Director Of Operations

Riding For The Disabled Association

Location: Warwickshire
Closing Date: Friday, December 3rd 2021

Job Type: Business Development / Management / Office Based / Operations

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Job Description

At Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA), our horses benefit the lives of over 25,000 disabled children and adults. With fun activities like riding and carriage driving, we provide therapy, fitness, skills development and opportunities for achievement – all supported by 18,000 amazing volunteers and trained coaches at nearly 500 RDA groups and commercial riding centres all over the UK.

This is an exciting time for us as we launch our ambitious 9-year strategy for growth and development.To ensure we meet our goals, we are looking for an enthusiastic team player to fill this role. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who shares our values and is looking to further their career.

Role Purpose:

To oversee and plan the delivery of all RDA core activities and services, in line with annually agreed targets and to actively support the development and delivery of RDA’s new strategy to increase its capacity and support more disabled people.

Role Responsibilities include:

  • In liaison with the Chief Executive and relevant Trustees, set and agree the strategic objectives for specific activities and support services and to oversee the delivery of these by relevant staff and teams.
  • Working with the relevant staff and volunteers to ensure that there is proactive development and forward movement in all areas of activity
  • To support and oversee the work of the Coaching team
  • Working with the team to ensure a high quality of advice and service provision to RDA Groups and volunteers to ensure that they are able to recruit manage and retain volunteers.
  • Ensuring that RDA is able and ready to support all Member Groups’ enquiries to the best of our ability
  • In liaison with the Senior Management Team, contributing to the development and planning of Regional activity
  • To deputise for the Chief Executive in representing RDA important, meeting and/or presentations when needed
  • To be pro-active in communicating with RDA Groups
  • To assist others at National Office

For full description, role profile and how to apply visit

Closes 3 December 2021

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