National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

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Recruitment

The National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs (NFYFC) is one of the largest rural youth organisations in the UK. It heads a nationwide body of 598 Young Farmers’ Clubs (YFCs) throughout England and Wales.

Led by young people, for young people, YFCs provide 22,000 members aged 10 to 26 with a unique opportunity to develop skills, work with their local community, travel abroad, take part in a varied competitions programme and enjoy a dynamic social life.

Vacancies

Call for nomination & applications for Chair of NFYFC Council (one) & Vice Chairs of NFYFC Council (two)

These positions are ex officio members of the NFYFC Board of Management – the Managing [Charity] Trustees of the National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs

1. Chair of NFYFC Council (one position)
1.1. Members of the 2020 NFYFC Council are invited to nominate a member of the 2020 NFYFC Council to be Chair of the Council.
1.2. Nominees should be able to contribute to the leadership and direction of the NFYFC and provide insight and perspective of the needs of YFC members, with an appetite to develop their existing skills and bring creativity to the Council and the Federations Board.
1.3. Governing criteria (eligibility):
Nominees must be a county elected member of the 2020 NFYFC Council, over the age of 16 yrs (legal requirement) by the date of appointment (16 February 2020).

2. Vice Chairs of NFYFC Council (two positions)
2.1. Members of the 2020 NFYFC Council are invited to nominate and to second the nominations of a member of the 2020 NFYFC Council to be Chair of the Council.
2.2. Nominees should be able to contribute to the leadership and direction of the NFYFC and provide insight and perspective of the needs of YFC members, with an appetite to develop their existing skills and bring creativity to the Council and the Federations Board.
2.3. Governing criteria (eligibility):
Nominees must be a county elected member of the 2020 NFYFC Council, over the age of 16 yrs (legal requirement) by the date of appointment (16 February 2020).

Nominees should have the personal authority, integrity and the ability to provide sound objective advice. They should be well organised, resilient and have knowledge/experience that will contribute to steering the strategic direction of this organisation working across England and Wales as well as the ability to champion, influence and support the organisation as it develops a new strategy.

Those being nominated for these posts will be taking a unique role for the organisation.

  • The primary responsibility is to act as one of the Managing (Charity) Trustees of the NFYFC. The Board of Management (Charity Trustees) must act as the guardians of the financial, legal & intellectual (reputation) integrity of the organisation – in other words, to safeguard the finance, risk & reputation of the organisation – this is a legal responsibility of every Managing Trustee of every charitable organisation.
  • Key responsibility of the chair and vice chairs of the NFYFC Council will be representing the Board of Management to the NFYFC Council and the NFYFC membership and vice versa.

The roles therefore require leaders that are confident decision makers with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Pack Chair & Vice Chairs PDF download - for those applying to consider

Exp of Interest MS Word download - those applying to complete and return to the YFC Centre by 17.00 hrs Monday 6 January 2020

Nomination Form MS Word Download – for this making the proposal and seconding the proposal.

Call for expressions of interest/applications Board Member – FULL YFC MEMBER

The NFYFC is currently seeking to recruit an experienced and dynamic YFC member to join its Board of Management for a two year term of office (a further term of two years is available thereafter). For this call, applications can be made only by Full Members of the NFYFC (see definition below).

For this round of applications (for February 2020) depending on the age of those appointed as Chair and Vice Chair of the NFYFC Council, there may be a vacancy on the Federations Board of Management available only to Full YFC Members. This call is made in order that the NFYFC can maintain the required 33% Full YFC Member composition of the Board. The Chair and Vice Chair of the NFYFC Council may be Full YFC Members, in which case the additional place will not be available on the 2020 Board in February.

Applications are welcomed from YFC members who can contribute to the leadership and direction of the NFYFC and provide insight and perspective of the needs of YFC members, with an appetite to develop their existing skills and bring creativity to the Board.

The primary responsibility is to act as one of the Managing (Charity) Trustees of the NFYFC. The Board of Management (Charity Trustees) must act as the guardians of the financial, legal & intellectual (reputation) integrity of the organisation – in other words, to safeguard the finance, risk & reputation of the organisation – this is a legal responsibility of every Managing Trustee of every charitable organisation.

Those expressing an interest in this post will need personal authority, integrity and the ability to provide sound objective advice. They should be well organised, resilient and have knowledge/experience that will contribute to steering the strategic direction of this organisation working across England and Wales as well as the ability to champion, influence and support the organisation as it develops a new strategy.

The roles therefore require confident decision makers with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Notes

1. Definition of Full Member.
1.1. A Full Member of a member of a YFC Club as defined in the current standard open club constitution. The standard open club constitution states:-
1.2. Membership shall be available to such persons who are not less than 10 years of age when they join a Club. Membership remains available to a person who is 26 years of age or under on 1 September in any year in which any office, international visit or other such activity or event is held.
1.3. Accounting for Company Law, a Full Member must have attained their 16th birthday to be eligible to join the NFYFC Board. Full Members therefore must be aged 16 when joining the Board or no older than 26 years on 1 September when joining the Board.

2. For this round of applications (for February 2020):-
2.1. Depending on the age of those appointed as Chair and Vice Chair of the NFYFC Council, there may be a vacancy on the Federations Board of Management.
2.2. Why only may be a vacancy?
2.2.1. The Governing documents of the NFYFC define that at least 33% of the Board must be Full Members of the NFYFC – 16 to 26 years of age.
2.2.2. If the Chair and two Vice Chairs of the Council elected in February 2020, as ex-officio members of the Board of Management, are over the age of 26 yrs, the percentage of Full Members on the Board will fall below 33%.
2.2.3. When this happens, the Board should act to alert the Council that further Full Member(s) are required to join the Board to be sure that 33%, or more, of its membership are Full Members of the NFYFC.
2.2.4. Therefore the NFYFC Council has agreed, at its October 2019 meeting, that recruitment of a Board member should commence in order that a Board member can be appointed at the next meeting if required.
2.2.5. If a further Board member is not required, the appointment cannot be made.

Info Pack PDF download – for those applying to consider

Exp of Interest MS Word download – those applying to complete and return to the YFC Centre by 17.00 hrs Monday 6 January 2020


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