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NPA advertising for new CEO - last chance to get your application in!

1st Jul 2022 / By Alistair Driver

Today is the last chance to put your name forward to be the new CEO of the NPA, a unique opportunity to lead an award-winning team. 

The NPA is advertising for a new CEO to replace Zoe Davies, who leaves the association later this month to join the NFU.

You can download the job advert HERE

You can download the job description HERE

Zoe said: "This job has been an absolutely incredible experience for me, the people in this sector are awesome and although there are challenges, every single one will make you stronger. Go for it! You have until 5pm!"


NPA logoA rare and exciting opportunity has arisen to take leadership of the National Pig Association as its Chief Executive Officer at what could not be a more critical time for the pig industry.

We are looking for an experienced and passionate leader to assist the NPA Board in shaping and delivering the future role of the NPA in an ever-changing landscape and confidently represent British pig producers in Westminster and with processors, foodservice and retailers, and to the media.

The role will put the successful candidate at the heart of fast-moving representational politics at a time of unprecedented change for this iconic sector.

You will be responsible for leading and supporting a small but highly effective team known across the livestock industry for its ability to punch well above its weight and to go ‘above and beyond’ in support of its members.

You will be responsible for oversight of the business and developing a future strategy for NPA. You will also have a good reputation for effective influencing and developing relevant connections with civil servants, MPs, Peers and other organisations.

You will put your own stamp on the job and make a difference. It will be challenging but highly rewarding. You will be able to think innovatively about how to communicate the role of the UK pig industry in an efficient and effective manner.

Knowledge of the UK pig industry is essential, but we are also looking for an enthusiastic and organised individual, with strong communication skills and an ability to grasp new policy areas quickly. Experience of working with MPs, lobbying or within Parliament would be desirable.

The role will come with a number of benefits including flexible working, the option to be home based, company pension, car loan scheme and generous holiday entitlement. The salary offered will depend on experience.

To apply, please email your CV and covering letter explaining why you would be suitable for the role and your salary expectation to:

Closing date: 5pm, Thursday, July 14, 2022

The National Pig Association is the representative trade association for British commercial pig producers. It is affiliated to the National Farmers Union (NFU) and represents the interests of NFU members that produce pigs and the pig industry interests of its Allied Industry members.