Project Officer (Championing the Farmed Environment)


Stoneleigh, Warwickshire
c.£25,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Reference: 96332

Sectors: food, farming & horticulture

Closing date: Sunday, 31st January 2021  

Are you a positive and driven individual who enjoys working autonomously and at times, under pressure?

Project Officer (Championing the Farmed Environment) Responsibilities:

As the CFE’s Project Officer you will be working with CFE’s unique partnership of stakeholders from agriculture, biodiversity, and government organisations to ensure that the campaign achieves the national delivery plan. A key element of the role will be networking with all partner organisations to ensure CFE messages get to the key farmer audiences.

As the CFE’s Project Officer, you will also be the ‘face’ of the campaign, stimulating media interest, organising CFE’s online webinar programme and updating CFE’s online content (including website, social media, video, podcast). You will also be responsible for providing the secretariat to the programme’s national governance groups.

Project Officer (Championing the Farmed Environment) Requirements:

We are looking for an enthusiastic coordinator with the energy and enthusiasm to manage a high-profile national programme. You will have experience of managing projects and you should be a self-starter, with high quality organisational and administrative skills, and the ability to prioritise your own workload.

An understanding of the farming industry and its associated environmental impacts/agenda, including environmental land management, and agri-environment schemes would be desirable.

Who are Championing the Farmed Environment?

Previously the Campaign for the Farmed Environment, is an innovative project promoting environmental management on arable and grassland farms. CFE is supported by organisations from across the farming industry, conservation groups and government. Since CFE’s launch in November 2009, we have established strong national and local brand recognition with thousands of farmers, growers and advisers now implementing CFE activities. As we move into a new and exciting phase for CFE, our objectives are to embed environmental management as a core principle of all farm businesses, particularly focussing on the challenges for farmers as they plan for the new Environmental Land Management scheme and net zero agriculture. CFE will also provide a coordinated national delivery platform amongst industry led initiatives - The Voluntary Initiative (VI), Tried & Tested (T&T) and the Greenhouse Gas Action Plan (GHGAP).

About NFU:

The NFU is the voice of British farming, and our 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. 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, pro rata) and a friendly working environment.

Location: Based at Stoneleigh, Warwickshire
Type: Fixed Term contract 2 years
Hours: 35 per week
Salary circa: £25,000 per annum
Closing date: 31st January 2021
Interview date: 17th February 2021

The NFU is an Equal Opportunities employer and values diversity.

You may have experience of the following: Project Assistant, Project Officer, Junior Project Manager, Farming, Agriculture, Environmental, Digital Marketing, Social Media, Project Management, Trade Union, etc.

Ref: 96332

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