Temporary Charitable Activities Manager (to cover maternity leave)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a temporary Charitable Activities Manager to join the Yorkshire Agricultural Society (YAS) in Harrogate to co-ordinate and push forward our diverse range of charitable activities. The role is to cover maternity leave and will start in July 2018.

Yorkshire Agricultural Society was founded to help improve and promote agriculture in the Region. Educating future generations is an important part of the Society’s charitable work, as is encouraging and supporting the agricultural community through a range of different events and initiatives. Our educational programme of activities include:

  • Courses for teachers
  • Farmhouse Breakfast
  • Countryside day
  • Careers in Focus
  • Great Yorkshire Show Discovery Zone


We also have an established and growing programme of supporting farmers through:

  • Future Farmers of Yorkshire
  • Farmer Scientist Network
  • Yorkshire Rural Support Network
  • Yorkshire Food Farming and Rural Network
  • Scholarships, awards and grant applications.


The role of the Charitable Activities Manager is to co-ordinate, oversee and extend the range of charitable activities which fulfill the broader aims and objectives of the Society. You will assist in promoting Farming and the Countryside by representing the Society and working with various industry groups and individuals across the region. The post is broad in remit and includes line management of staff, project management, management of events and liaison with a range of different stakeholders.

Suitable applicants will have excellent interpersonal skills, experience of education and a passion for, and knowledge of, farming and the countryside. The role requires good networking skills and the ability to develop successful partnerships with a range of organisations. It is likely that candidates will have a track record of managing projects, events and budgets and successfully delivering results through charitable programmes.

A full job description is available at and interested applicants should apply with full CV and details of salary to