Equine Co-ordinator

Norwich, Norfolk – competitive market rate salary and benefits.

We have a rare opportunity to join the Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association (RNAA), a charity established in 1847, whose main purpose is to promote and encourage the understanding of, and improvement in, agriculture, food and farming. Best known for the annual Royal Norfolk Show, the RNAA is one of the UK’s leading agricultural associations. In addition to organising its Shows, representing the interests of some 3500 members and running a major venue and events business, the RNAA plays a central role in supporting agriculture both regionally and nationally. In 2018, it took over the secretariat responsibilities for the Royal Agricultural Society of the Commonwealth.

Reporting to the Show & Programmes Director, this unique, varied and important role involves planning and delivering all aspects of Equine events undertaken by the RNAA. The Equine Coordinator will lead the planning for all equine classes, competitions and events for the Royal Norfolk Show. Specifically this will require engagement with a variety of stakeholders ranging from Breed societies and exhibitors to volunteer stewards and judges. Excellent planning skills are required to ensure that the Show’s many classes run like clock work and to the high standard demanded by our competitors and judges. During the Show there is a requirement to ensure that results are correctly recorded, and that prizes, rosettes and trophies are awarded to successful competitors.

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record as an experienced administrator, skilled at working on multiple activities simultaneously, while maintaining an excellent level of service to a very diverse group of internal and external customers.  They will possess well-honed interpersonal skills and be able to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, at all levels.

Based in a rural setting at the Norfolk Showground on the outskirts of Norwich, the RNAA provides a supportive and flexible working environment built on a collaborative approach and ethos.

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The closing date for applications is Friday 14 September 2018.

Interested? Please email a short letter outlining why you feel you may be suitable for this role, together with your current CV and an indication of salary expectations. Interviews will be held at the Norfolk Showground in the week commencing 24 September. Applications should be sent in confidence directly to the CEO’s PA, Emma Fuller, using the following email address  freya.carter@rnaa.org.uk . Any questions should also be addressed to this email.

The Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association is an equal opportunities employer.

No agency candidates will be considered. Direct applications only please.

A part time post 30 hours per week but with the potential for the assignment of additional responsibilities and increased hours. Applicants must be able to work full time and additional hours during the Royal Norfolk Show period.