RABI Trustees
the royal agricultural benevolent institution
  • Salary Unpaid role, expenses paid
  • Location Botley, Oxfordshire (Hybrid)
  • Job Type Voluntary
  • Category Trustees
  • Sectors Environment
  • Job Reference : RABI - trustees

Job Description

If you want to use your skills and experience to make a real difference to the lives of farming people, consider becoming a RABI Trustee.

From our foundation in 1860, though to the present day, RABI has been supporting farming people throughout England and Wales for generations.  RABI continue to apply the guiding principles of our Royal Charter, to provide support to those who are, or have been employed in the farming sector. The 2019 strategy articulates four key strategic aims for the charity:

· Understanding how life’s challenges affect those who farm and use this knowledge to develop and deliver flexible and accessible support to reach more people.

· Continue to increase awareness of our work and support programmes within the farming community.

· Strengthen existing relationships and develop new ways to engage with our supporters.

· Manage our charity as effectively and efficiently as possible.

Four years into our ambitious strategy we are looking to appoint three new Trustees to join the Council of Trustees:

1.Investment (advisory/portfolio);

2. Experience of national charities as a trustee;

3. Land management/estates.

Working closely with key stakeholders, we continue to develop a targeted approach to the provision of future services to tackle the complex issues facing the sector and increase farmer resilience for years to come. Our ambition was to quadruple the number of farming people the charity is able to support by 2024, which we have succeeded in doing; we will continue to extend our services in line with our 2025 strategy goals and aims, which will see us deliver holistic, flexible services that promote early intervention and increased farmer wellbeing.

A key ambition for the charity and our sector partners is to reduce the stigma associated with accessing support, develop wider stakeholder engagement, build an evidence library to improve and prioritise support, as well as introduce a social impact framework and partnership programme that focuses on pre-emptive services. These developments are being implemented to ensure that RABI will continue to provide vital support to our community now and long into the future.

RABI is focussed on empowering the worth and wellbeing of our farming people.  Over the coming year, RABI is launching a series of events to act as a crucial first step to support collective actions that can bring about positive changes.  Together we have an opportunity to sow the seeds of support and growth that can contribute to a more resilient farming community.

Interviews are expected to take place in early June.

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