Student Placement (Agriculture / Food Chain)

£16,000 per annum
18 Oct 2018
17 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Student Placement (Agriculture / Food Chain)

An exciting opportunity has arisen in our Food Chain Unit for a student placement who has a passion for British retailers, food and farmers. You will gain a rare insight into all of the UKs top retailer and food service businesses by representing the views of our farmer and grower members.

Position: Student Placement - Food Chain
Location: Stoneleigh, Warwickshire (Commutable from Coventry, Royal Leamington Spa, Nuneaton, Solihull, Rugby, Birmingham and surrounding areas)
Job type: Full Time, 12 months FTC
Salary: £16,000 per annum

Closing date: 25th November 2018
Interview date: 7th / 10th December 2018

About the role:

The Food Chain Unit lobbies industry on a range of area’s including public procurement, food labelling, assurance and standards, organics and Grocery Code Adjudicator. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to gain an overview of all of these areas.

The primary objective of the role will be to aid in the delivery of the NFU’s strategic engagement with the UK’s top retailers, food service and large brand businesses on issues affecting UK agri-food supply chains. This is a role that will operate across all sectors including dairy, livestock, poultry, horticulture, sugar and combinable crops.

A key aspect will be to assist the food chain team in their work to convey what NFU members want from a sustainable British supply chain. The role enables you to influence a better functioning supply chain for all 55,000 NFU farmers and growers.

There may be the opportunity for the right candidate to lead and organise events for top UK retailers and suppliers.

The candidate will also take an active role in supporting the team’s lobbying activities for the NFU’s 2000 organic members. This will include organising events, communicating activity to members and supporting the NFU Organic Forum.

In addition, you will be required to represent the NFU at meetings across the UK including frequent travel to London and an opportunity to visit our Brussels office.

You will be crucial in delivering the NFU’s messages on food chain issues to both internal and external media. You will also have the opportunity to shadow key members of NFU staff both within our head office and across our regional teams.

About you:

The candidate will be currently studying towards a degree on a food or agriculture related discipline.

You may have experience of the following: Student Placement, Internship, Agriculture Graduate, Agriculture Student, Membership Association, Farming, Agriculture, Rural Affairs, Stakeholder Management, Legislation, Member Adviser, Land Management, Agriculture Placement, Agricultural Placement, Food Chain Management, Food Chain, Food Supply Chain, Charity, Charities, Third Sector, NFP, Not for Profit, etc.