Job offer in Ireland Pig Advisor at The Agriculture and Food Development Authority

The Agriculture and Food Development Authority – Teagasc

Location: Ballyhaise Agricultural College, Teagasc, Ballyhaise, Co. Cavan.

Grade/Salary: Agricultural Development Officer Grade I, with a starting salary of €32,729 per annum.

Starting pay will be at the minimum of the scale as per Government Circular E100/8/82.  Exceptional circumstances may apply for candidates with current or recent service in the public sector.

Remuneration may be adjusted from time to time in line with Government policy.

Post Type: Permanent

A panel may be formed from which future similar permanent & temporary vacancies in various Teagasc locations may be filled. The panel will remain active for a maximum period of 12 months.

Basic Function:          

Pig advisors play a central role in the delivery of advisory, training and teaching services within Teagasc. Their function includes the development of assigned clients’ farm business through improved technical and financial efficiency and sustainable resource management.  They also provide training via the QQI Level 6 Pig Course, workshops and occasional lectures at Teagasc Agricultural Colleges.

Person Specification

Note: The ‘Essential’ qualifications, skills and knowledge outlined below are ‘must-have’ which will be used in the shortlisting process.

Essential Qualifications

  • Applicants must hold a relevant Level 8 Degree in Agricultural Science or equivalent.
  • Applicants must show expert animal science and production knowledge, in particular pig production.


  • Relevant post graduate qualification or relevant experience in a similar type role.
  • Financial analysis and farm business planning.

How to Apply

The relevant Application Form can be accessed on our website at

Completed Application Forms should be TYPED and saved in PDF format and submitted by email to no later than 12 midnight on Friday 12th January 2018.

Please quote job reference/title in the subject line of the email.

Teagasc is an equal opportunities employer. Canvassing will disqualify.

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