Board Trustee x 2

 

 

Are you looking to join an organisation with a strong history and sense of purpose? If so, the Ramblers is now recruiting two new members to our board of trustees.

About us

This is an exciting time to be joining the Ramblers board as a new trustee.  Following a period of restructure and consolidation we are recruiting a new chief executive to work with a strong leadership team and the board to grow our influence and impact. 

The pandemic has focused attention on the benefits of walking for leisure and health.  We are looking for trustees who are ready to bring their experience and skills to the board to help capitalise on these opportunities and make the Ramblers the best and most effective it can be, influencing decision makers at all levels, and supporting volunteers across the country to maintain access and support walkers.

We have been championing walkers and protecting people’s rights to enjoy paths and open spaces for over 80 years.  We achieve this by lobbying for a better deal for walkers, defending their rights, and organising and leading walks throughout Great Britain.

As a trustee you will have the opportunity to:

  •   Make strategic decisions and develop new skills
  •   Network with a wide range of people interested in walking and improving the conditions    for walkers
  •   Influence in shaping innovative projects
  •   Improve the health and wellbeing of people and communities

The expected time commitment is about five board meetings each year in London (attending online is possible), plus an annual general meeting, committees and working groups, induction, and some local events.  You will receive appropriate training and necessary expenses will be reimbursed.

 

As a charity with a long and prestigious history, we are acutely aware that we need to drive positive change and adapt to the world around us, in order to remain relevant.   By joining us you can support our direction of travel.

 

The Person

Whether you are an experienced trustee or wanting to take your first step at board level, we want to hear from you. Black, Asian and ethnic minority groups are currently under-represented on the board, so we particularly encourage applications 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 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. 

The Ramblers are an equal opportunities employer. We promote diversity and warmly welcome applications from appropriately qualified people from all sections of the community.  Our EO form can be found here – Equal Opps Monitoring Form

The full job pack including job description and person specification can be found here: Job Pack

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to recruitment@ramblers.org.uk