VACANCY: Commonwealth Agricultural Conference 2020 Coordinator

The 29th Commonwealth Agricultural Conference 2020
30 June – 11 July 2020

Based in: Norwich, Norfolk, UK
Hours: Part-time/flexible (annualised hours) working to full-time in 2020
Salary: Competitive, commensurate with experience and ability.


In July 2020 the Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association (RNAA) will host the 29th Commonwealth Agriculture Conference in Norwich, Norfolk UK. Working on behalf of the Royal Agricultural Society of the Commonwealth (RASC), the RNAA will deliver a high quality, high profile and major impact event for the UK.

The RASC ¬plays a pivotal role in the promotion of agriculture throughout the Commonwealth. Founded by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh in 1957, the RASC provides opportunities for agricultural associations and Show societies from across the Commonwealth countries, and further afield, to engage with industry leaders and support the advancement of sector. Through its international Next Generation programme, it also helps younger people develop new skills and encourages new talent in the industry. The Commonwealth Agriculture Conference (CAC), held every two years, is the RASC’s major international gathering, bringing together between 300-500 delegates from around the world.

The aims of the conference are to provide the opportunity for delegates to engage with leading industry figures, a platform for shared experiences and the advancement of best practice. The conference also offers opportunities for Next Generation delegates to meet and develop their own programme and for the leaders of major associations to discuss key issues in the CEO sessions.
The 2016 conference was held in Singapore, attended by around 400 delegates, and the 2018 conference will take place in Alberta, Canada.

Planning for 2020 has now begun and an experienced individual is being sought to work towards delivery of this conference.

The Conference Coordinator

This role requires a flexible, highly motivated, individual who can bring their experience and a variety of organisational and administrative skills to support the successful development of plans for CAC 2020. There may also be opportunities to take on other projects for the RNAA and to oversee elements of the Royal Norfolk Show or other events from time to time.

The ideal candidate will have previous experience of high-level conference organisation, working in a customer facing environment and delivering exceptional levels of service. They will possess excellent interpersonal skills, be able to communicate effectively at all levels, as well as having sound organisational and administrative skills. An understanding of the agricultural industry and international experience will be an advantage.

The RNAA is a small team where the ability to self-start is essential. We have a supportive and flexible working environment built on a collaborative approach and ethos.

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Please email a short letter outlining why you feel you may be suitable for this role, together with your current CV.
The closing date for applications is Friday 20 July 2018.

Interviews will be at Norfolk Showground in w/c 30 July 2018.
Applications should be sent in confidence to Mrs Julie Rainford of Rainford HR who is advising the RNAA with this appointment, and to whom questions should be directed, at:

M: 07725 055598

The Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association is an equal opportunities employer.
No agency candidates will be considered. Direct applications only please. Freelance applicants considered.

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