Youth Development Officer

Warwick, Warwickshire
9.1. Starting salary is expected to be circa £24,950
28 Jun 2017
21 Jul 2017
Full Time
Contract Type

The National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs is looking for a self-motivated and enthusiastic youth development officer to join the team. 

The successful candidate will be experienced in working with young people, have excellent administration skills and a good working knowledge of youth work curriculum and training programmes which result in clear learning outcomes.  Candidates will have good interpersonal skills, the ability to establish positive relationships with young people, youth leaders and supporters.  They should be passionate about working with people and in particular the needs of young people as well as being flexible in their approach with a broad range of stakeholders.

The post holder will report to the Development and Training Manager and manage the administration of the training programmes.  They will assist the team in the development of a range of youth work and training programmes and resources.  The team also provides guidance and support to County Young Farmers’ Clubs and its members on a policy issues and safeguarding.

In addition candidates will be experienced in:-

Ø  Implement safeguarding procedures and handling enquiries.

Ø  Devising support material and training sessions.

Ø  Championing the needs and well being of young people and adults at risk.

Ø  Working with volunteers/supporters.

Good written and verbal communication skills are essential as you will be expected to liaise with members, volunteers, colleagues and county staff.   You will be required to record data, produce reports and correspondence as required, using appropriate ICT packages.

The successful candidate will work well on their own and as part of a team and show enthusiasm with a creative approach to their work.

The post is available full-time (37½ hrs/wk) and is based at the NFYFC Office, Stoneleigh Park, Nr Kenilworth, Warwickshire, although travel throughout England and Wales will be occasionally required.

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, which may include a DBS check at enhanced level, with barred list checks.

For an informal conversation about the role please contact Cath Sykes on 024 76857220 or email

For information regarding the work of the NFYFC, visit

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 12 noon on Friday 21st July 2017
  3. Completed applications should be sent to


Sandra Bromley (marked Private & Confidential)

PA to the Chief Officer

National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs

YFC Centre, 10th Street

Stoneleigh Park


Warwickshire   CV8 2LG

Interviews to be held 27-28th July at (or close to) the NFYFC Office, Stoneleigh Park, Nr Kenilworth, Warwickshire.