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About you

We are looking for a bright and enthusiastic individual who’s keen to join a fast paced and dynamic team at the heart of NFU’s policy department. To be successful in this diverse and challenging role you will have the ability to provide timely, relevant and accurate information and analysis. You will be a team player with the ability to build strong internal relationships as well as identifying and developing relevant stakeholder connections.

You will be able to synthesise and communicate technical and complex analytical information effectively at all levels. You will have the confidence to bring your expertise to the table, influencing, persuading and providing strategic advice to others as and when appropriate.

You will have strong written and verbal communication skills, along with excellent and proven problem solving abilities. You will be adept at prioritising a busy schedule and work effectively under pressure when required. Astute and politically sensitive, you’ll be comfortable delivering lively and informative presentations to a variety of audiences as well as expertly handling media enquiries.

About the role

As the NFU Economist, you will prepare and deliver specialist and strategic advice on key farming sectors to support the development and promotion of evidence-based NFU policies. You will also provide analysis and insight to a range of colleagues, members and opinion formers.

You will work with colleagues to anticipate information needs, provide insight on emerging issues and influence policy making.

You will play a key role in keeping the NFU abreast of relevant economic and business developments, and ensure that our lobbying voice is recognised for its analytical integrity and relevance.

Who are we?

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) represents the interests of farmers and growers across England and Wales. Promoting the interests of farmers and growers, we aim to influence decision making at the highest levels to create an environment in which our members can be successful.

Why join our team?

Working for the NFU means that you will become part of our friendly environment. You will work with great people, recognised for their knowledge and expertise. We are a team committed to our work, with a good work-life balance.

Benefits include 25 days annual leave (plus statutory bank holidays, and increasing with service), free parking, an attractive contributory, National Employment Savings Trust pension scheme, a range of discounts through our NFU Benefits employee portal, and subsidised staff restaurant.

Salary circa £32,000 per annum

Stoneleigh, Warwickshire

For further information on the application process please contact hr@nfu.org.uk or telephone 024 7685 8713.

Closing date: Friday 4th September 2015 at 12noon

Interview date: Wednesday 23rd September 2015

The NFU is an Equal Opportunities employer and values diversity.

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