THE National Farmers Union (NFU) its looking to recruit an experienced person, who either farms in Cumbria or is working within the wider agricultural sector, to become a part time county adviser.

Working alongside current NFU Cumbria County Adviser Helen Forrester on a part time basis, the successful person would report to the Regional Director David Hall and manage a team of NFU Group Secretaries, who promote the NFU and its services at a local level.

Mr Hall said: “As Cumbria County Adviser you will be coordinating all NFU activity within your area in conjunction with your job share partner. You will work with elected office holders and the regional team and be a key local source of knowledge and able to offer advice and guidance on matters of policy and NFU membership.Most importantly, you will be able to establish a firm connection with the local membership, and ensure their views are heard. To make that member connection, you will have an in-depth knowledge of current farming issues and a real passion for agriculture, whether gained through your education, your background, or your experience. Knowledge of the local area and its agricultural industry would be ideal.”

The job is 21 hours per week on a job share basis.