Chief Adviser (Combinable Crops)
Salary circa £53,000.00
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.
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.
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.
Why join our team?
Working for the NFU means working alongside great people, who are recognised for their knowledge and expertise. 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.
How to apply?
Please click here for a copy of the job description.
If you feel you have the right skills and experience for the role, please send your CV and a covering letter illustrating how your skills and experience suit the requirements as outlined in the person specification to UmVjcnVpdG1lbnRAbmZ1Lm9yZy51aw==.
Internal applicants – Please complete an expression of interest form.
Closing date: 6th October 2019
Interview date: 24th & 25th October 2019