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Representing some 8,500 farmers and other rural businesses across the country, NFU Scotland’s mission is to promote and protect the interests of its members by influencing government and the supply chain in order to secure a sustainable future for Scottish agriculture.  We are recruiting a full-time Graduate Trainee within our widely respected Policy Department to take the lead on food policy and food supply chain issues.

Who we are looking for:

We want to talk to you if you have a first or 2.1 honours degree.  The ideal candidate will be someone who has the ability to work alongside colleagues on key issues for the agriculture sector, advising on appropriate policy lines, providing technical guidance and taking the lead on projects and initiatives.   You need to be comfortable dealing with a number of different issues at one time and able to articulate them in a plain spoken manner to a wide variety of audiences.   We want someone with a can do attitude.   What we do makes a big difference to farmers in Scotland, we need someone who thrives on finding solutions to problems.

What’s on offer:

The rewards include a salary commensurate with competence, in the range of £18,000 - £22,000.  In addition, there is a generous holiday entitlement and a contributed pension.  You will be based in NFUS’s Head Office in Edinburgh, with occasional travel requirements.


To apply, send your CV with covering letter to Gail Ellis, e-mail   The closing date for applications is 31 October 2014.

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