Access & Rights Of Way Executive

The British Horse Society

Location: Warwickshire
Closing Date: Wednesday, April 21st 2021

Job Type: Training & Education

Job Description

Access & Rights of Way Executive

(Project lead and Communications)

Full Time - 35 hours per week

Salary: Competitive plus benefits

Based at our HQ near Stoneleigh, Warwickshire (currently working remotely)

The British Horse Society is the nation’s leading 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.

We are the leading charity working to protect, extend and promote safe access for equestrians. As the biggest voice for equestrians on access matters, our communications to our members, the public and government are vital to our success. Our team at HQ work closely with volunteers and equestrian access groups in the UK who we recruit, train and support.

  • You will be responsible for project managing and expansion of specific campaigns such as Ride Out UK and Rideathon. These raise awareness of our work across the UK & Ireland, increase engagement and participation and vital funds for our charity which enables us to achieve even more.
  • You will project manage public events and conferences with the support of the team.
  • You will source, write and edit content for our communication streams which include BHS printed and digital publications, monthly newsletters, website pages, press and social media, all with strict adherence to GDPR regulations. You will be experienced in the use of marketing lists and working with other teams to deliver individual goals.
  • You will be responsible for our social media presence and growing the audiences following and supporting our work alongside our marketing and comms teams.
  • You will play an active part of our volunteer and Equestrian Access Group recruitment, training and support programme, along with where appropriate providing assistance and guidance to members of the public on access matters.

The successful applicant will be of graduate calibre with proven experience of providing content for public communications and have strong people skills. You should have exceptional creative writing and proof reading skills as well as experience using Adobe, creating infographics and basic graphics for presentations. You will be enthusiastic and self-motivated with excellent team-working and public presentation skills. Occasional weekend work and travelling around Britain with prior arrangement may be required.

Although equestrian and/or access and rights of way knowledge is beneficial in this role, this is not essential and training could be provided for the right candidate.

The British Horse Society is committed to providing an inclusive and supportive environment for our employees. We believe having a diverse team at all levels allows us to represent the communities we serve. We welcome applicants from all communities and as part of our commitment to being an inclusive employer we would particularly welcome applicants of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic heritage. We also particularly welcome applications from disabled people and people from LGBT+ Communities.

 Apply via our website please provide a covering letter (including your salary expectations) and CV, highlighting relevant skills and experience and send along with your application to Further details of this and other opportunities, please visit

Closing Date for applications: 21 April 2021

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