UPPER WHARFEDALE AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY
End of an era as Kilnsey Show seeks new secretary
This year will be the last for long-serving Kilnsey Show & Sports secretary Kathy Lambert – and the search is now on to find her replacement.
After first taking over the reins in 2007, Kathy’s reign in the keynote role will come to an end after this year’s 122nd annual Upper Wharfedale Agricultural Society-organised showcase on Tuesday, August 27.
Kathy explained: “Kilnsey Show remains a charitable organisation, supported by a large team of volunteers. While the organisation, planning and management of the show is a year-round activity, the workload is uneven and the person appointed must have good availability, including weekends and some evenings, throughout July, August and September.
“In my opinion, the role is equivalent to three to four months’ full-time work, the majority between July and September, and is largely office based at Kilnsey, so a full driving licence and a vehicle are essential."
“This position demands a strong commitment to carry forward the work of the society and the successful candidate must be able to provide office management and administration support to the organisation, together with excellent communication skills, so ensuring a successful show each year. Some agricultural knowledge would also be helpful, though this is not essential.”
Applicants are invited to send their CV with a covering letter explaining why they would be suitable for the position to firstname.lastname@example.org