Senior Policy Advisor (Agriculture / Combinable Crops)

Stoneleigh, Warwickshire (commutable from Coventry, Royal Leamington Spa, Rugby, Solihull, Nuneaton & surrounding areas)
Circa £53,000 per annum
11 Sep 2019
06 Oct 2019
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

Senior Policy Advisor (Agriculture / Combinable Crops)

The National Farmers’ Union is the voice of British farming, and our members are at the heart of what we do. On their behalf we lobby government and other stakeholders, develop policy and provide a range of frontline services.

Position: Chief Adviser (Combinable Crops)

Location: Stoneleigh, Warwickshire (commutable from Coventry, Royal Leamington Spa, Rugby, Solihull, Nuneaton & surrounding areas)

Job type: Full Time, Permanent

Salary: circa £53,000 per annum

Benefits: include 25 days annual leave (plus statutory bank holidays), National Employment Savings Trust pension scheme, a performance related pay award scheme, a range of discounts through our NFU Benefits employee portal and subsidised staff restaurant.

Closing date: 6th October 2019

Interview date: 24th & 25th October 2019

About the role:

The Chief Adviser for Combinable Crops is a nationally recognised position of expertise. The role is charged with helping NFU deliver a vision for a profitable, responsible and globally competitive sector, respected for its contribution to the national economy, food supply and renewable energy.

To do this, she or he must ensure that the NFU maintains and enhances its position as the principal representative and most effective and valued provider of trade association services to farming producers throughout England and Wales. This principal position is a pivotal one in the Food and Farming Department, an often fast-moving policy environment requiring effective and respected liaison with food processing, manufacturing and retailing sectors, as well as in Government, NGOs and Internationally.

About you:

To succeed in this position, you will be strategically minded and results oriented, with the ability to manage and adapt to a varied and complex portfolio. You will have strong influencing skills and demonstrate robust leadership, team-working and management skills.

You will have a strong sense of drive and urgency to deliver for our members but you should also be able to adapt your approach to achieve strategic long term goals for farming and the NFU.

Why join our team?

Working for the NFU means working alongside great people, who are recognised for their knowledge and expertise.

You may have experience of the following: Policy Adviser, Policy Advisor, Policy Officer, Policy Executive, Chief Advisor, Chief Policy Officer, Senior Policy Officer, Agriculture, Agricultural Policy, Charity, Charities, NFP, Not for Profit, etc.

Ref: 89050

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