About the role
This exciting role will see you at the heart of a cutting-edge and vibrant agricultural policy landscape. You will interact with policy makers to shape the future of Scottish agricultural policy on behalf of farmers, growers, and crofters in Scotland. As the UK leaves the EU, it is more important than ever that the changing legislative landscape is monitored and influenced to ensure that the interests of Scottish agriculture remain at the forefront of discussions.
As part of our policy team:
- You will advocate on behalf of more than 8,500 farmers, growers, and crofters
- You will monitor, interpret, and analyse a broad variety of policy issues relating to Scottish agriculture
- You will work with NFUS members to inform policy direction
- You will represent and champion views within Scottish and UK Government
- You will build new and influential relations with relevant organisations
The role requires you to be a motivated self-starter who can distil and disseminate a variety of policy workstreams. Able to hit the ground running, you will need to have a proven track record of negotiating and influencing others to build consensus and achieve policy objectives.
You must be able to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of Scottish agriculture and wider legislative processes. You will possess excellent analytical skills with an ability to quickly get to grips with member engagement and be a flexible, team player who is supportive in covering for colleagues.
You will need to have excellent writing skills as you will be expected to write high quality reports, briefings, meeting notes, blogs, magazine, and online articles and give presentations. You will need to be flexible and prepared to attend meetings out with normal working hours.
What’s on offer:
- Salary commensurate with demonstrable knowledge and competence
- This is a permanent contract and is full time
- Flexible working
- 38 holiday entitlement per annum (including Bank Holidays)
- Generous contributed pension
- Free onsite parking
You will be based in NFU Scotland’s Head Office in Ingliston (near Edinburgh Airport), with regular travel throughout Scotland and the UK and occasionally beyond. Under current guidelines, you would be working from home and flexible working arrangements can be agreed.
To apply: Please send your CV with a covering letter and details of your current remuneration package to Alison McLean at email@example.com.
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The closing date for applications is Friday 4 December 2020 and interviews will take place virtually via Teams or Zoom at an agreed date and time.