The British Horse Society

Online Nomination Form

Welcome to The British Horse Society Trustee Nomination Site

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Trustee of The British Horse Society. A vibrant, well-qualified Board is key to the success of the Society. Nominations for two trustees to join our board open at 09:00 on Wednesday 14 February 2018. Please note: The role of trustee is a volunteer position.

The deadline for receipt of completed nominations is 16:00 on Thursday 29 March.

Nominations will open at 09:00 on Wednesday 14 February.

Please take a look at our Trustee Role Description to understand more about the role of a Trustee for The British Horse Society. We are looking to elect individuals with specialisms which complement those of our remaining trustees and who can support and empower the executive team.

Our priorities for the 2018 trustee elections are:

  • Fundraising (expand)
  • Working together with the Senior Management Team you will help us develop and grow all opportunities which relate to the various fundraising income streams. From suggesting potential prospects and supporting donor approaches to being part of our Team as we approach and develop relationships with charitable trust and grant funders.

    Candidates should have some or all of the following specialised skills and experience:

    • Experience of fundraising and the ability to network within useful circles.
    • Experience of running fundraising events.
    • To have the passion and confidence to champion and promote legacy opportunities to all audiences.
    • Experience of applying for or managing grant or charitable trust funding.
    • Experience of major donor fundraising.
  • Marketing and Communications (expand)
  • As the BHS grows, it’s important the organisation continues to raise awareness of all of the excellent work that is being carried out. The remit of this area is to not only raise awareness but also to help drive sales where appropriate (e.g. membership).

    You will support and advise the executive team on any marketing and communications activity ensuring the customer is always at the heart. An avid brand guardian, you will be there to help the BHS brand evolve for the future success of the organisation. You will guide on appropriate initiatives be this at events, online or in the press.

    Candidates should have some or all of the following specialised skills and experience:

    • Experience of developing customer centric marketing strategies
    • Experience of brand management
    • Knowledge of CRM both from the customer journey through to deployment
    • Knowledge of digital platforms including websites and social media
    • Knowledge of PR
    • Knowledge of events
    • Knowledge of publishing (membership magazines)
    • Knowledge of merchandise and books

Eligibility

To be eligible for election you must be a person aged 18 years or older and have been a voting member of the Society for at least three years on Wednesday 18 July 2018, the date of the Election Board Meeting. Mi-Voice, an independent electoral services company, will be helping us to conduct our election again this year.

Please ensure that you review all the documents listed in 'important documents' found in the sidebar to the right prior to submitting your application. You will be required to complete and return these documents should you be successfully elected so please ensure that you are happy with the content and requirements.

Please note

Any nominations received after 16:00 on Thursday 29 March will not be accepted.

All nominations will be reviewed to ensure that the necessary information has been provided. It is therefore recommended that you submit your nomination in advance of the deadline in case any issues are identified.

Nominations Process:

  • Once your nomination has been received you will receive an email confirmation. Your nomination will then be reviewed to ensure that you have provided all the necessary information. You will then be notified to confirm that your nomination has been accepted.
  • Your CV, bullet points and candidate statement will be provided to the Director responsible for that area of ‘specialism’ for initial feedback
  • Your application will be reviewed by the Nomination Committee
    • As per the requirements of the Constitution the Nomination Committee consists of two current trustees and an external individual.
  • You will then be interviewed by the Nomination Committee to assess mutual suitability.
    • Interviews will be conducted either by Skype, Facetime or telephone
    • These will take place between 7 – 19 April 2018 and you will be contacted to identify a suitable date and time
  • You will be notified if your application has been successful by Friday 20 April 2018. Any candidates with insufficient skills or experience will be advised that their nomination has been unsuccessful and where possible redirected to alternative opportunities.
    • Unsuccessful candidates have the right of appeal to the Board of Trustees. Appeals should be received by the Board by 17:00 on Tuesday 24 April 2018 for review at the Board meeting on Wednesday 25 April 2018.
  • Successful candidates will be put forward to a member election.
  • If your nomination is accepted we would be grateful if you could please save the date of the Election Board Meeting as you will be required to attend. This will be taking place with the Annual Members Meeting on Wednesday 18 July 2018. Full details will be featured in the June issue of British Horse. In the meantime if you require further information please get in touch with karen.irving@bhs.org.uk

Please note:

The bullet point summary you provide will be used to promote your nomination in British Horse. Both your candidate statement and your bullet point summary will be used on the Mi-Voice Voting site. All other documents provided will only be viewed by Trustees and the appropriate members of staff within the Society.

Election Process:

The election will be conducted on-line by Mi-Voice. Candidate profiles and voting forms will be published in the June edition of British Horse and on the Mi-Voice Marketing Site.

Once the voting site is live you may promote the Election by directing people to the Mi-Voice Marketing Site. BHS mailing lists, social profiles or other communication methods can only be used to promote the Election as a whole, not any specific candidates.

Nominations have now closed.