The charitable mission of the Ramblers is defined by our legal constitution - the Memorandum and Articles.
The Ramblers is run by a board of trustees elected by council members at the annual meeting of general council.
The trustees are all volunteers. They steer the charity and guarantee its long term health and strength. They appoint and oversee the chief executive, approve the business plan and agree the annual budget. The minutes of board meetings are available online so that members can see what the board is doing on their behalf.
The key role of the board is to determine the strategy for achieving our mission (subject to general council consultation and approval) and the oversight of the implementation of that strategy across our range of activities. This includes our values, ethics, image and communications.
The board delegates the running of the Ramblers to the chief executive as its chief officer. The chief executive enacts the mission of Ramblers through its volunteers and staff.
The full board focusses mainly on the strategy for delivering our charitable objectives. In addition there are two oversight committees which are responsible for the detailed oversight of the implementation of the mission and the enactment of the business plan.
A person appointed by each constituent part of Ramblers (Scotland and Wales)
Meet the trustees and senior management team.
The Charity Commission (the body which regulates charities like the Ramblers in England and Wales) produces a useful guide to the role and responsibilities of trustees, called The Essential Trustee. For more information visit www.charity-commission.gov.uk.
The board of trustees has a finance and operations sub-committee, chaired by the honorary treasurer. The agenda, minutes, and papers from its meetings are available to all trustees.
Find out more about the Ramblers Board of Trustees and Senior Management Team.