Job Opportunities

Communications Officer

​British Society of Animal Science                        

BSAS is looking to appoint an enthusiastic and experienced Communications officer to assist it in achieving its goals.

The successful candidate will have the following skills and experience: 
• Demonstrable experience of conceiving and delivering social media campaigns
• Demonstrable track record of achieving impact through deployment of social media
• Demonstrable background and expertise in graphic design in a promotional context
• Advanced IT literacy
• Flexible approach
• Experience of working in a small team
• Experience of or in the agriculture, agri-science or animal science sectors
• Experience of working in or with a professional membership organisation
Applications to be received no later than Sunday 22 October 2017 
Interviews will be held at the BSAS office on Thursday 2 November 2017.
Candidates should be available to start from Monday 20 November 2017


Livestock Scientist – Grazing Systems and Livestock Phenotyping​

Rothanmsted Research - North Wyke

​Closing Date: 29 OCT 2017


Rothamsted Research is seeking a highly qualified postdoctoral scientist with a PhD in animal science, beef cattle production, grazing behaviour, grazing livestock production systems, or a similar field. The position runs for three years and the successful candidate will work with the suckler herd at Rothamsted Research, North Wyke and the growing and finishing facilities on the North Wyke Farm Platform (NWFP, a National Capability livestock trial in Devon, UK). The successful candidate will also contribute to the new strategic BBSRC research programme, Soil to Nutrition (S2N). Further information on the NWFP is available at

Grazing beef production systems deliver several benefits to the bio-economy, namely: provision of highly nutritious food for humans, utilization of grasslands from lands that are not suitable forgrowing crops for human food, regeneration of land and improvement of soil health by recycling nutrients, among others. However, meat production faces two main challenges associated with intensification: potential detrimental effects on animal health and welfare and negative environmental impacts.

To address these critical aspects of beef production,Rothamsted Research is starting a new project aimed at identifying genetically superior animals for performance off pasture, in both cow/calf and growing/finishing systems with an emphasis on a sustainable delivery of high quality nutrition. This project will address these topics both at an animal level and at a system level. It will: deliver Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for the suckling herd and growing animals, propose relevant traits for selecting more sustainable animals (breeding objectives) and help to map out the position of ruminant livestock as part of sustainable food production.

Enquiries regarding this vacancy should be addressed to Head of Sustainable Agriculture Sciences Department (North Wyke),Professor Michael Lee

Further Information and How to Apply




Committee Members (4)

Farm Animal Welfare Committee (FAWC)

Closing Date: 10th November 2017 (12 noon)


FAWC is an expert committee required to:

  • advise Defra and the devolved administrations in Scotland and Wales:
    • on the welfare of farmed animals
    • on any legislative or other changes that might be considered to improve standards of animal welfare
  • provide independent scientific support and advice as required by Article 20 of Council Regulation (EC) No.1099/2009 (PDF, 906KB, 30 pages) on the protection of animals at the time of killing
  • publish its formal reports


We are recruiting:


One farm animal expert

With practical expertise in the ruminant sector. You will need significant and current practical working experience with ruminant farm animals, including practical knowledge and experience of different types of production systems, particularly for dairy and/or beef cattle.

Three experts in the science of farm animal welfare at killing.

You will need extensive expertise and experience in the science of farm animal welfare at slaughter and killing (red and/or white meat species), including suitable academic qualifications and significant current working experience in farm animal welfare at slaughter issues.


Further Information and How to Apply








Area Sales Managers 

(South East England and Wales/West Midlands)


KEENAN - now an Alltech company are a world leading feed efficiency Technology Company promoting long-term profitable farm solutions through the KEENAN MechFiber System to the global dairy and beef sectors. This European market leader employs 250 people and has 90% of its sales in exports markets delivering enhanced solutions for over 30,000 farmers in 40+ countries.

We encourage applications from those working in the industry with a successful track record in agri-industry sales. The ideal candidate will be energetic, enthusiastic, have excellent communications / interpersonal skills with two to three years’ work experience and be able to provide appropriate commercial solutions whilst maximising revenue. They will have a passion to succeed – be ambitious to source new business leads,, meet and exceed all KPI’s and revenue targets, sales reporting, use of CRM Systems and sales forecasting.

The attractive remuneration package includes a competitive salary, generous bonus scheme, company car, business expenses, life/health insurance –a full job description and other information is available on request.

Suitable candidates can forward a CV and all relevant details in confidence to Helen Phelan. Please feel free to contact us for further information. Ms. Helen Phelan, Alltech Farming Solutions Limited, Clonagoose Road, Borris, Co. Carlow Ireland. Tel: +353 (0)59 9771 204, Email:


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