Reporting into the Planning Manager, you will ensure that all administration is kept up to date and that reports and data submissions are completed on time and to standard. This is a wide-ranging and interesting role in which you will assist with providing planning information; processing purchase orders and invoices; and ensuring that payroll information is correct. This role will suit somebody with previous office experience, strong organisational and numeracy skills, good attention to detail and the ability to communicate at all levels.

Hours of work are 40 per week

We offer a competitive salary, staff discount, training, good working conditions, pension scheme and a rewarding and stimulating place to work!

Closing date for application: 7 October 2014

Please apply by email with ref. 1003 and your C.V. to Ryan Gregory at RGregory@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Van Driver based at Newmarket

Our drivers will be responsible for delivering goods on behalf of Countrywide and external customers with an ability to work alone and use initiative. Candidates must have a relevant driving licence and relevant training/skills for the everyday tasks and responsibilities required of them. It will of course, be essential to comply fully with all Health and Safety Codes of Practice at all times.

Hours of work are 40 per week which may include working alternate weekends and some bank holidays.

We offer a competitive salary, staff discount, training, good working conditions, pension scheme and a rewarding and stimulating place to work!

Closing date for application: 7 October 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1004 to Mark Hawkins at mark.hawkins@hoefeeds.co.uk

Weekend Sales Assistant based at Market Drayton

Our Sales Assistants must be customer focused with a friendly and helpful approach, keen to learn and have the ability to use their own initiative and work as part of a team. You will be the first point of contact for our customers and provide advice covering our wide range of products. An empathy with the rural community would be an advantage.

Hours of work are 13.5 per week which may include working alternative weekends and some bank holidays.

We offer a competitive salary, staff discount, training, good working conditions, pension scheme and a rewarding and stimulating place to work!

Closing date for application: 7 October 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1005 to Alan Owen at MarketDrayton.Store@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Administrator based at Thornbury

You will provide a first-class administration, clerical and secretarial service and deal efficiently with queries from customers and suppliers. This role will suit somebody with previous office experience, strong organisational and numeracy skills, good attention to detail and communicate at all levels.

Hours of work are 30 per week

We offer a competitive salary, staff discount, training, good working conditions, pension scheme and a rewarding and stimulating place to work!

Closing date for application: 7 October 2014

Please apply by email with ref. 1006 and your C.V. to Jo Bracey at Thornbury.Store@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Saturday Sales Assistant based at Whitchurch

Our Sales Assistants must be customer focused with a friendly and helpful approach, keen to learn and have the ability to use their own initiative and work as part of a team. You will be the first point of contact for our customers and provide advice covering our wide range of products. An empathy with the rural community would be an advantage.

Hours of work are 8 per week which may include working alternative weekends and some bank holidays.

We offer a competitive salary, staff discount, training, good working conditions, pension scheme and a rewarding and stimulating place to work!

Closing date for application: 7 October 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1008 to Julia Stockton at WRetailStore3@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Sales Executive covering the South

We are seeking a Sales Executive to be responsible for selling a range of LPG/Energy products to new and existing customers across Salisbury, Winchester, Warminster, Marlborough, Newbury and Hampshire, achieving and exceeding sales targets while providing a high standard of support to the LPG team and its customers.

This is a fantastic opportunity to develop your sales career within a dynamic market leading business. Reporting to the LPG Product Manager, you would be tasked with promoting the company’s range of LPG/Energy products, identifying and implementing an effective sales and marketing strategy, developing relationships with existing as well as new customers, and providing the best possible level of customer service at all times. In time you will come to be seen internally and externally as the complete LPG/Energy expert.

The ideal candidate for the role must be able to demonstrate strong sales and customer service skills developed within previous B2B or B2C roles, and will be skilled in maximising margins and meeting or exceeding sales and activity targets. A background or interest in the rural community would be a distinct advantage, as would basic knowledge of the LPG/Energy market, although full training will be provided.

You will be IT literate and able to organise a varied workload and interact confidently with a wide range of people both internally and externally. You will be a confident, personable, and outgoing individual with strong communication skills as well as excellent organisational skills. You will be self-motivated, able to work equally effectively alone or as part of a team.

Hours of work are 37.5 per week

We offer a competitive salary, staff discount, training, good working conditions, pension scheme and a rewarding and stimulating place to work!

Closing date for application: 14th October 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1009 to George Webb at GWebb@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Agricultural Specialist based at Market Harborough (Temporary)

Our Agricultural Specialists must be customer focused and have excellent knowledge of product developments and trends. You will support and manage in-store campaigns, farmer / smallholder events, and promotions. You will raise the Company’s profile at community events and build relationships with local farmers.

Hours of work are 38.5 per week which may include working alternate weekends and some bank holidays.

We offer a competitive salary, staff discount, training, good working conditions, pension scheme and a rewarding and stimulating place to work!

Closing date for application: 14th October 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 992 to Malcolm Jesson at HCPMarketHarborough.Store@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Agricultural Specialist based at Thornbury

Our Agricultural Specialists must be customer focused and have excellent knowledge of product developments and trends. You will support and manage in-store campaigns, farmer / smallholder events, and promotions. You will raise the Company’s profile at community events and build relationships with local farmers.

Hours of work are 38.5 per week which may include working alternate weekends and some bank holidays.

We offer a competitive salary, staff discount, training, good working conditions, pension scheme and a rewarding and stimulating place to work!

Closing date for application: 14 October 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1010 to Jo Bracey at Thornbury.Store@countrywidefarmers.co.uk