Become a trustee


Thank you for considering becoming a trustee at the Ramblers. 

Our trustees govern the Ramblers and direct how it is managed and run. As a trustee, you will draw on your skills and experience to help shape the strategy for achieving our mission, ensure that the charity’s resources are managed responsibly, and that we remain compliant with relevant laws and regulations.

The role of trustee carries significant responsibility and time commitment but is immensely rewarding. You will be contributing to ensuring the long-term stability and success of the Ramblers and delivering our vision of a country where everyone enjoys the outdoors on foot and benefits from the experience.

This is an exciting time to join the board of trustees. Over the last two years the charity has undergone a period of rapid transformation as we react to changes in our external and internal environments. Now, with the appointment of a new chief executive in the spring, the trustees will lead the review of our strategy to meet the challenges ahead. As a new trustee, you’ll receive support through trustee induction meetings, external training, and peer-to-peer mentoring to help you in your role.


Whether you are an experienced trustee or wanting to take your first step at board level, we want to hear from you.

This year there are three ‘ordinary’ member vacancies on the board of trustees, each for a three-year term beginning in April 2022.

The Ramblers welcomes all sections of the community to join with us to achieve our vision and welcome nominations from all parts of the membership.  Black, Asian and ethnic minority groups are currently under-represented on the board, so we particularly encourage nominations from members of these communities to diversify our board membership and bring a different voice to an existing talented board.  We would also welcome applications from younger members.

If you have proven knowledge or experience in one or more of the following areas, even better:

  • Fundraising and income generation
  • Charity legal and governance
  • Charity finance
  • People and organisational development
  • Diversity, inclusion and belonging
  • Campaigns
  • Strategic communications and marketing

Overall though it is more important you are passionate about our aims and ambitions.  

If you would like help or further information about the election process, please contact Simon Kellas, governance manager, ( and he will be delighted to help. If you would like to discuss your application informally with me or any other current trustee, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Simon. 

The deadline for receipt of nominations is 26 February 2022.

Rebecca Dawson
Chair, Ramblers board of trustees