Defra to recruit to meet Brexit challenges

Defra is looking to swell its numbers to meet the challenges of Brexit and in readiness for the UK government taking back control of agricultural policy.

It is advertising for more than 30 new recruits to join the policy and communication departments in Westminster, Bristol and York.

Defra said in the adverts: “This is a tremendously exciting time to join Defra. We are one of the lead departments in delivering a successful exit from the EU.

“Leaving the EU will fundamentally change the work we do and how we deliver it.”

Among the job opportunities are 25 policy adviser roles that will involve designing a new system for supporting farmers, with the aim to increase productivity while also improving the environment.

A further eight senior research officer roles will work to support Defra policy on international trade and our future relationship with the European Union.

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