County Adviser – Essex
Company car included with role
Salary: circa £37,000
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 East Anglia Region are fed into national policy.
Reporting to the County Network Manager, you will manage a diverse team of Group Secretaries, who promote the NFU and its services at a local level. Your role is to manage your group secretary network in order to achieve our membership objectives around income, acres and NFU member numbers to grow our representative power. Experience of managing a team is therefore advantageous.
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.
With the growth in road, rail and energy infrastructure projects across the region, an understanding of how these impact on our members’ businesses and experience in managing this process would be advantageous. Knowledge of the local area and its agricultural/land-based industry landscape would be ideal but not essential.
You will need to be sociable, friendly, outgoing and a good communicator. One of your strengths is that you are people orientated and build lasting business relationships, with a positive outlook and approach. You have strong influencing skills, you are driven, are keen to get things done and prepared to work under your own initiative. You like variety and are energetic in your work approach, and you are keen to develop yourself professionally. An awareness of the key areas affecting farming would be desirable.
Should you have any queries about the role, please contact the HR department on 02476 858 858 or email [email protected].
Closing date: 12th May 2019
Interview date: 24th May 2019 at Newmarket
To apply for this job you must have the right to work in United Kingdom.