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Head of Communications – British On-Farm Innovation Network (BOFIN)

By 20th March 2024No Comments

Farmer-led research is at the cutting edge of agri-tech innovation, and BOFIN is looking for a bright, ambitious and driven Head of Communications to transfer compelling stories from the field to the farming community.

BOFIN is growing at a remarkable pace after being awarded several fascinating projects which sees the organisation working alongside some of the sharpest minds at UK research institutes and businesses developing the tools farmers will need to thrive in the future.

The mission is for farmers to work with scientists to co-create the tools of the fourth agricultural revolution; reducing dependence on pesticides, displacing imported soya, non-chemical weed control and regenerative agriculture are all part of the remit already. One day you’ll be immersed in content explaining how home-grown pulses can make a huge dent in emissions from UK agriculture, and the next you’ll be writing about how the development of a digital nose to smell soil health will one day help farmers better understand the potential of their fields.

One of your first duties will be to play an instrumental role in launching a new platform to introduce gene-edited crops to commercial UK farms for the first time.

Your work will be varied, challenging and rewarding, and you will be instrumental to the development of BOFIN as it grows into a business that’s integral to UK agri-tech.

A sharp eye for a story and a love of writing will be innate, and this role will generate endless opportunities to show your creative spark.

Overseeing the production of editorial content, creating promotional material and maintaining important relationships throughout the industry bring variety and vibrance to the role.

This is an opportunity to join an innovative, fast-moving business which offers diversity and the freedom to shape a communications strategy to support the amazing work of scientists, academics, entrepreneurs and farmers in their mission to take farming into a new dimension.

There’s a salary of up to £55,000 (DOE) and flexible hours and conditions on offer, and hybrid working between home and BOFIN’s headquarters in Faringdon, Oxfordshire.

View full role and responsibilities.

To apply send a covering letter to Tom Allen-Stevens ( by 15 April 2024.