Brighton and Hove, East Sussex, South East

circa £37,000 per annum



Job Description

Policy Advisor / Customer Service Advisor (Farming) 

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: County Adviser 
Location: Isle of Wight, East & West Sussex 
Job type: Full Time, Permanent 
Salary: circa £37,000 per annum 
Benefits: include 25 days annual leave (increasing with service plus statutory bank holidays), 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, and a commitment to developing our people. 

Closing date: 13th January 2019 
Interview date: 1st February 2019 

About the role: 

As County Adviser you will be coordinating all NFU activity within your area. You will work with elected office holders, the regional team and be a key local source of knowledge as well as being able to offer advice and guidance on matters of policy and NFU membership. You will be able to network effectively, bringing individuals 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 East Region are fed into national policy. 

Most importantly, you will be able to establish a firm connection with the local membership, and ensure their views are heard. To make that member connection, you will have an in-depth knowledge of current farming issues and a real passion for agriculture, whether gained through your education, your background or your experience. Knowledge of the local area and its agricultural / land-based industry landscape would be ideal but not essential. 

Reporting to the Regional Director, you will manage a team of Group Secretaries, who promote the NFU and its services at a local level. Experience of managing a team is therefore advantageous. 

About you: 

You will be sociable, friendly, outgoing and a good communicator. One of your strengths is that you are people orientated and build lasting business relationships, often tending to see the positive side of things. 

You will be driven, have a strong sense of urgency to get things done and enjoy meeting deadlines and like variety and are energetic in your work approach. 

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

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

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