Vacancy Information

Field Trials Centre Manager


Location: Kent
Closing date: 29 Oct 2020
Reference number: SV/A1184

Job details

NIAB runs the largest field crop research operation in England and Wales, with its headquarters at Cambridge and twelve regional centres and over fifty staff directly involved with in-field trialling of crop varieties and inputs. As a result of internal promotions we are currently looking to fill positions in our Eastern region. Those beginning their careers are also encouraged to apply to a company that has a comprehensive development programme and attractive pay and benefits package.

We are looking for a Field Trials Centre Manager to work at our offices in East Malling, Kent. 
You will have at least 5 years’ experience of working in arable or horticultural field trials and be ready for the next step in your career.  This is a fantastic opportunity to take on more responsibility for trial delivery whilst still remaining fully involved in day to day activities in the field. 

If successful, you will be responsible for leading the trials team at the centre and the planning, implementation and management of field trials on a multitude of crops and inputs.  The centre has an extensive programme of arable trialling alongside fruit crop research and you will be expected to work across both areas.

A full UK driving licence is required for each role as travel around the country to trial sites is required.  This role is a permanent, full-time appointment.   Further details and an online application form are available on our website: or from the HR Office, 93 Lawrence Weaver Road, Cambridge, CB3 0LE, Tel No. 01223 342282, Email:

We are always looking for keen individuals who wish to work hard and learn all about agriculture. Whether you have ambitions to become a Technical Expert, a Leader or an Agronomist or are uncertain what path to take, but are passionate about working in the industry, then there is no better place to progress your career than at NIAB.  If you are interested, please register an interest at: