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Land Use & Farming Adviser - Norfolk, Lincolnshire & Northamptonshire

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Sectors Arboriculture, Forestry, Horticulture
Location England (East Midlands) - UK, England (East Anglia) - UK
Salary Additional Information £25,553 per annum
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Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 12/03/2023
Company Name National Trust
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IRC131008 - Land Use & Farming Adviser - Norfolk, Lincolnshire & Northamptonshire

Salary: £25,553 per annum

Contract type: Permanent (22.5 hrs pw)

Closing date: 12 March 2023

Address: Midlands and East of England Region. Location flexible


Our ambitions in the East of England region for Nature Recovery, Climate Adaptation, Carbon Capture and Sustainable Land Management are huge. We want landscapes with more nature, that are accessible to more people, and that help to address the climate crisis. If you're experienced in delivering land use change and environmental farm advice, we'd love you to help us achieve this vision.

Working in partnership and collaborating with colleagues, you'll deliver innovative solutions that will enable us to deliver our vision across all our land. With your passion for the environment, excellent people engagement skills and desire to make a difference, we would love to hear from you.

What it's like to work here

You’ll provide support, direction and technical advice to property and estate teams on all aspects of the management of our agricultural land. This includes land farmed and managed ‘in hand’, as well as supporting our tenants and others responsible for managing National Trust land.

You’ll be a member of the Consultancy Team in the Midlands and East of England Region, joining our Land and Nature Team. You're part of a national network of Land Use and Farming Advisors, who will offer a wealth of peer support and experience.

Your contractual location is flexible across the Midlands and East of England Region, we're happy for you to work at any of our regional hubs or properties, that are appropriate for this role and there will be an opportunity to explore and agree a hybrid working arrangement, which strike the right balance for you and the Trust. As you will cover the Norfolk, Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire regions you will need to have access to your own vehicle. Business mileage will be paid for outside of your normal travel to your contractual base.

What you'll be doing

Your property portfolio will be Norfolk, Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire. Your priorities will be:

  • Providing advice on sustainable farming, delivering innovative approaches to re-purposing our land to deliver more for nature, carbon, and access.
  • You’ll work closely with farming tenants, building relationships and trust, to offer support and advice to enable them to develop and maintain profitable, sustainable farm businesses, whilst also helping to deliver the NT strategy across their holdings.
  • Helping and supporting the development of new agri-environment schemes; seeing opportunities for High Nature Status farming and for the creation of bigger and better habitats and carbon capture.
  • You’ll share and champion your expertise in Agri-ecological farming and innovation, helping to move forward our ambitious strategy at pace.

Who we're looking for

We want an innovative problem solver, looking to realise the best outcomes for our climate and nature, We’d love to hear from you if you have:

  • Excellent engagement and negotiation skills, and a readiness for challenging conversations.
  • Experience explaining current farming issues and opportunities to a farming audience.
  • Substantial practical knowledge of farming and other land management systems.
  • Detailed understanding of farm businesses and experience of options appraisals.
  • Practical understanding of the principles of regenerative agriculture, soil management and farm carbon management.
  • Experience of delivering land use change and habitat creation programs
  • Understanding and implementation of farm compliance, legislation, and risk management.
  • Experience advising on Agri-environment scheme design and application.
  • Experience of project management and delivery.

For more information or a chat about the role, please contact Chris Soans, chris.soans@nationaltrust.org.uk

The package

The National Trust has the motto ‘For everyone, for ever’ at its heart. We’re working hard to create an inclusive culture, where everyone feels they belong. It’s important that our people reflect and represent the diversity of the communities and audiences we serve. We welcome and value difference, so when we say we’re for everyone, we want everyone to be welcome in our teams too.

  • Flexible working whenever possible
  • Free parking at most locations
  • Free entry to our properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18)
  • Substantial pension scheme of up to 10% basic salary


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