BE vacancy: Head of Education and Training

Job type: Full-time hybrid working

Salary: £55,000

Reporting to the CEO

As the Head of Education and Training for British Eventing, you will be a key leader responsible for developing and implementing comprehensive education and training programmes to enhance the skills and knowledge of members within the equestrian sport of Eventing. This role requires a passionate individual with a deep understanding of education and training in Sport, instructional design, and a commitment to fostering a culture of continuous learning. This role will play a significant role in the BE senior management team.

Key Responsibilities:

Leadership and management:

  • Ability to play a vital part in the British Eventing senior management team.
  • Ability to think strategically and work at Board level in relation to reporting.
  • Line management of team members.
  • Management of volunteers and stakeholders.

Budget Management:

  • Develop and manage the education and training budget, ensuring cost-effectiveness and resource optimisation.

Data Analysis and Reporting:

  • Utilise data and feedback mechanisms to evaluate the effectiveness of education and training programmes.
  • Generate regular reports for management and stakeholders.

Curriculum Development:

  • Design and develop educational curricula for riders, coaches, and officials.
  • Collaborate with subject-matter experts to ensure content aligns with industry standards and best practices.

Training Programme Implementation:

  • Implement and manage a range of training programmes, workshops, and clinics to address the needs of diverse skill levels within the eventing community.
  • Coordinate logistics and resources for effective programme delivery.

Certification and Accreditation:

  • Establish and manage a certification process for riders, trainers, and officials within the eventing discipline.
  • Ensure accreditation programmes meet regulatory requirements and industry standards.
  • Ensure that all education and training is in line with both UK Coaching and FEI learning outcomes.

Continuous Professional Development (CPD):

  • Develop and promote CPD opportunities for members to enhance their skills and stay current with industry trends.
  • Facilitate partnerships with external organisations to offer specialised training.

Technical Support:

  • Provide technical support and guidance to coaches, officials, and volunteers.
  • Stay informed about rule changes and advancements in eventing to update educational content accordingly.

Collaboration and stakeholder engagement:

  • Collaborate with other equestrian organisations, educational institutions, and industry stakeholders to share best practices and enhance the overall standard of eventing education.
  • Foster positive relationships with key partners to expand educational offerings.

Event Coordination:

  • Oversee the educational components of events, including seminars, symposiums, and educational demonstrations.
  • Ensure seamless integration of educational activities with the broader Eventing calendar.


  • Bachelor’s degree in education, sports management, or a related field; a master’s degree is a plus.
  • Extensive experience in the delivery of education and training programmes across a National Body landscape.
  • Proven experience in curriculum development and educational programme management.
  • Strong understanding of coaching principles and adult learning methodologies.
  • Excellent organisational and project management skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Commitment to promoting a positive and inclusive learning environment.
  • Experience in the development and implementation of learning management systems and tech learning opportunities.
  • Proven experience is the delivery of both online and mentoring-based education.

This job description is a general guideline and may be subject to change based on the evolving needs of British Eventing. The Head of Education and Training is expected to perform other duties as assigned to meet the goals and objectives of the organisation.

Application Process:
Interested candidates are invited to submit a cover letter and CV for Rosie Williams, CEO, to the Executive Assistant at by Wednesday 6th March 2024.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview, which will be held the following week.

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