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Graduate Trainee Policy Manager
(Common Agricultural Policy Schemes)


Representing some 8,500 farmers and crofters 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 Policy Manager to join our widely respected Policy Team. You will take the lead on advising and assisting members regarding the rules and processes of the various Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) Pillar 1 and Pillar 2 schemes. As you become familiar with the schemes, you will also assist colleagues and elected members in lobbying the Scottish and UK governments, and other stakeholders, to ensure these and future schemes are fit for purpose.

What we are looking for:

  • First or 2.1 honours degree
  • Someone who thrives on finding solutions to problems
  • A self-starter who can work as part of a team
  • The ability to quickly and accurately interpret detailed and complex information, present it clearly and concisely to different audiences, and suggest pragmatic but credible courses of action
  • Being comfortable dealing with a number of different issues at one time
  • A positive and reassuring manner

What’s on offer:

  • A salary commensurate with competence, in the range of £18,000-£22,000
  • Generous holiday entitlement
  • Contributed pension
  • Membership of NFU Scotland, giving access to a range of discounts.

You will be based in NFU Scotland’s Head Office near Edinburgh Airport, with frequent travel throughout Scotland and occasionally the UK.

Click here to view the job description

To apply:  Please send your CV with covering letter to Alison McLean at alison.mclean@nfus.org.uk

The closing date for applications is 09:00 on 13 March 2017
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Graduate Trainee Food Policy
And Campaigns Officer


Representing some 8,500 farmers and crofters 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 Food Policy and Campaigns Officer to join our widely respected Policy Team. You will take the lead on our food policy work (including influencing of food processors and retailers, the Groceries Code Adjudicator, and Food Standards Scotland) and develop and manage a number of high-profile campaigns to raise awareness of key issues affecting Scottish agriculture.

What we are looking for:

  • First or 2.1 honours degree
  • A creative mindset, with an ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of audiences
  • A self-starter who can work as part of a team
  • An ability to get colleagues to collaborate
  • The ability to deal with senior stakeholders in a professional manner
  • Being comfortable dealing with a number of different issues at one time
  • A professional enthusiastic manner.

What’s on offer:

  • A salary commensurate with competence, in the range of £18,000-£22,000
  • Generous holiday entitlement
  • Contributed pension
  • Membership of NFU Scotland, giving access to a range of discounts.

You will be based in NFU Scotland’s Head Office near Edinburgh Airport, with frequent travel throughout Scotland and occasionally the UK.

Click here to view the job description

To apply: Please send your CV with covering letter to Alison McLean at alison.mclean@nfus.org.uk

The closing date for applications is 09:00 on 13 March 2017
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Future Agent Programme - Scotland

The Role
We’re launching an exciting fast-track Future Agent Programme throughout the UK to provide the training, support and development you need to become an NFU Mutual Agent and farming representative. During the 12-month programme you will be employed by NFU Mutual / the relevant farming union and gain the necessary skills and experience to run your own NFU Mutual Agency business, along with a professional insurance qualification. Towards the end of the programme you’ll be able to apply to become a self-employed Agent, where you’ll develop strong relationships and business links with our members, selling NFU Mutual and the relevant farming union’s products and services.

With previous experience of sales you need to be highly motivated, with a desire to be your own boss by managing and leading a successful team. You’ll be an excellent communicator, have a flair for figures and a passion to grow and develop a business. You’ll have the ability to form excellent relationships with our customers and colleagues and be acceptable to relocation.

Initially you will be based in one of the following locations, however there is a requirement to be able to relocate to other areas of the UK, enabling you to successfully complete the 12 programme.

Downpatrick, N. Ireland.  Kilmarnock, Scotland.  Sedgefield, County Durham. Bury, Greater Manchester. Royston, Hertfordshire. Reading, Berkshire.  Thornbury, South Gloucestershire. Swansea, Wales.

For further information and to apply please click on the following link and use job number S&AD00569: www.nfumutualcareers.co.uk/search-vacancies
 

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