Head of Ramblers Operations (Head of Operations)

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

The Head of Ramblers Operations will develop and deliver a strategic plan which grows organisational capacity and capability.  The post holder will work in co-production with the volunteer leadership to improve the way Ramblers operates and gets more people involved with walking, mapping, path maintenance, groups and projects.  

A focus is to ensure the Ramblers provides a consistently great service to all our groups/units and work; working with colleagues and the Senior Leadership Team, across Scotland, Wales and England.  We are a member-led organisaiton with 20,000 volunteer and 100 staff.  We want a future focused person to evolve and diversify the operating model to enable more people to get out of doors and enjoy nature.  This role is part of the Operations and Volunteering Department.
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.

Essential Requirements include:

  • Experience of operating at a senior level with a proven track record in delivering a range of operational services and support (ideally through volunteers)
  • Substantial experience of working with volunteers, providing volunteer management and across a variety of situations 
  • Experience of leading culture change and delivering effective change management including overseeing new processes and systems (ideally with volunteers)
  • Technical walking knowledge/skills or experience of delivering a physical activity programme or a wider outdoor qualification/skills
  • Experience of leading and managing teams and programmes

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 – Head of Ramblers Operations
Application is by CV, covering letter and EO monitoring form that may be found here
Completed forms or applications should be sent by email to recruitment@ramblers.org.uk

If you would like to have an informal conversation about the role please call Rachael Bayley on 07969 479589