The Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers (RABDF) is seeking a new chief executive with a salary in the region of £70,000.

The RABDF said the chosen candidate will inspire a team of highly motivated and skilled staff and work closely with the board of trustees to achieve the charity’s strategic objectives.

They will be required to cultivate and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders including dairy farmers, industry partners, government agencies and policymakers.

This full-time hybrid role is mainly based at the RABDF head office in Warwickshire, but time will also be required with different clients and projects across the UK.

An element of working from home will also be acceptable.

‘A critical time for the dairy industry’

RABDF chair Robert Craig said the role is the perfect opportunity for a motivated individual looking to make that next step in their career or an individual passionate about driving the sector forward.

“This is a critical time for the dairy industry with decreasing support payments, increased volatility and continuing labour shortages. We must have the right candidate at the charity’s helm to steer the ship forward,” he said.

“The job will be highly rewarding due to the influence and impact the individual can have within this role and by working as part of the RABDF team.

“There is also real scope for the right individual to put their stamp on the charity and bring forward ideas about how we can continue promoting and developing the charity and bring in new income streams.

“The role has only had two CEOs in the last 23 years and showcases the incredible satisfaction and enjoyment that can be gained by working for this charity.”

The RABDF said it works hard to ensure a sustainable and prosperous future for the dairy industry in the UK by representing the sector at a national and government level.

Those who wish to apply for the position of RABDF chief executive can find out more via the charity’s website.