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Equality, Diversity, Inclusivity (EDI) & Safeguarding Co-ordinator | The British Horse Society

Closing date: 28 Sept 2021

Full Time - 35 hours per week (working hours)
Salary: up to £20,000 per annum 
Based at our HQ near Stoneleigh, Warwickshire (currently working remotely)

The British Horse Society is the nation’s largest equine charity with a passion for horses that is backed by knowledge and expertise. The BHS represents and provides a range of services for horse riders, horse owners, enthusiasts and professionals. 

The EDI and Safeguarding Team are responsible for ensuring the BHS and it’s stakeholders are inclusive and provide a safe environment for those who are in the horse community. We work closely with our stakeholders such as coaches, clubs and centres as well as other external organisations in the Equine Industry. 

The EDI & Safeguarding Co-ordinator will respond to reports of poor practice and abuse in relation to children, young people and adults at risk. Liasing with the necessary clubs, centres and coaches and external agencies such as the police and social care. 

They will support the team to develop, implement and monitor equality and safeguarding training for our key stakeholder groups.

The role also includes management of the BHS criminal record checking process; supporting our centres, clubs and coaches to complete the necessary legal checks where required. 

The successful candidate will need to have the ability to work with conflict and emotionally distressing matters and maintain confidentiality across all levels. They will have excellent interpersonal skills, a highly organised approach to work and work on their own initiative.

Ideally they will have knowledge of safeguarding and associated legislation or experience of working in a similar role however this is not a necessary requirement as training can be provided. 

The British Horse Society is committed to providing an inclusive and supportive environment for our employees. We believe having a diverse team at all levels allows us to represent the communities we serve. We welcome applicants from all communities and as part of our commitment to being an inclusive employer we would particularly welcome applicants of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic heritage. We also particularly welcome applications from disabled people and people from LGBT+ Communities.

Apply via our website please provide a covering letter (including salary expectation) and CV, highlighting relevant skills and experience and send along with your application to

Job Description

We would encourage you to submit your CV as early as possible if you are interested in working with us, as we may stop accepting applications before the currently advertised closing date if we receive a large number of suitable applications.

Closing date for applications: 28th September 2021


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