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Regional Manager - East of England

East of England

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Closing date: Tuesday 21st November 2023

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Regional Manager - East of England

Closing Date for Applicants:
Tuesday 21st November 2023

Regional Manager – East of England

Full Time - 35 hours per week (working hours)

Circa Salary: £30,000

Home based with extensive travel throughout the Region

The British Horse Society is the nation’s largest equine charity with a passion for horses that is backed by knowledge and expertise. The BHS represents and provides a range of services for horse riders, horse owners, enthusiasts and professionals.

Our Home Team within the Society is made up of professionals who bring together a variety of experiences, backgrounds and perspectives. We celebrate the diversity of our people and place a high value on creating an environment where everyone can bring their whole self to work. Many of our Home Team members work flexibly; we believe in giving our employees autonomy to decide where, when and how they work within a set of principles agreed within the team.

We are looking for ……..

an independent, highly motivated self-starter with a passion for all things equestrian. You will build a strong BHS community and presence within the region, delivering our core objectives around participation, education, welfare, access, and safety through designing a programme of events and engagement activities. 

Often the first point of contact with the Society; you will develop good working relationships with a diverse range of people. This will include members of the public, volunteers, show organisers, riding school and livery yard proprietors, instructors and trainers and other organisations whose work impacts on the objectives of the Society.

Key skills needed for this exciting role:

  • Excellent understanding of the equestrian community/industry and the work of the BHS

  • Experience in organising and running events including risk assessment and promotion.

  • Experience of managing and working with volunteers and volunteering

  • Excellent communication and people skills

  • Commercial awareness

  • BHS professional qualification would be desirable.

  • A full driving licence with own vehicle are essential

  • You will also need to reside in, or within 10 miles of, boundary of region

  • Good IT skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, and social media administration.

So, you’re interested?

Here’s some information on the role….

Together with the rest of the Society, you will be responsible for growth and retention of the Society’s membership, both nationally and in your region by promoting the benefits of being a member of the BHS and sharing an understanding of the charitable work of the Society in Education, Welfare, Safety and Access. This may be achieved through: 

Attendance at events (national and regional) and talking to the public about professional qualifications, charitable objectives, and membership to promote their benefits.

Actively seeking opportunities to promote the Society.

Creating and delivering a wide range of face to face and virtual activities, both directly and through local volunteer committees, which meet the needs of equestrians in your region e.g. CPD and training opportunities for those working towards BHS professional and recreational awards, lecture/demonstrations, educational talks, clinics, camps, and pleasure rides.

Act as the Role Coordinator for volunteers in your region, working with colleagues in the volunteer support team to resolve any challenges or conduct concerns and keeping volunteers up to date and informed of changes and developments on a national level via the committee structure, representing the BHS at Regional and Local Committee meetings.

Flexible approach to travel including some overnight stays, evenings, weekends and bank holidays. 

What will you get in return?

  • Annual Leave: 26 days + plus bank holidays (increasing to 28 days after 3 years’ service)

  • Pension: Automatic entry at 4% into our scheme after 3-month deferral period, contributions matched up to 5%

  • Health Benefits: health (income protection) insurance, health cash plan, life assurance at 4 x salary, yearly flu jab.

  • Wellbeing Support: ‘Everymind at Work’ mental health and wellbeing app and quarterly webinars, opportunities to participate in range of engagement activities such as our book and gardening clubs, ‘Put the Kettle On’ informal virtual chats and our annual Funuary activities!

  • Training and Development: Access to a range of formal and informal development opportunities, including BHS Wise (our e-learning platform), our ‘A Day in Your Shoes’ cross-departmental work shadowing scheme and ‘C-Me’ communication workshops.

  • Enhanced Maternity, Adoption and Paternity Pay for eligible Home Team members: 

The British Horse Society is committed to achieving equity for all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.

We aspire to have a diverse workforce because, in our view, diversity enables better organisational outcomes. We also believe that a more inclusive workplace, where people of different backgrounds work together, ensures better outcomes for all employees.

We therefore strongly encourage suitably experienced people from a wide range of backgrounds to apply.

Only suitable candidates will be contacted directly about this position, and we will not store or process the data of candidates for longer than is necessary for the recruitment process.

How to apply: please provide a cover letter/personal statement highlighting your relevant skills and experience and how they meet the essential skills for this role, along with a CV, and send your application to

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Here at the BHS, we want you to have every opportunity to be able to demonstrate your skills, ability and potential when applying for any of our roles here. Please contact us if you require any assistance or adjustments so that we can help with making the application process work for you.

Due to a high volume of applications for our roles, should a cover letter/personal statement not be provided when applying for a role, we will unfortuntely not be shortlisting these applications. 

Please note: we will be speaking to and interviewing candidates throughout the advertised period; to avoid disappointment, we advise you to submit your application as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close posts at any time.

Closing Date for applications: 1 December 2023

Interview date: TBC

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