Job Profile:  Soils and Natural Resources Advisor

Department: Soil and Natural Resources Team

Innovation for Agriculture (IfA) is an independent organisation working with farmers to develop the knowledge that will ensure farming is sustainable, resilient and productive. We connect farmers with farming research by running practical and interactive workshops, farm walks and on farm events, specialising in peer-to-peer learning. 

Summary of this role

This is an exciting role working in the soils and natural resources team. There will be a variety of projects supporting farmers to respond to current challenges in resource management by understanding soil health, water resources, climate emergency and nature friendly farming.

We are expecting applicants to have farming experience and an agroecology background enabling them to interact with farmers and build strong working relationships within the industry.

Job title

Soils and natural resources advisor

Reports to

Head of soils and natural resources team - Deborah Crossan


Home based with regular travel throughout the UK and a willingness to travel within the EU when necessary. The IfA offices are at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire.

Job Summary

 This role will be to support the SNR team by working with farmers to identify and adopt best practices which will be communicated via farm events, workshops and online meetings.

Key responsibilities

Working with farmer groups in a variety of areas to understand carbon, soil health, agroecology including change management and peer to peer learning.   This role will include delivery of EU projects, working with farmer user groups promoting the use of digital tools. The role will also include contribution to the day to day running of IFA, dealing with writing copy, media communications and timely reports.

Equal opportunities

We are committed to equality and diversity and welcome applications from anyone interested in this role who feel that they have the relevant experience and skills.

Notice period

3 Months

Closing date for applications

1st April 2022

Contract Type

Following probation of 6 months this would lead to a permanent position

Salary details

£20,000 -£28,500 depending on experience

Hours of work

Minimum 35 hours per week


 NOTE:  This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. The employee may be required to perform other related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of the organisation.

Person Specification


  • Educated to Degree level in Agriculture/ Regenerative Agronomy
  • Practical agricultural experience with a technical understanding of inputs, soils and water management
  • Produce reports, newsletter articles and presentations
  • Team player
  • Competent IT skills 
  • Ability to travel, flexible working hours to cover events and away trips.
  • Understanding of Project Management techniques
  • Personal and communication skills
  • Car and full license


  • Experience of working with farmers
  • Understanding of research process
  • Knowledge of sustainable soils management and climate change

Personal Skills

  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Flexible approach to working

How to apply

Please submit your CV with a covering letter outlining your skills and suitable experience to 

Applications close on the 1st April 2022. (Midnight)

If you have any questions about the role please do not hesitate to contact