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BHS Trustee Election 2021

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 additional general trustee positions available for election in 2021. We have identified that an individual with a financial background would complement the skills and experience of our current Board Members, and therefore one of the Generalist positions available is titled ’Generalist with Financial Knowledge’.


Together with the Executive Team, you will support The British Horse Society to deliver on its core values; putting the Horse at the heart of all it does across its main areas of endeavour. You will have knowledge and understanding of equestrianism and be familiar with the Society and its activities. You will act as an ambassador for the Society and champion its work across Access, Education, Safety and Welfare.

Generalist with Financial Knowledge

Together with the Executive Team, you will support The British Horse Society to deliver on its core values; putting the Horse at the heart of all it does across its main areas of endeavour. Alongside fellow Finance Committee members (who are also Trustees) you will advise and assist your fellow Trustees with financial governance.

Please take a look at our Selection Policy which includes the Trustee role specification and the full specialist role descriptions, to understand more about the trustee role for The British Horse Society.

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.

Eligibility to stand

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 Wednesday, 30 June 2021, the date of the Election Board Meeting.


  • Nominations open | 09:00 on Thursday 25 February
  • Nominations close | 4.00pm on Thursday 25 March

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 9:00 – 17:30, Monday to Friday excluding bank holidays. If you are 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

In light of the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions electronic or scanned copies of nomination documents will be accepted and it will not be necessary to submit hard copies by post to BHS HQ. If you are submitting a nomination then please keep hold of the original documents in case they are needed at a later date. If you wish to submit your nomination by post, then you are welcome to do so.

Please note that it is not essential for each of your supporting member signatures to be on one candidate declaration form; you can submit as many copies of the form as required to evidence your supporting members.

The results of the election will be announced at the Election Board Meeting after the Virtual Members Meeting on Wednesday 30 June. To register to attend this meeting, please contact

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