Rural Business Policy Manager

NFU Scotland
Newbridge, UK
13 Sep 2019
25 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Rural Business Policy Manager

NFUS Scotland Head Office in Ingliston,
Salary: £22K - £27K per annum DOE
Contract: Permanent - Full Time or Part time

More than 80 per cent of Scotland's land area is agricultural land. There is a growing number of policies and greater levels of legislation in place governing how farmers and crofters can manage this land. We are looking for a professional, persuasive and engaging individual to represent our members on a wide variety of subjects including species management issues, rural planning, utilities, forestry, residential property and farm business infrastructure.

In this fantastic role, you will be responsible for leading the development of evidence-based policy positions and developing strategies to advocate and influence decision makers to help achieve NFUS's policy goals and support our farmers and crofters. You will work closely with colleagues to ensure our organisational positions and policy goals are well evidenced, robust and influential.

Representing 8,500 farmers, crofters and other rural businesses across the country, you will support NFU Scotland in our mission to promote and protect the interests of our members by influencing government, stakeholders and the supply chain to secure a sustainable and profitable future for Scottish agriculture.

What's on offer:
  • Salary commensurate with competence, £22K - £27K per annum
  • This is a permanent contract and full or part time will be considered
  • 38 holiday entitlement (this includes Bank Holidays)
  • Generous contributed pension
  • Free onsite parking

You will be based in NFUS Scotland Head Office in Ingliston (near Edinburgh Airport), with regular travel throughout Scotland and the UK and occasionally beyond.

The closing date for applications is Monday 26 August 2019. A full job description is available on request.

If you feel you have the necessary skills and experience to be successful in this role, click on apply now forwarding an up to date copy of your CV for consideration in the first instance

No agencies please.

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