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.

Court Vacancies

High Sub-Chief Ranger

The Society is seeking a Member to take on the position of High Sub-Chief Ranger with a view to being elected High Chief Ranger at the 2022 High Court.

The role of the High Sub-Chief Ranger is to offer support to the High Chief Ranger in their year of office. In addition, he or she will sit on the Membership Committee. During his or her year of office, he or she will want to prepare for the following year when, subject to election at High Court, he or she will be 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 £5,550 for the year which incorporates remuneration for being a Member of the Membership Committee plus expenses.

If you are interested in becoming High Sub-Chief Ranger, please complete the application pack, providing a short statement setting out your Forestric background and what you consider you can contribute to the Society. Once completed, you will need to be nominated by your Court, and a respective resolution passed at the Court Annual General Meeting, in accordance with Rule 19.5 of the Society. The Secretary of your Court will be able to help you with this.

The present High Chief Ranger, Michael Charlton-Hubble and the High Sub-Chief Ranger, Shirley Grealy have offered to answer any questions you may have on the roles. In the first instance, please contact them by email:

High Chief Ranger – mcharlton-hubble@forestersfriendlysociety.co.uk
High Sub-Chief Ranger – sgrealy@forestersfriendlysociety.co.uk

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 on or before Friday 30 April 2021.

The Nominations Committee will conduct interviews on 5/6 May 2021 and successful applicants will be presented for election at the 2021 High Court which takes place over the weekend of 26/27 June 2021.

Applicants should therefore ensure that they are available on those days to join the respective meetings virtually.

This opportunity is a great way to become involved with your Society and to take a leadership role in the development of the Courts.

 

HCR – Role Brief

HSCR Role Brief

HSCR – Application Form

HSCR – Court Nomination Form

Fit & Proper Questionnaire

Equal Opportunities Statement

 

Membership Committee Vacancy

The Society is seeking two Members to join the Membership Committee effective from June 2021.

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. It 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. It does this by ensuring Court’s network activities and benefits offered through the Courts are relevant to Members’ needs. The Committee’s Terms of Reference is under review to better reflect its function by empowering it to make more decisions and giving it greater responsibility for the development of the Court Network. The revised Terms of Reference will be available on the website shortly.

Elected members of the Committee serve for three years. The role receives a remuneration of £2,350 a year plus expenses.

The Committee holds around six virtual meetings per annum and, if circumstances allow, holds a physical meeting immediately after each High Court.

If you have any questions about the role, please do not hesitate to contact any of the elected members of the Committee:

Karen Preston – kpreston@forestersfriendlysociety.co.uk
John Springham – jspringham@forestersfriendlysociety.co.uk
Charlotte Lenton – clenton@forestersfriendlysociety.co.uk

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 on or before Friday 30 April 2021.

The Nominations Committee will conduct interviews on 5/6 May 2021 and successful applicants will be presented for election at the 2021 High Court which takes place over the weekend of 26/27 June 2021. Applicants should therefore ensure that they are available on those days to join the respective meetings virtually.

These opportunities are a great way to become involved with your Society and to take a leadership role in the development of the Courts.

 

Membership Committee – Person Specification

Membership Committee – Application Form

Fit & Proper Questionnaire

Equal Opportunities Statement

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