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Opportunity for NSA Regional Manager

28th February 2024

The nine regions of the National Sheep Association (NSA) are integral to the organisation’s success, feeding the views and needs of grassroots farmers into all areas of work and providing forums and events for NSA members to share experiences, air opinions and gain information.

NSA Eastern Region is now looking for a new manager to organise and coordinate its presence in Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, Northampton and Suffolk. This is a paid-for administrative role.

The regional manager position will suit a self-motivated individual ready to make the role their own and work with a small and friendly team of regional sheep farming committee members to drive the profile and activity of NSA. The role will suit anyone with good organisation skills and an interest in promoting the interests of the sheep sector. The regional manager will be paid an annual honorarium of £1,800 plus expenses.

The regional manager will:-

  • Organise and take minutes at four committee meetings annually, to include an Annual Regional Members’ Meeting. Work with the regional chairman to determine agenda items and take forward agreed actions.
  • Organise activities agreed by the regional committee, such as farm walks, evening meetings and social events.
  • Ensure the successful delivery of a biennial NSA Next Generation Shepherd Competition (a regional qualifier for the national final).
  • With support from NSA Head Office, provide information for regional members via various NSA communication routes and ensure the region runs effectively and to budget.
  • Attend meetings (usually online but sometimes at NSA Head Office) to meet with and share ideas with other regional managers and NSA staff members.
  • Work with NSA Head office to ensure the successful delivery of two NSA Eastern Region ram sales – full training will be provided.

An induction will be provided by NSA Head Office, with ongoing support available. To apply for the NSA Eastern Region role, please send your CV and covering letter to Fiona Parker, NSA Activities and Support Officer, by Monday 25th March 2024.

  • To apply or for general questions, contact Fiona on or 01684 892 661.
  • For questions specific to NSA Eastern Region, please speak to Robert Spink, NSA Eastern Region Chair, on 07935 302873