The Yorkshire Agricultural Society is seeking a Charitable Activities Co-ordinator to help deliver a range of exciting projects and interactive events, at the Great Yorkshire Show and throughout the rest of the year..
Place of work Yorkshire Agricultural Society, Regional Agricultural Centre, Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate HG2 8NZ
Hours of work On average over the year the hours will be 31.5 per week worked in the following pattern:
• 35 hours per week term time – 39 weeks
• 21 hours per week school holidays – 13 weeks
Some flexibility would be required to fit with operational requirements such as starting at 8.30 am when courses are running and additional hours would be required for events such as Springtime Live, Countryside Days, Countryside Live and Great Yorkshire Show.
Salary and benefits Salary + 26 days holiday (FTE) plus BH's + Pension + Life Assurance + Private healthcare
Line Manager Charitable Activities Manager
Job Purpose Coordinate and deliver the Society's charitable activities. Working with farmers, teachers, educators and businesses alike to provide the best possible food and farming learning experience for children and adults and supporting the wider farming industry.
• Responsible for the development and delivery of projects and events, as part of the charitable remit of the Yorkshire Agricultural Society
• Organising events, meetings and courses, from leaflet design, promotion and registration of attendees to post-event evaluation
• To liaise with colleagues from across the business to deliver events, meetings and courses
• To liaise with and form relationships with schools, farmers and public sector organisations with a view to the developing the Society's charitable activities.
• To represent the Society at meetings and conferences where appropriate.
• To manage budgets and project outputs and report regularly to the Charitable Activities Manager.
• Promote and manage school visits to the Great Yorkshire Show
• To work with other organisations and develop partnerships to promote farming and the countryside
• To develop new ideas to enhance the charitable activities of the Society
• To provide regular written and verbal progress reports
• To seek funding for projects in partnership with other organisations
• To liaise with the Society PR Manager to promote our charitable activities
• To use social media to promote events and activities
• To manage the operational delivery of education events
Experience and skills required
• A real passion and knowledge of food, farming and the countryside
• Familiarity with education and the national curriculum with an ability to discuss learning objectives and learning resources with teaching staff
• Experience of successfully delivering projects involving education or farming
• Knowledge and experience of the farming community with your own farming network
• Ability to be self-motivated, well-organised and creative
• Good knowledge of IT, Microsoft Office, Powerpoint, Spreadsheets and ability to use IT efficiently
• Ability to use Facebook and Twitter to promote events and key Society messages
• Excellent communication skills, whether writing newsletters and social media posts or presenting to children, teachers or farmers
• Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team
• Flexibility to undertake a variety of tasks, in a hands-on manner, and prioritise workload
• Good organisational skills, to run events, meetings, teachers' courses etc. including working to a budget
This post requires a DBS (enhanced) check
To apply for this position, please send a CV and covering letter, outlining your suitability for the role and your current salary to
Closing Date: 13th April 2017