Agriculture Policy Manager
Agriculture Policy Manager
Thie Slieau Whallian
About the role and our team
Join our team as an Agriculture Policy Manager based at our award winning building, Thie Slieau Whallian!
Within this role, you will be responsible for the management of the Agri-Environment Initiatives Scheme and will provide advice, guidance and support to ensure effective operation and delivery of the scheme.
You will represent the Department at meetings with external stakeholders, politicians at Departmental level, producing briefing notes, reports and technical documents that contribute to the Development of the Agricultural Industry.
Part of your role will be to produce briefing notes, reports and technical documents that will contribute to the on-going Development of the Agricultural strategy which is ‘to achieve a reliable, sustainable and self-reliant Manx food chain that profitably produces a diverse range of products and staple foods to feed the Manx nation’.
You’ll be a key player in our small and flexible team at a pivotal time for the future of the Isle of Man Agricultural Industry.
You’ll develop a close working relationship with the Service Delivery Manager, the Head of Agriculture and the Policy and Schemes Support Officer to ensure that existing and new Agricultural Support Schemes are delivered transparently and effectively in a timely manner.
What can this role offer me?
You will join us at an exciting time - agricultural support on the island is going through a period of change, a new Agri-Environment Scheme with a budget of £2m is being launched in April.
This is a fantastic opportunity to become part of a newly developing Agri-Environment Initiatives Scheme, whilst working in a supportive and expert team in an environment where new ideas are encouraged and your skills and expertise are truly acknowledged.
The Isle of Man has been praised for its effective response to the global pandemic. Currently, due to the lack of cases in the community, people on the Island are enjoying a life free of social distancing regulations.
If working flexibly is important to you, you’ll be happy to know we operate a flexi-time system making it easier to reclaim any additional hours worked and to fit your other commitments around your work life.
To find out more about the benefits you can enjoy by working with us, download our benefits guide from the bottom of the advert.
About the Island and relocating
Here you can enjoy a fantastic quality of life, and an excellent work-life balance! There are plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities; so if you like walking, mountain biking, sailing or kayaking, you’ll have lots of places to explore!
There are also lots of great cafes, bars and restaurants, and you can enjoy the Island’s real sense of community. The island is well connected to the UK, and you’ll also benefit from low income tax rates (20% maximum rate).
To find out more about the Island and the lifestyle you could enjoy here, take a look at Locate Isle of Man’s guide to moving to the Isle of Man here.
If you are relocating or returning to the Island, you can also benefit from the Insurance Holiday Scheme, which allows you to apply for a refund on your NI contributions for your 1st year of living here. To see how this scheme could benefit you, and to find out more about relocating to the Isle of Man, visit www.locate.im
How to find out more and apply
For more information please see the attached job description and person specification, alternatively contact John Harrison on 01624 695734.
A provisional interview date of W/C 15 March 2021 has been set for shortlisted applicants, however this is subject to change.
Applications for this post will be accepted up to midnight of the closing date 28th February 2021. You’ll need to upload your latest CV to your application, and we recommend that you also include a cover letter that explains your motivations for applying, and that demonstrates your suitability for this post. If you have difficulties applying online please contact the Recruitment Team on 01624 686300 or by email at email@example.com
A relocation package and interview expenses are not available for this role.
The Isle of Man Public Service is an equal opportunities employer which supports and promotes flexible working. We understand its benefits in improving work-life balance and supporting health and wellbeing and, in its different forms; it is widespread throughout the Public Service. We are happy to discuss part-time or flexible working arrangements, including job share partnerships, for our roles (where possible) and if interested you should discuss this with the Hiring Manager.
Find out more about where a career in the Isle of Man Public Service could take you at hr.gov.im/careers.
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