National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement


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

Led by young people, for young people, YFCs provide 24,500 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.


YFC Members Vision:2023 - Strategic Plan Working Group

The NFYFC is seeking five experienced and dynamic YFC Members (full members or club members) who can contribute to the development of a strategic plan for NFYFC by joining a Working Group reporting to Council and the Board of Management.

Those expressing an interest in these posts will need a wide range of skills and experience alongside the integrity required to shape the future for all NFYFC members.

Successful candidates will show an enthusiastic approach to their involvement and should be in support of the overall objective of developing a new strategy for the organisation.

Expressions of Interests are welcomed from YFC members with the following qualities:-

Essential qualities:

  • Strategic and forward thinking vision in relation to the delivery of NFYFC's charitable aims and objectives.
  • Knowledge of the work undertaken by the NFYFC in both:
  • Internal environments- (Area Committees, County Federations, Clubs)
  • External environments- (Government departments, rural communities, youth sector, agricultural industry, sponsors and trust funders).
  • Willingness to devote time to carry out responsibilities – meetings, preparation for meetings, specific tasks or projects, YFC events/meetings to represent the strategic working group / NFYFC.
  • Good, independent judgement, political impartiality and the ability to think creatively.
  • Articulate, with good communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to respect the confidences of colleagues.
  • An ability to work effectively as a member of a team and to take decisions
  • Understanding and acceptance of Nolan’s seven principles of public life: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.* (see P3)
  • Well organised.

Desirable qualities:

  • Experience of managing change.
  • An understanding of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of NFYFC involvement with the voluntary sector, away from YFC - holding office with a chartable/membership organisation outside of the YFC community is very desirable.
  • Experienced of holding office in YFC - recent or current experience as a YFC Club or County Federation officer is particularly desirable.
  • Experience of developing systems or carrying out review processes.

All Expression of Interests to be submitted on NFYFCs application form (paper ref: 283-18-A)

Closing deadline for submission of Expressions of Interest: 12 noon, Wednesday 28 November 2018.

Expression of Interests to be sent to Matt Caldicott at the email or postal address given below (marked ‘Private & Confidential’).


Via post:
National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs
YFC Centre, Unit 178,
10th Street, Stoneleigh Park
Warwickshire CV8 2LG

Full role description can be found here.

YFC Members for NFYFC Board of Management

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 of over 24,500 members in 615 Young Farmers’ Clubs in England & Wales which are grouped in 48 County Federations.

The National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs supports the Clubs and County Federations achieve their 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, having a voice (both within the organisation and externally) and personal development to YFC members aged 10 to 26 years and to those supporting them in their roles across England and Wales.

The NFYFC is seeking four experienced and dynamic YFC Members (full members or club members) who can contribute to the leadership and direction of the NFYFC by joining its Board of Management (the Managing Trustees).

The Board comprises elected individuals who together form the Managing Trustees of this Friendly Society (with Special Authority) which operates to charitable objectives and reports to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).  Registration number 52SA.  The NFYFC is taking steps to transition to a Charitable Company.

The NFYFC operates nationwide from its office based at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire and employs approx 14 staff, including a Chief Officer, who oversees the day to day operations and delivery of the organisations programmes of work.

Those expressing an interest in these posts will need personal authority and integrity and the ability to provide sound independent advice.  They should be well organised and have knowledge/experience that will contribute to steering the strategic direction the organisation 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.

Full role description available here

Expression of Interest form available here

Closing date - Monday 29th October 2018 12 noon.

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