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Farm Manager

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Farm managers are either self-employed farmers or are employed to run a farm efficiently and profitably for an owner or tenant. The owner or tenant may be a single individual, a farm estate or a large company.

The Work

Farm managers work on one of three main types of farm:

In any case, you could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

Starting salaries for suitably qualified farm managers in the UK tend to be around £20,000 a year. Experienced farm managers can earn between £26,000 and £50,000 a year.

You might get extra income from a bonus scheme. In addition, you may get your accommodation rent-free or at a reduced rate.

Conditions

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Getting In

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2018
2842
1.1 %
FALL
2023
2810
  United Kingdom
2018
24585
1.3 %
RISE
2023
24899

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What Does it Take?

You need to be able to:

You need to have:

Training

Getting On

More Information

Most arable farms are in the east of Scotland. Sheep farming is mainly in the north west and south, while beef farming takes place throughout Scotland but is most common in the south west. Dairy farming is also most common in the south west.

Farm manager vacancies are advertised in trade magazines, and their related websites, including Farmers' Weekly and Farmers Guardian.

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Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Institute of Agricultural Management (IAgrM)
Tel: 01275 843825
E-mail: enquiries@iagrm.org.uk
Website: http://www.iagrm.org.uk
Twitter: @IAgrM
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IAgrM1

Lantra Scotland
Tel: 01738 310164
E-mail: scotland@lantra.co.uk
Website: http://www.lantra.co.uk/scotland
Twitter: @LantraScotland
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/lantrascotland/

Lantra is the Sector Skills Council for the environmental and land-based sector.

National Farmers Union of Scotland (NFU Scotland)
Tel: 0131 472 4000
E-mail: webmaster@nfus.org.uk
Website: http://www.nfus.org.uk
Twitter: @NFUStweets
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nfuscotland/

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