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Are you looking to join an organisation with a strong history and sense of purpose? If so, the Ramblers is now recruiting new members to our board of trustees. 


About us 

This is an exciting time to be joining the Ramblers board as a new trustee.  Following a period of restructure and consolidation we are recruiting a new chief executive to work with a strong leadership team and the board to grow our influence and impact.   


The pandemic has focused attention on the benefits of walking for leisure and health.  We are looking for trustees who are ready to bring their experience and skills to the board to help capitalise on these opportunities and make the Ramblers the best and most effective it can be, influencing decision makers at all levels, and supporting volunteers across the country to maintain access and support walkers. 


We have been championing walkers and protecting people’s rights to enjoy paths and open spaces for over 80 years.  We achieve this by lobbying for a better deal for walkers, defending their rights, and organising and leading walks throughout Great Britain. 


As a trustee you will have the opportunity to: 

  • Make strategic decisions and develop new skills 

  • Network with a wide range of people interested in walking and improving the conditions for walkers 

  • Influence in shaping innovative projects 

  • Improve the health and wellbeing of people and communities 


The expected time commitment is about five board meetings each year in London (attending online is possible), plus an annual general meeting, committees and working groups, induction, and some local events.  You will receive appropriate training and necessary expenses will be reimbursed. 


As a charity with a long and prestigious history, we are acutely aware that we need to drive positive change and adapt to the world around us, in order to remain relevant.   By joining us you can support our direction of travel.  


The Person 

Whether you are an experienced trustee or wanting to take your first step at board level, we want to hear from you. Black, Asian and ethnic minority groups are currently under-represented on the board, so we particularly encourage applications from members of these communities to diversify our board membership and bring a different voice to an existing talented board. We would also welcome applications from younger members. 

If you have proven knowledge in one or more of the following areas, even better: 


  • Fundraising and income generation 

  • Charity legal and governance 

  • Charity finance 

  • People and Organisational Development 

  • Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging 

  • Campaigns 

  • Strategic Communications and Marketing 


Overall though it is more important you are passionate about our aims and ambitions.   


For more information including a Job Pack, please visit our website.


More about The Ramblers

The Ramblers is Britain's biggest charity working to promote walking and to improve conditions for all walkers. With 135,000 members in Eng... Read more

Refreshed on: 12 February 2022
Closed date: 28 February 2022 at 23:59
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