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Careers

We’re Recruiting!

Shorts Group are always on the lookout for enthusiastic and hard working individuals to join the team. With a diverse range of roles across the business, we are looking for candidates with a variety of skills and experience.

If you would like to apply for any of the jobs listed below, please send your CV and a covering letter to HR@​shorts-​agricultural.​co.​uk quoting the job reference and job title you are applying for.

Agency submissions are by invitation only.

Available jobs:

Assist with preparations for day ahead.

· General labouring and support on construction site.

· Conduct checks & operate machines (Dumpers/​forklift) (if assigned).

· Keeping supervisors updated with task progress and issues etc .

· General site cleaning and cleaning of roads outside of site when needed.

· Reclaim all materials as instructed where possible from site, and assist with preparing materials/​load in advance of next day.

· Any other ad hoc duties as required.

Person Specification:

Qualifications/​requirements include: Driving License, knowledge of relevant construction/​health and safety policies and procedures. Dumper & Telehandler ticket beneficial.

· Self-motivated.

· Possesses can do attitude.

· Good communication skills within team and with customers, contractors etc.

· Work effectively in teams and be able to work co-operatively. Be open to learning opportunities.

· Physically able to perform manual demolition tasks.

· Open to change and adaptable.


  • Oversee day-to-day operations and management of Groundworks team (duties and resourcing and development for current and planned work). 
  • Proactively find and generate sales opportunities and customer meetings. 
  • Actively quote for work (with support as required with pricing strategy and customer requirements). Analyse results/​feedback.
  • Working with customers to understand requirements, meet their needs and to ensure our services are delivered on time and budget.
  • Provide exceptional account management to our new and existing clients.
  • Working with P&L (budgets) and ensure revenue processes accurately maintained.
  • Estimating Bills of Materials (BOMS)
  • Maintain database of standard cost allowances and cost assumptions.
  • Process improvement across existing business systems and structures.
  • Operation of any plant and equipment as required.

Person Specification:

  • Understanding earth/​groundwork functions (site work, clearance, ditching, digger activities) and agricultural operations.
  • Strong commercial/​business acumen and sales development driven. Excellent negotiation and closing skills.
  • Knowledge of relevant health and safety policies and procedures. 
  • IT literate – MS Office, Industry specific software.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Works efficiently and calmly under pressure.
  • Be open to and encourage change and development.
  • Be proactive and constructive in problem solving and conflict management.
  • Enthusiastic, self-motivated, approachable, and professional.
  • Must possess a high degree of planning and organisational skills.
  • Fertiliser, spreading
  • Spraying Experience would be an advantage
  • Verti- draining
  • Shockwave
  • Land drainage works
  • Grass cutting
  • General grassland maintenance
  • Hedge cutting with side arm fail and by hand
  • Grass drilling and over seeding
  • Sand /​compost spreading
  • Hauling machines and products using tractors and trailers
  • Agricultural contracting works as requested
  • Operating JCB Tele-handlers
  • Operating 360 degree excavators
  • Strimming and hand work as required
  • Repair and maintenance to machinery

Person Specification:

  • Qualifications/​requirements include Telehandler (spraying certificate would be an advantage) qualification to NPORS Standard with knowledge of relevant agricultural health and safety policies and procedures.
  • Experienced in operations described above.
  • Ability to use and embrace GPS Steering and mapping technology.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Possesses can do attitude. Be flexible and adaptable including to seasonal variations to hours worked. Willing to work long unsociable hours at busy periods during the year as and when required.
  • A good mechanical aptitude and able to carry out relevant repairs
  • Good communication skills within team and with customers, contractors etc.
  • Work effectively in teams and be able to work co-operatively.
  • Physically able to perform manual work.
  • Hedge cutting (Must be able to cut hedges to high standard for non-agricultural customers )
  • Digestate fertiliser and slurry spreading/​injection, using Joskin Tanker equipped with application mapping soft where
  • Operating JCB Tele-handelers for materials handling rolls
  • Fertiliser, cropkare and Lime Spreading including variable rate application using KRM, Kuhn spreaders
  • Repair and maintenance to machinery

Additional duties and experience would be beneficial

  • Spraying Experience
  • Hay Making: cutting, tedding and baling then transporting and stacking the bales.
  • Grassland Maintenance
  • Muck and compost spreading
  • Cultivation Knowledge including ploughing
  • Drilling (cereals, grassland and maize)
  • Transporting diggers and machinery with tractors and low loader trailers
  • Operation of 3 to 14 ton digger
  • Baling

Person Specification:

  • Qualifications/​requirements include: Tele-handler with knowledge of relevant agricultural health and safety policies and procedures.
  • Experience Using JD Greenstar for mapping Auto track and variable rate applications
  • Experienced in all operations and tractor work
  • Self-motivated.
  • Possesses can do attitude. Be flexible and adaptable including to seasonal variations to hours worked. Willing to work long unsociable hours at busy periods during the year as and when required.
  • Good communication skills within team and with customers, contractors etc.
  • Work effectively in teams and be able to work co-operatively.
  • Physically able to perform manual work.