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Research and Communications Officer - Rural Business Unit

Department of Land Economy / Rural Business Unit

The Rural Business Unit (RBU) in the Department of Land Economy has a vacancy for an individual to carry out Investigational Research and Communication of research findings from the Farm Business Survey. The research work involves the collection of physical and financial information relating to the farm business through personal interview with farmers.  The RBU publishes findings of the Farm Business Survey on the internet at .  The communication work will raise awareness of the Farm Business Survey and extend familiarity with and disseminate information on its research findings. This post involves travel throughout England for which an allowance will be paid. Good knowledge of Microsoft Office is required. An interest in becoming more involved in alternative approaches to electronic dissemination of results would be helpful. 

Applications are invited from those with relevant experience as well as those with agricultural qualifications. The RBU is a leading UK centre in agricultural economics and undertakes a substantial programme of research for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). Further information can be found on our website at:

The RBU carries out the Farm Business Survey within a grouping of universities and colleges known as Rural Business Research.  Further information can be found on the website:

Informal enquiries may be made to Mr Ben Lang (e-mail: : 07917 535726). The current salary for this post is £25,728 to £29,799 pa. Funding for the post is available for 1 year.

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To submit an application for this vacancy, please click on the link in the ‘Apply online’ at the bottom of this web page. This will route you to the University’s Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form. 

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application. Applications should be received by 4 December 2017

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3 November 2017

Closing date

4 December 2017

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