County Advisor

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    Public Sector

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    Full-time Flexible

  • Salary:

    £37667 per annum

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    3 months ago

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County Advisor

You will join us as an NFU County Adviser and will be coordinating all NFU activity within Gloucestershire.

County Advisor Responsibilities:

You will work with our farming member representatives, your fellow SW regional team colleagues and be a key local, professional source of knowledge, offering advice and guidance on matters of related policy, NFU work and 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 SW NFU 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.

County Advisor Requirements:

Are you a friendly self-starter that is motivated, outgoing, very much a team player and an excellent communicator? You will be people orientated and build lasting professional, 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.

About NFU:

The National Farmers’ Union is the voice of British farming, and our members are at the heart of what we do. Promoting competitive and socially responsible agriculture and horticulture, we lobby government and other stakeholders and influence policy at the highest levels to ensure the long-term viability of our members.

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

Location: Gloucestershire

Hours: Full Time, Permanent

Salary: Starting salary circa £37,667 per annum

Benefits: include 25 days annual leave plus statutory bank holidays (increasing with service), free parking, an attractive contributory National Employment Savings Trust pension scheme, a range of discounts through our NFU Benefits employee portal including gym discounts, holiday discounts.

Closing date: 26th July 2020

Interview date: 11th August 2020

You may have experience of the following: Policy Advisor, Membership Association, Farming, Agriculture, Rural Affairs, Membership Advisor, Stakeholder Management, Legislation, Member Adviser, Lobbying, Farmer, Land Agency, Surveyor, Farm Trader, Grain Trader, Tractor Sales, Machinery Dealership, Environmen Policy, Feed Sales, Customer Service, Customer Service Coordinator, Relationship Management, Charity, Charities, NFP, Not for Profit, Third Sector, Policy Officer, etc

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