Knowledge Transfer Specialist

Vacancy posted: Thursday, 12 January 2017

Salary: Competitive
Location: Edinburgh

Closing date: 06 February 2017

Knowledge Transfer Specialist, Quality Meat Scotland

Exciting opportunity in Scotland’s agricultural industry

Scotland’s red meat industry contributes more than £2.1billion to our economy and produces the iconic meat brands of Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specially Selected Pork.

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS), the organisation behind these brands, is looking to recruit a hands-on and knowledgeable individual to play a key role in delivering our knowledge transfer activities to Scottish cattle and sheep farmers.  This is an important part of QMS’s remit to develop and improve the profitability and sustainability of the Scottish red meat industry.

You will work as part of a small Industry Development team responsible for the effective delivery of grassroots activities aimed at improving the output and bottom line of Scottish beef and lamb producers.    

Essential attributes for this post include:

  • extensive knowledge and experience of beef and sheep production
  • further educational attainment in a relevant aspect of beef and/or sheep production
  • persuasive communicator with strong oral and written skills and an ability to create material appropriate for a range of communication channels
  • energetic, enthusiastic and committed team player with a high level of empathy for the farming community

The post is Edinburgh based and requires travel throughout Scotland and very occasionally elsewhere in the UK.  A competitive remuneration package (pro rata for reduced hours) will be offered with a starting salary reflecting qualifications and experience. 

Please send your application in confidence, including a covering letter and Curriculum Vitae with current salary, marked Private & Confidential to:

Douglas Bell, Head of Industry Development, Quality Meat Scotland, The Rural Centre, Ingliston, Edinburgh, EH28 8NZ 

Closing date for applications is noon, Monday, 6 February, 2017

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Douglas Bell, Head of Industry Development, Quality Meat Scotland, The Rural Centre, Ingliston, Edinburgh, EH28 8NZ or e-mail:

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