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Logo: National TrustAssistant Farming Adviser

」13,868 pa

Fixed Term p/t (18.75 hrs pw for 24 mo)

High Wycombe

Ref: IRC77758




We are looking for a suitably experienced, dedicated and enthusiastic person to join our team as an Assistant Farming Adviser. This is an exciting role where you can make a positive difference to some of our 30,000 hectares of land in our London & South East region. Your work will directly help to deliver our strategic objectives to restore a healthy, beautiful natural environment and as a programme role, is fixed term for two years.


You will be guided by our Farming and Wildlife Advisers to provide support and technical knowledge to our properties, driving higher standards of conservation-led land management. If you have a strong understanding of farming and land management, a commitment to a conservation led approach to land management and have an ability to work with a wide range of people to focus on delivery then we want to hear from you!


Please submit a cover letter alongside your CV.


What it's like to work here


We're a charity founded in 1895 by three people who saw the importance of our nation's heritage and open spaces and wanted to preserve them for everyone to enjoy. Over 100 years later these values are still at the heart of everything we do.


This post will be based out of our Chilterns Hub in High Wycombe or at our Wisley hub in Surrey, depending on your preference, and you値l have the opportunity to work on a fantastic range of places across South East England, ranging from the chalk hills of the Chilterns and South Downs, the rich coastal landscapes of the Isle of Wight and the South Coast to the splendour and magnificence of historic estates such as Stowe, and Petworth. Interviews will be on 30th April 2019.


What you'll be doing


Under the guidance of our Farming and Wildlife Advisers, you'll be providing consultancy advice and support to our properties and tenants, to achieve a high standard of sustainable land, soil and water management. You値l take forward our best opportunities to influence land management and ensure that our farms are managed in a way that is good for nature, the environment, and the tenant. You値l be working closely with your consultant colleagues to come up with the best outcomes for the Trust and our tenants, as part of our strategic Land Outdoors & Nature programme. You値l also help to ensure our property teams are compliant with National Trust and external regulations relating to food and farming.


This is an exciting opportunity to join our strategic programme team, and to support our property staff to help drive exemplary conservation-led land management in our London & South East region.


Who we're looking for


To excel in this role you'll need to have/be:

  • A farm environment professional with a sound knowledge of land management, soil management, farming systems and farm business management, or able to demonstrate equivalent experience
  • A good understanding of external issues, legislation, policy, practice, instructions and guidance in relation to agriculture and the farm environment
  • Post qualification practical experience on farms, or able to demonstrate the equivalent knowledge
  • The ability to provide in depth land management guidance to achieve desired positive outcomes for nature, soils and water
  • Ability to build effective internal and external relationships with staff, volunteers, tenants and others with strong coaching, training, mentoring& facilitation skills.
  • Strong consultancy skills of listening, building trust and acting to deliver a high quality service
  • Good inter-personal skills, including a team-working ethic.
  • Ability to interpret and respond to external and internal research, intelligence and analysis
  • Project and /or programme management skills with an ability to both manage and engage with multiple projects
  • A full, clean, driving licence.


The package




To find out more about the benefits we offer to support you, please click here.


Benefits include flexible working whenever possible plus free parking at most locations. You値l be entitled to discounts in high street stores and cinemas, National Trust shops and NT cafes, and have free entry to NT properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18).


Your health and wellbeing is important to us and is supported through generous annual leave and the option to buy additional days (minimum contract length applies), a cycle to work scheme, subsidised health cash plan and confidential access to a free support service 24 hours a day should you need it.


Your future financial health is helped by an employer matched - up to 10% of basic salary - contributory pension scheme and you can further your career with training and development tailored to you.


All of this and the opportunity to give something back to your community with up to 5 days of paid volunteering per year!


To apply for this role, please click here


Closing Date: 08 April 2019

Proposed Interview Date: 30 April 2019

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