Policy Assistant

22255.00 - 22255.00 GBP Annual + GBP22255/annum
18 Jul 2019
29 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Policy Assistant

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.

Position: Assistant Adviser (Science and Regulatory Affairs)
Location: Stoneleigh, Warwickshire
Job type: Full Time, Permanent
Salary: circa GBP22,255 (negotiable dependant on experience) + bonus

Closing date: 28th July 2019
Interview date: 14th August 2019

About the role:

The NFU is looking for an Assistant Adviser (Science and Regulatory Affairs) to contribute and assist in developing, communicating and delivering the NFU's science and regulatory affairs policies and projects. This role is key in co-ordinating and supporting a technically diverse and highly skilled team. You will be particularly involved with our work on plant health and pesticides as well as on farm safety projects. You will also be the secretariat for our national decision-making cross-sector group, Policy Board. Experience in organising meetings, taking minutes and providing efficient secretariat skills is therefore highly desirable.
You will also be required to develop articles and newsletters on emerging issues, under the guidance of technical experts, showing creativity and strong communication skills. You will contribute to the reach of the Science and Regulatory Affairs work message, promoting the team's activity via newsletters, publications and social media.

About you:

Are you a conscientious individual, who is good with detail and who likes working with people? We are looking for someone who is a great team player, with the ability to work proactively, accurately and to deadlines.
You will have high quality organisational skills and the ability to synthesise and communicate technical and complex information for a non-technical audience. You will either possess or be keen to develop an interest in farming issues and the agricultural industry. Project management, web publishing and social media skills would be a distinct advantage.

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.

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