Development Director

The British Horse Society

Location: Warwickshire
Closing Date: Sunday, November 7th 2021

Job Type: Business Development / Home Based / Management / Training & Education

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Job Description

Full Time - 35 hours per week – Home Based

(Regular attendance at our Head Office near Stoneleigh, Warwickshire will be required)

Salary: Competitive (depending on experience)

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.

The Role

We are looking for a Development Director to lead our team of Regional and National Managers in the delivery of our core objectives; increasing participation in equestrianism, providing education through training at all levels of equestrianism, supporting horse welfare and well-being through education, enabling access to safer riding, and promoting horse and safety.

Building relationships is key within our local communities, including members, supporters, horse riders, horse owners, and key equestrian partners. This exciting role will see you develop and maintain effective two-way communication between the BHS and our key stakeholders, and lead on our strategy for maximising impact of key initiatives out in the field.

You will lead the strategic development of the Volunteer programme, delivered by our Volunteer Support team, and will lead our ‘Fit for the Future’ programme to ensure that we remain relevant and fully meet the needs of all of our members and supporters. You will also be working alongside the CEO and Senior team to develop BHS Strategy and plans for growth.

Our Ideal Candidate

You will be an experienced senior leader with a track record in successful strategy development and implementation. You will be customer focused, agile, collaborative, and be able to demonstrate your commercial business experience.

You will also be able to demonstrate strong experience of recreational participation with horses or professional involvement within the equine industry.

How to Apply

The full job description can be viewed at

Please send your CV and a supporting statement that sets out your skills and experience relevant to the role to 

The British Horse Society is committed to the equal treatment of 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.

Closing Date for applications: 7th November 2021

We would encourage you to submit your CV as early as possible if you are interested in working with us, as we may stop accepting applications before the currently advertised closing date if we receive a large number of suitable applications.


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