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Reference: 85867

Date Added: 7 September 2022
Closing Date: 4 October 2022

Job Title: Policy Adviser - Climate Change and Natural Resources

Working For: CLA

Location: London

Salary: £40,000-42,000 plus benefits

Length of Contract: Permanent, Full Time

Job Details

Job description listing full tasks and skills required is available by contacting recruitment@cla.org.uk

The Country Land and Business Association (CLA) has an exciting opportunity to join a professional policy team as policy adviser focusing on climate, water, air and soils, related to agriculture and land use. With climate change firmly at the top of the government agenda, there is an increasing focus in the CLA, and among our 27,000 members, on how agriculture and land use will change as part of a net-zero future and adapting to a changing climate and the need for greater environmental responsibility.

You will be at the forefront of influencing government policy and advising members on actions and opportunities in these important areas. This will include issues such as reducing greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture, climate change adaptation, water resource management including abstraction and storage, addressing ammonia emissions, and soil management. You might also get involved in work on renewable energy on land.

This is a varied and stimulating role that will suit someone with an in depth knowledge of at least one of these areas and a willingness to learn. You will be expected to represent the CLA at government and industry meetings, build a network of key contacts, conduct research and analysis to shape policy and respond to consultations, and provide advice ot members in a range of formats. There are plenty opportunities for learning and development to build knowledge and skills.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:
• Knowledge of key issues related to climate policy, and water, air and soils policy as they affect agriculture and land use in the UK.
• Understanding of evidence-based policy development and excellent analytical skills.
• Ability to make a compelling case verbally and in writing.
• Ability to build network of key contacts.
• An understanding of the key issues affecting rural land managers and businesses.

Closing Date: 4 October 2022

Interview/Start Dates

First stage interviews are planned for 4th October, ideally face-to-face in our London office. Second stage is planned for 13th / 14th October. Please state in your application if you cannot attend these dates.

Application Details

We would love to hear from applicants from a wide range of career backgrounds and experience: we believe that greater diversity can only strengthen us as a team.

To apply, please read the full advert on our website here: https://www.cla.org.uk/about-cla/job-vacancies#policy-adviser-climate-change-and-natural-resources

Website: http://www.cla.org.uk

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