Chief Adviser (Dairy)
Full Time Permanent


Chief Adviser (Dairy)

Salary circa £51,000.00 - Grade 6

Stoneleigh, Warwickshire


About the role

The Chief Adviser for Dairy is a nationally recognised position of expertise. The role is charged with helping NFU deliver a vision for a profitable, responsible and globally competitive sector. Our ambition is to help shape the policy, regulatory and trade environment to help farm business succeed.

This principal position  is a pivotal one in the Food and Farming Department, an often fast-moving policy environment requiring effective and respected liaison with food processing, manufacturing and retailing sectors, as well as in Government, NGOs and Internationally.

About you

To succeed in this position, you will be strategically minded and results oriented, with the ability to manage and adapt to a varied and complex portfolio. You will have strong influencing skills and demonstrate robust leadership, team-working and management skills.

You will have a strong sense of drive and focus to deliver for our members but you should also be able to adapt your approach to achieve strategic long term goals for farming and the NFU.

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. 

Why join our team?

 Working for the NFU means that you will become part of a dedicated team, sharing a friendly but hard working environment.  You will work with great people, recognised nationally and internationally for their knowledge and expertise.  We are a team committed to our work, with a good work-life balance.  Benefits include 30 days annual leave (plus statutory bank holiday), Private Medical Insurance, free parking, an attractive contributory National Employment Savings Trust pension scheme, a range of discounts through our NFU Benefits employee portal, and subsidised staff restaurant.

Please click here for a copy of the job description.

If you feel you have the right skills and experience for the role, please send your CV and a covering letter illustrating how your skills and experience suit the requirements as outlined in the person specification to [email protected]

Internal applications please complete an expression of interest form.

Closing date:           Monday 10 September 2018

Interview date:        Wednesday 19 September 2018

The NFU is an Equal Opportunities employer and values diversity.

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