Chief Executive Officer - Yorkshire Agricultural Society

21 November 20212021-11-21
Harrogate, North Yorkshire


A superb CEO opportunity with a prestigious organisation that offers a lot of positive and exciting challenges. We are seeking an outstanding individual to lead, motivate and inspire a great organisation and a team of enthusiastic people who are passionate about the work that they do and the agricultural industry they support and promote.

The Yorkshire Agricultural Society (YAS) is a registered charity, founded in 1837 to support and promote agriculture as well as rural and allied industries throughout the North of England. The Society hosts the Great Yorkshire Show in Harrogate every year to promote farming, food and the countryside and is funded by first class commercial businesses on the Showground, YEC, Pavilions of Harrogate, Fodder and Harrogate Caravan Park.

As Chief Executive Officer of YAS your role will be to manage, develop and promote the Society’s operations and work and act as an advisor to the Trustees in establishing and implementing the strategic direction of the Society, including all aspects of the successful commercial activities on the showground. The role will include responsibility for the Great Yorkshire Show, finance, property and land, facilities, governance, HR, Health and Safety, risk management, charitable and commercial activities. This is an exciting time for the Society, and we are proud of our past and very excited about our future.

We are looking for individuals with the following key skills and knowledge

  • Significant experience in a senior leadership role within a commercial business or charitable organisation
  • Experience of leading multiple teams, strategic planning, and management of change
  • Commercially astute with an excellent track record in income generation and diversification of income streams
  • Be comfortable leading both commercial and charitable activities
  • A passion for the values and work of the Society

This is an outstanding opportunity for the very best CEOs in our region to lead a forward thinking and diverse charity. A competitive salary with an excellent benefits package is on offer.