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British Equestrian Federation

Chair & Non-Executive Director Opportunities

The BEF is seeking a Chair and 3 non-executive directors.  Applicants should possess the commitment, drive and skills to make a tangible contribution to the development of BEF strategy and the robust oversight of the organisation’s governance framework.

Candidates for the position of Chair of the Board of Directors should be able to demonstrate extensive board experience at a senior position within a leading private sector company or sport entity and in the case of the director positions should be competent to provide strategic input in one of the following areas:

                             Human Resources

                             Marketing and Communications


The successful candidates will be elected by and responsible to the BEF Council, which represents the Federation’s member bodies and will be supported by the BEF’s executive staff. These positions are voluntary, with reasonable expenses, and offer the opportunity for close involvement in an exciting phase in the development of equestrian sport. Knowledge of the equestrian industry or of another sport would be of advantage but is not essential. There are approximately 10 meetings of the Board held per year at Abbey Park, Stareton, Warwickshire.

In line with our Equality and Diversity Policy we are keen to achieve a diverse Board of Directors and would welcome applications from those communities under-represented on the Board, in particular people from ethnic minorities and people with disabilities.

For more detailed information and full terms of reference, please click on the following links;

Terms of Reference for the Board

Chairman of the Board Terms of Reference

Non-Executive Director Participation Terms of Reference

Non-Executive Director Marketing and Communications Terms of Reference

Non-Executive Director Human Resources Terms of Reference

Interviews will be held in September with appointments being made at the EGM in November 2016.  All Board Members are expected to meet the highest standards of integrity. A self‐declaration covering bankruptcy and identity check will be required. Expressions of interest,  clearly identifying the role to be considered for, supported by a brief two page CV, with details of two referees, should be sent by the closing date of 5 August 2016 at 4 pm to: Maggie Moreton, Head of Secretariat, British Equestrian Federation, Abbey Park, Stareton, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, CV8 2RH or by email to

All applicants are required to complete our Equal Opportunities Survey, click here to complete.

Riding for the Disabled Association: Part-time Trading Co-ordinator 

Looking for a new challenge?  RDA is recruiting a part time Trading Co-ordinator responsible for growing sales and income from the RDA online shop and at events. This is an exciting and varied role based at RDA National Office, Warwick. Ideal candidates will have creative flair, enthusiasm and enjoy working as part of an energetic, professional team. 

To find out more take a look at the RDA Trading Co-ordinator job description.

To apply please email a full CV and covering letter, describing why you would be suitable for this role to Sal Atkinson by 30 September 2016. 

Direct Dial Tel 01926 405 975

The Pony Club - Marketing and Communications Manager

The Pony Club is looking to recruit a new Marketing and Communications Manager to their central office team at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire.


Specifics within the role include:

 Line management and day to day supervision of a small team working within the areas of Marketing and Communications

 Be part of the Pony Club’s central management team, playing a key role in shaping and delivering the future strategy of the organisation

 Develop and deliver a marketing plan for the organisation to enable it to grow its membership base and significantly raise its profile

 Develop and deliver an internal and external communications plan to ensure that there is excellent communication between staff, volunteers, members and where necessary the general public

 Ensure that editorial and online coverage remains very significant and continues to develop.

 Control of the Marketing and Communications budget. Responsibility for yearly budgeting and reporting against budget throughout the year.


 A team player and excellent communicator.

 A proven ability to line manage other staff members and develop them

 A hands on approach to work and a willingness to do day to day work, as well as strategic thinking and planning

 Significant experience in marketing a business or charity and its related products via a number of different channels, including online

 Significant experience in the different forms of stakeholder communications

 Significant experience of media relations

 An ability to keep track of a large number of different tasks

 Be willing to get involved with other areas when required to help the organisation as a whole function

 Highly IT literate – including experience of all Microsoft office programmes and website updating via CMS systems


 An understanding of the equestrian world and the events that take place within it (including The Pony Club).

 Experience of working with and delivering for commercial partners and sponsors

 Experience of being involved in running large scale events

 Experience of marketing to build engagement and recruitment within a membership organisation.

 Been involved in the design and development of bespoke IT systems and websites for the purpose of membership recruitment and retention.

Contract and salary:

Permanent contract, 5 days a week, with significant weekend work at certain points in the year, surrounding the Pony Club’s own events and promotional events. Contract can start immediately upon completing recruitment process. Salary from £28,000 to £38,000 depending on qualifications and experience.

Please apply in writing to Iain Heaton, via email on , including a copy of your current CV by the 30th September 2016.

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