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Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane hails from a sixth-generation drystock and specialised pedigree suckler enterprise in Co. Mayo. She currently holds the positions of editor and general manager at That's Farming, having joined the firm during its start-up phase in 2015.
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Teagasc hiring temporary advisors for 5-months with starting salary of just over €37k

Teagasc has launched a recruitment campaign for temporary advisors from January to May of next year.

It is seeking candidates across six of its twelve advisory regions to assist in providing advisory support and services to clients, the job listing – which has been posted this week – outlines.

The state agency has positions in Cork East, Cork West, Tipperary, Waterford/Kilkenny and Wicklow/Carlow/Wexford.

To qualify for the 5-month temporary positions, which will begin next month, applicants should hold a level 8 degree in agricultural science or equivalent and a soil science module is desirable.

The qualification should also meet eligibility criteria for inclusion on the FAS accredited advisor list with the DAFM.

It is essential that candidates have knowledge of environmental schemes and their contribution to water quality, biodiversity and environmental services.

It is desirable that candidates have experience using the DAFM’s AgFood facility and working knowledge of Microsoft Office programmes, such as Excel and also PDF. They must also be proficient ICT system users and have their own transport.

Duties include:

  • Reporting to the regional manager or other nominated staff member(s);
  • Providing support and services to advisors and Teagasc clients with respect to advisory activities, programmes and services;
  • Assisting management and administrative staff in achieving good governance and risk management through co-operation and adherence to administrative procedures and practices, including GDPR;
  • Assisting Teagasc in meeting the commitments of the Quality Customer Service charter and action plan;
  • Meet weekly targets as agreed with manager;
  • Fully co-operating with the provisions made for ensuring the health, safety and welfare of themselves, fellow staff and non-Teagasc staff and co-operating with management in enabling Teagasc to comply with legal obligations. This includes full compliance with the responsibilities outlined in the Safety Statement;
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
Salary and applying

According to the job posting, the agricultural development officer grade I will have a starting salary of €37,067/annum (pro rata for the duration of the five months).

Contact Teagasc regarding the above positions to seek further information by visiting this link – applications accepted up to and including January 6th, 2023.

The latest recruitment call comes following its latest campaign in August of this year, as reported by That’s Farming.

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