Adviser (Flood Management Policy)
Salary circa of £34,869 per annum
Stoneleigh, Warwickshire (Currently piloting hybrid working)
The NFU is looking for a Flood Management Policy Adviser to manage our policy work in this area. To be successful in this role you will need to manage a varied workload within this fast-paced role, and have the ability to multi-task. You will need to be an influential individual who has the ability to take charge and show initiative.
You should enjoy working with people, and be able to demonstrate a track record of achieving successful outcomes in discussions and negotiations, whilst maintaining good working relationships.
You will be able to synthesise and communicate technical and complex information, sometimes on politically sensitive or emotionally charged issues and ideal candidate will need to have the ability to communicate at all levels.
In this unique and exciting role you will be managing our flood management policy and working with others, be building on the publication of the NFU’s Integrated Water Management Strategy, therefore a background advising on water policy would be a significant advantage. A qualification in geography or environmental science and having an understanding of the farming industry and the associated environmental agenda are essential.
About the role
A permanent opportunity for an experienced adviser has arisen within the Land Use & Innovation department.
In this exciting role, you will protect and further members' interests by developing policies in relation to flood and coastal erosion risk management that are sympathetic to agriculture and to that end.
You will seek to maximise the NFU's influence with UK government departments, statutory agencies and non-governmental organisations, who are involved in flood and coastal erosion risk management policy formulation and implementation.
We are also currently piloting an exciting new ‘hybrid working’ scheme that allows a mix of home and office-based working. There will be some national travel for NFU business and a requirement to travel to meetings in London.
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 our friendly environment. You will work with great people, recognised for their knowledge and expertise. We are a team committed to our work, with a good work-life balance. Benefits include 25 days annual leave (plus statutory bank holidays, and increasing with service), 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.
Closing date: 15 August 2021
Interview date: 27 August 2021
The NFU is an Equal Opportunities employer and values diversity.