County Adviser (Somerset)

NFU County Adviser - Somerset

Company car included with role

Salary: circa £37k Dependant on Experience

About the role

As NFU County Adviser for Somerset, you will be coordinating all NFU activity within your area.  You will work with our farming member representatives, your fellow regional colleagues and be a key local, professional source of knowledge, offering advice and guidance on matters of related policy and NFU membership. You will be a highly effective networker, bringing individuals and organisations together to energise lobbying campaigns and promote NFU causes.  You will support the work of allocated NFU Boards or Forums to ensure that sector views from across the South West Region are fed into national NFU policy.

Reporting to the Regional Director, you will manage a diverse employed field force across the county, who promote the NFU and its services at a local level.  Your role is to performance manage our county staff network in order to achieve our membership targets to retain and grow our business and in turn our representative power.  Therefore experience of effectively managing a team is desirable.

Equally you will be able to establish a firm connection and profile with the local membership, ensuring their views are heard.  To make that member connection, you will have a good knowledge of current farming and related issues.  Therefore, it will be essential to be passionate and knowledgeable about the agri-food sector, ideally having a good understanding of land based businesses too, whether gained via your education, your background or your experience.

About you

Are you a friendly self-starter that is motivated, outgoing, a team player and an excellent  communicator?  You will be people orientated and build lasting business relationships, with a positive outlook and approach.  As a strong influencer, you will be driven and have a sense of urgency to get things done.  You will enjoy variety and have an energetic work approach, being determined to professionally develop yourself.  A high awareness of the key areas affecting farming and food supply chains would be desirable.


For a copy of the job description please click here.  If you feel you have the right skills for the role, please submit your CV and covering letter illustrating how your skills and experience suit the requirements as outlined in the person specification to cmVjcnVpdG1lbnRAbmZ1Lm9yZy51aw==.

For Internal applications please submit your CV and an expression of interest form.

Should you have any queries about the role, please contact the HR department on 02476 858 858 (email aHJAbmZ1Lm9yZy51aw==) or call Mel Squires, SW Regional Director for an informal chat on 07831 800 711.

Closing date:     30th June 2019

Interview date:  18th  July 2019

Last edited on: 24:05:2019

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