AHDB seeks EU policy advisor (m/f)

The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board 5<y Senior Level  Brussel, Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest, Belgium 12 Sep 2016

Job Description

The Brussels office exists to optimize flow of information and communication to and from EU institutions on behalf of The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) and the wider industry. Its role consists in ensuring that the relevant sectors are well informed on issues and developments which have an impact on the operating environment, efficiency, profitability and in developing and maintaining a network through which these sectors can direct developments in their favour.

ADHB seeks a:

EU policy advisor (m/f)

The Senior EU Policy Advisor provides information and advice on all aspects of EU policy and legislation affecting the industry.

Key Responsibilities (please note this is not a list of each and every activity associated with these responsibilities):

  • Monitoring and assessing EU policy and legislation: Daily ad-hoc briefings on relevant EU policy
    Monthly reports and quarterly reports summarising
  • Industry support: Contact with EU Commission on technical policy and legislation Cooperation with Brussels based counterparts from other Member States. Direct contact with levy payers on specific issues and inquiries
  • Public affairs: Liaison with EU institutions and Brussels based stakeholders

Person Specification – Knowledge/Skills/Experience:

  • Educated to degree level (ideally with some expertise in EU Agricultural Policy or legislation).
  • Detailed understanding of functioning of EU institutions.
  • Detailed understanding of relevant EU policy and legislation in particular in the Agri-food sector.
  • Fluency in English and French (spoken and written) – a 3rd language is an advantage but not essential.
  • Proven drafting and research skills
  • Minimum 5 years of working experience (preferably in an EU institution, public affairs consultancy, Agri- food trade/lobbying association or NGO)
  • Speed and accuracy of delivery
  • Good networker and communication skills

If you’d like to apply for a role simply submit your CV and an AHDB Equal Opportunities Form to recruitment@ahdb.org.uk. So we know what role you’re applying for, please make the job title the subject of your email. Because of the quality and quantity of the applications we get, we are unable to process applications from people who don’t follow this simple process.

We’d prefer you to send your application online rather than through the post. However, if you’re keen to send us a paper copy, please send it to:

Human Resources
Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB)
Stoneleigh Park

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