Career opportunities

at Foresters Friendly Society

Looking for exciting career opportunities with one of the UK’s leading Friendly Societies? Get in touch today…

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.

Board Vacancies

Non-Executive Member Director

A vacancy for a Non-Executive Member Director has arisen on the Board which will be subject to election at the 2020 High Court in Llandudno.

The role attracts a remuneration of £17,500 a year plus expenses. To be eligible for this role, applicants must have been a member for at least two years. The Board particularly encourages members with corporate IT or Human Resources experience to consider applying to complement the skills of the other Directors.

Under the Society Rule13.1(d) applicants are required to complete a Nomination Form which:

(i) Shall be signed by three Members who have been Members for not less than two years;
(ii) Shall contain the full, name, address, date of birth and occupation of the person nominated, their consent to be so nominated, and the full names and addresses of the Members proposing their nomination;
(iii) Evidence of the qualifications, financial and managerial experience, creditworthiness, competence and character of the person nominated.

Under normal circumstances, the Nomination Form is required to be delivered to the Company Secretary at the Registered Office of the Society no later than three months before High Court i.e. on or before the Thursday 12 March 2020. The Board recognizes that this gives very little time for Members to consider whether or not to apply, and it is therefore prepared to receive completed Nomination Forms up to and including Friday 17 April 2020. As this will be a breach of the Society Rules, the Board will seek High Court’s approval to permit candidates who have submitted their nomination form after Thursday 12 March 2020 but before Saturday 18 April 2020 to stand for election to the role of Non-Executive Member Director.

Member participation in the governance of our Society is important. The Board and Membership Committee encourage Members to apply for the above vacancy.

How to Apply:

Application packs, including information on each role, are available to download below or can be requested from this office (telephone 02380 216877) or by email to highcourtvacancies@forestersfriendlysociety.co.uk.  Within the application pack you are asked to provide a short statement setting out your Forestric background and what you consider you can contribute to the Society.

Completed applications should be received by Lisa Russell, Company Secretary, on or before 5pm on Friday 17 April 2020.

Please note that the Nominations Committee will conduct interviews on Tuesday 21 April and Wednesday 22 April 2020. Successful applicants at this stage will be presented for election at the 2020 High Court which takes place between 13 – 15 June 2020 and should therefore be available to attend High Court.

This opportunity is a great way to become involved with your Society.

Role of Non-Executive Director

Non-Executive Member Director – Application Form

Member Director – Nomination Form

FIT AND PROPER Questionnaire

Equal Opportunities Statement

 

 

 

 

 

 

Head Office Vacancies

We do not currently have any vacancies.

Court Vacancies

Part Time Secretary/Administrator – Henley on Thames

Being a member of Foresters Friendly Society is incredibly rewarding, allowing you to share your skills, give back to your community and make new friends.

We’re currently looking for a Secretary/Administrator, which will be homebased, for our branch in Henley on Thames. You will need good organisational and basic financial skills, the ability to enthuse and socialise with people. The position offers an honorarium and expenses for approximately 4/5 hours per week of circa £2,400 per annum. Training will be given.

To apply or seek more information, please email Sharon Blunsdon at sblunsdon@forestersfriendlysociety.co.uk.

Part Time Secretary/Administrator – Rainham, Kent 

Being a member of Foresters Friendly Society is incredibly rewarding, allowing you to share your skills, give back to your community and make new friends.

We’re currently looking for a Secretary/Administrator, which will be homebased, for our branch in Rainham, Kent. You will need good organisational and basic financial skills, the ability to enthuse and socialise with people. The position offers an honorarium and expenses for approximately 4 hours per week of circa £2,500 per annum. Training will be given.

To apply or seek more information, please email Rachel Smith at court4343@forestersfriendlysociety.co.uk. Closing date for applications: Tuesday 31 March 2020.

Membership Vacancies

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. The position attracts remuneration of £3,100 for the year plus expenses.

Any Member interested in becoming High Sub-Chief Ranger is invited to make an application to the Board of Directors. If you require further information about the role please contact the present High Sub-Chief Ranger, Shirley Grealy by email at sgrealy@forestersfriendlysociety.co.uk or the current High Chief Ranger, Michael Charlton-Hubble, by email at mcharlton-hubble@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 the applicant can contribute to the Society. Once completed, the candidate must be nominated by their Court, and a respective resolution passed at the Court Annual General Meeting, in accordance with Rule 19.5 of the Society.

Application packs and role profiles are also available from this office by telephoning 02380 216877 or by email to highcourtvacancies@forestersfriendlysociety.co.uk.

Completed applications must be received by the Company Secretary by 5pm on Friday 17 April 2020.

The Nominations Committee will conduct interviews on Tuesday 21 and Wednesday 22 April 2020. Successful candidates will be nominated for election at the 2020 High Court (13 – 15 June 2020) and should ensure they are available to attend High Court.

HSCR Role Brief

HCR- Role Brief

HSCR – Application Form

HSCR – Court Nomination Form

FIT AND PROPER Questionnaire

Equal Opportunities Statement

 

Membership Commitee

The Society is seeking a member to join the Membership Committee effective from June 2020.

Member participation in the governance of our Society continues to be vital to our success. Therefore, the Board and Membership Committee encourage members to apply.

The Membership Committee is a sub-Committee of the Board and acts as a conduit between the wider membership of the Society and the Board. The Committee’s responsibilities are to promote active Forestry and to support all members of the Society by ensuring the Court network’s activities and the benefits offered through the Courts are relevant to members’ needs and are valued by them. A copy of the Committee’s current Terms of Reference is available on the website and provide further details of the work of the Committee.

Elected members of the Committee serve for three years with one member retiring each year. The Committee meet up to five times a year and the position attracts a remuneration of £2,300 a year plus expenses.

If you have any questions about the role, please do not hesitate to contact Lisa Russell (Company Secretary) using highcourtvacancies@forestersfriendlysociety.co.uk or any of the elected members of the Committee.

Steve Linsdell – slinsdell@forestersfriendlysociety.co.uk

Karen Preston – kpreston@forestersfriendlysociety.co.uk

John Springham – jspringham@forestersfriendlysociety.co.uk

A copy of the role and an application pack is available to download below and is also available from this office by telephoning 02380 216877 or by email to highcourtvacancies@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) by close of business on Thursday 12 March 2020.

The Nominations Committee will conduct interviews on Tuesday 21 and Wednesday 22 April 2020. Successful candidates will be nominated for election at the 2020 High Court (13 – 15 June 2020) and should ensure they are available to attend High Court.

Membership Committee – Person Specification

Membership Committee – Application Form

FIT AND PROPER Questionnaire

Equal Opportunities Statement

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