Adviser (Flood Management Policy)

£35,322 yearly
  • National Farmers Union
  • 16 Sep, 2021
Full time Engineering

Job Description

Adviser (Flood Management Policy)

Salary circa of £35,322 per annum (Negotiable dependant upon experience)

Stoneleigh, Warwickshire (Currently piloting hybrid working)

About you

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.

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.

You will be the principal link to and 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 policy formulation and implementation.

As a key theme to your work, you will also develop and implement the NFU’s policy and practice on the theme of integrated water management.

The role will involve cross team working with Regional and Head Office colleagues along with close liaison with NFU Boards and Forums.

We welcome discussions from candidates on how we can work flexibly to enable you to thrive at work. We are currently piloting an exciting new ‘hybrid working’ scheme that sees colleagues working a minimum of two days per week from an agreed office base/location. 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.

Closing date: 3rd October 2021

Interview date: 15th October 2021


To prevent delays, if we receive potential suitable candidates for the role, we may close a vacancy early. We therefore advise applying as soon as possible.


The NFU is an Equal Opportunities employer and values diversity.