Senior Advisor – Plant Health

Expiring today

Stoneleigh, Warwickshire
Circa £37,667 per annum
24 Aug 2020
20 Sep 2020
Full Time
Contract Type

Are you a diplomatic and confident individual, with an enthusiasm for the farming industry?

Do you enjoy delivering public presentations, and taking on challenging and high-profile assignments?

Senior Advisor Responsibilities:

As Senior Plant Health Adviser, you will be the NFU’s technical policy expert on plant health and agronomy including integrated pest management, crop nutrition, crop protection, pesticide and biocide issues as they impact on farming practice, public health and the environment. Representing the voice of our farming members, you will strive to influence outcomes across a range of stakeholders; from regulators and the chemical industry, to EU and international bodies, government departments, agencies and NGOs. You will gain exposure and recognition across a variety of farming sectors and in policy making at a national and international level.

You will initiate and manage appropriate projects, policies and programmes related to agronomy, plant health, and pesticide stewardship, working closely with partner organisations and stakeholders. You will facilitate the continued availability and integrated use of crop protection and other agricultural chemicals, to protect UK farm business productivity.

Senior Advisor Requirements:

To be successful as the NFU’s Senior Plant Health Adviser, you will be able to synthesise and communicate technical and complex information, often on politically sensitive or emotionally charged issues. You should enjoy working with people and will be comfortable presenting to stakeholder meetings, conferences and the media. You should be politically astute, with a track record of problem-solving and achieving successful outcomes in external negotiations whilst maintaining good working relationships.

You will be educated to BSc degree level or above in agronomy, biology, ecology, agriculture or a similar subject. The ability to work occasionally outside of normal working hours as required and to travel throughout the UK and internationally is essential.

About NFU:

The National Farmers’ Union is the voice of British farming, and our members are at the heart of what we do. Promoting competitive and socially responsible agriculture and horticulture, we lobby government and other stakeholders and influence policy at the highest levels to ensure the long-term viability of our members.

Working for the NFU means working alongside great people, who are recognised for their knowledge and expertise.

Location: Stoneleigh, Warwickshire

Hours: Full Time, Permanent

Salary: circa £37,667 per annum

Benefits: include 25 days annual leave plus statutory bank holidays (increasing with service), free parking, an attractive contributory National Employment Savings Trust pension scheme, a range of discounts through our NFU Benefits employee portal including gym discounts, holiday discounts.

Closing date: 20th September 2020

Interview date: 13th October 2020

You may have experience of the following: Farmer, Farming, Agriculture, Agriculture Advisor, Farming Advisor, Policy Advisor, Plant Health, Grower, Gardener, Horticulture, Policy Adviser, Adviser, etc.

Ref: 93982

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