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Foxes Farm Produce is based in Colchester and Basildon, Essex. We grow pumpkins for both wholesale and retail markets, and we also run pick your own pumpkin patches for the general public.
We create a fun and relaxed environment for our employees, with strong ethics and values regarding welfare and job satisfaction.

Personal Assistant- Maternity Cover- 12 month- Colchester

Are you looking for a unique role at rural consultancy and diversified farm with grand ambitions? Do you want to have variety in your role and lots of opportunity for growth? If the answer is yes, then this is the career opportunity for you. 

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Personal Assistant- Maternity Cover- 12 month- Colchester

The Role
The role will be divided between Foxes Rural and Foxes Farm Produce. No previous experience is required, but attention to detail, excellent communication skills and willingness to work on a wide variety of tasks in a busy role is essential.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
·         Managing telephone, email and web enquiries across the businesses
·         Handling the online booking systems
·         Monitoring client files and planning applications
·         Undertaking technical planning research for projects
·         Managing our paperless and electronic filing systems
·         Liaising with clients on current, future and past projects where required
·         Administration and implementation of marketing activities for the businesses 
·         Operating and implementing online portals and websites
The role will report to and be supported by the company directors. You will also work alongside other heads of department and managers.
·         Up to date computer skills and familiarity with Microsoft Office
·         An interest and a willingness to learn about the planning system for farmers
·         Excellent communication skills to handle and co-ordinate daily customer calls, emails and online bookings and enquiries
·         Attention to detail and high levels of organisation
·         A proactive approach to tasks
£20,000 – £25,000 per annum, dependent on experience.
For an informal discussion, please contact Emily French on 07966 967792. To apply, please email a CV and covering letter to [email protected].