Assistant Adviser (Environment) 12 month Fixed Term Contract
Full Time Permanent
York YO24, UK
Academic & Research


Assistant Adviser (Environment) 12 month Fixed Term Contract

North East Region

Salary circa £29,600 per annum

Company car included with role


About you

How would you like to help farmers in the North East deliver in a challenging economic and political environment?  The NFU is looking for an Assistant Environment Adviser to assist members with the challenges they face in this wide ranging role from uplands to agri-environment schemes, from utilities to national parks, you will be supporting the NFU and its members in the North East, providing professional guidance and technical reports and support that their businesses need.

About the role

Based in York,  you will work on and support initiatives that will protect and further our members’ interests and, as a result of this work, be able to make policy recommendations to the NFU’s internal decision-making bodies.

Reporting to the Senior Environment & Land Use Adviser for the North East, you will work in conjunction with regional colleagues, HQ staff and other appropriate local professionals. Knowledge of agriculture, the associated environmental agenda and key land use issues are key requirements and experience of providing support to farmers and growers on environmental issues is essential.  Familiarity of working with various sector boards and town and country planning would be advantageous.  

Why join our team?

The 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. 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, pro rata) and a friendly working environment.

Closing date:                      18th July

Interview date:                    25th July

If you feel you have the right skills for the role, please send your CV and cover letter to [email protected] by the closing date

For internal applications please complete an expression of interest form.

If you have any queries about the role or application process, please contact the HR team via email at [email protected] or telephone 024 7685 8858.

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