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Job of the Week: Horticulture adviser at NFU

The NFU is on the lookout for a new adviser to join its horticulture and potatoes team in Stoneleigh

Job of the Week: Horticulture adviser at NFU

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The National Farmers Union is recruiting a new adviser (horticulture and potatoes) to join its team in Stoneleigh, Warwickshire, with a starting salary of circa £33,913 per annum (Grade 4).

About you and the role

Do you want to work with a forward-thinking team that strives for success and looks to make a real difference for the NFU’s horticulture members?

Do you enjoy working in a varied role that provides the opportunities to engage with growers, government officials and commercial businesses?

This is an exciting time to be joining the NFU, with numerous opportunities to influence the future political and commercial landscape as we prepare to leave the EU.

We need an individual who is conscientious and good with detail to influence the supply chain, government decision makers and wider stakeholders to ensure the best possible regulatory and policy environment for the NFU’s grower membership. 

You will engage in consultative processes to identify policy issues that could impact on growers, and contribute to generating and coordinating appropriate policy solutions. You will be the technical expert in your nominated areas of horticulture policy and will be responsible for completing projects from start to finish. 

You will raise the profile of the NFU and its work by ensuring opportunities to promote NFU achievements in the horticulture sector are identified and pursued, through the media as well as directly to our membership.

The successful applicant will ideally have insight into the issues in the supply chain in the horticulture sector, and knowledge of the decision-making processesin EU and UK government.  

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 (plus statutory bank holidays), National Employment Savings Trust pension scheme, a performance-related pay award scheme, a range of discounts through our NFU Benefits employee portal and subsidised staff restaurant.

How to apply?

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

Closing date: 11 November 2018     

Interview date: 22 & 23 November 2018      

The NFU is an Equal Opportunities employer and values diversity.

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