Development & Training Officer

Job Description

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 an individual to play a lead role in supporting and developing YFC county federations. We have an exciting opportunity for a Development and Training Officer with a focus on skills/training, charity governance (including safeguarding) and to undertake development work as part of the YFC Covid recovery.

The Development and Training Officer post has been funded for a period of 18 months and joins a team of two other posts that deliver front-line guidance and support to the YFC workforce, comprising of volunteers and salaried officers of the YFC county federations in England and Wales.

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.

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 37?? 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 of working with or for a membership organisation will be an advantage.

This is a fixed term contract – 18 months. For full details on the role, please see the attached Job Description

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.

Instructions to applicants:-

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

2. Closing date for completed applications is 17.00 hrs Tuesday 14 December 2021

Or, marked Private & Confidential

James Eckley

Chief Officer

National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs

YFC Centre

10th Street

Stoneleigh Park



3. Please fill in an application form and send to the email address on our website

4. Interviews to be held in early January 2022