County Adviser (Membership Organisation / Farming / Agriculture)

Newcastle Upon Tyne
21 Nov 2016
05 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
County Adviser (Membership Organisation / Farming / Agriculture)

An exciting opportunity to work for a UK-wide association.

The National Farmers` Union represents the interests of farmers and growers across England and Wales. Promoting the interests of farmers and growers, they aim to influence decision making at the highest levels to create an environment in which their members can be successful.

Position: County Adviser
Location: North Durham and Northumberland
Contract type: Permanent
Hours: Full time
Salary: Competitive
Benefits: 25 days annual leave pro rata (plus statutory bank holidays, and increasing with service), free parking, a contributory pension scheme

Closing date: Sunday 4th December 2016
Interview date: Tuesday 13th December 2016

About the role:

As a County Adviser you will be coordinating all NFU activity within your area. You will work with elected office holders and the regional team and be a key local source of knowledge. Offering 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 also support the work of one of the NFU boards to ensure that sector views from across the North East are fed into national policy.

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:

Educated to degree level or equivalent, you should possess previous management experience and expertise. Strong communication skills at all levels are required, as this will allow you to adapt content and style to a range of audiences. Strong influencing skills are also necessary, as is the ability to manage stakeholders.

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.

You must be able and willing to work irregular hours including evenings and weekends, and hold a full UK driving licence (consideration will be given under the Equality Act where applicable).

You may have experience of the following: Policy Adviser, Membership Association, Farming, Agriculture, Rural Affairs, Surveying, Surveyor, Membership Adviser, Stakeholder Management, Legislation, Member Adviser, Lobbying, Farmer etc.

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