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 Bridgend, Glamorgan

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: 3rd April 2015

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1051 to Kath Blaney at Bridgend.Store@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Agricultural Specialist based at Banbury, Oxfordshire

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: 25th March 2015

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1167 to The HR Team at info.669E23F6.0@applythis.net

Sales Assistant based at Banbury, Oxfordshire

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 20 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: 1st April 2015

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1168 to The HR Team at Recruitment@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Sales Assistant based at Banbury, Oxfordshire (Temp)

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 20 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: 1st April 2015

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1169 to The HR Team at Recruitment@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Warehouse Assistant based at Banbury, Oxfordshire

You will be responsible for ensuring our warehouse and yard area operates efficiently and safely whilst providing a high quality service to our customers. You should be Health and Safety aware, conscientious and accurate. The role will also require heavy lifting, problem solving and effective stock rotation. A forklift licence is desirable.

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: 1st April 2015

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1188 to The HR Team at Recruitment@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Pet Specialist based at Banbury, Oxfordshire

Our Pet Specialists must be customer focused and have excellent knowledge of product developments and trends. You will support and manage in-store campaigns, pet events, and promotions. You will raise the Company’s profile at community events and build relationships with local catteries, kennels, and Veterinary Surgeries.

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: 1st April 2015

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1190 to The HR Team at info.669E23F6.0@applythis.net

Gardening Specialist based at Banbury, Oxfordshire

We are currently seeking to recruit a Gardening Specialist to look after indoor and outdoor plant sales for our store. Reporting to the Store Manager, you will be provide an excellent standard of customer service to all customers, in particular within the gardening department.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a confident individual to put their gardening knowledge and expertise to use within a dynamic market leading business. You will play an important role in growing the store’s profitability within the gardening section as well as supporting colleagues to develop their product expertise in this area too. Monitoring stock availability and visual merchandising is also a key requirement.

You will be confident and knowledgeable about gardening and ideally have experience of providing a high standard of customer service within a gardening role. An affinity with the rural community would be an advantage.

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: 1st April 2015

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1191 to The HR Team at info.869E2618.0@applythis.net

Deputy Store Manager based at Banbury, Oxfordshire

You will be supporting the store manager to deliver the financial objectives for the store by recruiting and developing a team that provides outstanding customer service and exceptional retail standards.

As an experienced Deputy Manager 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 exceptional customer service and be able to motivate, lead and inspire 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. An empathy with the rural community is desirable.

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: 1st April 2015

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1193 to The HR Team at Recruitment@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Sales Assistant based at Banbury, Oxfordshire (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 13.5 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: 1st April 2015

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1197 to The HR Team at Recruitment@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Sales Assistant based at Banbury, Oxfordshire

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

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: 1st April 2015

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1198 to The HR Team at Recruitment@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Junior Category Manager based at Evesham, Worcestershire (Head Office)

You will be required to maximise the long-term budgeted profitability of a specified category of products whilst achieving annual budgeted sales, gross margin, terms and supplier incomes. You will be expected to manage a buying area within the category as specified by the Category Manager.

Your role will involve supporting the Category Manager in the day to day management of the category; establishing excellent business relationships with external and internal suppliers and to manage and influence the planning and execution of the category strategy while earning trust and maintaining internal and external relationships.

You will be a confident and skilled negotiator whilst able to demonstrate strong commercial awareness and range planning ability. Experience in buying of agricultural categories such as fencing equipment and hardware would be an advantage, but not 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: 31st March 2015

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1254 to David Taylor at dtaylor@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Gardening Specialist based at Witney, Oxfordshire

We are currently seeking to recruit a Gardening Specialist to look after indoor and outdoor plant sales for our store. Reporting to the Store Manager, you will be provide an excellent standard of customer service to all customers, in particular within the gardening department.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a confident individual to put their gardening knowledge and expertise to use within a dynamic market leading business. You will play an important role in growing the store’s profitability within the gardening section as well as supporting colleagues to develop their product expertise in this area too. Monitoring stock availability and visual merchandising is also a key requirement.

You will be confident and knowledgeable about gardening and ideally have experience of providing a high standard of customer service within a gardening role. An affinity with the rural community would be an advantage.

Hours of work are 20 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: 31st March 2015

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1282 to The HR Team at info.169E3001.0@applythis.net

Agricultural Specialist based at Hereford, Herefordshire

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: 3rd April 2015

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1284 to Michelle Jones at Hereford.Store@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Deputy Store Manager based at Nuneaton, Warwickshire

You will be supporting the store manager to deliver the financial objectives for the store by recruiting and developing a team that provides outstanding customer service and exceptional retail standards.

As an experienced Deputy Manager 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 exceptional customer service and be able to motivate, lead and inspire 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. An empathy with the rural community is desirable.

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: 3rd April 2015

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1294 to Steve Martin at NStoreManager2@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Sports Turf Manager, Field Based

You will be tasked with developing our profile in sports stadiums, private schools and universities. With strong links to the IOG sector, you will promote our complete portfolio of high quality products, support and grow our existing business and develop a team of sports turf specialists to a national level.

At Countrywide, we have an innovative team of technical individuals who work closely with market leading manufacturers. We pride ourselves on a high level of agronomic support, as we look to build and maintain long term customer relationships.

To join us you will have an in-depth knowledge of the requirements of the modern sports / fine turf professional and have experience in advising products in the amenity sector. A formal sports turf or BASIS / FACTS qualification would be advantageous, but full training will be provided for the right candidate. Drive and self-motivation are essential and will ensure success in a competitive and rewarding marketplace.

Hours of work are 38.5 per week however flexibility will be required.

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

Closing date for application: 16th April 2015

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1295 to Sam Honeyborne at SHoneyborne@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Regional Technical Sales Manager, Field Based

We are looking to expand our field based technical team with experienced individuals, who have a history in sales or consultancy, in the amenity sector. Positions are available, nationwide, advising customers in golf, schools and all levels of winter sport.

At Countrywide, we have an innovative team of technical individuals who work closely with market leading manufacturers. We pride ourselves on a high level of agronomic support, as we look to build and maintain long term customer relationships.

To join us you will have an in-depth knowledge of the requirements of the modern sports / fine turf professional and have experience in advising products in the amenity sector. A formal sports turf or BASIS / FACTS qualification would be advantageous, but full training will be provided for the right candidate. Drive and self-motivation are essential and will ensure success in a competitive and rewarding marketplace.

Hours of work are 38.5 per week however flexibility will be required.

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

Closing date for application: 16th April 2015

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1296 to Sam Honeyborne at SHoneyborne@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Temporary Weekend Sales Assistant based at Malvern, Worcestershire

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

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: 31st March 2015

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1116 to Shaun Floody at MStoreManager@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Merchandiser based at Head Office, Evesham, Worcestershire (Maternity Cover)

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 and availability for stores and 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 and analyse data and 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. 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: 27 March 2015

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1209 to Daniel Greaves at DGreaves@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Equestrian Specialist in Training based at Bourton on the Water, Gloucestershire

Our Equestrian Specialists must be customer focused and have excellent knowledge of product developments and trends. You will support and manage in-store campaigns, equestrian events, and promotions. You will also raise the Company’s profile at community events and within the equestrian world.

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 April 2015

Please apply by email with ref. 1298 and your C.V. to Ian Hall at Bourton.store@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Gardening Specialist in Training based at Bourton on the Water, Gloucestershire

We are currently seeking to recruit a Gardening Specialist to look after indoor and outdoor plant sales for our store. Reporting to the Store Manager, you will be provide an excellent standard of customer service to all customers, in particular within the gardening department.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a confident individual to put their gardening knowledge and expertise to use within a dynamic market leading business. You will play an important role in growing the store’s profitability within the gardening section as well as supporting colleagues to develop their product expertise in this area too. Monitoring stock availability and visual merchandising is also a key requirement.

You will be confident and knowledgeable about gardening and ideally have experience of providing a high standard of customer service within a gardening role. An affinity with the rural community would be an advantage.

Hours of work are 16 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 April 2015

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1299 to Ian Hall at Bourton.store@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Administrator based at Bourton on the Water, Gloucestershire

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 20 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 April 2015

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1300 to Ian Hall at Bourton.store@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Weekend Sales Assistant based at Bourton on the Water, Gloucestershire

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 12 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: 7th April 2015

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1301 to Ian Hall at Bourton.store@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Deputy Store Manager based at Exeter

You will be supporting the store manager to deliver the financial objectives for the store by recruiting and developing a team that provides outstanding customer service and exceptional retail standards.

As an experienced Deputy Manager 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 exceptional customer service and be able to motivate, lead and inspire 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. An empathy with the rural community is desirable.

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 April 2015

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1303 to Donna Sharpe at exeter@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Sales Assistant based at Liphook, Hampshire

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 20 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: 7th April 2015

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1305 to Heather Kinnear at Liphook.store@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Weekend Sales Assistant based at Towcester, Northamptonshire

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 12 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: 7th April 2015

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1306 to Vivienne Kime at Towcester.store@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Agricultural Specialist based at Raglan, Gwent

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 April 2015

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1277 to Rob Goodhead at RGoodhead@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Warehouse Assistant based at Evesham, Worcestershire

You will be responsible for ensuring our warehouse and yard area operates efficiently and safely whilst providing a high quality service to our customers. You should be Health and Safety aware, conscientious and accurate. The role will also require heavy lifting, problem solving and effective stock rotation. A forklift licence is desirable.

Hours of work are 21 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: 10th April 2015

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1307 to Kate Hodgson at Evesham.Store@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Sales Assistant based at Taunton, Somerset

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 20 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: 10th April 2015

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1309 to Matthew Rosenberg Taunton.Store@countrywidefarmers.co.uk