Charity Committee Members

Volunteer role, expenses paid
07 Jul 2022
07 Aug 2022
Job Role
Events Volunteer
Contract Type
Fixed Term Contract

Racing Welfare is a national charity supporting all those working and retired from the British horseracing and breeding industry.  We are seeking a number of advisory committee members who share our vision that everyone from the horseracing and breeding industry and community feels supported and has the opportunity to thrive. We are looking for people who have a passion for the work that we do and who is familiar with the challenges of running a national organisation.

What will you be doing?

The committees meet between two and four times per year, usually via video-call but occasionally in person. The committees are made up of a combination of our trustees and committee members, with a mix of skills, experience and backgrounds. Members of the Executive Team and Senior Management Team also attend. The meetings are held to report on the performance and strategy of the different areas of the charity, to make recommendations to the board, consider current issues and to help the main board with high level decision-making.

There will also be the requirement to undertake a committee member induction which we anticipate being a one-off one-day commitment.  Each year, in addition to the committee meetings we anticipate another two days commitment would be required.

We invite committee members to join the Charity for three years with the option to re-apply every three years for a maximum of nine years.

What are we looking for?

We are seeking to add to the expertise that we already have, through enthusiastic individuals to sit on the following committees:

  • Welfare Committee
  • Fundraising and Communications Committee
  • Housing Committee
  • Finance, Investment and Audit Committee
  • Governance Committee

Further details of who we are looking for each committee can be found on our website.

Please note, as these posts will involve governing and advising on services that have direct contact with young people and vulnerable adults alongside some work of a sensitive nature they will be subject to a satisfactory, enhanced DBS disclosure.  We also make checks on staff working with vulnerable adults and young people against the DBS barred lists.

What difference will you make?

Demand for the Charity’s services is higher than ever.  The Charity continues to review, improve and expand a large portfolio of welfare and wellbeing services which make a significant difference to the lives of individuals working in horseracing, their employers, the horse racing industry and in turn, communities and society.  You will be part of this team, providing crucial advice to shape the finance strategy ensuring the charity has the funds to continue to deliver its services.

What is in it for you?

You will enjoy working alongside and learning from an inspiring and knowledgeable team of executives, committee members and trustees on the FI&A Committee.  You will have the opportunity to develop your board member skills and there may be opportunity to progress to a trustee position after 12 months.

How do you apply?

Visit our website for more information on each Committee role.

Applications will close on 31st August 2022

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore applicants are required to declare:

  • All unspent convictions and conditional cautions

All spent convictions and adult cautions that are not protected (i.e. that are not filtered out) as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2020).