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 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: 21 August 2014

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

Class C / C1 Driver based at Witney

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: 16 August 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 906 to Darren Moor at DMoor@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

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: 5 September 2014

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

Pet Specialist based at Bromyard

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: 21 August 2014

Please apply by email with ref. 910 and your C.V. to Julian Thorpe at Bromyard.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: 12 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 Andover

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: 12 September 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 925 to the HR Team at HRTeam@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Junior Category Manager (Seasonal) based at Evesham Head Office

You will be required to maximise the long-term budgeted profitability of a specified category of products whilst achieving annual budgeted sales, gross margin, terms and supplier incomes. You will be expected to manage a buying area within the category as specified by the Category Manager.

Your role will involve supporting the Category Manager in the day to day management of the category; establishing excellent business relationships with external and internal suppliers and to manage and influence the planning and execution of the category strategy while earning trust and maintaining internal and external relationships.

You will be a confident and skilled negotiator whilst able to demonstrate strong commercial awareness and range planning ability. Experience in buying of seasonal categories such as gardening and heating or DIY categories would be an advantage, but not 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: 5 September 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 929 to Mel Malin at mmalin@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Sales Assistant (with Warehouse duties) 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 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: 5 September 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 934 to Rita Lawson at LRetailStore@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Pet Specialist based at Liphook

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: 5 September 2014

Please apply by email with ref. 935 and your C.V. to Rita Lawson at LRetailStore@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: 5 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

Sunday Sales Assistant based at Upton (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 4 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: 21 August 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 939 to Ruth Probert at upton.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: 21 August 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: 21 August 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 942 to Julian Thorpe at Ludlow.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 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 944 to Helen Govier at exeter.store@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Customer Service Advisor (Multi Channel) based at Evesham Head Office

This multi skilled role requires an excellent communicator with a confident telephone manner able to work as part of a team as well as working independently using your own initiative.

This role requires contact with our customers across a wide range of countrywide products and services dealing with customer’s inbound calls as well as making outbound calls. You will be working closely with our agricultural sales team in order to ensure customers’ needs are consistently met. The role will involve a variety of tasks including processing orders, taking and processing payments, account enquiries and work to prospect and gain new business.

The ideal candidate will have strong customer service and sales experience. A high level of computer literacy is essential with a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office products required.

Closing date for application: 27 August 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 946 to Sarah Wells at swells@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 948 to Stuart Linnen at chepstow.store@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Weekend Sales Assistant based at Marlborough (Temporary)

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

Hours of work are 8 per week 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 Claire Forgacs at marlborough.store@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: 27 August 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

Weekend Sales Assistant based at Malvern (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 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: 5 September 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 954 to Kate Hodgson at malvern.store@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Weekend Sales Assistant based at Malvern (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 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: 5 September 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 955 to Kate Hodgson at malvern.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: 27 August 2014

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

Administrator based at Bearley

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: 27 August 2014

Please apply by email with ref. 952 and your C.V. to Sarah Battrick at bearley.store@countrywidefarmers.co.uk

Temporary Driver based at Amesbury

We are seeking a Temporary 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: 27 August 2014

Please apply by email with C.V. quoting Ref 953 to Darren Moor at DMoor@countrywidefarmers.co.uk