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County Development Officer

Surrey Federation of Young Farmers Clubs
Job Description: 

County Development Officer 

20 hours a week, term time only - £9,750

(Equivalent Pro Rata to £24,050 pa)

Do you have an interest and experience of supporting young people? Do you have excellent interpersonal, organisational and planning skills? Have you a proven track record of delivering successful projects, managing marketing  and communications and/or offering volunteer support?  Then the role of County Development Officer with Surrey Federation of Young Farmers Clubs could be for you.

Surrey Federation of Young Farmers Clubs is a membership organisation with approximately 150 members aged 10 to 26 years old. We are seeking an exceptional individual to join our small, effective, hard working, team. Together we have the unique opportunity to support young people on their personal development journey, encourage their community involvement and extend their opportunities to explore rural and countryside issues.

The job involves:

·      Enabling the development of new and existing programmes and projects at a Club, County, Regional and National level.

·      Supporting clubs to attract new members and volunteers and provide appropriate training opportunities

·      Setting targets, identify key milestones and provide monitoring and evaluation reports

·      Promoting the work of Surrey Young Farmers through networking internally and externally

·      Increasing the number of clubs in Surrey

You must have a minimum of two years development experience in the private, public or voluntary sectors, with a proven track record of delivery and a willingness to “learn by doing”.

The role is for 20 hours a week, term time only – 39 weeks on a 2 year fixed contract (holidays should be taken out of term time and holiday entitlement is included in the salary). Hours of work to be mutually agreed with the line manager, however approx 2 evening sessions per week are required together with attendance at county meetings. SYF weekend events will be paid as overtime. As a youth organisation, all personnel must be undertake an enhanced level DBS Check.  The office is based at Something Special, Betchworth, where there is free parking.

Full or Part Time: 
Part time
£9,750 pro rata
End Date - close of application: 
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Contact Details: 

Closing date: Noon on Wednesday 23rd March; interviews will be held during the evening on 30th March. Successful candidates will be asked to attend Cowpie show on Sunday 8th May.
To apply please send your CV with a covering letter outlining how you meet the job profile to Luke Smith at lukesmith135@yahoo.com by Noon on Wednesday 9th March.
For queries about this position please phone Luke Smith, County Chairman, Surrey Young Farmers on 07976 044610.

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