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Logo: National TrustAssistant Farming Adviser

」27,191 pa

Permanent f/t (37.5 hrs pw)


Ref: IRC71012



We池e looking for someone with an enthusiasm for farming to join our team. As an Assistant Farming Adviser, you'll be working closely with our Farming Adviser and together will provide support in key areas of farming, with the ambition to achieve higher standards of land management across the National Trust; helping to deliver the objectives within our Strategy痴 Land, Outdoors & Nature Programme, including delivery of High Nature Status on our land.


What it's like to work here

The Midlands is a large region stretching from the Lincolnshire Coast in the east to the Welsh borders, from the Peak District in the North to the Cotswolds in the South. It contains densely populated cities as well as rural counties. As well as iconic properties and nationally significant country houses such as Hardwick Hall. We also own and manage a significant let estate including residential houses, agricultural holdings, holiday cottages, offices and built infrastructure, all of which needs to be managed successfully. Working within this role you will have the opportunity to work throughout the region on both our in hand land and on our tenanted farm land.


What you'll be doing

Under the guidance of our Farming Adviser, you値l support properties within the region/country and consultancy on key areas such as agriculture, soil management and farm produce marketing. You値l also support with the co-ordination of in-hand support for Agri-environment schemes and delivery of High Nature Status on our land.


You値l take responsibility in maintaining the records in these areas. As well as this, you値l also look to identify and secure external funding for our farming programmes.


You値l assist with the delivery of training to our property teams, and others within the consultancy, 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 also draw upon, and contribute to, external data, trends and good practice to champion innovation in agriculture and farm produce marketing to help to increase our supporter engagement. 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.


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
  • A great communicator with good influencing skills
  • Demonstrable consulting skills
  • Ability to interpret and respond to external and internal research, intelligence and analysis
  • Coaching and mentoring skills


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: 30th October 2018


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