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Chief Executive Officer - CEO

Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers (RABDF)
Hybrid Working, Warwickshire
Competitive salary depending on your experience
Closing date
12 Jun 2024

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) – Hybrid Working, Warwickshire

RABDF (Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers) are looking for a full-time CEO to lead the organisation into the next phase of its exciting future.

Our Business

RABDF was founded in 1876 as an independent organisation dedicated to the interests of dairy farmers, ensuring the industry’s voice is heard. It delivers a range of activities and initiatives central to supporting the growth and development of the industry.

The charity is funded by its membership of dairy farmers, industry personnel and corporate members with further income generated by commercial events.

Your Role

As the CEO you will be leading, inspiring and motivating the staff team to achieve the charity's strategic objectives. Roles and responsibilities will include but won't be limited to:

  • Develop and oversee the annual budget in collaboration with the Board of Trustees, driving revenue generation through diverse income streams.
  • Cultivate and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders, including dairy farmers, industry partners, government agencies, and policymakers.
  • Oversee the planning, organising, and executing of a series of events and activities throughout the year, including Dairy Tech, Down to Earth, Women in Dairy and Entrepreneurs in Dairying.
  • Measure and evaluate the impact of RABDF's programs and initiatives, making data-driven decisions to optimise outcomes and maximise benefits for dairy farmers.
  • Foster a culture of collaboration, innovation, and continuous improvement within the organisation.
  • Lead the implementation of RABDF's strategic plan, working collaboratively with the Board of Trustees and staff team to achieve key objectives and milestones.

This role is a full-time hybrid role which is mainly based at our Warwickshire office but also time will be required with different clients and projects across the UK. An element of working from home will also be acceptable.

Job Requirements

  • A full UK Driving license.
  • Proof of UK right to work

Your Requirements

  • Demonstrate previous experience & knowledge of dairy farming and business development
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, for effectively engaging with stakeholders, advocating for the interests of dairy farmers, and representing RABDF in public forums.
  • Strong financial management skills for overseeing budgets, generating revenue, and ensuring the organisation's long-term financial sustainability.
  • A strategic mindset for navigating the complexities of the dairy sector, identifying emerging trends, and capitalising on opportunities for growth and innovation
  • An ability to articulate a compelling vision for the future of the British dairy industry and inspire others to rally behind that vision.
  • Uphold the highest standards of integrity, transparency, and ethical conduct, earning the trust and confidence of RABDF's stakeholders and ensuring the organisation's credibility and reputation remain intact.
  • Ensuring good governance in place, being transparent, accountable, responsive and equal

This is an exhilarating opportunity for someone to join the team and help us build a powerful future.

The Benefits

  • Competitive salary depending on your experience
  • Company pension, events and Holiday
  • Flexible working hours
  • Being part of a business which is looking to progress and make an impact on the dairy industry.


The office is based in Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire. Travel will be required for different events, meetings and client visits.

If you think you could join our team as a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) then please get in touch.

Applications with a covering letter will receive priority.

You can also apply for this role by clicking the Apply Button.

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