For over 20 years NSF have been working with the UK’s farm assurance schemes, food manufacturers and retailers auditing farms against the standards they require. Today we are working with over 30,000 UK farms.
We work across all agricultural sectors including beef and lamb, dairy, poultry, eggs, pigs, crops and fresh produce.
If you have a passion for all things agriculture, have working experience and/or agricultural-related qualifications and would like to work with us to deliver farm audits, we would love to hear from you.
How Does It Work?
The farm assurance schemes we work with require us to sign the farm up as a scheme member. As a condition of membership, the farmer must meet the scheme standards all year round. To establish compliance, the farmer has to pass an audit in the first 28 days of new membership and either every 12 or 18 months thereafter.
NSF have databases that manage the audit scheduling. When audits are required, an office-based team member allocates audits to the auditor. The auditor then books an audit day directly with the farmer.
Once the audit is completed, the auditor completes a checklist and then downloads it into an NSF database.
Qualifications and Experience Required
The best qualification you can have is experience working in a particular agriculture area. We also welcome people with a BSc in an agriculture- or animal welfare-related qualification.
Other required skills that are critical to the role are:
- Ability to communicate and engage with both the farming community and colleagues in a confident and patient manner whilst ensuring understanding
- Enthusiasm and energy with a keen eye for detail and a passion to improve standards
- Ability to manage conflict/difficult situations in a firm but empathetic manner
- Ability to manage own time, plan in work and organise yourself to meet deadlines
- General IT skills
Why Work With NSF?
We are the UK’s largest and leading provider of farm assurance audits and have experienced office and remote teams to support you.
You can expect to be trained in the standards and auditing techniques and you will receive regular training and communication.
NSF operates to the highest practical environmental, social and ethical policies.