Job Vacancy - County Executive Officer and Agri-Environment Advisor South Wales (Glamorgan and Gwent)

Location:                         Glamorgan and Gwent (working from our offices in Abergavenny and Cowbridge)

Salary:                              £29,000 - dependent on qualifications and experience

Job Type:                         Full Time

Closing Date:                 April 23rd, 2021

About the role:

You will provide services to members of the Farming Union of Wales (FUW).  You will be experienced and knowledgeable of current and potential Welsh Government schemes available for farmers and can complete most grant applications for farmers who are members of the FUW.  Ideally you will have experience in delivering on-farm advice and have a strong working knowledge of the agriculture sector.

You will also be responsible for ensuring that all internal meetings and committees with members that form the democratic basis of the organisation are held timely and effectively. You will be responsible for communicating and explaining agricultural policy to the members as well as ensuring that the members opinions are communicated through the system. 

You will be supported by a local team of support staff and the head office team.  You will work closely with our agricultural policy team as well as the county office staff in 12 counties across Wales. 

The role will require the successful candidate to develop and build the FUWs agri-environmental services across the counties of Glamorgan and Gwent whilst also building and managing a team to support your work on behalf of the members.

About you:

A degree in Agricultural / Environmental Science or a related subject would be desirable as well as a BASIS and / or FACTS qualification.  You will also have a thorough understanding of the farming industry and the associated environmental agendas at national and UK levels.  You will have a proven track record of being able to complete reports and environmental assessments on behalf of farmers. 

  •         A natural communicator who enjoys meeting and helping people
  •         Responsible for promoting the aims and values of the Union
  •         Focusing on attracting new members and serving our existing membership base contributing to a steady growth to the membership portfolio

- Managing members of staff in Glamorgan and Gwent. 

  •         Sell and promote other services provided by FUW Limited
  •         Provide advice of the highest calibre with regards to environmental and agri-environmental rules and processes
  •         Establish and maintain strong local networks concentrating on the needs of the agricultural sector

How to apply:

Please send your CV and a covering letter detailing your experience and suitability to this role to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Job Vacancy - Deputy County Executive Officer Glamorgan and Gwent

Location:                         Glamorgan and Gwent (working from our offices in Abergavenny and Cowbridge)

Salary:                              £26,000 - dependent on qualifications and experience

Job Type:                         Full Time

Closing Date:                 April 23rd, 2021

About the role:

You will provide a range of services to members of the Farming Union of Wales (FUW).  You will be experienced and knowledgeable of current and potential Welsh Government schemes available for farmers and can complete most grant applications for farmers who are members of the FUW.  Ideally you will have experience in delivering on-farm advice and have a strong working knowledge of the agriculture sector.

You will be supported by a local and national staff team and you will work closely with our agricultural policy team as well as the county office staff in 12 counties across Wales.  You will support the work of the County Officer in developing and building the FUWs environmental services across the counties of Glamorgan and Gwent whilst supporting our members in both counties.

About you:

A degree in Agricultural / Environmental Science or a related subject would be desirable and / or experience of the agricultural sector here in Wales.  You will also have an understanding of agenda’s surrounding farming and related matters on a national and UK level.  Ideally you will have a proven track record of being able to complete grant submissions, reports and environmental assessments on behalf of farmers. 

To succeed in this role, you will be;

  •         A natural communicator who enjoys meeting and helping people
  •         Responsible for promoting the aims and values of the Union
  •         Focused on attracting new members and serving our existing membership base working with the County Officer in supporting the needs of our membership
  •         Sell and promote all the services provided by the FUW
  •   Support our County Officer in establishing and maintaining strong local networks

If you are interested in this role then please send an application letter and a CV, via email, outlining your suitability and relevant experience to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

COVID-19 - Important Information for our members and customers

 

In view of the recent outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we’ve taken the decision to help protect members, customers and colleagues by closing all FUW offices.

All staff will be working remotely for the foreseeable future, meaning our team will be continuing with exactly the same service but over the phone/email/skype or other means of remote communication instead. 

Members and customers should continue to contact us as they would, as all our team can be contacted via the usual phone numbers. 

We will be making sure that our service levels are maintained. SAF/IACS appointments will carry on as normal but will be conducted over the phone. 

Contact details for your local office can be found here: https://www.fuw.org.uk/en/contact-us 

 

Important links relating to the Coronavirus:


The TB Hub have prepared a list of FAQs regarding how TB procedures will be affected by the virus: https://tbhub.co.uk/statutory-tb-testing-of-cattle-in-gb-during-the-covid-19-pandemic/

Red Tractor Updated Covid-19 position here: https://assurance.redtractor.org.uk/contentfiles/Farmers-7085.pdf?_=637206600290507095

Livestock Auctioneers Association LAA - 25/03/2020: https://www.laa.co.uk/news/3989/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-to-members-and-farmers/

Business Wales (including details of coronavirus support for businesses): https://businesswales.gov.wales/coronavirus-advice

Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) available through participating lenders: https://www.british-business-bank.co.uk/ourpartners/coronavirus-business-interruption-loan-scheme-cbils/

National Association of Agricultural Contractors (NAAC) guidance on Coronavirus: https://www.naac.co.uk/coronavirus-guidance-issued-to-contractors/

National Milk Recording services 24/03/2020: https://www.nmr.co.uk/about-us/coronavirus

Senedd Research Blog: https://seneddresearch.blog/2020/03/17/coronavirus-constituency-support/