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We are looking to find a dynamic and ambitious individual to join our London office in the key role of External Affairs Manager. During a period of change and transition for the farming sector and our members, this person will be responsible for helping to create, deliver and manage our external affairs strategy, building collaborative relationships with key external stakeholders and raising the NFU’s campaigning and lobbying profile.

About you

You will have an excellent understanding of the parliamentary process and proven lobbying and campaigning experience. You will also have excellent communication, presentation, media and interpersonal skills.

About the role

As the NFU’s External Affairs Manager you will lead on campaigning activities and deliver a full calendar of activity within Westminster to ensure that the NFU’s campaign and lobbying priorities are delivered effectively and collaboratively.

Who are we?

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) is the voice of British farming within Westminster. Our 55,000 members are at the heart of what we do. On their behalf we lobby government and other stakeholders, develop policy and provide a range of frontline services.

Why join our team?

Working for the NFU means working alongside great people, who are recognised for their knowledge and expertise. We offer 25 days annual leave (plus statutory bank holidays), a contributory pension scheme and a friendly working environment.

For further details please download the Job Description below.

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To Apply

If you feel you have the right skills for the role, please click on the Apply button below to email Marie Dawe and submit your CV and covering letter illustrating how your skills and experience suit the requirements as outlined in the person specification.

For any queries, please contact Marie Dawe by email or telephone on 024 7685 8730.

Interview date: We will be interviewing in the first half of September.

The NFU is an Equal Opportunities employer and values diversity.

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  • Fill out the short form below and upload your CV.

Closing date

The closing date for applications for this post is 11:59pm on Sunday 3rd September 2017