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Chairman

Are you:

  • Passionate about leading and building teams?
  • Interested in being involved with the BHS on a local, regional or national level?
  • Good at inspiring people and supporting them to achieve their best?

The Chairman of a committee has a major influence on the way that a committee works together. They determine the tone of meetings, they lead by example and ensure meetings are civilised, fun and well organised gatherings. Committee's tend to meet at least four times a year.

Our Chairmen can be elected for up to two terms of three years. They ensure that committee meetings are well run, keeping to time and focused on the goals of that committee, that there is time for problems to be discussed and for the committee to make decisions.

As Chairman you will also attend the National/Regional Committee Meetings up to three times a year to give feedback about local problems, successes and events. These meetings are a great opportunity to share ideas and knowledge with other teams. 

You will work closely with your Vice Chairman, you will share your workload with them, including giving them an opportunity to attend National/Regional Committee Meetings when you can't make it. Where possible you will delegate tasks to them (including chairing meetings on occasion) so they can build their skills to become a Chairman in future.

As the Chairman you will be an advocate for The British Horse Society and our work in your area.

You will need:

  • A passion for the BHS and all we stand for
  • To be good at taking control and encouraging decisive action
  • An interest in growing and developing your team, making opportunities to find new people to contribute or develop the skills of current team members
  • An enthusiasm for working closely with your National/Regional Manager to develop the committee and grow your impact
  • Access to a computer with internet access and a mobile phone
  • Time to attend committee meetings (at least four times a year, sometimes more) and support the committee as needed

 We are currently looking for Chairmen for our committees in:

  • North West Wales
  • Greater Manchester
  • Merseyside
  • East Yorkshire
  • Oxfordshire

The Chairman role is an elected role. In most cases you will join the committee as a Committee Member, getting to know the team, what they do and what the priorities and challenges are in the area. After some time with the committee there will then be the option to be put forward for election into the Chairman role. 

Take a look at the full Chairman Role profile (pdf) to find out more about what is involved. If you would like to apply complete and return a Volunteer Enquiry Form to volunteer@bhs.org.uk 

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