Since 1935, we’ve been doing everything we can to make sure everyone everywhere can enjoy nature. Today we’re Britain’s biggest and most vibrant walking community too. We lead the way, and the walks, for a community of 100,000 walkers. The Ramblers is a charity dedicated to removing barriers so everyone can enjoy walking in open spaces and to preserving and improving over 180,000 miles of paths, tracks and trails across England, Scotland and Wales. We’re committed to campaigning to keep our countryside open to all and to fighting for the things that matter most to walkers.
This is an exciting time to join the Ramblers in a governance role; over the past two years the charity has undergone a period of rapid transformation as we react to changes in our external and internal environments. In July 2022 we appointed a new chief executive, Ross Maloney, and since then the trustees and executive leadership team have been leading a review of our strategy to meet the challenges ahead.
The role of Honorary Treasurer carries significant responsibility and commitment but is immensely rewarding as you will be contributing to ensuring the long-term stability and success of the Ramblers and delivering our vision of a country where everyone enjoys the outdoors and benefits from the experience.
You will bring experience in financial management and oversight at a senior and strategic level, with the ability to clearly communicate and explain financial information to non-finance people.
Initially, as a new Independent Member of the Finance Risk and Audit Committee, you’ll receive onboarding support through induction meetings and external training as required, and as Honorary Treasurer you’ll also be offered peer-to-peer mentoring to help you in your role.
The Ramblers is committed to developing and maintaining its board of trustees and committee membership to be truly representative of its GB-wide reach. We welcome applications from any eligible person regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, heritage, gender, sexuality or socio-economic background. We committed to ensuring our board committees include the depth and breadth of professional skills and personal lived experience required to make sound decisions on the charity’s strategic direction and provide effective scrutiny of the delivery of our charitable objects.
If you have the skills and experience, we are looking for and are passionate about our aim and ambitions, we very much look forward to hearing from you.
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