Recruitment for Agricultural Consultant/Advisor

Carroll Consultancy is an Agricultural Consultancy firm providing farm advisory and agronomy services to individual farmers, legal firms and advice to agri-businesses in their strategic developments and policies. We are seeking to recruit a new Agricultural Consultant/Advisor to join our team in the provision of advisory services to our farmer clients. An exciting and very rewarding position with attractive conditions awaits the successful candidate.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting our farmer clients with their National and EU farm scheme applications including BISS, ACRES, Organics and TAMS (farm design, planning and grant aid).
  • Promote and provide advice on all other farm schemes/farm advisory management including farm partnerships and adopting new agri technologies.
  • Assist in other agricultural consultancy activities of the business.
  • Contribute to the implementation and management of the specific objectives and strategy of the business.

The successful candidate must meet the following requirements:

  • Have a minimum Level 8 qualification in Agricultural Science/Environmental Science.
  • FAS approved or an intention to complete training.
  • Excellent communications skills.
  • Ability to work on their own initiative and as a team member in the business.
  • Experience may be an advantage but is not essential.
  • Current Drivers Licence and own transport.

Very competitive and attractive remuneration package available.

Interested candidates must apply in writing with their Curriculum Vitae and a cover letter to:

 The Managing Director, Carroll Consultancy, Bridge Street, Swinford, Co. Mayo or by email to


 Closing date for applications is Friday the 7th of July 2023 at 5pm.

BISS Deadline 2023

The BISS deadline of the 29th of May 2023 is approaching fast for the submission of all applications. This year additional information and sections of the application must be completed and they must be applied for e.g. CRISS, Eco scheme agri practices and other schemes such as the new Young Farmer Scheme named CIS-YS. The ANC (which is not new) must be applied for also when submitting the BISS application. We are extremely busy presently and we thank all our customers for their patience.

Minister McConalogue announces €182m of ANC payments

Minister McConalogue announces €182m of ANC payments issuing to 85,000 farmers this week: The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue, T.D., has today announced that payments under the Areas of Natural Constraint (ANC) scheme have commenced with payments worth just under €182 million issuing this week to almost 85,000 farmers. The ANC is payable to farmers whom meet the required minimum stocking rate on their farms of 0.15 livestock units/hectare. Where sheep and/or eligible horses are on the farm, evidence must be submitted to the DAFM to support your claim. Contact us if you require assistance.

CAP 2023 – 2027 Consultation

The DAFM are currently engaging with all industry stakeholders and the general public in relation to the reform of the next Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), commencing in 2023. The DAFM are currently designing and finalising Irelands CAP Strategic Plan (CSP) for the period 2023-2027 and are seeking contributions from the public up until the 3rd of September 2021.

Details on the extensive consultation process to date and future ambitions are available on the DAFM’s website by following this link

REAP plan applications

Farmers participating in REAP had until midnight the 15th of August to submit their farm plans, scorecards and photographs. REAP is a DAFM pilot Results Based Programme and approximately 4,000 farmers were selected in early Summer for the pilot throughout Ireland.

Participating farm advisors, including our own, visited selected client farms the past number of weeks to discuss their farm plans, which included an assessment of their grassland areas for positive indicators. Positive indicators (e.g. self heal, orchids, mints, birds foot trefoil, vetches etc.) are a sign that grassland is semi natural, is not managed intensively (through slurry and fertiliser applications) and receives very small amounts of herbicides (mostly through spot spraying) and other improvements.

Farmers scorecards and plans are now being assessed by the DAFM and farmers must incorporate the management advice as set out by the advisor into their farming operations. Payments for REAP are expected later this year.

New Year Office Hours

Our office reopens on Wednesday the 6th of January at 9.15am. In the meantime, customers can leave a message on our phone system or send us an email to and we will contact you thereafter.

Please note…

Our office will remain closed to the public until further notice but normal business and phone support will continue to be in place as on our earlier text. Remember: this is Farm Safety week. Take care and assess the danger in all your farm tasks.  

Office hours

Please note our office hours from today until the 28th of August will be as follows: 9am to 1pm Mon to Wed and normal hours on Thursdays and Fridays. Please leave your message on the phone outside of these times and we will return your call. Safe save and thank you.