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

Deputy Store Manager based at Liphook, Hampshire

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: 6th July 2015

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1346 by clicking here.

Deputy Store Manager based at Witney, 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: 6th July 2015

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1347 by clicking here.

Store Manager based at Salisbury, Wiltshire

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: 6th July 2015

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1154 by clicking here.

Deputy Store Manager based at Salisbury, Wiltshire

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: 6th July 2015

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1155 by clicking here.

Agricultural Specialist based at Thame, Oxfordshire (Maternity Cover)

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 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: 7th July 2015

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1362 by clicking here.

Agricultural Specialist based at Thame, 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: 7th July 2015

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1364 by clicking here.

Deputy Store Manager based at Chertsey, Surrey

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 July 2015

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1374 to Mike Sullivan at CStoreManager@countrywidefarmers.co.uk.

Warehouse Assistant based at Stockton, Southam

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: 2nd July 2015

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1378 to Dave Portman at SStoreManager@countrywidefarmers.co.uk.

Payroll Manager based at Head Office, Evesham (Maternity Cover)

As an experienced Payroll Manager you will be responsible for processing the monthly company payrolls accurately and on time, and calculating and paying Company expenses. You will be responsible for producing statutory returns including P11ds and collating information for the PSA return. You will also manage and supervise two members of staff, encompassing a payroll bureau. Cover for absence will be required so you will need to learn all aspects of the payroll function.

You will be able to prioritise and organise large volumes of payroll processing, and possess excellent communication and accurate numeracy skills. Payroll management experience is essential, but more importantly candidates must be business focused, results driven, energetic and have a real passion for what you do.

We offer a competitive salary package and hours of work are 37.5 per week.

Closing date for application: 7th July 2015

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1381 to Sarah Francis at sfrancis@countrywidefarmers.co.uk.

Weekend Sales Assistant based at Bearley (Temporary), Warwickshire

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, working Saturdays.

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 July 2015

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1393/1392 by clicking here.

Sales Assistant based at Bearley, Warwickshire

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 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 July 2015

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1390 by clicking here.

Administrator based at Bearley, Warwickshire

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: 14th July 2015

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1391 by clicking here.

Agricultural Specialist based at Salisbury, Wiltshire

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 July 2015

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1358 to Andy Hughes at ahughes@countrywidefarmers.co.uk.

Warehouse Assistant based at Salisbury, Wiltshire

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: 6th July 2015

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1151 to Andy Hughes at ahughes@countrywidefarmers.co.uk.

Agricultural Specialist based at Upton, Worcestershire

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 32 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 July 2015

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1399 to Ruth Probert, Store Manager at UStoreManager@countrywidefarmers.co.uk.

Weekend Sales Assistant based at Salisbury, Wiltshire

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: 7th July 2015

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1153 by clicking here.

Administrator based at Salisbury, Wiltshire

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: 7th July 2015

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1152 by clicking here.

Weekend Sales Assistant based at Thame, 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 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: 2 July 2015

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1397 to Charlotte Hawes at CHawes@countrywidefarmers.co.uk.

Weekend Sales Assistant based at Melksham, Wiltshire

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: 8 July 2015

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1398 to Ian Nisbeck at MStoreManager4@countrywidefarmers.co.uk.

Van Driver based at Amesbury, Wiltshire

Our drivers will be responsible for delivering goods on behalf of Countrywide and external customers with an ability to work alone and use their own 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 48 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: 8 July 2015

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1405 to Mark Shaw at MShaw@countrywidefarmers.co.uk.

Warehouse Assistant based at Chertsey, Surrey

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: 8th July 2015

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1406 to Mike Sullivan at CStoreManager@countrywidefarmers.co.uk.

Warehouse Operative based at Defford Distribution Centre, Worcestershire

Due to continuing growth, we are seeking several permanent Warehouse Operatives to be based at our Distribution Centre in Defford, 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 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: 8 July 2015

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1407 by clicking here.

Store Manager based at Tredington, Gloucestershire

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: 8th July 2015

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1416 to the Recruitment team at Recruitment@countrywidefarmers.co.uk.

Administrator based at Wardle, Nantwich

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: 8 July 2015

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1417 to Anna Yates at WStoreManager@countrywidefarmers.co.uk.

Deputy Store Manager based at Whitchurch, Shropshire

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 July 2015

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1417 to Julia Stockton at WStoreManager3@countrywidefarmers.co.uk.

Weekend Sales Assistant based at Whitchurch, Shropshire (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 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: 8 July 2015

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1420 to Julia Stockton at WStoreManager3@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 7.5 per week,

You will also be required to assist as a Driver’s mate, and consequently significant over time will also be available.

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: 8 July 2015

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1421 to Donna Sharpe at DSharpe@countrywidefarmers.co.uk.

Temporary Weekend Sales Assistant based at Newport, Shropshire

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: 13th July 2015

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1424 to Julia Stockton at NStoreManager@countrywidefarmers.co.uk.

Sales Assistant based at Cirencester, 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 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: 13th July 2015

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1425 to Bob Clarke at CStoreManager4@countrywidefarmers.co.uk.

Financial Analyst (6 month contract), based in Head Office, Evesham, Worcestershire

We are currently looking to recruit a confident and influential Finance Analyst. You will be responsible for providing detailed analysis of financial and non-financial data to business managers to support key initiatives.

This is a fantastic opportunity to develop your career within a dynamic market leading business. Reporting to the Head of Business Support - Retail, you would be tasked with developing and delivering reports to provide insight and guidance to the business.

The ideal candidate for the role must be a Part Qualified Accountant, in ACMA / ACCA / ACA, and have strong experience in a financial environment. You will be able to influence the actions of others through the use of expertise and provision of insight. You will have excellent verbal and written communication skills, and be comfortable in using delegated authority to make decisions on behalf of the Company. This role also requires innovative thinking to ensure that constant improvement is sought and achieved.

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: 13th July 2015

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1401 to David Hiorns at DHiorns@countrywidefarmers.co.uk.

Financial Analyst (Product), based in Head Office, Evesham, Worcestershire

We are currently looking to recruit a confident and influential Finance Analyst. You will be responsible for providing detailed analysis of financial and non-financial data to business managers to support key initiatives.

This is a fantastic opportunity to develop your career within a dynamic market leading business. Reporting to the Head of Business Support - Retail, you would be tasked with developing and delivering reports to provide insight and guidance to the business.

The ideal candidate for the role must be a Part Qualified Accountant, in ACMA / ACCA / ACA, and have strong experience in a financial environment. You will be able to influence the actions of others through the use of expertise and provision of insight. You will have excellent verbal and written communication skills, and be comfortable in using delegated authority to make decisions on behalf of the Company. This role also requires innovative thinking to ensure that constant improvement is sought and achieved.

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: 13th July 2015

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1402 to David Hiorns at DHiorns@countrywidefarmers.co.uk.

Weekend Sales Assistant based at Chipping Norton, 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 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: 14th July 2015

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1430 to Graeme Robertson at ChippingNorton.StoreManager@countrywidefarmers.co.uk.

Saturday Sales Assistant based at Ashbourne, Derbyshire

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: 16th July 2015

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1432 to Murray Phillips at AStoreManager2@countrywidefarmers.co.uk.

Saturday Sales Assistant based at Bridgwater, 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 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: 16th July 2015

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1433 to Sara Trebilcock at Bridgwater.Store@countrywidefarmers.co.uk.

Sunday Sales Assistant based at Bridgwater, 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 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: 16th July 2015

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1434 to Sara Trebilcock at Bridgwater.Store@countrywidefarmers.co.uk.