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Trustee Elections 2018

A vibrant, well-qualified Board is vital to the success of the British Horse Society. Now is your chance to volunteer your professional and personal skills to lead and govern the BHS as a trustee. Alongside your fellow trustees, you would help to develop the BHS for the benefit of our members and the wider equestrian community.

Our trustees volunteer their time and experience to the BHS by attending and preparing for Board meetings and away days, supporting the executive team with good governance and representing the BHS at events and on committees.

We are looking to elect individuals with specialisms, which complement those of our existing trustees, and who can support and empower the executive team. Our priorities for the Trustee Election 2018 are: Fundraising and Marketing and Communications

Please take a look at our trustee role description and the specialist role descriptions below to understand more about the trustee role for the British Horse Society. 

Working together with the Senior Management Team you will help us develop and grow all opportunities which relate to the various fundraising income streams. From suggesting potential prospects and supporting donor approaches to being part of our Team as we approach and develop relationships with charitable trust and grant funders.  
Fundraising trustee role description

Marketing and Communications

As the BHS grows, it’s important the organisation continues to raise awareness of all of the excellent work that is being carried out. The remit of this area is to not only raise awareness but also to help drive sales where appropriate (e.g. membership). 

You will support and advise the executive team on any marketing and communications activity ensuring the customer is always at the heart. An avid brand guardian, you will be there to help the BHS brand evolve for the future success of the organisation. You will guide on appropriate initiatives be this at events, online or in the press.
Marketing and communications role description

Eligibility to stand

To be eligible for election you must be aged 18 years or older and have been a voting member of the Society for at least three years on Wednesday 18 July 2018, the date of the Election Board Meeting.


Nominations open
 9am, Wednesday 14 February 2018
Nominations close
 5pm, Thursday 29 March 2018

Please note
Mi-Voice, an independent electoral services company, will be helping us conduct the election. Nominations will take place online. For full details of how to nominate and to nominate please go to 

If you have any questions with regard to nominating electronically, then please contact Mi-Voice on 02380 763987 or between 9am – 5.30pm, Monday to Friday excluding bank holidays. If you are unable to nominate electronically for any reason, then please get in touch with Karen Irving on 02476 840531 or

The results of the election will be announced at the Election Board Meeting at the Annual Members Meeting on Wednesday 18 July 2018. This will be taking place at BHS Headquarters, Abbey Park, Stareton, Kenilworth, CV8 2XZ. To register to attend this meeting, please contact

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