County Adviser - Somerset (Environment) .
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
Job type: Full Time, Permanent
Salary: circa of £37k per annum Dependant on Experience
Closing date: 30th June 2019
Interview date: 18th July 2019
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.
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.
You may have experience of the following: Policy Advisor, Membership Association, Environment, 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