Chief Executive Officer

The Ramblers is the country’s premier walking charity and the only organisation that combines the joy of walking with protecting the environment.  Each year 300,000 people take part in our group walks. Our campaigns help make Great Britain a better place to live and walk and leave a vital legacy for future generations.


We are seeking an inspirational CEO who will work collaboratively to develop and execute our strategy with an enthusiastic Board of Trustees and Senior Leadership Team. 
The CEO's success will come from aligning 20,000 enthusiastic volunteers with our strategy and leading the 100 strong staff team to deliver challenging objectives. They will relish the challenge of growing our membership of 100,000 and developing partnerships and funding streams to support this growth. It is critical they are an excellent relationship builder.
The Ramblers is future focused, and we have embarked on a significant transformation programme, covering our organisational design, ways of working and brand. As part of this, we have developed digital tools and resources to help us meet our future needs. We now need to ensure these tools are embedded and widely used by staff, volunteers and members.


Required experience:


• Previously held the role of CEO or senior director in a large charity or non-profit, working closely with the governance body


• Strategic planning, budgeting and decision making at Board level


• Direct experience of working with volunteers in a large volunteer-led organisation


• Successfully led an organisation through transformational change


• Managed and developed direct reports at Director level, so they deliver challenging objectives


• Built effective relationships with the external organisations, influencers and the media


If you are committed to our cause and have the skills, experience and drive to lead us through the next stage of our transformational journey, we would like to discuss our CEO role with you.

How to apply:
Please review the full job description here and send your CV and a summary of why you think you have the skills and experience for this role to by 14th September 2020.



We will review all applications and confirm by email whether we are going to be taking you through to interview stage.


Please note we anticipate* that the interviews will take place between the following dates:


First round: 21st – 25th September

Final round: 5th – 9th October


*please note the interviews may be delayed or moved online given the ongoing coronavirus situation and we will keep applicants updated as appropriate