Policy Advisor / Customer Service Advisor (Farming)

The National Farmers’ Union (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.

Position: County Adviser
Location: East Anglia - based at Newmarket, Suffolk
Job type: Full Time, Permanent
Salary: circa £37,000 per annum, company car included with role
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.

 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.
Most importantly, you will be able to establish a firm connection with the local membership, and ensure their views are heard.
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.

About 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.

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.

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.


Working for the NFU means working alongside great people, who are recognised for their knowledge and expertise.

You may have experience of the following: Policy Advisor, Membership Association, Farming, Agriculture, Rural Affairs, Membership Advisor, Stakeholder Management, Legislation, Member Adviser, Lobbying, Farmer, Customer Service, Customer Service Coordinator, Relationship Management, Charity, Charities, NFP, Not for Profit, Third Sector, Policy Officer, etc

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Closing date: 11th November 2018
Interview date: 27th November 2018


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