Land Use & Farming Adviser

National Trust

Land Use & Farming Adviser (IRC131018)


Our ambitions in the Peak District for Nature Recovery, Climate Adaptation, Carbon
Sequestration 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 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 help us to deliver our vision for the portfolio. With your passion for the
environment, excellent people engagement skills and desire to make a difference, we’d love to
hear from you.

What it’s like to work here

You’ll provide technical advice to property 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, including commoners.

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.

This is initially a two-year opportunity with the focus and substantive part of your delivery
in the Peak District. Your portfolio will include a couple of other places to be confirmed.

What you’ll be doing

Your priorities will be:

  • Collaborating with tenant farms to develop whole farm & land plans
  • Presenting/supporting tenant development in nature-friendly farming e.g., speaking at
    workshops, training events, farm walks and visits.
  • Reviewing grazing and land management across the PD and helping to implement changes with
    tenant farmers.
  • Liaising and supporting tenant farmers during subsidy system changes

There will be an expectation of being able to work across the whole region as required, based
on skills, knowledge, and capacity.

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 Rachael Hall
at [email protected]

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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