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Agricultural Liaison Officer

England, Suffolk, Bury St Edmunds
Closing date
21 Feb 2024

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Land, Property
Contract Type
Land Surveying, Infrastructure
Advisor, Assoc RICS
Business Type
Application Type
Quick Apply

Job Details

About Our Client

Our client is a well-recognised and well-respected national firm providing services to all aspects of the wider rural economy. Their utility division is dedicated to harmonising the agricultural and utility sectors for the benefit of both industries. Their mission is to ensure the seamless coexistence of agriculture and infrastructure projects, both vital to the country and the economy.

About the Job

As an Agricultural Liaison Officer, your role will be pivotal in the facilitation of infrastructure projects where they meet agricultural interests and operations. Your responsibilities will include the management of wayleave agreements and other associated legal documents with farmers, landowners, tenants, and other utility companies, as well as collaborating with stakeholders to streamline processes and ensure efficient land and resource management. You'll be responsible for ensuring contractors are aware of entry-to-land provisions and notices and that these are adhered to, and for taking pre-entry records of condition on property prior to contractor access. You'll need to develop and maintain strong relationships with local farmers and regulatory authorities, and discuss and facilitate accommodation works, resolve disputes and address concerns related to utilities, land use, and compensation when these arise.

The Ideal Candidate

Ideally, you'll be an experienced Agricultural Liaison Officer, with a number of years' experience in a similar role. Our client would also consider candidates with a working knowledge of the agricultural sector and an interest in the utility and infrastructure sectors. A degree in agriculture, land management, or a related field (or equivalent experience) is essential, and specialized knowledge of utility infrastructure, wayleaves, and relevant regulations would be highly desirable. Strong negotiation and communication skills are essential along with exceptional problem-solving abilities and attention to detail. A full UK driving licence is vital.

In return for your expertise and dedication, our client is offering a competitive salary (DOE) and benefits package, professional growth and development opportunities, all in a supportive and collaborative work environment.

How to Apply

If you're ready to make a significant impact on the interface between agriculture and utilities in East Anglia, please submit your CV to or call 07375 967913.


MorePeople is a specialist recruitment business providing permanent and interim solutions for the Produce & Horticulture, Food, Agriculture and Garden & Leisure sectors across the UK and internationally. 

We take a functional approach to recruitment with dedicated teams for Commercial, Technical, Operational, Land Agents & Agribusiness, Agronomy & Growing, HR and Finance roles. We also have a dedicated team for Rural Professionals recruitment which includes Rural Surveyors from Graduate through to director level. ​Rural Surveying, Estate Management and Utilities are intrinsically linked to the Food and Agri supply chains where, as a business, we spend a lot of our time. We have always chosen markets where we feel we can add maximum value and credibility. All our markets have a pronounced shortage of candidates, but this shortage is the case in extremis in Rural Professionals.

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01780 480530
Riverside Suite
Cherryholt House
Cherryholt Road

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