Ride High changes the life prospects of severely disadvantaged young people. Since inception in 2008, Ride High has created a unique programme, which uses horses and associated learning activities, educational trips, one-to-one mentoring and the possibility of becoming involved in volunteering. Ride High is well known in the local community and has strong support from a range of companies, individuals and grant funders.
In 2017, Ride High acquired a 30-year lease on a beautiful but run down 37-acre equestrian centre site in the heart of Milton Keynes in order to give the charity access to a long-term home, to its own horses and facilities and also to deliver long-term funding to the charity. The site, renamed The Ride High Equestrian Centre, houses not just the charity but also an equestrian centre business, a wholly owned trading subsidiary, the profits from which are mandated to flow to the charity.
Position: Chief Executive
Location: Central Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Our current CEO, Rachel Medill MBE, founded the charity in 2008 and has been running the organisation on a pro-bono basis since its inception. With the charity running smoothly and the equestrian centre business growing, Rachel has decided that the time is right to hand over to a new CEO and to step back into a non-executive role. The Board is fully supportive of this change, which it sees as a major step to secure the long-term future of the charity.
The new CEO will be someone who is passionate about making a difference to the lives of young people and who is excited to take responsibility for fulfilling the vision for Ride High as an important social enterprise capable of being replicated across the country. The successful candidate will have had experience in building a business, in raising funds for a business or for a charity and in leading a strong, cohesive, client focused team to deliver outstanding results.
To find out more about this exciting opportunity and for details on how to apply, please download the Appointment Briefing Pack via the button below.
Ride High is committed to achieve greater diversity in its executive team/board, and welcome applications regardless of sex, gender, race, age, sexuality, belief or disability.