Applications are invited for a general secretary to The Fillongley Agricultural Society.

This role was traditionally carried out by a Society committee member who would have knowledge of the roles and tasks required. It is now offered to a member of the public who will, preferably, have some knowledge and experience of rural life and farming and/or equestrian matters and would enjoy becoming part of a lively Agricultural Society which has been in existence for 93 years.

Applicants will need to possess the following –

  • Good administration and computer/IT skills
  • Good communication and literacy skills
  • The ability to co-ordinate a number of activities and tasks and meet deadlines
  • The ability to follow the diary/work plan (eventually) without instruction or assistance

The successful applicant will be a key member of a team of volunteers committed to the Fillongley Agricultural Society’s objectives.

Initially, and at least for the first year, the Secretary will spend several hours per week on general Society business. In the weeks leading up to the Annual Show in August, several hours per day will be required.  However, the majority of the tasks are repeated year on year and once understood the role will become more easily managed.

In addition to the Annual Show, The Society holds an Annual Quiz Night, Annual Lunch and Farm and Field competitions throughout the year.

As the secretary would be required to attend and take minutes at committee meetings and to attend the Annual Show in August, it would be beneficial if the applicant lived within a reasonable distance of Corley and Fillongley where the monthly committee meetings and annual show are held.

This position would suit a person with spare time, an interest in rural life and having the necessary skills.  In the tradition of such a position, an honorarium or ex gratia payment is paid, which is in the region of £5000 per annum, with this figure dependent on skills and abilities.


Please submit applications in writing to –

Mr Richard Allen,
The Cliffs Farm,
Tippers Hill Lane,

Or email:


For a PDF version of this advert CLICK HERE !

For more information on what the role involves CLICK HERE!

In light of the recent bird flu situation we are working in line with government guidelines. Therefore, the following form will need to be completed by all participants :

Please read the following documents:

July 2017

Zilla Cookes Bursary for Higher Education in Agricultural Studies 2017/18

Are you starting an agricultural related further education course in September/October 2017?

Do you live within a 10 mile radius of Fillongley Church?

Would you like to benefit from a £500 bursary from Fillongley Agricultural Society?

The winner of the Bursary will be announced in October/November 2017.


Application forms will be available from June 2017 onwards from:

The Secretary 07928 231460



Are you aged over 16?
Do you like being near and around Horses, Livestock, Dogs and Poultry? Classic Cars, Tractors and Trade Stands?

If so, how do you feel about volunteering to help at this year’s Show?

We need helpers of all ages (have to be over 16) to prepare the Show Ground for the visitors and to help with various activities on the day.
Please contact us on 07928 231 460 or email