Thursday, December 22, 2016
A job vacancy has arisen at the Campaign for the Farmed Environment (CFE), an organisation which BGS is represented on.
Due to current Project Officer, Bethan Williams moving onto another postition within NFU the role has been advertised as follows:
Project Officer (Campaign for Farmed Environment)
Fixed Term contract until October 2017
Starting salary, circa £25,000 per annum
Based at Stoneleigh, HQ
Are you a positive and driven individual who enjoys working autonomously and at times, under pressure? We are looking for an experienced networker with the expertise to coordinate the delivery of a national programme. You will have experience of stakeholder management and managing projects. 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.
About the role
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.
You will be responsible for maintaining, developing and building partnerships across the agricultural industry and with conservation organisations and other key industry-led initiatives. You will take a proactive approach to securing opportunities for CFE’s continued success, and in identifying opportunities for closer partnership working.
As the CFE’s Project Officer, you will also be the ‘face’ of the campaign, stimulating media interest, organising the CFE’s presence at trade shows and answering farmer and partner queries regarding the initiative. You will also be responsible for providing the secretariat to the programme’s national governance groups.
Who are we?
The CFEis an innovative project promoting environmental management on arable and grassland farms across the whole of lowland England. The CFE is supported by organisations from across the farming industry, conservation groups and government. Since the 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 the CFE, our objectives is to embed environmental management as a core principle of all farm businessesand 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).
Why join our team?
Working for the CFE means that you will become part of our friendly, dedicated working environment. You will work with a highly motivated team of staff, recognised for their knowledge and expertise and who are passionate about food and farming. We are a team committed to our work, with a good work-life balance. Benefits include 25 days annual leave (plus statutory bank holidays, and increasing with service), free parking, an attractive contributory, National Employment Savings Trust pension scheme, a range of discounts through our NFU Benefits employee portal, and subsidised staff restaurant.
The duration of this fixed term contract will be until 31st October 2017, with potential for extension.
For a copy of the job description and an application form then please visit http://www.cfeonline.org.uk/news/still-time-to-apply-job-opportunity/ Should you require further information on the application process please contact Dayna Ashmore on 02476 858 742 or via email on email@example.com
Closing date: Wednesday 4th January
Interview date: TBC
The orginal advert and further details are available at http://www.cfeonline.org.uk/news/still-time-to-apply-job-opportunity/
BGS is a membership organisation which acts as a communication forum, through events and publications, for the profitable and sustainable use of grass and forage.