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Help shape the future landscape of UK agriculture with one of the most dynamic, reputable and exciting organisations in the industry.
Who we are

We are the largest farmers’ buying cooperative in the UK with 3,500 farmer Members across the country. We are a cooperative, proud to be owned by our Members who do the most important work on the planet, grow food and look after Nature. We’re embarking on an exciting journey to strengthen our connection with farmers and transform our relationships with our Members, our employees and our suppliers.

Our Vision

To be recognised as the indispensable, independent ally of farmers.

Our Purpose

To become the indispensable, independent ally of our farmer Members, championing the most progressive, transparent, and best value procurement practices to help our Members become more productive and more profitable.

Our People

We believe attitude is everything so you may not be an agricultural specialist or have a background in our sector but that doesn’t mean we don’t have an opportunity for you.

Every individual plays a key part in helping us to achieve our strategic aims and objectives and that’s why it’s important that anyone that joins us is;

  • Hardworking
  • Motivated
  • Keen to take responsibility and ownership for their job
  • Customer Focussed and can provide excellent service to our Members
  • A team player who can work collaboratively with our teams

    Our Workplace

    We want to ensure we are a dynamic and happy place to work where people are recognised and valued for their contribution to the team.

    We support hybrid working and understand the importance of flexibility and a work life balance. We ensure all our employees have everything they need to enable them to work from home as well as within the office.

    Our modern office is nestled within a beautiful farming landscape. You could join colleagues for a lunchtime walk or maybe try a walk and talk meeting in the countryside which is right outside our doors.

    Inside our offices you will find a bright, modern, open plan office environment. We have an amazing onsite Café selling fresh hot and cold food at Breakfast and Lunch.

    Benefits & Perks

    In return, we offer opportunities for personal development and career progression, as well as excellent benefits and perks including;

  • Enhanced holiday and your birthday off each year!
  • Generous employer pension contribution
  • Private healthcare
  • Buy and sell holiday scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Ongoing learning and development opportunities
  • Regular social events
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Death in service benefit
  • Membership of AF
  • Free onsite parking
  • Onsite subsidised Café and;
  • Free fresh fruit daily

    To apply for any of our positions at the AF Group, please email your CV and a covering letter detailing how you meet the criteria as detailed within the job description and person specification to hr@af.farm
  • Head of Fuel & Machinery

    We are looking for a strong leader to join our team as Head of Fuel and Machinery. You will have drive, ambition and be an enthusiastic self starter.

    The key focus for this role is to ensure the team continuously.

  • Maintain and improve their knowledge base of the product areas
  • Research and understand any future technical and commercial aspects of relevant markets and the impact these may have on the business;
  • Share key insights and impacts and take necessary action to mitigate any risks or issues

    Permanent, 37.5 hours per week
    Up to £60,000 dependant on skills and experience, plus £7,500 car allowance

    If you would like to have an informal conversation about the role then please email hr@af.farm
  • Communications Manager

    This exciting new role gives you the opportunity to make a real difference to our farmer Members who are currently facing unique and complex pressures as they confront the biggest changes to their world for 50 years. The erosion of subsidies, the impact of Net Zero, the rising power of the global manufacturers and consumer attitudes towards food and the need to protect nature are driving change at a pace which some will not survive.

    AF is the largest farmers’ buying cooperative in the UK. We have 3,500 farmer Members across the country and we are the indispensable, independent ally of them and their businesses. Our purpose is to help our Members make the best buying decisions by providing independent market insights and intelligence for Members. We have over 100 employees and procure goods and services from more than1600 suppliers ranging from seed, fuel and fertiliser to iPads, insurance and telecoms.

    We are looking for an excellent communicator and researcher who;

  • Can create real, engaging insights into farm inputs and farm supply chains that can be shared – in short and long form - across a variety of platforms;
  • Will empathise with farmers and the challenges they face and;
  • Can engage with our Members and build strong relationships.

    By researching and analysing market trends and opportunities and working with our procurement teams you will identify and describe how our Members can make the most of their Membership by using their buying group.

    Permanent, 37.5 hours per week
    up to £50,000 dependant on skills and experience

    For more information please email hr@theafgroup.co.uk
  • Procurement Manager – Fertiliser

    We are looking for a fertiliser expert with experience in a commercial fertiliser procurement role. You will support us to deliver best value procurement and outstanding service for AF Members across their fertiliser portfolios and maximise business opportunities.

    You will actively contribute to the wider pillar business objectives and targets with focus on building strong supply partnerships bringing the highest levels of service and competitive pricing.

    Permanent, 37.5 hours
    Up to £45,000 dependant on skills and experience

    For more information please e-mail hr@theafgroup.co.uk

    Procurement Manager – Crop Protection

    We are looking for a Crop expert with extensive knowledge of the crop protection industry. You will support us to deliver best value procurement and outstanding service for AF Members across their crop protection portfolios and maximise business opportunities.

    You will actively contribute to the wider pillar business objectives and targets with focus on building strong supply partnerships bringing the highest levels of service and competitive pricing.

    Permanent, 37.5 hours
    Up to £45,000 dependant on skills and experience

    For more information please email hr@theafgroup.co.uk

    Data Analyst / Technology Graduate

    Are you a Graduate looking for a work placement or to gain work experience?
    Are you interested in Technology and possess excellent data analysis skills?
    Do you want to support us to make a difference to our Members?

    The data we hold is our largest asset, and we want to ensure we are proactively analysing our data with the aim of producing useful insights which can help us to plan and negotiate and to provide useful insights to our Members which they can use to inform key business decisions.

    We are looking for someone with strong data analysis skills to support us with a data experiment, looking at how we can make use of our own data, third party data sources and machine learning technology to do predictive purchasing analysis. The placement will involve working with internal and external stakeholders to determine whether this type of analysis is feasible, cost effective, accurate and able to provide added value to our Members.

    3-6 month fixed term
    £20,000 per annum

    If you are interested in this role please email hr@theafgroup.co.uk
    Get in touch

    Contact us

    If you have any queries or would like to find out more please get in touch.
    info@theafgroup.co.uk 01603 881881Honingham Thorpe, Colton, Norwich, Norfolk NR9 5BZ
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