Careers with AHDB

As you explore the different pages of our website and the many aspects of our organisation, we hope you’ll get a better idea of who we are, what we do, and how we do it.

We have lots of talented people here at AHDB but we’re often looking for skilled people to come and join us. If the work that we do and the manner in which we do it appeals to you, perhaps it's time to consider developing your career with AHDB?

Your Career

We want brilliant and knowledgeable people who can work and thrive in a challenging and demanding environment, one in which they are motivated to maximise their own potential, but also one in which they enable others to reach theirs as well.

What We Look For

We’ve found that people who do really well at AHDB tend to have strengths in specific areas.We look for evidence of these strengths at every stage of our recruitment process in order to establish whether you’d be great at the job you are applying for.These skills will vary from role to role, but you should still be able to pick most of them out from the job description.

Some generic skills that we look for in everyone:

  • Operational Performance: Do you plan, execute, and deliver results to solve and anticipate problems?
  • Team Player: Are you willing to build a collaborative environment by helping colleagues, sharing knowledge, and building networks?
  • Response to Change: Do you recognise the need for personal and organisational adaptation in response to changing conditions?
  • Planning & Organising: Can you display organising and prioritising skills by managing, coordinating, and taking part in cross-functional work?

Your Development

We want our colleagues to feel that they can grow both personally and professionally by being stretched, offered new challenges, and finding the scope to make a difference. That’s why we not only offer an environment of stimulation, but we also provide the opportunity for development and progression; one in which you can grow as much as a person as you can as a professional. We understand that by having a skilled and motivated workforce we will achieve our objectives and develop as a business.

Current Opportunities

Below are our current opportunities. If you can't see what you're looking for, we might not have the right opportunity available for you at the moment. We update this page as soon as we start the search for new people, so please continue to check this page regularly.

Please note to apply you must be a British citizen or be eligible to work in the UK without sponsorship. All candidates will be required to provide evidence of their right to work in the UK prior to interview.


International Market Development Director (1372/17)

Job advert

Location: Stoneleigh

Contract : Permanent

Closing date: 3rd March 2017

Competative salary - for an informal discussion please speak to Caroline Hunt 07500 578573


Social media Content Executive - Digital (1371/17)

Job advert

Location: Stoneleigh

Contract: Permanent

Closing date: 1st March 2017

Salary range: £25,000 - £32,000


If you’d like to apply for a role simply submit your CV and an AHDB Equal Opportunities Form* to So we know what role you’re applying for, please make the job title the subject of your email. Because of the quality and quantity of the applications we get, we are unable to process applications from people who don't follow this simple process. Also, if you’re representing a Recruitment Agency please note that we do not accept speculative applications. Unless we’ve contacted you to ask for your help, we want to hear from the individual directly.

We'd prefer you to send your application online rather than through the post. However, if you're keen to send us a paper copy, please send it to:

Human Resources
Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB)
Stoneleigh Park

Freelance Graphic Designers

We regularly require freelance Graphic Designers to work with our in-house creative and design team.

If you’re a talented designer, have an excellent eye for detail, a strong creative flair and masterful skills in Adobe Creative Suite products including, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign and print we would love to hear from you.

To be considered for our roster of freelance creatives please email a CV and portfolio (either a .pdf or weblink) to  To ensure your email reaches the creative team please make the subject of your email Freelance Designer

What We Offer In Return For Your Great Work

We believe that our benefit package helps us to provide our employees with a supportive and progressive employment environment. We provide a competitive salary for the sector we operate in, fair holiday entitlement, flexible working arrangements and various other well-being initiatives to support our colleagues in their day-to-day lives.

* We want to make sure that our recruitment process is fair and representative. All equality information that you provide will be treated in confidence and will not be seen by colleagues directly involved in the appointment. Your AHDB Equal Opportunities Form will be separated from your application and used to provide statistics for monitoring purposes only. Should you have any queries relating to this, please do not hesitate to contact Human Resources.

This page was last updated on 20 February 2017