Policy adviser, senior policy, wales,
Your new role
The position is based with the CLA Cymru Team, reporting to the Director Wales, but with a strong working relationship with the wider CLA policy team based in Belgrave Square.
The role is primarily concerned with:-
- Strategic overview of rural policy in Wales including enabling policies that support land use and rural economic development.
- Development and promotion of CLA policy on a breadth of land use and rural economic matters
- Provision of advice to CLA members on matters relating to land use and rural economic development
- Maintaining a strategic overview and leadership on land use and rural economic development relevant to the CLA members.
- Developing CLA policy on land use and rural economic development working with CLA colleagues and members on the development of policy as appropriate.
- Responding to Government and other consultations, strategies and reviews related to policy areas.
- Supporting the delivery of Polisi Cymru, including preparation of papers, presentations and all follow up actions. Attending other CLA Policy meetings and Branch meetings as required.
- Attending internal and external meetings and stakeholder groups on a Wales and UK level as required.
- Providing briefings, briefing notes, guidance notes, handbooks, policy papers and reports on matters within the portfolio as required.
- Providing talks and presentations on matters within the portfolio as required.
- Having a general understanding of all areas of CLA Policy.
- Keeping the CLA website up to date on policy areas.
What you’ll need to succeed
- A breadth of knowledge across breadth of policy relevant to land use and rural issues.
- Thorough understanding of devolution and Welsh Government approach to policies affecting land use and rural businesses
- Experience of working with and advising farmers, foresters and other land managers on a breadth of land use issues
- Understanding of issues related to future agriculture policy and legislation
- Knowledge of policy development process
- Ability and confidence to communicate at a strategic level with a wide range of policy advisers and decision makers
- Ability to discuss matters within the portfolio with members of all segments of the CLA’s membership.
- Ability to make a compelling case both verbally and in writing.
- Self motivation and an ability to work on own initiative
- Understanding of CLA purpose and ambitions
- Demonstrate an understanding on the range of issues affecting rural land mangers and businesses.
What you’ll get in return
£40,000 + Benefits