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County Adviser (Membership Organisation / Farming / Agriculture)

circa £36,500 per annum

Greater Manchester

County Adviser (Membership Organisation / Farming / Agriculture)

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) 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: Lancashire
Job Type: Full Time, Permanent
Salary: circa £36,500 per annum
Benefits: Working for the NFU means working alongside great people, who are recognised for their knowledge and expertise; 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: Sunday 18th June 2018
Interview date: 3rd July 2018

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 North West Region are fed into national policy.

About you:

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

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.

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

This vacancy is being advertised by EasyWeb Recruitment, the UK’s leading Online Recruitment Agency. The services advertised by EasyWeb Recruitment are those of an employment agency. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, or belief, and we confirm that we will gladly accept all applications.

EASYWEB NFP RECRUITMENT
SectorAdvisor & Consultancy
Job TypePerm
RecruiterThird Party Employer
Job ID63029

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