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  • Title: Chair
  • Type: Advertised-led hybrid
  • Salary: Voluntary + expenses c.25 days per year
  • Location: Warwick
  • Contact: Phil de Glanville
  • Reference: W / B645

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Riding for the Disabled Association's (RDA) vision is to enrich the lives of all disabled people through horses, and is at the forefront of the world of disability sport. With a network of over 500 volunteer groups and 19,000 volunteers, it supports over 26,000 disabled people by providing therapy, achievement and enjoyment to disabled people all over the UK -

It is looking to replace its outgoing chair, Sam Orde, who will be stepping down at the end of her very successful term in early 2019.

The Role

To lead the board of Trustees, providing strategic direction to the organisation within a strong governance framework.

Inspire and empower the RDA volunteer network through strong personal visibility and good two way communication.

Develop and nurture relationships with key funders, partners and stakeholders.

Support the CEO and Senior Management Team to run the organisation effectively and efficiently.

The Candidate

Bring an outstanding commitment to RDA, with a strong understanding of the organisation’s purpose and values and an empathy for horses and disability issues.

Excellent leadership credentials, with experience of making strong and well informed collective decision making within a board/committee structure, with the gravitas to influence board colleagues.

Have a strong understanding of working with volunteers and the third sector, and the interpersonal skills to engage at all levels.

Demonstrate a proven general management track record in complex organisations.

The Charity

The RDA delivers life changing activities, providing horses and ponies and a network of volunteers to organise activities that provide therapy, achievement and enjoyment to disabled people across the UK.  The organisation will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary in 2019.

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