Legal Adviser X2 vacancies Perm & up to 12mth FTC
Full Time Permanent
Stoneleigh CV8, UK
Agricultural/Estate Management


Legal Adviser

X2 vacancies Permanent and up to 12 months fixed term contract

Salary £33,428 - £40,928 per annum (Grade 4)

Stoneleigh Warwickshire

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 bright, independent and decisive individual who enjoys juggling a variety of assignments, with the ability to deliver to tight deadlines?

Do you have the resilience and maturity to stand behind your technical expertise and provide confident and pragmatic legal opinion, whilst forming and maintaining strong and effective working relationships?

You should possess a strong academic record (including at least 3 A Levels at A/B grades in good quality academic subjects), hold a law or non-law degree (2:1 or above, from a high-ranking University), and CPE/GDL qualification, and will be qualified as a solicitor or barrister. You will have experience in providing legal advice on one or more of the following areas: environmental law; contracts & torts; administrative law; animal health and welfare; CAP schemes; rights of way; EU law; or, litigation. 

You will be fully computer literate, with the ability to adopt a self-sufficient approach to providing written or verbal advice.

You will have, or be keen to develop, an interest in farming issues and the agricultural industry.

About the role

The NFU has 2 Legal Adviser roles available. One is a fixed term contract for up to 12 months and the other is a permanent contract. .  The role will require you to provide in-house legal advice on all aspects of the NFU’s lobbying and policy work as a trade association. A trusted source of high quality in-house advice and support, you will be keen to take on new areas of law and to expand the breadth of your knowledge and experience across a wide range of legal areas. You will enjoy the ability to influence outcomes, and will be rewarded by seeing the contribution you have made to changes in the industry.  

Free from time recording and billing targets, you will have the discretion and autonomy to work on the issues of the day, responding quickly and adeptly to emerging priorities. Supported by the Chief Legal Adviser, you will welcome the responsibility to handle a diverse and complex workload.

This is a great opportunity to start or further your in-house career with providing a wide range of legal experience. 

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 click here to download a job description and click here to download an application form. Please specify whether you are applying for the fixed term contract or permanent position. All completed applications can be emailed to [email protected]. For any queries, please contact Human  Resources on 02476 858742.

Closing date:              15th July

Interview date:          Week commencing 30th July

The NFU is an Equal Opportunities employer and values diversity.

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