Greater London


The Country Land and Business Association (CLA) has been championing the interests of rural England and Wales for over 100 years. We campaign to grow the rural economy, strengthen rural communities and provide a greener future for the next generation – all whilst providing a first class service to our members.

The CLA has an exciting opportunity to join their professional policy and advice team on a 6-month fixed term contract in a policy internship. Rural businesses are at the heart of key policies related to food, farming, forestry, energy and the environment and need to have strong voice in these discussions. The rural economy has the potential to deliver much more with the right policies.

The role will suit a graduate who understands the varied needs of rural businesses and would like to shape future policies. You will have an opportunity to get involved in policy work related to land use, agriculture, forestry and the environment, energy, rural housing and much more, working alongside experienced policy colleagues. The work will include creation of robust evidence, data analysis and development of policies. You will work with the CLA team, CLA members and liaise with a range of government departments. Previous successful applicants have taken up policy roles in Defra and National Trust.

How we work

We offer a friendly working environment in the heart of London, a supportive and passionate team, and a very varied job with opportunities for learning new skills.

You will be expected to uphold the CLA’s values of respect, leadership, teamwork, integrity, and professionalism in everything you do. This will include participating actively in team events and business planning.

The post is office-based, although there are opportunities for flexible working.

What we can offer

The CLA offers its staff a large number of benefits which include;

  • Enrolment into an excellent pension scheme, offering Employer's contribution
  • of up to 10% of salary
  • Work place benefits such as payment of flu vaccinations, eye tests and option for Payroll Giving
  • Access to an online wellness portal, including Employees Assistance Programme
  • Discount offers at over 800 retailers
  • Access to a private 24 hour GP service

For further information or a full job description, please call or email Susan Twining,

Chief Land Use Policy Adviser on / 07970 525758.

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16 Belgrave Sqaure, London, SW1X 8PQ


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