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

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: 27th November 2014

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

Gas Engineer, LPG based in Defford, Worcestershire

We are currently looking to recruit an experienced Gas Engineer who would be based at our distribution centre in Defford, Worcestershire. Reporting to the Senior Engineer, you would be responsible for providing service and support for all LPG installations

You will respond to all fulfilment and emergency calls, provide technical support to both internal and external customers, carry out installations, perform risk assessments on current and prospective installations, as well as maintain the Engineering stores and carry out stocktakes as required.

You would be expected to represent the company in a professional manner, providing the best possible level of customer service at all times, as well as ensuring you are consistently in compliance with all Health & Safety, UKLPG, and company codes of practice.

The nature of the job will on occasion necessitate carrying out duties outside normal working hours, so a flexible approach will be required.

The ideal candidate for the role will be an experienced Gas Engineer, qualified and registered with the Gas Safe Register, with strong diagnostic and repair skills. Experience with and knowledge of LPG appliances will be required, as will high levels of drive and enthusiasm plus a commitment to ensuring high standards of customer service are met and exceeded at all times.

You will be a results oriented and flexible individual with excellent communication and organisational skills, as well as an analytical approach to problem solving plus the ability to learn and implement new methods and processes.

Closing date for application: 1st December 2014

Please apply in writing quoting reference 1014 with your C.V. to PSalter@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Pet Specialist based at Melton Mowbray

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 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: 28 November 2014

Please apply by email with ref. 1028 and your C.V. to Ian Wesley at MeltonMowbray.Store@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Deputy Store Manager based at Bromsgrove

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: 2nd December 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1033 to Garry Hathaway at Bromsgrove.Store@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Deputy Store Manager Designate based at Cirencester (Temporary)

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 December 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1035 to Bob Clarke at Cirencester.Store@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Deputy Store Manager Designate based at Bearley

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: 8th December 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1044 to Sarah Battrick at Bearley.Store@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Agricultural Specialist based at Bridgend

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: 1st December 2014

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

Game Feed and Equipment Agent

You will join the leading supplier of feed, equipment, pheasant gas, livestock and cover crops to the Game Industry.

Providing sound, practical advice on our diverse range, you will be highly motivated and prepared to put in 100% commitment on a seasonal basis to develop and expand our Game business to mutual benefit.

A generous commission structure is in place.

Closing date for application: 20th December 2014

Please apply in writing quoting reference 1049 with your C.V. and covering letter to Andrew Davies, Game and Monogastric Manager, at ADavies@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Sales Assistant (Temp) based at Honiton

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: 27 November 2014

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

Pet Specialist in Training based at Bourton

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: 8th December 2014

Please apply by email with ref. 1061 and your C.V. to Ian Hall at Bourton.Store@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Deputy Store Manager based at Gloucester

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: 8th December 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1062 to Shaun Floody at Gloucester.Store@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Temporary Warehouse Assistant based at Gloucester

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 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: 8th December 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1064 to Shaun Floody at Gloucester.Store@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Store Manager based at Presteigne

The main purpose of the role is to ensure that the store meets or exceeds its financial targets, while delivering excellent customer service and taking full responsibility of the management of the Store. This is a business to business store that will be heavily focused on Account sales which means you will be required to focus more towards selling and working with B2B.

The ideal candidate will have the ability to sell, negotiate and possess strong commercial skills. You would ideally be working within this industry and have extensive knowledge of our rural customer / B2B farm account business opportunities. Previous Store Management experience is also a must.

A background or interest in Agriculture is essential for the role as you will need to have a full understanding of the products you will be selling.

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: 9th December 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1067 to the HR Team at HRTeam@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

LPG Cylinder Sales Person, 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: 26th November 2014

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

Temporary LPG Customer Service Advisor, Head Office

We are looking to recruit a confident and competent Customer Service Advisor. You would be responsible for providing a range of customer service functions, ensuring that customer service standards are met whilst ensuring that sales are maximised across the full range of LPG products.

Reporting to the Customer Services Team Manager, you would be tasked with managing inbound calls, developing effective customer relationships, negotiating and processing orders for fuel products, taking payments plus participating in cross selling opportunities, promotions and campaigns as required by the business. You would be expected to develop and maintain your knowledge across the full fuel/LPG product portfolio at all times.

The ideal candidate for the position will be a patient, confident and articulate communicator, with experience providing a high standard of customer service in previous B2C and/or B2B roles. Previous experience and knowledge of the agricultural industry, plus an empathy with the rural community would be a huge advantage.

You will be a flexible individual with excellent organisational skills, able to prioritise your workload and use your initiative when needed. You must also be able to demonstrate excellent customer focus as well as a positive and enthusiastic attitude towards work. IT skills would also be an advantage.

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: 18 November 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1075 to Hayley Bishop at HBishop@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Temporary Sales Assistant based at Nuneaton

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: 28th November 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1076 to Steven Martin at Nuneaton.Store@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Temporary Administrator based at Nuneaton

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 15 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: 28th November 2014

Please apply by email with ref. 1077 and your C.V. to Steven Martin at Nuneaton.Store@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Grain Administrator based at Preston Capes, near Daventry

Due to recent changes within the Grain Department, and our ongoing commitment to our customers, we are seeking an excellent Grain Administrator to join our small and busy team based at Preston Capes, near Daventry. Responsibilities will be varied and will reflect the seasonal nature of the supply industry. This will include order and invoice processing, relevant sales activities, data input and resolving customer queries and communication with the sales team. You should also be prepared to assist in any other functions of the Grain team as requested.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone who enjoys a varied and busy role. The successful candidate will be a good communicator, numerate and precise. We are looking for a strong team player with the ability to turn their hand to a number of different tasks.

The ideal candidate will also be computer literate, able to organise a varied workload and interact confidently with a wide range of people both internally and externally. A background or empathy with the rural community would be an advantage.

Hours of work will be 37.5 per week.

Closing date for application: 3 December 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1081 to Pearl Lewis at pearl@hoegrain.co.uk

Temporary LPG Customer Service Advisor, Head Office

We are looking to recruit a confident and competent Customer Service Advisor. You would be responsible for providing a range of customer service functions, ensuring that customer service standards are met whilst ensuring that sales are maximised across the full range of LPG products.

Reporting to the Customer Services Team Manager, you would be tasked with managing inbound calls, developing effective customer relationships, negotiating and processing orders for fuel products, taking payments plus participating in cross selling opportunities, promotions and campaigns as required by the business. You would be expected to develop and maintain your knowledge across the full fuel/LPG product portfolio at all times.

The ideal candidate for the position will be a patient, confident and articulate communicator, with experience providing a high standard of customer service in previous B2C and/or B2B roles. Previous experience and knowledge of the agricultural industry, plus an empathy with the rural community would be a huge advantage.

You will be a flexible individual with excellent organisational skills, able to prioritise your workload and use your initiative when needed. You must also be able to demonstrate excellent customer focus as well as a positive and enthusiastic attitude towards work. IT skills would also be an advantage.

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: 5th December 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1082 to Hayley Bishop at HBishop@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Warehouse Assistant based at Chertsey

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 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: 20 November 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 985 to Heather Kinnear at CRetailStore@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Agricultural Specialist based at Ludlow

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: 8th December 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1084 to Julian Thorpe at Ludlow.Store@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Sales Assistant based at Crewkerne (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 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: 25 November 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1085 to Mark Self at Crewkerne.Store@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Customer Service Advisor, Agricultural Feed, Head Office

We are looking to recruit a confident and competent Customer Service Advisor. You would be responsible for providing a range of customer service functions, ensuring that customer service standards are met whilst ensuring that sales are maximised across the full range of Agricultural Feed products.

You would be tasked with managing inbound calls, developing effective customer relationships, negotiating and processing orders for products, taking payments plus participating in cross selling opportunities, promotions and campaigns as required by the business. You would be expected to develop and maintain your knowledge across the full Agricultural Feed product portfolio at all times.

The ideal candidate for the position will be a patient, confident and articulate communicator, with experience providing a high standard of customer service in previous B2C and/or B2B roles. Previous experience and knowledge of the agricultural industry, plus an empathy with the rural community would be a huge advantage.

You will be a flexible individual with excellent organisational skills, able to prioritise your workload and use your initiative when needed. You must also be able to demonstrate excellent customer focus as well as a positive and enthusiastic attitude towards work. IT skills would also be an advantage together with an NVQ Customer Service level 2 or similar qualification.

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 November 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1086 to Cheryl Loader at CLoader@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Store Manager based at Preston Capes

The main purpose of the role is to ensure that the store meets or exceeds its financial targets, while delivering excellent customer service and taking full responsibility of the management of the Store. This is a business to business store that will be heavily focused on Account sales which means you will be required to focus more towards selling and working with B2B.

The ideal candidate will have the ability to sell, negotiate and possess strong commercial skills. You would ideally be working within this industry and have extensive knowledge of our rural customer / B2B farm account business opportunities. Previous Store Management experience is also a must.

A background or interest in Agriculture is essential for the role as you will need to have a full understanding of the products you will be selling.

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: 28 November 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1087 to the HR Team at HRTeam@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Warehouse Assistant based at Preston Capes

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 40 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: 28 November 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1088 to Mark Hawkins at mark.hawkins@hoefeeds.co.uk

Temporary Administrator based at Bridgwater

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

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: 28 November 2014

Please apply by email with ref. 1089 and your C.V. to Sara Trebilcock at Bridgwater.Store@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Warehouse Assistant based at Exeter

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 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: 28 November 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1090 to Donna-Marie Sharpe at exeter@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Alternative Feeds Administrator based at Amesbury

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

The ideal candidate will be computer literate, confident on the telephone, able to organise a varied workload and interact confidently with a wide range of people. The ability to work quickly and accurately is essential whilst providing a high level of customer service.

An empathy with the rural community would be an advantage.

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: 1st December 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1092 to Charles Delf at cdelf@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Sales Assistant based at Gloucester (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

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 December 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1094 to Shaun Floody at Gloucester.Store@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Deputy Store Manager Designate based at Malvern / Bromyard / Hereford

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 December 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1097 to Mike Flanagan at MFlanagan@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Sales Assistant based at Market Harborough

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: 1st December 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1098 to Malcolm Jesson at MJesson@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Store Manager based at Newmarket

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: 1st December 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1099 to the HR Team at HRTeam@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Driver based at Newmarket (Temporary)

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 weekends and shifts.

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: 1 December 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1100 to Mark Hawkins at mark.hawkins@hoefeeds.co.uk

Multi Channel Team Leader based at Defford Distribution Centre

We are seeking a Team Leader to manage the activity within the Multi Channel function ensuring that a professional and flexible pick and pack distribution solution is delivered to meet the needs of all of our multi channel customers. This is a wide-ranging and interesting role in which you will control all operations aspects of the multi channel function so that they are carried out safely, cost-effectively, efficiently and with high emphasis upon customer service. This role will suit somebody with the ability to lead, manage and motivate others, with strong organisational and numeracy skills, whilst also possessing the ability to cope with change and deliver results.

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: 1 December 2014

Please apply by email with ref. 1093 and your C.V. to Ed Ross at ERoss@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Designate Store Manager based at Melksham

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: 4 December 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1101 to the HR Team at HRTeam@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Warehouse Assistant based at Honiton

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: 4 December 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1102 to Victoria Pattinson at H@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Temporary Sales Assistant based at Upton

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 4 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: 4 December 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1104 to Ruth Probert at Upton.Store@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Sales Assistant based at Abergavenny

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

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: 4 December 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1105 to Jodie Curtis at Abergavenny.Store@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Sales Assistant based at Abergavenny

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 9.5 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: 4 December 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1106 to Jodie Curtis at Abergavenny.Store@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

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 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: 4 December 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1107 to Bob Clarke at Cirencester.Store@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Store Manager based at Raglan

The main purpose of the role is to ensure that the store meets or exceeds its financial targets, while delivering excellent customer service and taking full responsibility of the management of the Store. This is a business to business store that will be heavily focused on Account sales which means you will be required to focus more towards selling and working with B2B.

The ideal candidate will have the ability to sell, negotiate and possess strong commercial skills. You would ideally be working within this industry and have extensive knowledge of our rural customer / B2B farm account business opportunities. Previous Store Management experience is also a must.

A background or interest in Agriculture is essential for the role as you will need to have a full understanding of the products you will be selling.

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: 9th December 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1091 to the HR Team at HRTeam@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Contract and Installations Advisor (Maternity Cover) based at Head Office

We are currently looking to recruit a Contract and Installations Advisor to cover Maternity Leave at our Head Office in Evesham. You would be tasked with providing a high standard of support to our LPG Gas Contract Management Team Leader and sales team.

You will maximise customer service by providing a comprehensive administrative and commercial service to our LPG Gas customers. Key tasks will include all administration tasks for LPG with a main focus on customer retention. You will develop up to date knowledge of the company’s products and use the CRM system to maintain accurate customer history and information. You should also be prepared to assist in any other functions of the team as requested.

Ideal candidates will be experienced Administrators who are computer literate. You will be a confident, personable, and outgoing individual with strong communication skills and the ability to interact confidently with a wide range of people both internally and externally. You will have excellent organisational skills, a strong work ethic with attention to detail and be able to organise a varied workload. You will be self-motivated, able to work equally effectively alone or as part of a team. An empathy with the rural community would be an advantage.

The company offer a competitive salary, staff discount, training, good working conditions, pension scheme plus a rewarding and stimulating place to work.

Closing date for application: 8th December 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1017 to Julie Wooding at JWooding@countrywidefarmers.co.uk