Careers at Countrywide Farmers

Careers and Rewards

Could you be part of Countrywide’s future?

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

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

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

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

Career Opportunities


Agricultural Specialist based at Nuneaton

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

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

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

Closing date for application: 22 September 2014

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

Store Manager based at Amesbury

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

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

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

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

Closing date for application: 26 September 2014

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

Store Manager based at Bridgnorth

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

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

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

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

Closing date for application: 15 September 2014

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

Forwarder / Administrator based at Amesbury

The role involves organising deliveries and administration. The successful candidates will have to be enthusiastic and have a good telephone manner, be computer literate, able to organise a varied workload and interact confidently with a wide range of people. Some agricultural / rural knowledge 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: 12 September 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 937 to Charles Delf at cdelf@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Commodity Trader based at Amesbury

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

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

Hours of work are 37.5 per week.

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

Closing date for application: 31 August 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 938 to Charles Delf at cdelf@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Weekend Sales Assistant based at Bridgend (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 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: 23 September 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 949 to Kath Blaney at bridgend.store@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Weekend Sales Assistant based at Chepstow

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 7 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: 27 August 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 947 to Stuart Linnen at chepstow.store@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Equestrian Specialist based at Thame

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: 11 September 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 950 to Charlotte Hawes at shop@hcpearce.co.uk

Store Manager based at Marlborough

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

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

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

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

Closing date for application: 16 September 2014

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

LPG Cylinder Salesperson, covering South West England

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

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

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

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

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

Closing date for application: 16 September 2014

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

Sunday Sales Assistant based at Thornbury (5.5 hours)

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: 11 September 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 968 to Jo Bracey at Thornbury.Store@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Agricultural Specialist in Training based at Wrexham (30 hours)

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 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: 11 September 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 969 to Ceri Richards at WRetailStore@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Clothing & Footwear Buyer based at Head Office

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

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

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

Hours of work are 37.5 per week

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

Closing date for application: 12 September 2014

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

Weekend Warehouse Assistant based at Taunton

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 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: 16 September 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 970 to Matt Rosenberg at Taunton.store@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Saturday Sales Assistant based at Bridgwater (Temp)

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

Hours of work are 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: 16 September 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 971 to Sara Trebilcock at Bridgwater.Store@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Weekend Sales Assistant based at Ludlow

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: 16 September 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 973 to Julian Thorpe at Ludlow.Store@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Sales Assistant based at Liphook

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

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

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

Closing date for application: 16 September 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 975 to Rita Lawson at LRetailStore@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Warehouse Assistant based at Amesbury

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: 16 September 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 977 to Emily Dovey at EDovey@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Weekend Sales Assistant based at Wrexham

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

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

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

Closing date for application: 16 September 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 978 to Ceri Richards at WRetailStore@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Agricultural Specialist based at Amesbury

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: 16 September 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 976 to Emily Dovey at EDovey@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Driver (Band A) based at Liphook

We are seeking a Driver who will be responsible for delivering goods on behalf of Countrywide and external customers, whilst ensuring that all Health and Safety and legal regulations are abided. You will have the ability to work alone and use your initiative. The role requires a relevant licence and good geographical knowledge.

Hours of work are 48 per week which may include working some bank holidays, and the flexibility to work overtime.

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 September 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 980 to Darren Moor at DMoor@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Weekend Sales Assistant based at Wardle (5.5 hours)

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: 18 September 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 981 to Anna Yates at WRetailStore2@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Sales Assistant based at Taunton

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: 19 September 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 983 to Matthew Rosenberg at Taunton.Store@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Warehouse Assistant based at Taunton (Temporary)

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 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: 19 September 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 982 to Matthew Rosenberg at Taunton.Store@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Customer Loyalty Marketing Administrator based at Evesham Head Office

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

Hours of work are 37.5 per week.

We offer a competitive salary, staff discount

Closing date for application: 22 September 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 984 to Jean Norris at JNorris@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: 22 September 2014

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

Sales Assistant based at Cirencester (Temporary)

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

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

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

Closing date for application: 22 September 2014

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

Equestrian Specialist in Training based at Wardle

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: 22 September 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 987 to Anna Yates at WRetailStore2@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Sales Assistant based at Bromsgrove

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: 22 September 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 988 to Garry Hathaway at Bromsgrove.Store@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Deputy Store Manager 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: 22 September 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 989 to Sarah Battrick at Bearley.Store@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: 21st September 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 904 to Julian Thorpe at Ludlow.Store@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Equestrian Specialist based at Ludlow

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: 21st September 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 941 to Julian Thorpe at Ludlow.Store@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Pet Specialist based at Ludlow

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: 21st September 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 942 to Julian Thorpe at Ludlow.Store@countrywidefarmers.co.uk