Cobrey Farms Alumni Vacancy: Member Profile

Cobrey Farms Alumni Vacancy: Member Profile

MDS ALUMNI: Cobrey Farms are recruiting

Member company Cobrey Farms, the biggest UK producer of Asparagus is looking for an Assistant Farm Manager to join their friendly, family-run business. This vacancy is the perfect opportunity for a motivated team player who wants to develop their knowledge of veg crops in a future-focused and rapidly growing Member company.

We spoke to HR Manager Emma Hicks on what makes a career with Cobrey so great:


What do Cobrey do?

Cobrey Farms is owned and run by the Chinn family in south Herefordshire, where we grow our Wye Valley branded asparagus, fine beans, blueberries. Broccoli and rhubarb, as well as potatoes and combinable crops. We supply the full range of customers from local restaurants through to major processors and retailers.

With a history of investing heavily in the research and development of new crops, varieties, and growing techniques, we continually introduce new ideas into the market to meet consumer demands.

Why is Cobrey such a great place to work?

Cobrey is a family run business with the partners being heavily involved in the day to day running- as a result, all employees have a sense of great commitment and pride in what we are achieving. We have a relatively small and close nit management team, and everyone is always willing to help each other out and ‘get stuck in’. No two days are ever the same, bringing new challenges daily, which is always interesting!

As a forward-thinking and innovative business, we are always encouraged to share our ideas and suggestions to the partners and senior managers who value our input.

The business has many pieces to the jigsaw puzzle with 12 different crop types, making it an excellent place to develop knowledge and experience.

What is the ideal Cobrey team member?

As a relatively small team, you need to be a real team player with good attention to detail. You need to be ambitious, have a can-do attitude, and be prepared to roll up and get your hands dirty where needed!

What are some of the benefits of working at Cobrey?

One of the most significant benefits is working in one of the most beautiful parts of the UK- the Wye Valley. It is stunning, and the surroundings certainly help on busy days! The business is also great at rewarding good performance, and they always support training courses to further development.  We organise various social events throughout the year for both permanent and seasonal staff. There is always a generous supply of free asparagus and other fruit/ vegetables to enjoy throughout the year.

If you’re an MDS Alumni who is interested in joining Cobrey, find out more about the role HERE.