Job Vacancies

The Association of British Riding Schools:

Trustees Required

This is an exciting time to get involved with The Association of British Riding Schools, which is a registered charity at the heart of Riding and Equestrianism.  Our role is to raise the standards of instruction and welfare of horses and ponies and to act as a professional association for proprietors. 

We are improving and increasing the benefits to members and in order to strengthen the Trustee Board we are seeking to recruit people who have experience, skills and expertise in the following areas:

  • Fundraising and business development
  • HR
  • Marketing and PR
  • Communications and technology skills

Board meetings are held four times a year in London or Peterborough, other time commitments will include working from home on particular projects and there is an on-going exchange of information which requires a regular time commitment each month. Although this is a voluntary position trustees can claim reasonable expenses.

For further information please contact The General Secretary, The Association of British Riding Schools, Unit 8, Bramble Hill Farm, Five Oaks Road, Slinfold, Horsham, West Sussex, RH13 0RL - / 01403 790294  or Hannah Mays, Association Chairman - / 01371 830043

British Showjumping

Experienced Administrator - SPORT TEAM

British Showjumping, the National Governing Body for Showjumping in Britain, is currently seeking to appoint an experienced Administrator to work as part of The Sport Team at their office based in Meriden, West Midlands.

Looking after the sport in Great Britain, British Showjumping formulates the rules and codes of practice under which all affiliated competitions are held.  Our purpose is to improve and maintain standards of Showjumping, whilst encouraging members of all standards and at all levels to enjoy fair competition over safe and attractive courses.  

The Role:

·           Key point of contact for all Coaches

·           Central Administration base

·           To liaise and provide administration support to development officers

·           Manage the ‘Training’ section of the British Showjumping website

·           Deliver necessary Training information for the quarterly ‘Showjumper’ magazine

·           Manage Training Cost Centres / Budgets with the Business and Facilities Manager

·           Support the Organisation of the Coaches Conference

·           Oversee the Shining Star and Five Star Award Administration, certification and log book

·           Organising delivery of all UKCC qualifications, ensuring all EQA centre criteria are adhered to and appropriate policies in place

·           Produce a quarterly Coaches Newsletter

·           Assist in administration for the Para programme and liaising with Riding for the Disabled

·           Oversee and deliver all coach CPD provision and programmes including Coach Excel programme

·           Deliver International Experience Programme

·           Oversee management of Junior and Senior Academies and associated training programmes including NAF 5* awards

·           Provide admin support to AASE programme delivery

·           Provide reporting information on all Sport England funded programmes

·           Provide reports as and when required

·           Support the National Director of Sport in any Sport Team projects

·           Attend team meetings as and when required and carry out instructions given by the management team




Qualifications and Knowledge

  • Degree or similar level qualification in sports discipline or evidence of the equivalent practical experience

  • Knowledge of the sports structures within the UK and associated competition systems

  • Full UK driving licence

  • Knowledge of the sport of Showjumping and its competition structure


  • Experience of working with a range of stakeholders

  • Experience of developing and managing projects from development to implementation

  • Experience of organising/running British Showjumping competitions

  • Experience of Evidence of achievement in meeting targets, ideally in the sports or a related sector

  • Evidence of partnership working

  • Managing and reporting on budgets

Behaviours and Skills

  • Excellent leadership skills with the capability to manage and inspire participants and volunteers of British Showjumping

  • Ability to work in a team and have a flexible approach to work

  • Excellent attention to detail

  • Ability to manage challenging situations in an appropriate manner

  • The ability to manage a varied and complex workload

  • High-level communication skills

  • Able to use own initiative, self-motivated and committed to ongoing personal development and training

  • Well-developed active listening skills showing an ability to take direction as well as to direct

  • Comprehensive IT skills and proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Office and PowerPoint

  • Outstanding commitment to the development of Showjumping

  • Ability to prioritise workload to meet competing deadlines

  • The ability to present information in an accurate and appropriate format; illustrating good communication, personal organisation and interpersonal skills

Contractual Details:

·         Working hours: 9.00am – 5.00pm Monday to Friday inclusive.  Some weekend and/or evening work may be required from time to time. 

·         Holiday entitlement:  22 days holiday per annum plus statutory bank holiday.

·         Salary Circa:  Dependent on Experience

·         Company Pension Scheme available after qualifying probationary period.

To apply please send a covering letter with CV to Nicky McMurdo, Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive, British Showjumping, Meriden Business Park, Copse Drive, Meriden, West Midlands, CV5 9RG or email:

Closing date for applications:  25th May 2016

British Eventing

Marketing & Sponsorship Manager maternity leave

British Eventing (BE), the National Governing Body for the sport of Eventing in the UK is looking for a Marketing and Sponsorship Manager to join the team in Warwickshire for twelve months to cover maternity leave.

As the Marketing and Sponsorship Manager you will lead a well-established team of two marketers and be responsible for the delivery of the marketing and communications strategy for the business and contribute to achieving the goals and objectives set out in the British Eventing Strategic Plan.

With a focus on membership marketing campaigns you will work to raise awareness, interest and understanding to the sport of eventing in order to generate participation and revenue including campaigns surrounding Rio 2016. You will be responsible for crafting and delivering regular, effective and measured communications whether by email, mail, web, social media or magazine. Furthermore you will lead on the delivery of the launch of the new British Eventing website and e-marketing solution as well as manage British Eventing’s on-event presence at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton, Land Rover Burghley and Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials.

You will work alongside the Marketing and Communications Executive to ensure all PR opportunities are explored, and ensure consistency of branding and message across all BE controlled activities working with our Digital Designer. You will be responsible for providing regular customer service to BE sponsors and partners, managing existing contractual arrangements and promoting BE sponsorship opportunities.

The ideal candidate will have a track record of campaign experience across multiple channels and in-depth knowledge of on-line marketing techniques. A rounded knowledge of marketing, PR and promotions and how they work is essential and equestrian knowledge is preferable.

Projected start date 1st August 2016 for a handover period.

Please send your CV and covering letter in the first instance to by the 3rd June 2016.

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