RDA UK Volunteer Vacancies

RDA UK has a fantastic team of talented and dedicated volunteers with invaluable knowledge and expertise, supporting the work of RDA at national, regional and county levels. Below are some of our current volunteer vacancies.

If you are looking to volunteer or support your local group, please find them here.

Are you passionate about disability inclusion and playing your part in improving the nation’s health and wellbeing?

If so, we’re looking for three new trustees to join the Board at Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA), as we continue to develop for the future.

At a time when more and more people are recognising the physical and emotional benefits of interacting with animals, our mission to ensure that everyone with a disability can benefit from the unique bond between humans and horses has never been more relevant.

You will join a refreshed and forward-looking Board, who are looking for candidates with significant skills and experience in at least one of the following key areas:

  • Disability
  • Equine expertise (including in the area of education/academia)
  • Fundraising
  • Brand and marketing

Applications close on 11:59pm Monday 15th April 2024.

For full details of the role and how to apply visit https://micro.green-park.co.uk/rda/.

This is a voluntary position.

Regional Chair – Please email Faye (details at bottom) to find out if there is a vacancy near you.

The Regional Chair is a vital volunteer position that provides development and direction to RDA groups within the region of West & Central Scotland.

This role provides an excellent opportunity to use your leadership skills and will enable you to drive wide impact to RDA groups across the whole of your Region.  We are looking for a professional with managerial experience who is reliable, warm and empathetic with the ability to motivate others. Experience of chairing meetings would be an advantage along with strong organisational and listening skills.

The Regional Chair;

  • Provides opportunities to influence the wider RDA community: within the Region and to National Office
  • Proactively consults with the region’s groups and members, ensuring collaborative involvement in decisions and actions.
  • Works closely with National Office, Regional Volunteers and Groups.
  • Encourages high quality recruitment, induction and training of volunteers at all levels, from groups to Counties and across the Region.

Why take on a RDA UK position?  You will:

  • Make a big difference right across the RDA community
  • Have the opportunity to gain new skills or further develop existing ones
  • Learn more about RDA and how we work
  • Get to meet and understand the impact of our work on our incredible participants and volunteers.
  • Be able to add this substantial role to your CV

For more information please contact Faye McKenning, Network Support Co-ordinator on  01926 405966 and fmckenning@rda.org.uk

National Coaching Lead – for more information about the role or to apply, please email Faye McKennning fmckenning@rda.org.uk

The Role:

The Coaching Lead plays a vital role in providing direction and development of RDA Coaching activities and supporting the promotion of training and coaching within RDA.

As Lead, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the development of RDA UK as a national organisation, through your membership of the Operations Planning Committee, which reports directly to the RDA Board of Trustees.


  • Leading Coaching with support from Regional and County Coaches, delegating responsibilities and tasks if needed
  • Play a key role in any Working Groups for Coaching and Coach development
  • Working alongside a variety of teams within National Office which will include Projects Team and Group Development
  • Ensuring effective communication across regions to all levels of RDA Coach by Zoom, phone, email and in person where necessary
  • Supporting the National Office team and RDA Groups with Coaching queries
  • Play a key role in the organisation of the Coaching Conference
  • Reviewing Policies and Coaching Pathway as required and updating where necessary
  • Being committed to the growth of Coaching within the RDA network
  • Attending and representing Coaching on the Operations Planning Committee
  • Carrying out such responsibilities as may be delegated from time to time by the RDA UK Board of Trustees


Person Specification:

  • You must be experienced in a coaching role, preferably with para/RDA experience.
  • You must have a good use of technology, including the use of Zoom for training and meeting purposes.
  • You must be able to work effectively as part of a team, including National Office staff, as well as RDA Participants and Volunteers.
  • You must have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • You should be committed to improving the growth of training and education within RDA.
  • You should have a flexible approach to change.

Interested? Get in touch with Faye McKenning, Network Support Co-ordinator on fmckenning@rda.org.uk