County Adviser (Hampshire & Isle of Wight)
Full Time Permanent
GU32 3QG
Agricultural/Estate Management


County Adviser

Hampshire & Isle of Wight, to be Based at Petersfield

Company car included with role

Salary circa £37,000 per annum

Is this you?

You are sociable and friendly, outgoing and a good communicator. One of your strengths is that you are people orientated and build lasting business relationships, often tending to see the positive side of things.

You are driven, have a strong sense of urgency to get things done and enjoy meeting deadlines. You like variety and are energetic in your work approach.

What we need

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 South East Region are fed into national policy.

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. Knowledge of the local area and its agricultural/land-based industry landscape would be ideal but not essential.

Reporting to the Regional Director, you will manage a team of Group Secretaries, who promote the NFU and its services at a local level. Experience of managing a team is therefore advantageous.

Who are we?

The National Farmers’ Union 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.

Why join our team?

Working for the NFU means working alongside great people, who are recognised for their knowledge and expertise. Benefits include 25 days annual leave (increasing with service plus statutory bank holidays), free parking, an attractive contributory National Employment Savings Trust pension scheme, a range of discounts through our NFU Benefits employee portal including gym discounts, holiday discounts, and a commitment to developing our people.


How to apply

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

Should you have any queries about the role, please contact the HR department on 02476 858 742 or email [email protected]

Closing date:                               30th September 2019

Interviews will take place:          7th / 9th October 2019

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