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Sprayer Operator - Kent Farm

Vitacress Salads Kent Farm, Abbey Farm, Bedlam Court Lane, Ramsgate, Kent, United Kingdom Req #27
08 November 2023

Job Title: Sprayer Operator

Location: Kent – Abbey Farm

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: Full-time, 40-50 hours, Monday – Friday

Salary: £12.49 - £13.23 depending on experience and qualifications

You have the passion for agriculture, you are PA1 & PA2 qualified and experienced in crop spraying and crop nutrition. You enjoy jumping onto the tractor and working outside in all conditions at all times of the day and evening. You’re a hardworking, dynamic and multi-skilled operative looking for a new challenge to join a well experienced and motivated friendly team. Does this sound just like you?

You fully understand the importance of your skilled role and the attention to detail needed to grow a variety of crops. Your high standards of field hygiene help deliver the freshest and highest quality product to our customers and suppliers.

You’re a strong team player and drive to complete tasks within a set timeframe. Regularly undertaking machine maintenance, assisting with soil cultivation, drilling and irrigation guided by the Farm Manager, performing accurate stock taking of pesticides and fertilisers and always working in accordance with company health and safety standards. You really believe in the core values of “Always Delivering Quality”.

The additional benefits of living on the farm in your housing accommodation, will give you the right start and opportunity to work closely with your experienced and dynamic team. Working with state of art equipment, allows you to work in a good and safe environment every day. You know we want to invest in you and your career with us. Your continuous training in other roles within the farm will boost your development and the opportunity to step into a Farm Foreman role in the future.

Experience, Skills & Competencies

•              PA1 & PA2 qualified although full training will be given

•              Tractor driving

•              Full driving licence


Personal Attributes

•              Ability to work as part of a team

•              Able to accept and adapt to change

•              Outgoing personality

•              Excellent regard for own Health and Safety and that of others

Vitacress Salads have farms across the South of England and are one of the principal salad and watercress suppliers in the UK. With our own salad leaf farms, we take immense pride in delivering a field to fork operation. We grow, wash, pack and distribute salad and watercress for retailer own brands and our own brand Steve’s Leaves. We take pleasure in ensuring the best possible standard and we will empower you to do the same. From the way we grow our products, to the relationships we maintain with customers, everyone knows exactly what is going on. We are authentic and grounded. At the centre of everything is a trust that you can feel every day at work. From the salads that are grown on site; to the investment in facilities and the growth of the business; to growing and nurturing out talented employees, growing is truly at the heart of what we do. Join us and become a trusted partner in our business.

If you have what it takes to join our farm, then this is the perfect role for you. You can apply really easily, either click the apply now button here or contact our recruitment team on Happy to answer any questions, so get in touch.

About Us 

We are one of Europe's leading suppliers of fresh produce, specialising in watercress, salads and fresh herbs. 

Established in Hampshire 1951, we became part of the RAR Group in 2008. We have a proud heritage of market-leading innovation including the introduction of living herbs, and baby leaf salads, and market-defining salad leaves including bagged watercress, rocket and baby spinach. We have a wide range of customers in the UK, both under supermarket own brands and Steve's Leaves, we are branded market-leaders in Portugal and also operate in Spain, the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. We employ 1500 people across Europe. We're passionate about promoting the use of fresh produce, which is why we have introduced the Herbilicious and Wild for Watercress campaigns, as well as participating in the Make More of Salad campaign run by the British Leafy Salad Association.   

We have farms in the UK, Portugal, Germany and Spain, and a global sourcing network to ensure that, no matter what the season, we supply the freshest, tastiest, healthiest, most exciting products on the market.   We are determined to leave things better than we found them, and as such we have set up the Vitacress Conservation Trust to promote the well being of the unique chalk stream habitats where many of our watercress sites are based.

Please visit our sustainability section to learn more about our work and our partners. 

Culture Close to the Soil 

The Vitacress team has one goal; to provide the freshest, tastiest, healthiest and most exciting produce throughout the year. Inspired by our heritage and pioneering spirit, we constantly strive to bring new ideas to the market.

We win customers’ trust by delivering the best in quality, service and ethical standards.  Our people care for and endeavour to protect and enhance nature, our growing business and the communities in which we work.

This translates into the company values:

Always deliver quality - We take pride in ensuring our product is of the best possible standard.

Do the right thing -
From the way we grow our products, to the relationships we sustain with client, everyone knows exactly what is going on. At the centre of everything is a trust that has been built over years of excellent service.

Nurture the future - 
From the herbs and salads that are grown on site. To the investment in facilities and the growth of the business. We're focussed on always improving our offer and ourselves, leading the way forward.

Other details

  • Job Family Agriculture
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Min Hiring Rate £12.49
  • Max Hiring Rate £13.32
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  • Vitacress Salads Kent Farm, Abbey Farm, Bedlam Court Lane, Ramsgate, Kent, United Kingdom