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Career Opportunities

Work with the best to progress your career and our expertise

RAC always considers approaches regarding work and we do from time-to-time advertise specific opportunities to work with us.

All of us at RAC aim to surpass our clients’ expectations, excel in our own skill areas and work with colleagues to deliver the best results.

We work together to provide a synergy unmatched in other medium-sized consultancies, drawing on a wide range of expertise and developing our knowledge base to stay at the front of the field.

We have an established reputation for professional rigour, delivering straightforward advice in an effective and often innovative way. Our broad client base provides a resilience to adverse external influences and often enables us to introduce new solutions to old problems.

We are looking for driven and innovative people with commitment, skills and experience to join us in developing our business, help diversify and carry RAC’s unique approach into the future.

  • Agricultural Consultant

    We would like to hear from experienced individuals who may wish to diversify from business, farm or estate management, into an area that presents challenges and prospects to further your career in agriculture.

    We offer places in a business with a long-standing established client base, opportunities to work as an individual or part of one of our project teams, and technical and administrative support from permanent staff and experienced colleagues.

    Please contact in the first instance to make an appointment for a telephone, Teams or Zoom call.

  • Senior Rural Planning Consultant

    Potential for considerable annual income depending on skills and experience.

    We have an opportunity for a rural planning consultant to work with our established team based in South Oxfordshire. Reading Agricultural Consultants (RAC) Ltd provides a full suite of agricultural and rural planning services to private clients and local planning authorities, providing advice on policy and design, and managing development proposals through the planning process. RAC’s position as a class leader in the rural planning sector would ensure a substantial and diverse client base for the right candidate.

    The successful candidate should have the following skills and experience:

    • experience or background working in agriculture and rural areas;
    • preferably with education to degree level in land-based subject area with a preference for, but not necessarily exclusively, agriculture;
    • good analytical, writing and communication skills;
    • experience of managing complex projects, preparing and submitting planning applications, undertaking consultations, making representations, giving evidence at planning hearings and inquiries etc.;
    • experience of a variety of agricultural/diversification systems would be an advantage;
    • a knowledge of economics and accounts would also be advantageous; and
    • membership of the RTPI although helpful, is not a prerequisite.

    The successful candidate should be ambitious and highly self-motivated, confident dealing directly with clients, able to manage their own workload, and have an ability to work in a small team.

    Must have permission to work in the UK by the start of employment and full driving licence.

  • Trainee Soil Surveyor

    We have an opportunity for a trainee soil surveyor working across the UK with our existing team.

    The successful applicant will ave a developed knowledge of and interest in soils, land use and the environmental aspects of farming in UK, with capacity to work outdoors in a wide range of conditions. Motivated and able to work effectively and independently, through time-management, prioritisation, organisation, and delegation whilst being aware of the needs of others. Understanding of field work and the collection, handling and storage of soil and other environmental data. Able to communicate effectively orally and in writing in both formal and informal contexts, and with a variety of clients and stakeholders. Ability to use MS Office.

    Applicants must also have a full UK driving licence, access to own vehicle and the permanent right to work in the U.K.

    Please email a C.V. and covering letter explaining why you suit the post.