National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

Recruitment

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.

NFYFC 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.

Vacancies

Digital Manager

Salary: Expected to be circa £44,000 pro rata depending on skills & experience (negotiable)

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

Contract: Contract: 22½ hrs per week. Permanent

The National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs (NFYFC) is seeking a dynamic individual who can support the organisation with its digital transformation on a part-time permanent basis (22½ hrs per week) to develop the digital thinking of the organisation and identify and implement 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.

This is a new opportunity working for a membership organisation with a busy programme of activities and will be responsible for designing digital processes that can be used across the organisation. The post holder will identify processes for change and be creative in designing digital ways of working.

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 the digital skills to our wider county federation staff teams.
  • Support with the delivery of online and digital elements of events and meetings.

About you

The successful candidate must:

  • 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.
  • Be flexible and want to get stuck in with a variety of aspects of digital development work.
  • Have the skills and ability to work with others to develop digital working and be able to prioritise work.
  • Enjoy understanding the needs of users and sharing knowledge and skills with others.
  • Have the ability to pick up emerging digital tools quickly and understand how they can be used most effectively and will enjoy staying up to date with new digital ideas and practices.

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

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

Other:

The post is part-time (22½ hours per week) 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. A time off in lieu policy is in place.

The post is permanent.

Flexible working hours under NFYFC’s Preferred Working Hours policy.

Please be advised that we cannot offer visa sponsorship and that you must have right to work in the UK to apply or be considered for this role. If you are a non-UK/EU National, you must have an appropriate working visa to undertake UK based employment.

NFYFC is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. We are committed to inclusion and embrace the spirit of all equalities legislation. Where possible we will always make reasonable adjustments for accessibility to anyone who requires it.

View the full job description here.

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:-

  • All applications to be submitted on NFYFC’s application form and be accompanied by a supporting statement/letter/email that outlines up to three strengths or perspectives or experiences you would bring to this role and how you meet the person specification (no more than two A4 sides).
  • The application form is here.
  • Closing date for completed applications is 12 noon Thursday 4 August 2022
  • Completed applications should be sent by email to Sandra.Bromley@nfyfc.org.uk, PA to the Chief Officer.

YFC Field Officer

Salary & allowances: Salary circa £25,000 per annum + car allowance (£3,600 per annum) = £28,600

Location:  Home based with travel throughout England & Wales

Contract: Full-time (37½ hrs per week).  Permanent 

The National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs (NFYFC) is seeking an individual to play a leading role in supporting and developing YFC county federations as a YFC Field Officer.

The role will join NFYFC’s staff team to assist with delivery of support services provided to NFYFC's constituent county federations.

The purpose of the role is to act as the key point of contact for the YFC county workforce and to support them to effectively manage the county federation (an independent charity) and to assist the county federations provide support to YFC clubs (small local charities).  The YFC workforce comprises of volunteers and staff working for YFC county federations either in a voluntary or a salaried role. A significant number of volunteers change roles annually, and quickly building working relationships will be a key target. 

This is a multi-disciplinary role with responsibility for providing advice, guidance, support and resources for the YFC county workforce as well as distinguishing the training needs that will develop the effectiveness of the county federations. 

The role will include learning and sharing the good practices in place in YFC clubs and county federations – acting as a conduit to share these across the organisation. 

What you may find yourself doing:

  • Responding to the challenges of a busy working environment managing requests for information and support from NFYFC’s constituent county federations and volunteers - candidates must be adaptable and enjoy a fast-paced working environment.
  • Making regular ‘check-in’ visits (via telephone, online or in person) with NFYFC’s constituent county federation staff and volunteers in England and Wales. Assisting with preparing any action planning required.
  • Learning of good practices already in place in YFC clubs and county federations and sharing these across the organisation.
  • Designing or assessing training materials and programmes to meet identified needs.
  • Planning and delivering training sessions or events.  Making requests for colleagues to produce materials to support training activities. 

To find out more about the role, download the full Job Description and Person Specification document from here.  The closing date for applications is 12 noon Friday 19 August 2022.

About you:

We are seeking applicants who are:

  • Experienced in working with volunteers and young people.  Able to adapt to working with new volunteers annually. Experience of the Young Farmers’ Clubs organisation or as a youthwork practitioner will be an advantage.
  • Experienced in working to a robust safeguarding policy and safeguarding first culture.
  • Able to demonstrate experience of supporting and mentoring volunteers and colleagues.  Able to build strong productive relationships (on occasion remotely).
  • Networkers with influencing skills that result in positive outcomes - Experience of engaging internal decision makers and decision-making bodies at a county or regional level when making policy recommendations – this will include consultation and ability to pre-empt questions/concerns.
  • Able to encourage and influence the learning and training provided by NFYFC (delivery of much of our training is through a network of volunteers).
  • Able to manage administration and record keeping including experience of servicing committees, producing committee reports, taking and producing minutes to a high standard.
  • Fluent in the use of IT (MS Office, databases and other digital/online tools).
  • Experienced in promoting and demonstrating anti-discriminatory practice.
  • A driver (full licence) – essential and access to a vehicle to be used for work (this post attracts a car allowance and mileage claims against the expenses policy).  Travel throughout England and Wales is a requirement of the role.
  • Charismatic – an outgoing personality and a team player. 

Desirable

  • Experienced in working with and managing the governance functions of a small charity or keen to learn about and provide advice on the governance of small local charitable organisations.
  • Experienced in committee work.
  • Able to identify training needs and to develop and design national-level training materials and toolkits.
  • Holders of formal qualifications as an educator or youthworker.
  • Experienced working with/for a membership organisation.   

Other:

The post is full time and is permanent.

Contracted hours are balanced, and post holders will average a 37½ hour working week.  Working hours will include some evenings and some weekends.  A time off in lieu policy is in place.

The post is home based and travel throughout England and Wales is a requirement of this role and may involve occasional overnight stays.  Attendance at national meetings that NFYFC hosts (online, or often in Warwickshire) will be required.

Please be advised that we cannot offer visa sponsorship and that you must have right to work in the UK to apply or be considered for this role. If you are a non-UK National, you must already have an appropriate working visa/right to work in the UK to be considered. This post is based in the UK.

NFYFC is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. We are committed to inclusion and embrace the spirit of all equalities legislation. Where possible we will always make reasonable adjustments for accessibility to anyone who requires it. 

Instructions to applicants:-

All applications to be submitted on NFYFC’s application form (available here) and accompanied by a supporting statement/letter/email, outlining how you meet the person specification and what you can bring to the role (no more than two A4 sides) 

The application form and full Job Description and Person Specification is here 

Closing date for completed applications is 12 noon Friday 19 August 2022 

Completed applications should be sent by email to Sandra.Bromley@nfyfc.org.uk, PA to the Chief Officer  

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