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

Warehouse Assistant based at Bearley, Stratford on Avon (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 alternate weekends and some bank holidays.

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

Closing date for application: 28 July 2015

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1451 to Sarah Battrick at BStoreManager@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Sunday 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: 28 July 2015

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1452 to Julia Stockton at NStoreManager@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Sunday 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: 28 July 2015

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1453 to Tanya Stone at WStoreManager3@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Sales Manager, covering Somerset & Dorset

We are seeking to recruit a Sales Manager into the Devon and Somerset trading area.

You will promote, develop and maintain profitable sales of Countrywide Specialist products and services, ensuring that you achieve or better agreed sales targets.

You will call regularly on agreed ledger customers; and work closely with local store-based Agricultural and Equine Specialists to develop your personal ledger.

To join our team you will have specific relevant sales experience; a fundamental understanding and working knowledge of Countrywide's range of products; and a strong empathy for the rural community and their values. Drive and self-motivation are essential and will ensure success in a competitive and rewarding marketplace.

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

Closing date for application: 28th July 2015

If you feel you have the necessary experience, skills and enthusiasm to succeed in this exciting role, please send your CV quoting Ref 1455 to Mark Gendall at mgendall@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Agricultural Specialist based at Presteigne, Powys

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: 4th August 2015

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1449 to David Stokes at PStoreManager2@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Weekend 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 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: 30th July 2015

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1438 to Bob Clarke at CStoreManager4@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Deputy Store Manager based at Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire

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 11th August 2015

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1441 to Murray Phillips at Ashbourne.StoreManager@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Sunday Warehouse Assistant based at Taunton, Somerset

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 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: 29th July 2015

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1444 to Matthew Rosenberg at TStoreManager@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Saturday Warehouse Assistant based at Taunton, Somerset

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: 29th July 2015

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1445 to Matthew Rosenberg at TStoreManager@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Area Sales Manager covering Herefordshire, Shropshire, Cheshire

We have an exciting opportunity for an Area Sales Manager to lead a team covering Herefordshire, Shropshire and Cheshire.

You will be key to the expansion and development of our B2B operation, selling our product range into agricultural, equestrian and other rural businesses.

We are looking for a highly impressive individual with a proven track record in sales and key account management, preferably in the Agricultural, Food or a Retail based sector. The role will appeal to a commercially minded individual who has the skill to build strong relationships both with their team and customers alike. Ideal candidates will have experience of managing sales or retail teams and will be strong communicators.

IT literacy is a must and experience of CRM and/or Retail systems would be advantageous. An SQP or AMTRA qualification is desirable but not essential.

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 July 2015

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1322 by clicking here.

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: 4th August 2015

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

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: 29th July 2015

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1381 to Sarah Francis at sfrancis@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: 31st July 2015

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1151 by clicking here.

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: 5th August 2015

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

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: 31st July 2015

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

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: 31st July 2015

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1417 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 33 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: 29th July 2015

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1421 to Donna Sharpe at DSharpe@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: 28th July 2015

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1425 to Bob Clarke at CStoreManager4@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: 6th August 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: 6th August 2015

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

Saturday Sales Assistant based at Exeter

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: 29th July 2015

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1435 to Donna Sharpe at DSharpe@countrywidefarmers.co.uk.

Store Manager based at Thornbury, 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: 3rd August 2015

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1456 by clicking here.

Driver based at Preston Capes, Daventry, Northamptonshire

Our drivers will be responsible for delivering goods on behalf of Countrywide and external customers with an ability to work alone and use initiative. Candidates must have a relevant driving licence and relevant training/skills for the everyday tasks and responsibilities required of them. It will of course, be essential to comply fully with all Health and Safety Codes of Practice at all times.

Hours of work are 40 per week which may include working weekends and shifts.

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

Closing date for application: 3rd August 2015

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1457 to Mark Shaw at MShaw@countrywidefarmers.co.uk.

Regional Technical Sales Manager, Field Based

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

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

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

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

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

Closing date for application: 27th July 2015

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

Sports Turf Manager, Field Based

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

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

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

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

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

Closing date for application: 27th July 2015

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

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: 3rd August 2015

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1347 to Ashley Cawte at WStoreManager4@countrywidefarmers.co.uk.

Sunday Sales Assistant based at Honiton, Devon

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: 4th August 2015

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1458 to Victoria Pattinson at HStoreManager2@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: 5th August 2015

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1460 by clicking here.

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 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: 5th August 2015

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1462 by clicking here.

Weekend 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 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: 5th August 2015

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1459 by clicking here.

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 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: 5th August 2015

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1461 by clicking here.

Temporary Sales Assistant based at Bearley, Stratford on Avon (20 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 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: 11th August 2015

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1465 to Sarah Battrick at BStoreManager@countrywidefarmers.co.uk.

Pet Specialist based at Chertsey, Surrey

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

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

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

Closing date for application: 11th August 2015

Please apply by email with ref. 1464 and your C.V. to Mike Sullivan at CStoreManager@countrywidefarmers.co.uk.

LPG Operations Administration Assistant based at our Head Office in Evesham, Worcestershire (Maternity Cover)

You will be required to develop the relationship between Countrywide and its customers to maximise sales and customer service. You will be expected to provide a comprehensive coordination between Sales, Engineering and Countrywide’s LPG customers and internal teams, providing an end to end process.

Your role will include assisting with new LPG installations, and tank transfers and pricing. You will also manage engineers’ dairies, and issue safe systems of work.

This role requires good communication skills as you will have to be confident undertaking telephone sales whilst maintaining your customer focus. You will also be IT literate with excellent administration skills. The ability to manage a complex range of products, systems and customers is also important.

Hours of work are 37.5 per week however you will be required to be available as part of the out of hours on-call co-ordination rota.

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: 11th August 2015

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 1466 to Darren Moor at DMoor@countrywidefarmers.co.uk.