Job Title: Trustees
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Norwich
Salary: 0 - 0
Reference: J64777
Contact Name: Eleanor Urben
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 10, 2020 15:01

Job Description

Redwings Horse Sanctuary is looking for new trustees to join their Board with significant experience in one or more of the following: legal, retail strategy and charity management.

Role summary

Redwings Horse Sanctuary is a national charity in operation since 1984. The Charity’s mission is to provide and promote the welfare, care and protection of horses, ponies, donkeys and mules.

Our Head Office is in South Norfolk on a site which is also home to our Horse Hospital, Rehoming team, Administration and Mail Order warehouse. In addition we have five visitor centres, two in Norfolk, plus Warwickshire, Essex and Forfar (Scotland), and other sites which operate as sanctuary farms. Redwings employs over 300 staff and we are supported by volunteers in a number of roles.

In 2019 we merged with the Society for the Welfare of Horses & Ponies (SWHP), a charity in Monmouthshire (prior to the merger and their move from their rented facility, prior to merger Redwings purchased a farm in Chepstow, now under early days of development).

Person specification

We are looking for significant experience in one or more of the following:

  • Legal,
  • Retail strategy
  • Charity management

Essential requirements include:

  • Excellent level of literacy and numeracy
  • Senior management experience
  • IT skills to assist in receiving Board updates
  • Report reading and interpretation
  • Diplomacy skills
  • Team player
  • Understanding the difference between executive and non-executive roles
  • Commitment to purpose and work of Redwings and the role of a Sanctuary
  • Clean driving licence and own vehicle
  • Own PC/Tablet
  • Available for daytime meetings (with notice)

This is a volunteer role and includes quarterly Board meetings held on a Wednesday afternoon.

What difference will you make?

By becoming a Trustee, you would continue to ensure that Redwings is well-governed and led in a strategic manner that makes a positive impact on equine welfare.

What’s in it for the trustee?

There will be opportunities to learn more about our national work and how a charity is governed. Trustees on the Redwings' Board have an important and rewarding role in the governance and success of our work.

How to apply

Please send your CV and supporting statement via Reach Volunteering. Please note the closing date for applications is on 16th January 2020.


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