Noble Foods is a family-owned company which began in 1920 and includes successful milling, poultry, agriculture, and consumer foods businesses. Within this, Noble Foods owns several successful brands, including the UK’s biggest free-range egg brand the Happy Egg co., Big & Fresh and Purely Organic.

In a recent survey by Best Companies we were rated as one of the Top 10 companies to work for in the Food and Drink industry.

About the role

Ensure the sustainability agenda is being delivered and embedded across the Agriculture base, alongside the Group Sustainability lead and Agriculture Director, you will be involved in the co creation of the longer term sustainability roadmap for Agriculture.

You will be the day-to-day Customer contact for all interactions in relation to agricultural sustainability.

In this role you will facilitate knowledge sharing, education and updates across the business unit and ensure targets are created and met against a set of substantiated KPI’s. You will provide continuous horizon scanning and explore initiatives with wider industry stakeholders to understand how this could align with our strategy.

Key Accountabilities:

  • To lead sustainability across Noble agriculture and its producer base.
  • Assisting with the creation and implementation of the group agriculture net zero road map
  • Reduce carbon in the agricultural supply chain through:
    • Supporting and educating the producer network in sustainability best practise
    • Promoting and measuring good environmental initiatives, energy awareness, waste reduction schemes etc
    • Setting producer and Noble Farm targets for carbon reduction
    • Working with producers and Noble Farms to create carbon reduction action plans.
    • Monitoring and measuring the actions and targets set through ownership of a range of KPI’s.
    • Sharing learnings throughout the agricultural supply chain.
  • Works with the contract producer base to establish current initiatives and how further work can bring value throughout the supply chain.
  • Support the EHS team with agricultural carbon foot printing exercises
  • Usk and Wye ongoing project lead and ensure learning from this are taken across other regions and providing a progress report for this region on a fortnightly basis
  • Owns the Agriculture Biodiversity plans for all Noble Farms
  • Collaboration with the Commercial Team to ensure Brand plans are aligned to our Carbon Reduction plans.
  • Champion actions from 4 yearly permit reviews for farms to continually improve areas in energy, water and waste.
  • Champion Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme recommendations with follow through and implementation on Company farms.
  • External engagement with relevant industry bodies to gain insight into future plans and align into Noble strategy if appropriate.
  • Is the Agriculture sustainability lead contact for our Customers.
  • Builds strong cross business unit relationships to enable the delivery of our agriculture sustainability agenda.
  • Works together with the Head of Technical on customer sustainability policies.

Skills, Knowledge & experience


  • IEMA Foundation certificate in Environmental Management
  • IEMA Certificate in Environmental Management
  • IEMA membership with CPD
  • Has a Can-do attitude and works Together with others to influence and change inefficient procedures and improve overall productivity and effectiveness.
  • Self-motivated and takes Ownership for delivering their objectives.
  • Is Courageous and makes bold decisions when they know it is needed to solve a critical problem.
  • Is Action orientated and goes above and beyond to support where needed.
  • Works with integrity and Respect and adapts their style to build strong and effective and trust-based stakeholder relationships.
  • Is conscientious and willing to go the extra mile, passionate about our business, our products and the market and strives for Excellence with a desire for continuous improvement.


  • Degree in Agriculture, sustainability or related subject
  • Experience within the agriculture industry or sustainability sector relating to agriculture.

We believe the most successful teams are formed from a diverse talent pool and we strive to employ a wide variety of individuals in our business, selecting the best qualified person for each role regardless of age, disability, gender, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or any other protected characteristics.

What can we offer you?

  • Company Car
  • Free hot drinks on shift
  • Service Awards
  • Enhanced paternity and maternity
  • Free life insurance
  • Enhanced Sick Pay Scheme
  • Access to Perkbox with a variety of discounts including a monthly freebie from Greggs or Café Nero
  • Free turkey at Christmas to feed the family
  • Discounted eggs and chicken
  • A Celebration day after 1 years service enjoy an extra day off to celebrate a life event, such as your birthday
  • Access to DigiCare + – Annual Health Check, Digital GP Consultations, Nutritional Consultations, Second Health Opinion and Mental Health Consultations.
  • Discounted Gym Memberships
  • Free Eye Test every two years
  • Discounted mobile phone contracts
  • Share in our success with the People Partnership – after 6 months service you will be eligible for a yearly bonus
  • Additional Allowances for First Aiders and Mental Health First Aiders
  • Wellness programme
  • Employee Charity Matching Scheme

If you consider yourself to require reasonable adjustments to any part of our recruitment process, we invite you to share those requirements with us when completing your application. We will make every effort to ensure your needs are met to provide a fair and transparent process of assessment.