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Policy Adviser (Business / Rural Affairs)

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    Charity & Not For Profit

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    Full-time Flexible

  • Salary:

    circa £33,913 per annum

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Policy Adviser (Business / Rural Affairs)

Are you a diligent and co-operative individual who is good with detail?

Are you a professional who is able to influence in matters regarding business and rural affairs policy?

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: Business & Rural Affairs Adviser
Location: Stoneleigh HQ, Warwickshire
Job type: Full Time, Permanent
Salary: circa £33,913 per annum

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.

Closing date: 30th June 2019
Interview date: 12th July 2019

About the role:

The NFU is looking for a Business and Rural Affairs Adviser, who will be responsible for supporting policy development for rural affairs and digital connectivity, maximising opportunities for farm businesses to become more profitable and productive. Significant emphasis will be placed on supporting and analysing the development of “future rural development” policy, including the socio-economic schemes of the current Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE).

You will need to be an effective networker, ensuring the impact of policy change is communicated swiftly and effectively to a range of different audiences and key internal / external stakeholders

About you:

You will lead on the development and delivery of advice on specific rural affairs issues, including digital connectivity for our members. Experience of writing key policy documentation to inform and influence is essential. The role will also involve working closely with appropriate HQ and regional colleagues and providing briefing material for National and Regional Officeholders.

You will ideally be educated to degree level and have experience of working within a regional context. An understanding of the issues faced by our members would be desirable. You will also have experience of influencing civil servants, NFU board members and the media.

The NFU is an Equal Opportunities employer and values diversity.

You may have experience of the following: Policy Advisor, Membership Association, Farming, Agriculture, Rural Affairs, Membership Advisor, Stakeholder Management, Legislation, Member Adviser, Lobbying, Farmer, Customer Service, Customer Service Coordinator, Relationship Management, Charity, Charities, NFP, Not for Profit, Third Sector, Policy Officer etc.