Board Trustees x 2

London

Ramblers

Are you looking to join an organisation with a strong history and sense of purpose? If so, the Ramblers is now recruiting new members to our board of trustees.

Closing date for applications

Who we are



The Ramblers helps everyone, everywhere, enjoy walking and protects the places we all love to walk. We are the only charity dedicated to looking after paths and green spaces, leading walks, opening up new places to explore, and encouraging everyone to get outside and discover how walking boosts your health and your happiness. We aim to speak for all walkers.

This is an exciting time to be joining the Ramblers board as a new trustee.  Following a period of restructure and consolidation we are recruiting a new chief executive to work with a strong leadership team and the board to grow our influence and impact. 

The pandemic has focused attention on the benefits of walking for leisure and health.  We are looking for trustees who are ready to bring their experience and skills to the board to help capitalise on these opportunities and make the Ramblers the best and most effective it can be, influencing decision makers at all levels, and supporting volunteers across the country to maintain access and support walkers.

We have been championing walkers and protecting people’s rights to enjoy paths and open spaces for over 80 years.  We achieve this by lobbying for a better deal for walkers, defending their rights, and organising and leading walks throughout Great Britain.

As a trustee you will have the opportunity to:

  • Make strategic decisions and develop new skills
  • Network with a wide range of people interested in walking and improving the conditions for walkers
  • Influence in shaping innovative projects
  • Improve the health and wellbeing of people and communities

The expected time commitment is about five board meetings each year in London (attending online is possible), plus an annual general meeting, committees and working groups, induction, and some local events.  You will receive appropriate training and necessary expenses will be reimbursed.

As a charity with a long and prestigious history, we are acutely aware that we need to drive positive change and adapt to the world around us, in order to remain relevant.   By joining us you can support our direction of travel.  

The Person 

Whether you are an experienced trustee or wanting to take your first step at board level, we want to hear from you. Black, Asian and ethnic minority groups are currently under-represented on the board, so we particularly encourage applications from members of these communities to diversify our board membership and bring a different voice to an existing talented board. We would also welcome applications from younger members. 

If you have proven knowledge in one or more of the following areas, even better: 

  • Fundraising and income generation 
  • Charity legal and governance 
  • Charity finance 
  • People and Organisational Development 
  • Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging 
  • Campaigns 
  • Strategic Communications and Marketing 

Overall though it is more important you are passionate about our aims and ambitions.   

Supporting documents

  • Trustee-candidate-pack-2022.pdf - Download
Closing date for applications

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