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British equestian vacancies

performance director for the world class programme

British Equestrian (the BEF) is the National Governing Body for horse sports in the UK. It plays a leading role across a complex industry, working in partnership with its member bodies to inspire and support a broad community of people who love and work with horses.

An exciting opportunity now exists to join British Equestrian’s World Class Programme as its new Performance Director.

The role, which reports to the Chief Executive Officer, is about exemplary leadership. As the strategic leader of the performance programme, the successful candidate will be someone with a recent elite sport leadership experience who has the ability to lead, inspire, develop and nurture individuals to perform at their best; to harness the strength of the multiple disciplines and stakeholders and to ensure the British Team continues to perform at the highest level.

A detailed candidate brief can be found via the following link:

Performance Director recruitment pack

Interested candidates should send a covering letter, outlining current salary and a CV to Lynne Bailey ( Should anyone wish to discuss the role in advance of applying, then please do make contact with Lynne and she will ensure that candidates obtain the information that they need in advance of any application. The closing date for applications is 8 November 2021.

The BEF positively seeks to achieve diversity in its workforce and applications from all candidates regardless of age, race, gender, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or nationality are welcomed and encouraged.  Please help us to ensure that we adhere to this policy by completing an online equal opportunities monitoring form by visiting the following survey monkey page:

BEF Online Equal Opportunities Monitoring Survey

Responses will be treated in the strictest confidence and the information you provide will be used only for statistical analysis in order to assist the BEF in evaluating its progress towards improvements in its diversity strategy.


Member body vacancies


British Dressage

British Dressage (BD) is looking to recruit volunteer selectors on their Senior, Para and U21 panels. These crucial volunteer roles are responsible for selecting horse and rider combinations to represent Britain at home and aboard international competitions and the respective FEI championships each year. 

They are also searching for two U21 Coach Advisors (paid roles) to work within the established framework to deliver an effective structure to help develop and support the riders and horses within the age groups with international ambition.  

For further details including a full job descriptions and how to apply, please visit the British Dressage website. Closing date for all roles is 31 October 2020.