Becoming an Advisor with the Farm Business Advisor Accreditation Scheme for Scotland (FBAASS)
Lantra is looking for business-minded individuals with a good understanding of Scotland’s agriculture to apply as FBAASS Whole Farm Review Advisors.
FBAASS works in conjunction with the Scottish Government’s Whole Farm Review Scheme to improve Scotland’s farming businesses, to make them more sustainable and profitable.
FBAASS has a network of accredited farm business advisors across Scotland who review farm businesses, develop a whole farm business plan and work towards a successful and profitable future for Scotland’s farms.
Accreditation is open to anyone who meets the criteria, including technical, business management and consultancy skills. Only those advisers who are accredited can deliver whole farm business advice under the Whole Farm Review Scheme.
Potential advisor applicants should meet the following criteria:
• Educated to a minimum of HND level or equivalent
• Proven track record of delivering business management advice, with the equivalent of at least 2 years full-time delivery of business management consultancy
• Proven ability to establish, appraise and understand the relative strengths and weaknesses of a business
• Experience of developing potential strategies to enhance business performance
• Current knowledge and experience of the agricultural industry including the key regulatory, environmental and SRDP farm payment regimes in Scotland.
In addition to these core requirements, potential FBAASS Advisors should be client focussed, credible, influential, driven and enthusiastic with good critical reasoning skills and excellent communication and planning skills. Also it is ideal if applicants are IT literate with access to computer, email and telephone, able to travel to different farm locations and can demonstrate current Professional Indemnity Insurance.
FBAASS is administrated under contract by Lantra on behalf of The Scottish Government.