Join the RDA UK team

Our volunteer groups around the UK are supported by a dedicated team of RDA UK staff and volunteers and we are always looking for talented and enthusiastic people to join us. Take a look at our current vacancies – and we look forward to hearing from you.

These vacancies are for staff and volunteer roles supporting RDA at national, regional and county levels. If you are looking to volunteer or support your local group, please find them here.

£30,000 + benefits (pension, PHI, death in service)

5 days Full time (35 hours p/w), permanent contract.

Location: Office based at RDA National Office, Lowlands Equestrian Centre, Shrewley (approx. 5 miles to the West of Warwick)

Closing date: 9am 7th February 2022

At Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA), our horses benefit the lives of over 25,000 disabled children and adults. With fun activities like riding and carriage driving, we provide therapy, fitness, skills development, and opportunities for achievement – all supported by 18,000 amazing volunteers and trained coaches at nearly 500 RDA groups and commercial riding centres all over the UK.

This is an exciting time for us as we launch our ambitious 9-year strategy for growth and development. To ensure we meet our goals, we are looking for an enthusiastic team player to fill this role. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who shares our values and wants to begin their career.

Role Purpose:

To develop, lead and manage IT projects for RDA, working to scope and understand business/ volunteer needs, running tendering processes with third-party providers and contract managing all IT projects through to completion and ongoing relationships with suppliers.

To be product owner of specific RDA-wide software packages to provide the interface with the supplier and to understand the capabilities and functionality of the systems.  This will include (but not be limited to) websites and database (salesforce).

Working for RDA

The dedicated and committed staff team at RDA National Office supports the work of around 460 individual RDA groups and a further 50 commercial riding centres throughout the UK. We offer a collaborative and supportive working environment, with a competitive benefits package including 25 days holiday + bank holidays and pension scheme. We offer up to 5 volunteering days a year, personal discount on riding lessons and use of the facilities at our National Training Centre.

RDA is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all staff, volunteers, and participants. We aim to create a safe and welcoming atmosphere for everyone, and we want to challenge all forms of discrimination. We will ensure that we do not discriminate against anyone on the basis of their protected characteristics, i.e. age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race (including colour, nationality, ethnic and national origin), religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation, or on any other basis. We aim to design and deliver our activities and services in a way which will encourage and support participation from everyone.

We believe that greater diversity within our organisation provides a more diverse perspective. This leads to a broader range of opinions being heard in decision-making and creates a positive and open environment for achieving our objectives.

Location

Our office is based at the RDA National Training Centre just outside Warwick. We are situated in a stunning 34-acre rural site, with ample parking and free electric charging points. Well-behaved dogs are welcome in the office by prior agreement to aid job satisfaction and wellbeing.

Disability Confident Scheme

RDA is a member of the Disability Confident scheme. This means we will:

  • Ensure our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible
  • Communicate and promote vacancies
  • Offer an interview to disabled people who meet the minimum criteria for the job
  • Anticipate and provide reasonable adjustments as required
  • Support any existing employee who acquires a disability or long term health condition, enabling them to stay in work

How to apply

Download the full role description and person specification here: IT PM Job Des Jan 2022

Email your CV and a covering letter to Lydia Joyce, Business Support Coordinator, ljoyce@rda.org.uk

If you wish to discuss the role further, prior to application, please call Lydia Joyce – 01926 476304 to arrange.

As part of our commitment to equality and diversity, we would like all applicants to complete this completely anonymous survey so we can understand the demographics of those applying for RDA roles: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Newroleapplicationsurvey

Closing date for applications: 9am 7th February 2022

£13.00 per hour plus benefits

21 hours per week, flexible hours, permanent contract

Equivalent to £23,000 FTE

Location: The role is office based at RDA National Office, Lowlands Equestrian Centre, Shrewley, CV35 7AX (approx. 5 miles to the west of Warwick)

At Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA), our horses benefit the lives of over 25,000 disabled children and adults.  For further details of the charity, please visit rda.org.uk

Role

To process and control the finances of RDA and its two trading subsidiaries, including the monthly RDA payroll (job share).

We are looking for an experienced Finance Officer who will enjoy working within a small Finance team of 3.  The tasks are to be split between two Finance Officers (one existing and one new post) on a job share basis, reporting to the Director of Finance.  The hours are flexible and may be worked over 3, 4 or 5 days.  The role is varied and includes purchase and sales ledgers, bank reconciliations, VAT returns and payroll.

Download the full role description and person specification here: Finance Officer Job Description Person Spec

Working for RDA

We offer a collaborative and supportive working environment, with a competitive benefits package including 25 days holiday plus bank holidays (pro rata) and RDA pension scheme.

RDA is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all staff, volunteers, and participants.

Location

Our office is based at the RDA National Training Centre just outside Warwick. We are situated in a stunning 34-acre rural site, with ample free parking and electric charging points.

Disability Confident Scheme

RDA is a member of the Disability Confident scheme. This means we will:

  • Ensure our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible
  • Communicate and promote vacancies
  • Offer an interview to disabled people who meet the minimum criteria for the job
  • Anticipate and provide reasonable adjustments as required
  • Support any existing employee who acquires a disability or long term health condition, enabling them to stay in work

How to apply

Email your CV and a covering letter to Lydia Joyce, Business Support Coordinator, ljoyce@rda.org.uk

Closing date: Midday 24th January 2022

Proposed interview date:  8th February 2022

As part of our commitment to equality and diversity, we would like all applicants to complete this anonymous survey so we can understand the demographics of those applying for RDA roles: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Newroleapplicationsurvey

£18,000 + benefits 

5 days Full time (35 hours p/w), permanent contract.

Location: Office based at RDA National Office, Lowlands Equestrian Centre, Shrewley (approx. 5 miles to the West of Warwick)

Closing date: 9am 10th January 2022

At Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA), our horses benefit the lives of over 25,000 disabled children and adults. With fun activities like riding and carriage driving, we provide therapy, fitness, skills development, and opportunities for achievement – all supported by 18,000 amazing volunteers and trained coaches at nearly 500 RDA groups and commercial riding centres all over the UK.

This is an exciting time for us as we launch our ambitious 9-year strategy for growth and development. To ensure we meet our goals, we are looking for an enthusiastic team player to fill this role. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who shares our values and wants to begin their career.

Role Purpose:

To play a key role by providing an efficient and reliable administration and ‘Front of House’ service to the RDA National Office Group Support, Training & Education and National Training Centre teams, and to ensure that all visitors to the site (both scheduled and unannounced) and all those making enquiries by telephone or by email are responded to quickly, and in a professional manner, giving the best possible impression of RDA UK to all involved.

Working for RDA

The dedicated and committed staff team at RDA National Office supports the work of around 460 individual RDA groups and a further 50 commercial riding centres throughout the UK. We offer a collaborative and supportive working environment, with a competitive benefits package including 25 days holiday + bank holidays and pension scheme. We offer up to 5 volunteering days a year, personal discount on riding lessons and use of the facilities at our National Training Centre.

RDA is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all staff, volunteers, and participants. We aim to create a safe and welcoming atmosphere for everyone, and we want to challenge all forms of discrimination. We will ensure that we do not discriminate against anyone on the basis of their protected characteristics, i.e. age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race (including colour, nationality, ethnic and national origin), religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation, or on any other basis. We aim to design and deliver our activities and services in a way which will encourage and support participation from everyone.

We believe that greater diversity within our organisation provides a more diverse perspective. This leads to a broader range of opinions being heard in decision-making and creates a positive and open environment for achieving our objectives.

Location

Our office is based at the RDA National Training Centre just outside Warwick. We are situated in a stunning 34-acre rural site, with ample parking and free electric charging points. Well-behaved dogs are welcome in the office by prior agreement to aid job satisfaction and wellbeing.

Disability Confident Scheme

RDA is a member of the Disability Confident scheme. This means we will:

  • Ensure our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible
  • Communicate and promote vacancies
  • Offer an interview to disabled people who meet the minimum criteria for the job
  • Anticipate and provide reasonable adjustments as required
  • Support any existing employee who acquires a disability or long term health condition, enabling them to stay in work

How to apply

Download the full role description and person specification here: Team Support Administrator

Email your CV and a covering letter to Lydia Joyce, Business Support Coordinator, ljoyce@rda.org.uk

If you wish to discuss the role further, prior to application, please call Lydia Joyce – 01926 476304 to arrange.

As part of our commitment to equality and diversity, we would like all applicants to complete this completely anonymous survey so we can understand the demographics of those applying for RDA roles: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Newroleapplicationsurvey

Closing date for applications: 9am 10th January 2022

£25,000 (Depending on experience) + benefits

5 days Full time (35 hours p/w), permanent contract.

Location: Office based at RDA National Office, Lowlands Equestrian Centre, Shrewley (approx. 5 miles to the West of Warwick) or Home based.

Closing date: 9am 12 February 2022.

At Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA), our horses benefit the lives of over 25,000 disabled children and adults. With fun activities like riding and carriage driving, we provide therapy, fitness, skills development and opportunities for achievement – all supported by 18,000 amazing volunteers and trained coaches at nearly 500 RDA groups and commercial riding centres all over the UK.

This is an exciting time for us as we launch our ambitious 9-year strategy for growth and development. To ensure we meet our goals, we are looking for an enthusiastic team player to fill this role. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who shares our values and is looking to further their career.

Role Purpose: This post will play a key role in assisting the Director of Fundraising in developing and delivering the strategy in this area. The goal and ambition is to increase income from: Grant Giving Bodies (GGB – i.e. Statutory, Lottery, European, trusts and foundations); and individual giving (i.e. regular donations, legacies, one off donations, In Memoriam), on a regional and national basis.

Working for RDA

The dedicated and committed staff team at RDA National Office supports the work of around 460 individual RDA groups and a further 50 commercial riding centres throughout the UK. We offer a collaborative and supportive working environment, with a competitive benefits package including 25 days holiday + bank holidays and pension scheme. We offer up to 5 volunteering days a year, personal discount on riding lessons and use of the facilities at our National Training Centre.

RDA is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all staff, volunteers, and participants. We aim to create a safe and welcoming atmosphere for everyone, and we want to challenge all forms of discrimination. We will ensure that we do not discriminate against anyone on the basis of their protected characteristics, i.e. age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race (including colour, nationality, ethnic and national origin), religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation, or on any other basis. We aim to design and deliver our activities and services in a way which will encourage and support participation from everyone.

We believe that greater diversity within our organisation provides a more diverse perspective. This leads to a broader range of opinions being heard in decision-making and creates a positive and open environment for achieving our objectives.

Location

Our office is based at the RDA National Training Centre just outside Warwick. We are situated in a stunning 34-acre rural site, with ample parking and free electric charging points. Well-behaved dogs are welcome in the office by prior agreement to aid job satisfaction and wellbeing.

Disability Confident Scheme

RDA is a member of the Disability Confident scheme. This means we will:

  • Ensure our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible
  • Communicate and promote vacancies
  • Offer an interview to disabled people who meet the minimum criteria for the job
  • Anticipate and provide reasonable adjustments as required
  • Support any existing employee who acquires a disability or long term health condition, enabling them to stay in work

How to apply

Download the full role description and person specification here: Grant Giving and Individual Giving Officer

Email your CV and a covering letter detailing how your skills and experience meet the person specification and why you would like to work for RDA to Randip Thompson, Director of Fundraising, rthompson@rda.org.uk

As part of our commitment to equality and diversity, we would like all applicants to complete this completely anonymous survey so we can understand the demographics of those applying for RDA roles: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Newroleapplicationsurvey

Closing date for applications: 9am 12 February 2022. Please note that only applicant’s shortlisted to interview stage will be contacted.

£30,000 (Depending on experience) + benefits

5 days Full time (35 hours p/w), permanent contract.

Location: Office based at RDA National Office, Lowlands Equestrian Centre, Shrewley (approx. 5 miles to the West of Warwick) or Home based.

Closing date: 9am 12 February 2022

At Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA), our horses benefit the lives of over 25,000 disabled children and adults. With fun activities like riding and carriage driving, we provide therapy, fitness, skills development and opportunities for achievement – all supported by 18,000 amazing volunteers and trained coaches at nearly 500 RDA groups and commercial riding centres all over the UK.

This is an exciting time for us as we launch our ambitious 9-year strategy for growth and development. To ensure we meet our goals, we are looking for an enthusiastic team player to fill this role. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who shares our values and is looking to further their career.

Role Purpose: This post will play a key role developing and delivering a new strategy in this area.  The post holder will be responsible for engaging, managing and developing relationships with national events and community fundraising supporters – including groups and individuals in RDA regions – providing outstanding stewardship and maximising sustainable long-term income nationally and regionally.

 

Working for RDA

The dedicated and committed staff team at RDA National Office supports the work of around 460 individual RDA groups and a further 50 commercial riding centres throughout the UK. We offer a collaborative and supportive working environment, with a competitive benefits package including 25 days holiday + bank holidays and pension scheme. We offer up to 5 volunteering days a year, personal discount on riding lessons and use of the facilities at our National Training Centre.

RDA is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all staff, volunteers, and participants. We aim to create a safe and welcoming atmosphere for everyone, and we want to challenge all forms of discrimination. We will ensure that we do not discriminate against anyone on the basis of their protected characteristics, i.e. age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race (including colour, nationality, ethnic and national origin), religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation, or on any other basis. We aim to design and deliver our activities and services in a way which will encourage and support participation from everyone.

We believe that greater diversity within our organisation provides a more diverse perspective. This leads to a broader range of opinions being heard in decision-making and creates a positive and open environment for achieving our objectives.

 

Location

Our office is based at the RDA National Training Centre just outside Warwick. We are situated in a stunning 34-acre rural site, with ample parking and free electric charging points. Well-behaved dogs are welcome in the office by prior agreement to aid job satisfaction and wellbeing.

Disability Confident Scheme

RDA is a member of the Disability Confident scheme. This means we will:

  • Ensure our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible
  • Communicate and promote vacancies
  • Offer an interview to disabled people who meet the minimum criteria for the job
  • Anticipate and provide reasonable adjustments as required
  • Support any existing employee who acquires a disability or long term health condition, enabling them to stay in work

How to apply

Download the full role description and person specification here: National Events and Community Fundraising Manager

Email your CV and a covering letter detailing how your skills and experience meet the person specification and why you would like to work for RDA to Randip Thompson, Director of Fundraising, rthompson@rda.org.uk

As part of our commitment to equality and diversity, we would like all applicants to complete this completely anonymous survey so we can understand the demographics of those applying for RDA roles: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Newroleapplicationsurvey

Closing date for applications: 9am 12 February 2022. Please note that only applicant’s shortlisted to interview stage will be contacted.

£ 50,000- 55,000 (Depending on experience) + benefits

5 days Full time (35 hours p/w), permanent contract.

Location: Office based at RDA National Office, Lowlands Equestrian Centre, Shrewley (approx. 5 miles to the West of Warwick)

Closing date: 9am 3rd December 2021

At Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA), our horses benefit the lives of over 25,000 disabled children and adults. With fun activities like riding and carriage driving, we provide therapy, fitness, skills development and opportunities for achievement – all supported by 18,000 amazing volunteers and trained coaches at nearly 500 RDA groups and commercial riding centres all over the UK.

This is an exciting time for us as we launch our ambitious 9-year strategy for growth and development. To ensure we meet our goals, we are looking for an enthusiastic team player to fill this role. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who shares our values and is looking to further their career.

Role Purpose:

To oversee and plan the delivery of all RDA core activities and services, in line with annually agreed targets and to actively support the development and delivery of RDA’s new strategy to increase its capacity and support more disabled people.

Working for RDA

The dedicated and committed staff team at RDA National Office supports the work of around 460 individual RDA groups and a further 50 commercial riding centres throughout the UK. We offer a collaborative and supportive working environment, with a competitive benefits package including 25 days holiday + bank holidays and pension scheme. We offer up to 5 volunteering days a year, personal discount on riding lessons and use of the facilities at our National Training Centre.

RDA is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all staff, volunteers, and participants. We aim to create a safe and welcoming atmosphere for everyone, and we want to challenge all forms of discrimination. We will ensure that we do not discriminate against anyone on the basis of their protected characteristics, i.e. age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race (including colour, nationality, ethnic and national origin), religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation, or on any other basis. We aim to design and deliver our activities and services in a way which will encourage and support participation from everyone.

We believe that greater diversity within our organisation provides a more diverse perspective. This leads to a broader range of opinions being heard in decision-making and creates a positive and open environment for achieving our objectives.

Location

Our office is based at the RDA National Training Centre just outside Warwick. We are situated in a stunning 34-acre rural site, with ample parking and free electric charging points. Well-behaved dogs are welcome in the office by prior agreement to aid job satisfaction and wellbeing.

Disability Confident Scheme

RDA is a member of the Disability Confident scheme. This means we will:

  • Ensure our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible
  • Communicate and promote vacancies
  • Offer an interview to disabled people who meet the minimum criteria for the job
  • Anticipate and provide reasonable adjustments as required
  • Support any existing employee who acquires a disability or long term health condition, enabling them to stay in work

How to apply

Download the full role description and person specification here: RDA Director of Operations Nov 2021

Email your CV and a covering letter to Lydia Joyce, Business Support Coordinator, ljoyce@rda.org.uk

If you wish to discuss the role further, prior to application, please call Lydia Joyce – 01926 476304 to arrange.

As part of our commitment to equality and diversity, we would like all applicants to complete this completely anonymous survey so we can understand the demographics of those applying for RDA roles: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Newroleapplicationsurvey

Closing date for applications: 9am 3rd December 2021

The Regional Fundraising Volunteer is a voluntary position to increase voluntary income within the South West Region.

This is an excellent opportunity to engage your fundraising skills, drive fundraising activity within the region and get involved with RDA UK.

This position will play a vital role in increasing voluntary income within the Region and in turn helping to raise awareness of RDA. We are looking for an experienced fundraiser, of managerial level, looking for the next step in their knowledge and career. You will have significant fundraising experience, bringing ideas, knowledge and enthusiasm to the role.

The Regional Fundraising Volunteer will:

  • Engage and liaise with local groups.
  • Manage volunteer Community Champions.
  • Create, support and engage with fundraising ideas and events.
  • Work with RDA UK on joint applications.

Why take on an RDA UK position?

  • Make a big difference in helping the RDA community.
  • Embrace the opportunity to gain new, or develop, existing skills and learn more about RDA and our incredible participants and volunteers.
  • Boost your CV.

For more information, questions or to register your interest please contact:

Catherine Stuart-Yapp, National Events and Community Fundraising Manager (RDA UK)

Email: cyapp@rda.org.uk or Tel: 01926 405 979

The Regional Chair is a vital volunteer position that provides development and direction to RDA groups within the South West Region.

This role provides an excellent opportunity to use your leadership skills and will enable you to drive wide impact to RDA groups across the whole of your Region.  We are looking for a professional with managerial experience who is reliable, warm and empathetic with the ability to motivate others. Experience of chairing meetings would be an advantage along with strong organisational and listening skills.

The Regional Chair;

  • Provides opportunities to influence the wider RDA community: within the Region and to National Office
  • Proactively consults with the region’s groups and members, ensuring collaborative involvement in decisions and actions.
  • Works closely with National Office, Regional Volunteers and Groups.
  • Encourages high quality recruitment, induction and training of volunteers at all levels, from groups to Counties and across the Region.

Why take on a RDA UK position?  You will:

  • Make a big difference right across the RDA community
  • Have the opportunity to gain new skills or further develop existing ones
  • Learn more about RDA and how we work
  • Get to meet and understand the impact of our work on our incredible participants and volunteers.
  • Be able to add this substantial role to your CV

For more information contact:

Faye McKenning (Projects Co-ordinator: Volunteer Development) at RDA National Office.

Phone: 01926 405966

Email: fmckenning@rda.org.uk