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British Eventing Fixtures Executive

As part of our ongoing development plans we seek a Fixtures Executive.


Key responsibilities include:

  • In conjunction with the Fixtures Team develop and publish the annual BE Fixtures Calendar.
  • On-going development of the BE National Strategic Calendar.
  • Chair the Fixtures Team Meeting and ensure that the action points from the meeting are acted upon.
  • Ensure that the Fixtures Philosophy & Protocols are adhered to.
  • Ensuring that the appropriate statistical and mapping data is available for the Fixtures Team to make the appropriate decisions.
  • Coordinate the preparation of the materials for Fixtures Action Group & Fixtures Panel.
  • Manage, monitor and assist RC's in the performing of the Fixtures element of their functions.


This is a busy and varied role and therefore the successful candidate must have excellent management, communication and interpersonal skills. A key part of the role will include being able to develop relationships with key internal and external stakeholders and be able to adopt a strategic approach to the BE Fixtures Calendar. Previous experience of eventing and the eventing calendar would be beneficial.


This will be a part time home based role which will be contracted to 50 days per annum. Due to the nature of our sport and the way in which the calendar is formulated a flexible approach to working is required.


The salary for this role will be dependent on experience. For more information please see the job description HERE or contact Debbie Pritchard ( for a copy of the job description.


To apply please send your CV together with a short covering letter, indicating suitability and current salary to Debbie Pritchard at


Deadline for applications is Wednesday 28th February.





British Eventing is now seeking to appoint two Non-Executive Directors to sit on the BE Board;


Commercial Director - providing leadership and strategic direction to Commercial and Marketing and sit on the Commercial and Marketing Committee. The full role description can be found HERE.


International Director - offering strategic direction to the International Committee and sit on the International Committee. The full role description can be found HERE.


A Letter of Motivation and CV should be sent to the Chief Executive David Holmes at on by the 27th February 2018. Interviews will take place during the week commencing 12th March 2018. The Chairman ( and Chief Executive are both available to discuss these roles with anyone considering applying.


British Equestrian Federation - Independent Chair of the Board of Directors

The BEF is seeking an independent Chair of the Board of Directors as part of the process for compliance with UK Sport's and Sport England's Code for Sport Governance. Applicants should possess the commitment, drive and skills to make a tangible contribution to the long term success of the BEF, for the benefit of its members as a whole. Equally important will be influencing and negotiation skills, with the credibility to build trust and nurture strong relationships with key internal and external stakeholders at all levels.

Candidates should be able to demonstrate significant board experience within a private sector company or sport entity. They should have excellent governance skills, as well as an appreciation for complex partnership and stakeholder relationships. Extensive experience of international equestrian sport would also be desirable.

This position is voluntary, with reasonable expenses, and offers the opportunity for close involvement in an exciting phase in the development of equestrian sport. There are approximately 10 meetings of the Board held per year at Abbey Park, Stareton, Warwickshire.

In line with our Equality and Diversity Policy we are keen to achieve a diverse Board of Directors and would welcome applications from those communities under-represented on the Board, in particular people from ethnic minorities and people with disabilities.

All Board Members are expected to meet the highest standards of integrity. A declaration of good conduct covering bankruptcy and identity check will be required. If you would like to join the Board and feel you have the relevant skills and experience please send a comprehensive CV with a covering letter by the closing date of 16 February at 4pm to



British Equestrian Federation Council Chair

The British Equestrian Federation is inviting applications for the BEF Council Chair. Please find links relating to the role below.

Council Chair Role Description

Role of the BEF Council

A letter of motivation for the role, with a CV, should be sent to Maggie Moreton, Head of Secretariat, at

The closing date for applications is Friday 2 February. Interviews by the BEF Council Nominations Committee will take place towards the end of February and the Council will elect the Council Chair shortly afterwards.




British Equestrian Federation: Independent Non Executive Directors (x3)

Head office in Kenilworth, Warwickshire

The British Equestrian Federation (BEF) is the National Governing Body for horse sports in the UK. It is the umbrella organisation which represents the interests of 2.7 million people involved with horses in Great Britain, via 19 independent member bodies.

Funding from UK Sport and Sport England supports the BEF's work from developing the Olympic and Paralympic, World and European Championship medal winners, to encouraging growth in participation of people getting involved in the various disciplines of the sport. It exists to provide leadership, vision and purpose, in steering the direction of equestrianism.

Equestrian Team GBR has achieved multi medal winning success at recent Olympic and Paralympic Games across Showjumping, Eventing, Dressage and Para-Equestrian Dressage. It is a major contributor to the success of UK Sport, with many world-class athletes successfully coming through the highly regarded Equestrian World Class Programme.

The BEF now has the exciting opportunity to recruit and welcome three new independent Non-Executive Directors (INEDs) to the Board. One of the positions requires a senior Independent NED with significant Board experience, governance and managerial expertise. The second role requires an INED with finance expertise and an accounting qualification, who will chair the audit committee, whilst the third role will require an individual with good general Board experience and knowledge of sport governance, who will chair the remuneration committee. The Board works with the CEO and Independent Chair to determine and guide the vision and strategy for the organisation.

The ideal candidates will possess a passion for sport, be able to demonstrate strong business/organisational acumen, show a good understanding of governance and will be able to demonstrate the ability to act collegiately, working with stakeholders in the best interests of the organisation and member bodies. Board meetings are normally held at the head office and are likely to be five to six per year.

To apply please send your CV or profile details with a brief cover note to retained consultant

In line with the British Equestrian Federation's Equality and Diversity Policy, we are keen to achieve a diverse Board of Directors and would welcome applications from those communities under-represented on the Board, in particular people from ethnic minorities and people with disabilities.