National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

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 580 Young Farmers’ Clubs (YFCs) throughout England and Wales.

Led by young people, for young people, YFCs provide thousands of members aged 10 to 28 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

Digital Manager

Salary: £25,000 - £30,000

Location:  UK. Hybrid – a mutually agreed mix of home working and at NFYFCs offices (Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire)

Contract: Full-time, permanent (with flexible working arrangements considered)

The NFYFC is seeking a dynamic individual who can support the organisation with its digital transformation.

The role will be developing the digital thinking of the organisation and identifying and implementing the best digital tools for innovative digital programme delivery.

This new role is an integral part of the digital and online operations of NFYFC and will report to the Chief Officer.

What you might find yourself doing:

  • Supporting the organisation through a digital transformation which enables us to deliver a better membership experience and digital working.
  • Support teams across the organisation to adopt new digital practices and tools.
  • Work collaboratively with the team and with developers to rebuild our website and improve our digital membership systems.
  • Assist with maintaining and continued development of digital systems.
  • Collaborate with our training team to develop digital skills to our wider county federation staff teams.
  • Support with the delivery of online and digital elements of events and meetings.

About You

You’ll thrive in this role if you:

  • Enjoy designing processes that engage people in digital work.
  • Want to help shape a user-centred digital culture and know how to use data & insight to design what is needed.
  • Pick up emerging digital tools quickly and understand how they can be used most effectively.
  • Are flexible and want to get stuck in with a variety of aspects of digital development work.
  • Can work with others to develop digital working and prioritise work.
  • Invest time in understanding the needs of users.
  • Want to continue learning and enjoy staying up to date with new ideas and practices.
  • Enjoy sharing your knowledge and skills with others. 

It is also desirable (but not essential) for you to have:

  • Technical confidence/expertise.
  • Project management & budgeting experience.
  • Experience of working with volunteers.

The post is full-time with a hybrid model of working - a mutually agreed mix of home working and at NFYFCs offices (Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire).  Occasional travel may be required to events/conferences or similar.

You can view the full job description here.

About the organisation

The National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs (England & Wales) [NFYFC] is one of the largest rural youth organisations in the UK.  This is a democratic membership organisation comprising of approx. 580 Young Farmers’ Clubs in England & Wales which are grouped in 46 county federations. The National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs supports the clubs and county federations achieve the charity objectives through a range of programmes and training underpinned by youth work principles. Programmes of work are designed to offer opportunities for participation, learning, fun and personal development to YFC members aged 10 to 28 years and to those supporting them in their roles across England and Wales.

Further information

The NFYFC is seeking applicants from a wide range of backgrounds.  As a youth organisation the NFYFC is committed to the safeguarding of young people and vulnerable adults. All posts are subject to Safe Recruiting Procedures, and these posts will require a DBS check at enhanced level.

How to apply:

Please complete the application form and send, with a supporting letter, to Sandra.Bromley@nfyfc.org.uk.  In the supporting letter, please share up to three strengths or perspectives or experiences you would bring to this role.

Instructions to applicants:-

1.                 Download the application form and full job description here.

2.                 The completed application form and supporting letter should be sent by email to: Sandra.Bromley@nfyfc.org.uk. 

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Development & Training Officers (two roles)

Salary: Circa £24,500 (negotiable)

Location:  Home based with travel throughout England & Wales

Contract: Full-time

The National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs (England & Wales) [NFYFC] is one of the largest rural youth organisations in the UK.  The organisation provides opportunities for personal development of its members through training programmes, competitions, skills certificates and overseas travel.  This is a democratic membership organisation comprising of approx. 580 Young Farmers’ Clubs in England & Wales which are grouped in 46 county federations.

The National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs supports the clubs and county federations achieve the charity objectives through a range of programmes and training underpinned by youth work principles.  Programmes of work are designed to offer opportunities for participation, learning, fun and personal development to YFC members aged 10 to 28 years and to those supporting them in their roles across England and Wales.

The National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs (NFYFC) is seeking two individuals to play leading roles in supporting and developing YFC county federations as Development and Training Officers.

These are dynamic roles giving Development and Training Officers insight into the operational processes of a national organisation working for and with young people.  The Development and Training Officers collaborate with the YFC county federation workforce and volunteers and the NFYFC HQ staff team on various topics and programmes, especially charity governance (including safeguarding) and identifying training and skills needs followed by the designing of training tools to meet those needs.  In addition the Development and Training team support YFC county federation with safeguarding case work processes and record keeping.

Candidates must be adaptable and enjoy responding to the challenges of a busy working environment.  The roles require self-motivation and the commitment to see a project through to completion. Applicants must be charismatic, dedicated team players who can contribute positively and enthusiastically with a ‘can do’ attitude.

Contracted hours are balanced, there will be some periods that are busier than others, and post holders will average a 37½ hour working week.  Travel throughout England and Wales is a requirement of this home-based role and attendance at national meetings that NFYFC hosts (online, or often in Warwickshire) as well as team meetings at the NFYFC offices, Warwickshire will be required.  Working hours will include evenings and weekends, with some overnight stays essential.

Experience implementing and working to safeguarding policies and procedures will be an advantage.

The NFYFC is seeking applicants from a wide range of backgrounds.  As a youth organisation the NFYFC is committed to the safeguarding of young people and adults at risk.  All posts are subject to Safe Recruiting Procedures, and these posts will require a DBS check at enhanced level.

Download the job description. 

Instructions to applicants:-

1.  All applications to be submitted on NFYFC’s application form and must be accompanied by a supporting email/letter. The application form is here.

2.  Closing date for completed applications is 17.00 hrs Friday 22 April 2022

3.  Completed applications should be sent to recruitment@nfyfc.org.uk

Or, marked Private & Confidential to James Eckley, Chief Officer, National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs, YFC Centre, 10th Street, Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, CV8 2LG

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