Senior Regulatory Affairs Adviser
Full Time Permanent
Stoneleigh Rd, Kenilworth CV8, UK
Agricultural/Estate Management


Senior Regulatory Affairs Adviser

Starting salary, circa £35,535 (Grade 5)

Policy Services, HQ


Who are we?

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


About you

Are you a team player with excellent communication and negotiation skills? Do you have an eye for detail and a good knowledge of policy development in legislative areas with the ability to research, analyse, synthesise and evaluate information?


Do you have the ability to demonstrate excellent organisational and prioritising skills to manage a diverse workload? Do you relish working as a team to complete projects and meet deadlines.


You should possess a degree or equivalent and ideally have experience of working within a legislation and policy environment. You will need to have a good understanding of the farming industry or experience in regulatory affairs in any other regulated industry as well as working for industry customers.


You will be an experienced writer and presenter, with the ability to network and build a good professional reputation. You will be an innovative thinker, with a high level of professional pride and determination and be a proficient user of Microsoft Office.


About the role

As Senior Regulatory Affairs Adviser (Plant Health Unit) you will be required to be the NFU’s principle policy adviser on regulation of agricultural chemicals and biocides in the UK and internationally. You will have a keen interest in protecting and furthering NFU members’ interests through developing and delivering policies to influence legislative processes.


You will enjoy providing information and advice for NFU officeholders, members and colleagues as well as representing the NFU while working closely with the Government and its agencies, partner organisations and stakeholders.   


Why join our team?

Working for the NFU means working alongside great people, who are recognised for their knowledge and expertise.  We offer 25 days annual leave (plus, statutory bank holidays), free parking, a contributory pension scheme, a range of discounts through our NFU Benefits employee portal, and subsidised staff restaurant.


If you feel you have the right skills for this role, then please download an application form from our website at For any queries, please contact Dayna Ashmore via email [email protected] or by telephone on 02476 858742.


Closing date:              18th September 2016

Interview date:          27th September 2016

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