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Vacancies at the CLA come up from time to time. If you would like to be considered for any future vacancies, please email your CV to us via the email below and highlight the area where you would be interested in working.

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Director of External Affairs

Reporting to the recently appointed Director General, the role is a senior management position, leading a high performing team that promotes the Association’s key messages to public, political, industry and member audiences in order to further the objectives of the Association.  With responsibility for developing external affairs strategy in collaboration with Officers, wider membership, senior managers and other colleagues.

Director of Policy and Advice

The Director of Policy and Advice is a crucial role, making up part of the CLA’s senior management team and reporting directly to the Director General, Sarah Hendry. The successful candidate will be responsible for advising CLA members and stakeholders on all aspects of rural land management. In addition, they will plan and lead the delivery of the CLA’s priorities for policy development as well as have overall responsibility for the management of the Policy and Advice department and lead the delivery of an excellent advice service for CLA members. 

Housing Adviser, London based

We are seeking to appoint a Housing Adviser who can demonstrate experience in housing policy and legislation, covering England and Wales . The role will be a key member of the CLA’s policy and advisory team, and the successful candidate will be responsible for promoting the CLA’s standing as a key provider and manager of rural housing.



We are looking for a Territory Sales Manager with the commitment, enthusiasm and experience to recruit and retain members to the Association. A proven track record of sales in a service environment is vital. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential for this role as well as a high level of computer literacy. An understanding of the key issues affecting rural businesses and communities is advantageous. Welsh language skills will be considered favourably, but are not essential. A full driving licence is required as a company car will be provided.