Governance Manager

Join Britain’s biggest walking charity to help more people enjoy the benefits of walking.  

The Ramblers is looking to recruit a skilled and experienced individual to oversee the management of governance matters within the chief executive officers office for The Ramblers Association limited and its subsidiary, Ramblers Enterprises limited. 

Responsibilities include:

  • supporting the CEO in management of cross GB governance issues
  • direct responsibility for ensuring that the board of trustees, all sub committees, executive committees and general council
  • operate efficiently and effectively in accordance with the articles and standing orders

This is an exciting time to join the Ramblers team and a great opportunity to make a lasting and tangible impact on the future success of the charity. This is a new role that you will be able to shape. We are looking for a mature and experienced individual who is keen to work closely with the senior management team and board of trustees to ensure the Ramblers governance remains fit for the future

You will be able to demonstrate the following key knowledge, skills and expertise:

  • Qualified company secretary
  • Ability to understand governance arrangements
  • Experience of management of annual councils/conferences
  • Experience of managing governance change in not for profit environments
  • Experience of working in governance for an organisation with a branch/devolved structure
  • Ability to develop strong, collaborative relationships with tact and diplomacy
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with demonstrable attention to detail and the needs of different audiences
  • Ability to travel and to spend evenings and weekends away from home

At the same time you will need to be passionate about the outdoors as we are, with the confidence, resilience and commitment to ensure plans happen.

The Ramblers are an equal opportunities employer.  We warmly welcome applications from appropriately qualified people from all sections of the community and aim to promote diversity.  

The role profile (job description and person specification) can be found here: Job Pack – Governance Manager
The Ramblers are an equal opportunities employer, the equal opps form can be found here – Equal Opps Monitoring Form
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