Careers

Foresters Friendly Society is based in central Southampton and is easily accessible by public transport. We offer a friendly, relaxed and pleasant environment to work in, as well as an active social committee who frequently organise staff events.

Please find below links to the current career opportunities available with us.

Head Office Vacancies

Sorry there are currently no vacancies.

Membership Vacancies

NON-EXECUTIVE MEMBER DIRECTOR VACANCIES

Two vacancies have arisen for Non-Executive Member Directors effective from June 2016.

Member engagement is essential and interested members are encouraged to apply for these positions. The successful members will be expected to attend an average of 9 Board meetings at Head Office in Southampton plus additional meetings/days as required. They will also be required to take part in High Court, held in June over a period of 3 days, including a weekend, and attend Board Strategy Days in September. Candidates will need to demonstrate the intellect and ethical standards expected of a Non-Executive Director in a highly regulated environment.

In accordance with Rule 13, and in particular 13.1(d)(i), nominations for Non-Executive Directors should be supported by a form, signed by three members, proposing the nomination.

Application Pack:

A copy of the role and an application pack is also available from this office by telephoning 02380 216868 or by email to highcourt@forestersfriendlysociety.co.uk. Within the application pack you are asked to provide a short statement setting out what you can contribute to the Society. Completed applications should be received by Lisa Russell, Company Secretary, no later than Thursday 10 March 2016.

The Nominations Committee expect to conduct interviews during the week commencing Tuesday 29 March 2016. Successful candidates will be nominated for election at the 2016 High Court.

HIGH SUB-CHIEF RANGER

The role of the High Sub-Chief Ranger is to offer support to the High Chief Ranger in their year of Office and begin the preparation for the following year when they will stand for election to become High Chief Ranger. Head office support is provided to Members who hold the Offices of High Chief Ranger and High Sub-Chief Ranger.

Any Member interested in becoming High Chief Ranger is invited to submit an application. If you require further information about the role please contact the present High Chief Ranger, Linda Levett, by email at llevett@forestersfriendlysociety.co.uk who will be happy to discuss the role in more detail.

A simplified application process has been designed which involves a basic application form and the requirement to complete a short statement setting out what they can contribute to the Society. Once completed, the candidate must be nominated by the Court, and a respective resolution passed at their Annual General Meeting, in accordance with Rule 19.5 of the Society.

Application Pack:

Application packs and role profiles are also available from this office by telephoning 02380 216868) or by email to highcourt@forestersfriendlysociety.co.uk.

Completed applications must be received by the Company Secretary no later than Thursday 10 March 2016.

The Nominations Committee expect to conduct interviews during the week commencing Tuesday 29 March 2016. Successful candidates will be nominated for election at the 2016 High Court.

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE VACANCY

The Membership Committee was set up in 2011 to act as a conduit between the Board and the Membership of the Society and vice versa and now enjoys the status of a sub-Committee of the Board.  A copy of the Committee’s current Terms of Reference is available on the website or from this office.  However, these will shortly be replaced by an updated version reflecting the Committee’s responsibility to promote active Forestry as well as support the total membership of the Society, to ensure the Society’s non-regulated activities are relevant to members’ needs and that they add value to membership of the Society.

At the 2012 High Court it was agreed that the members of the Committee would serve for three years with one member retiring each year, thereby creating a vacancy each year.

The Committee meets six times a year for which remuneration is paid and travelling expenses reimbursed. The Committee is chaired by the High Chief Ranger.

Application Pack:

Member engagement is essential and interested members are encouraged to apply for this position. A copy of the role and an application pack is also available from this office by telephoning 02380 216868 or by email to highcourt@forestersfriendlysociety.co.uk. Within the application pack you are asked to provide a short statement setting out what you can contribute to the Society. Completed applications must be received by Lisa Russell, Company Secretary, no later than Thursday 10 March 2016.

Please note that the Nominations Committee expect to conduct interviews during the week commencing Tuesday 29 March 2016. Successful candidates will be nominated for election at the 2016 High Court.

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