Careers and Rewards

Could you be part of Countrywide’s future?

Countrywide is the leading UK business in the supply of products & 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

 Equine Specialist based at Presteigne    Store Manager based at Bromyard
 Store Manager based at Exeter    Deputy Store Manager based at Taunton
 Store Manager based at Honiton    Supply Chain Development Manager based at Defford (12 months contract)
 Grain Forwarder based in Daventry    Promotions Co-ordinator based at Head Office, Evesham
 Temporary Sales Assistant based at Thame (Sundays)    Sales Assistant based at Abergavenny
 Sales Assistant based at Chipping Norton (Weekend)    Sales Assistant based at Abergavenny
 Agricultural Specialist based at Raglan (Temporary)    Sales Assistant based at Bridgnorth (Temporary)
 Warehouse Assistant based at Taunton (Saturdays)    Sales Assistant based at Crewkerne (Temporary)
 LPG Contracts Team Administrator based at Evesham Head Office    Warehouse Assistant based at Chepstow
 Sales Assistant based at Crewkerne (Temporary) (8 hours) x 2    Equine Specialist based at Chepstow
 Administrator based at Thame    Warehouse Assistant based at Hereford
 Deputy Store Manager based at Ashbourne    Sales Assistant based at Honiton (Temporary)
 Deputy Store Manager based at Crewkerne (Temporary)    Administrator based at Newport
 Temporary Sales Assistant based at Wardle    Sales Assistant based at Thame (Temporary)
 Arable Administration Assistant based at Head Office (Temporary)    Temporary Sales Assistant based at Upton
 Arable Administration Assistant based at Head Office    Temporary Sales Assistant based at Whitchurch

Equine Specialist based at Presteigne Back to top  

Our Equine 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: 29 April 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 693 to Tony Bird at Presteigne.store@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Store Manager based at Exeter Back to top  

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: 22 April 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 705 to Andy Hughes at AHughes@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Store Manager based at Honiton Back to top  

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: 22 April 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 710 to Andy Hughes at AHughes@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Grain Forwarder based in Daventry Back to top  

Grain forwarding is a challenging and varied position which involves working closely within a team, liaising with farmers, hauliers and grain intake points/grain stores.

Applicants must have good organisational skills with attention to detail; excellent communication skills; be confident and reliable whilst possessing a willingness to learn in a fast-paced environment.

A Full UK Driving Licence is also essential.

Closing date for application: 23 April 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 737 to Paul Selby at PSelby@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Temporary Sales Assistant based at Thame (Sundays) Back to top  

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

Hours of work are 5.5 per week which may include working 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 April 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 626 to Mike Willis at shop@hcpearce.co.uk

Sales Assistant based at Chipping Norton (Weekend) Back to top  

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

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

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

Closing date for application: 18 April 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 746 to Graeme Robertson at Chippingnorton.Store@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Agricultural Specialist based at Raglan (Temporary) Back to top  

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 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: 18 April 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 750 to Alan Hartshorn at Raglan.Store@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Warehouse Assistant based at Taunton (Saturdays) Back to top  

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 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: 18 April 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 751 to Helen Davenport at Taunton.Store@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

LPG Contracts Team Administrator based at Evesham Head Office Back to top  

This multi skilled role requires a high level of administrative skills combined with being an excellent communicator with a confident telephone manner. You must be able to work as part of a team as well as working independently using your own initiative. An important part of this role will be supporting our LPG Commercial Supervisor in both customer negotiation and customer retention.

This role requires contact with our customers across a wide range of countrywide products and services dealing with contracts and regulatory administration, dealing with customers inbound calls as well as making outbound calls.

The ideal candidate will have a strong administrative background as well as sales and customer service experience able to maximise margins and to meet or exceed targets. A high level of computer literacy, along with accuracy and attention to detail is essential with a good working knowledge of Microsoft office products required.

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 April 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 755 to Julie Wooding at jwooding@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Sales Assistant based at Crewkerne (Temporary) (8 hours) x 2 Back to top  

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

Hours of work are 8 per week which may include working some weekends and 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: 21 April 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 650 to Paul Taylor at crewkerne.store@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Administrator based at Thame Back to top  

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 38.5 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: 25 April 2014

Please apply by email with ref. 676 and your C.V. to Charlotte Hawes at shop@hcpearce.co.uk

Deputy Store Manager based at Ashbourne Back to top  

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: 23 April 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 756 to Murray Phillips at Ashbourne.store@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Deputy Store Manager based at Crewkerne (Temporary) Back to top  

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:: 18 April 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 759 to Paul Taylor at crewkerne.store@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Temporary Sales Assistant based at Wardle Back to top  

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 some bank holidays and weekends.

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: 29 April 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 761 to Anna Yates at WRetailStore2@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Arable Administration Assistant based at Head Office (Temporary) Back to top  

A role has arisen within our busy Arable customer service team. Responsibilities will be varied and will reflect the seasonal nature of the arable and turf and amenity supply industry. This will include order and invoice processing, data input, sales campaign preparation and trading of arable products with customers and sales force. You will develop up to date product knowledge of the company’s products and use the CRM system to maintain accurate customer history. You should also be prepared to assist in any other functions of the department as requested.

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 to the company’s in field sales specialists, account managers and customers.

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: 23 April 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 762 to Melanie Digger at MDigger@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Arable Administration Assistant based at Head Office Back to top  

A role has arisen within our busy Arable customer service team. Responsibilities will be varied and will reflect the seasonal nature of the arable and turf and amenity supply industry. This will include order and invoice processing, data input, sales campaign preparation and trading of arable products with customers and sales force. You will develop up to date product knowledge of the company’s products and use the CRM system to maintain accurate customer history. You should also be prepared to assist in any other functions of the department as requested.

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 to the company’s in field sales specialists, account managers and customers.

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: 29 April 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 763 to Melanie Digger at MDigger@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Store Manager based at Bromyard Back to top  

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: 29 April 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 765 to Mike Flanagan at MFlanagan@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Deputy Store Manager based at Taunton Back to top  

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: 16 April 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 769 to Matthew Rosenberg at mrosenberg@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Supply Chain Development Manager based at Defford (12 months contract) Back to top  

As a supply chain development manager you will be required to develop and provide statistical reports to analyse the performance of all Supply Chain activities whilst providing pragmatic and sustainable solutions to complement future business strategies. In addition to this, you must take the lead on Health & Safety initiatives whilst developing and administering SLA & KPI measures.

Supply Chain development activities include warehouse and transport development; CRM integration; IT & systems development and the development of scheduling activities. You will be responsible for developing site operations in conjunction with the Supply Chain Management team in order to enhance and improve Supply Chain Operations.

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 April 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 770 to Mark Gibbs at MGibbs@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Promotions Co-ordinator based at Head Office, Evesham Back to top  

As the Promotions Co-ordinator you will be responsible for strategically building and executing the Promotional / Marketing plan. You will work with the Category Managers and Merchandisers to implement the Promotional / Marketing goals and strategy to deliver the best service to our customers. You will concentrate on brand positioning and driving footfall, and customer recruitment and sales through effective promotions, POS and advertising.

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: 22 April 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 771 to Daniel Greaves at DGreaves@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Sales Assistant based at Abergavenny Back to top  

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 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: 25 April 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 772 to Jodie Curtis at Abergavenny.Store@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Sales Assistant based at Abergavenny Back to top  

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 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: 25 April 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 773 to Jodie Curtis at Abergavenny.Store@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Sales Assistant based at Bridgnorth (Temporary) Back to top  

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

Hours of work are 13.5 per week which may include working 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 April 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 774 to Mike Gore at Bridgnorth.Store@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Sales Assistant based at Crewkerne (Temporary) Back to top  

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

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

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

Closing date for application 25 April 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 775 to Paul Taylor at Crewkerne.Store@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Warehouse Assistant based at Chepstow Back to top  

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 17 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 25 April 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 776 to Stuart Linnen at Chepstow.Store@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Equine Specialist based at Chepstow Back to top  

Our Equine 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 30 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 25 April 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 777 to Stuart Linnen at Chepstow.Store@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Warehouse Assistant based at Hereford Back to top  

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 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 25 April 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 778 to Michelle Jones at Hereford.Store@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Sales Assistant based at Honiton (Temporary) Back to top  

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

Hours of work are 5.5 per week which may include working 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 April 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 779 to Vicky Pattinson at H@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Administrator based at Newport Back to top  

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 25 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 25 April 2014

Please apply by email with ref. 783 and your C.V. to Rob Western at Newport.Store@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Sales Assistant based at Thame (Temporary) Back to top  

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 25 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 25 April 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 784 to Charlotte Hawes at shop@hcpearce.co.uk

Temporary Sales Assistant based at Upton Back to top  

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 18 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 25 April 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 787 to Ruth Probert at Upton.Store@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Temporary Sales Assistant based at Whitchurch Back to top  

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

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

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

Closing date for application 25 April 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 788 to Julia Stockton at WRetailStore3@countrywidefarmers.co.uk