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Deputy Director, Food and Farming Analysis and Insight
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Recruiter: Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs
Listed on: 19th November
Location: London, Bristol, York
Salary Notes: Approx. £70,000
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 10459
Contact Name: The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

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The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) plays a vital role at the heart of UK life. The wide-ranging work we do includes safeguarding the natural environment, supporting the UK's world-leading food and farming industries, sustaining a thriving rural economy and leading the engineering of the nation's defences against natural threats and hazards. Join Defra and you will be part of a department that is responsible for the food we eat, the water we drink and the air we breathe.

Joining our Future Framing and Countryside Programme (FFCP), you will be part of a skilled team of professionals making sure our high-profile initiative delivers a bright future for UK farming. Reporting into the programme's director, you will lead our analysis teams and collaborate with Defra's 300-strong analytical community, delivering the cutting-edge evidence that forms the basis of our policy decisions across the board. You will also combine your expertise with other key contacts inside and outside of government, working together to support a modern and forward-thinking food and farming system. The role also offers the opportunity to take on vital leadership responsibilities, supporting your teams and inspiring them towards ever-improving results.

We are looking for candidates with extensive analytical and leadership experience, working across departments and organisations on complex projects. Naturally, you will be an outstanding communicator and collaborator, able to creative a positive working environment and develop team capabilities. You will bring keen analytical and strategic approach to your work, and confidently make sound decisions while delivering at pace.

Everyone in Defra is supported to develop their skills and capabilities. You will have access to learning and development from quality providers and support from mentors and coaches. We offer flexible working (including job shares and part-time working) alongside a range of other policies and schemes to support your physical and emotional wellbeing. Our comprehensive benefits offer includes generous annual leave, a contributory pension, staff bonuses and recognition, volunteering days, childcare vouchers and other salary sacrifice options, and an employee discount scheme.

Closing Date: Sunday 1st December 2019 11:55 pm