Senior Adviser (Planning and Rural Affairs)

Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth
Starting salary circa £37,092 per annum
17 Jan 2019
22 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level
Other, Planning

Senior Adviser (Planning and Rural Affairs)

Grade 5

Starting salary circa £37,092 per annum
Stoneleigh HQ, Warwickshire


Are you a diligent and co-operative individual who is good with detail?

Are you a professional who is able to influence in matters regarding planning and rural affairs policy?

About the role

Due to the increasing number of planning and rural affairs policy areas requiring focus from the NFU, we are seeking an additional Senior Planning and Rural Affairs Adviser. This role will work alongside our current Senior Planning & Rural Affairs Adviser.

You will be responsible for leading NFU activity on planning and policy development for rural affairs to maximise opportunities for farm business to become more profitable and productive.

You will lead on the development and delivery of advice on identified rural planning policy and rural affairs issues to our members. Therefore experience of influencing key policy documentation is essential. The role will also involve working closely with appropriate HQ and Regional colleagues and providing briefing material for National and Regional Officeholders. The successful candidate will need to be an effective networker, to ensure the impact of policy change is communicated swiftly and effectively to a range of different audiences, including NFU Officeholders and senior staff.

You will ideally be educated to degree level and hold either a relevant postgraduate or professional qualification in planning, rural economy or surveying. Knowledge of local and regional planning policy issues will be advantageous, as will experience of lobbying, promotion and advisory services.

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: 13.2.2019

Interview date: 8.3.2019

The NFU is an Equal Opportunities employer and values diversity.

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