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Logo: National TrustAssistant Farming Adviser

」27,191 pa

Fixed Term f/t (37.5 hrs pw for 24 mo)

Ref: IRC71576

Exeter

 

Summary

 

We池e looking for someone with proven experience of farming and sustainable land management to join our team for two years. You will be guided by our Farming Advisers and together will provide support and technical knowledge in key areas of farming, with the ambition to achieve higher standards of land management across the National Trust. Your work will directly help to deliver the objectives within our 2025 Strategy to restore a healthy, beautiful natural environment. If you have a strong understand of farming and 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!

 

What it's like to work here

 

We are offering an exciting role where you can make a positive difference to some of our 50,000 hectares of land in the South West.

 

You値l have the opportunity to work on a fantastic range of estates across Devon and North Cornwall, from spectacular rugged headlands like Pentire and recently acquired Trevose, to high grade agricultural land at Killerton estate. The land holdings you will engage with are vast, with notable historic estates like Cotehele and Arlington. Interviews will be on Friday 30th November.

 

What you'll be doing

 

Under the guidance of our Farming Adviser, you'll be providing consultancy advice and support to properties to achieve a high standard of land management in agriculture, 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 the tenant, the Trust and the environment, working closely with your consultant colleagues to come up with the best prescriptions.

 

You値l assist with the delivery of training to our property teams and other consultants to enhance skills and transfer knowledge. You値l also help to ensure our property teams are compliant with National Trust and external regulations relating to food and farming.

 

You値l draw upon external data, trends and good practice to champion innovation in agriculture and farm produce marketing. You値l help to build professional relationships externally, sharing expertise through partnership working, and ultimately help to raise the Trust痴 farming profile with new and existing audiences. You may also be managing a number of small projects.

  

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
  • Ability to interpret and respond to external and internal research, intelligence and analysis
  • Project management skills with an ability to both manage and engage with multiple projects

 

The package

 

Looking after you

  • Health cash plan from as little as 」3.09 per month for you and your dependents
  • Pension contribution match up to 10%
  • EAP and proactive Health and Wellbeing
  • Discounted gym membership at over 100 leisure facilities across the country

 

Looking after your career

  • Grow your career through professional training courses across the Trust
  • Develop your skills with an internal secondment
  • Pay review linked to values and behaviours, commitment to progression
  • Income protection due to illness

 

Unique to Us

  • Work in some of the most beautiful, iconic and unique locations in the UK
  • Free entry to NT properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18)
  • 20% off in our Retail and Food & Beverage outlets
  • Discount up to 35% off a National Trust holiday cottage booking

 

For further information and to apply, please click here

 

Closing date: 16th November 2018

Proposed interview date: 30th November 2018

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