Midlands Network Manager

35 hours per week
Starting salary c.55k
Competitive benefits
East & West Midlands
Applications by 14 February 2022

Midlands Network Manager

(Also Potential as a Development Opportunity)

Package includes Salary c. £55k per annum + Company car provision

Based in the Midlands with hybrid working 


If you are passionate about leading a team; about growing our membership of farmers and growers, and have a good understanding of the food and farming sector, then we would love to hear from you…


As a leader you are driven by the success of your team.  Your strengths are your ability to influence, inspire, motivate, and develop your people, whist prioritising day-to-day activity, against strategic and operational objectives. You will have extensive experience ideally supported with a relevant degree.


You will report to the Regional Director (East and West Midlands) and manage a team of 10 (who in turn manage over a 100 remote colleagues).  Your team are the first point of contact for NFU members in your region and they are responsible for local lobbying and campaigning, member events and achieving membership recruitment targets.


This is an autonomous and high-profile role, working with colleagues at a senior level. Target driven, you will lead and manage our ambitious membership growth and engagement strategy. Your team will deliver against competitive regional membership targets, using effective project plans. You will ensure the NFU’s image and brand is communicated and represented effectively at our events across the Midlands.


You will be flexible and willing to travel within the Midlands region. The role can be done in a flexible way. We are currently piloting a ‘hybrid working’ scheme that gives colleagues the opportunity to work partially from home, however there is a requirement to be visible within the Region and to be out and about with members and your team


We encourage candidates to submit their applications as early as possible and not to wait until the published closing date. We reserve the right to remove this advert or close it to further applications at any point during the recruitment process.


Who are we?


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. 


We are proud to make a difference. Working for the NFU means working alongside great people who are committed to their work and recognised for their knowledge and expertise. Please see our careers page for more information.


Why join our team?


You will become part of our friendly, dedicated working environment and work with a highly motivated team, recognised for their knowledge and expertise and passion about food and farming.  In addition to this we also offer a generous package including 30 days annual leave (plus, statutory bank holidays), increasing with length of service, company car provision an attractive contributory, stakeholder pension scheme along with private medical insurance.


At the NFU, we embrace the unique worth of everyone from all backgrounds, identities and circumstance. As a Professional, Resourceful, United and Inclusive organisation, we strive to celebrate all individuals.  We are committed to creating a sense of belonging, educating and developing an inclusive community, and welcoming the value of diversity.


We recognise that some applicants may wish to work flexibly, and we welcome discussions regarding this.  Please discuss this with us as part of the recruitment process.  



Closing date:  31 January 2022




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