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Project Administrator – Farm Business Improvement Scheme

Closing Date: 2 May 2022 12:00 pm

To process applications and claims for financial support under Tier 1 of the capital element of the Farm Business Improvement Scheme (FBIS) of the NIRDP 2014-20. The work involves assessing applications, checking their accuracy and processing claims for financial support.

Main Duties (a)

– Processing applications in line with Scheme requirements

– Providing advice to potential applicants on the eligibility of items of equipment and on Scheme criteria

– Updating computerised recording systems

– Adopt an ethos of continuous improvement, suggesting where feasible, improvements to systems and processes

– Compliance with the highest standards of confidentiality in handling personal, business and financial information in line with company information security requirements

– Working with others and working under own initiative to meet high standards and demanding deadlines

– Flexibility in approach and a willingness to learn new skills and develop as an individual

– Promoting the Scheme and representing the Company at shows and public events

– Contribute, as required, to the wider work of the organisation and show flexibility in line with the needs of the scheme and the organisation as a whole.

(b) General – all schemes/sub schemes

– To deal with customer queries

– To maintain accurate records

– To undertake other duties as may be required within the wider business

– Other duties as required, contributing to the wider work of the organisation and demonstrate flexibility in line with the needs of the organisation.

As part of a small team within Countryside Services Ltd the post holder will be expected to contribute, as required, to the wider work of the organisation and show flexibility in line with the needs of the scheme and the organisation.


(a) Qualifications and Experience

Applicants must have –

– GCSE or equivalent in English and Mathematics (Grade C or above)

– At least 2 years’ experience working within a busy office environment

(b) Abilities and Skills

Applicants will be expected to provide evidence, in their application and/or at interview, of the

following well developed skills and abilities:

– Possess the skills necessary to co-ordinate workload in a busy office environment

– Ability to work with others and work under your own initiative to meet high standards and demanding deadlines

– Ability to demonstrate a high standard of communication and interpersonal skills

– IT competence – with experience of using spreadsheets, MS Office, internet and e-mail

– Proven organisational skills

– Good understanding of farming, family farms, farm business management and the technology used in modern agriculture


Possession of qualifications or experience in one or more of the following areas may be an advantage:

– Agriculture or rural development scheme administration

This job description is not intended to be exhaustive and flexibility in your approach to your role is essential. We reserve the right to amend or change this job description from time to time to suit the changing needs of the role and the business and you agree to accept any such changes.

To apply, please fill out the application form by clicking here 

The closing date for this vacancy is Monday 2nd May.  All applications must be received on or before this date.  Late applications will not be considered.  

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