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Trustee Elections

  • Last reviewed: 22nd February 2024

Become a BHS Trustee

Become a BHS Trustee

Can you help shape our Society’s future? We’re looking for outstanding individuals to join our Board of Trustees and help us make a positive, lasting difference to the lives of horses.

If you believe in our charity’s vision for every horse to be respected, protected and enjoyed by knowledgeable, caring people, then please consider if you might have the expertise, insight and perspective to help lead and govern us.

The BHS has two Generalist Trustee positions available for election in 2024: Generalist Trustee and Generalist Trustee with Financial Knowledge

Why be a Trustee?

The Board of Trustees plays a significant role in our strategic direction and management. A well-qualified Board is essential in securing our future success. This role can be so rewarding in knowing you’re making a difference, forming new relationships and experiences and helping to develop the charity for the benefit of our members and the wider equestrian community.

Our Trustees volunteer their time, expertise and experience to the Society through strategic planning, working with the Executive Team preparing and attending Board meetings, and making sure the best possible decisions are made. To be eligible for election, you must be aged 18 years or older and have been a member of the Society for at least three years on 11 July 2024, the date of the Election Board Meeting. Potential nominees do not need to have Board experience as full training will be provided.

We’re committed to providing an inclusive and supportive environment for our employees and volunteers. We believe having a diverse team across the organisation allow us to represent the communities we serve - bringing together different strengths, a variety of experiences and a huge breadth of knowledge in the process.

We encourage applicants of all ages and from all communities and ethnicities, as part of our commitment to being an inclusive employer. We recognise the diverse experiences from multiple ethnicities and welcome applications from people with disabilities and people from the LGBTQ+ community.

What to do next

If you’d like to nominate, visit mi-nomination.com/bhs. Nominations open on 23 February 2024 and close at 12:00 on 22 March 2024. Voting for the election will open at 09:00 on 4 June 2024 and will close at 12:00 on 4 July 2024.

Mi-Voice, an independent electoral services company, will be conducting the election process on the Society’s behalf. If you have any questions specifically concerning online nominations, then please contact Mi-Voice on 02380 763 987 or support@mi-voice.com. If you’re unable to access the BHS website for more information, cannot nominate online or have any other questions, please contact the Governance Office at 02476 840531 or trustee.elections@bhs.org.uk.

Trustee roles

Generalist Trustee

Together with the Executive Team, you will support The British Horse Society to deliver on its vision, mission and values across its charitable aims.  You will have knowledge and understanding of the charity, its activities and champion its work.

Generalist Trustee with Financial Knowledge

Combined with the skills and experience of a Generalist Trustee, you will have the knowledge to support the Board and Executive Team on financial matters. Your financial knowledge may also support the Charity’s financial governance of projects and programmes.