EQUI-POWER is a registered charity (Scottish Incorporated Charitable Organisation No. SC045949) and member group of the Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA). We believe in the power of horses to transform lives, and work from a temporary base offering a range of therapeutic and sporting activities to 80 children and adults with additional support needs. Our work supports physical and emotional well-being, skills development, and enjoyment.
Equi-Power was established with a mission to create a new, purpose-built RDA centre of excellence for Scotland. Our vision includes high quality facilities to deliver the therapeutic riding, vaulting, carriage driving, learning and volunteering opportunities that RDA is recognised for UK wide, alongside community facilities including a fully accessible play area and café with Changing Places toilet. Work on this project is being led by the Board of Trustees and the staff team, with continued support from the wider community. Following the submission of a planning application in Dec 2022, significant resourcing of fundraising and capital project management expertise is sought at board level to help bring the vision to fruition.
Professional applicants with significant expertise in capital fundraising and capital project management who would like to use their skills to support an exciting project with outstanding social outcomes are invited to apply.
The appointment briefs for each role are available for download below.
Equi-Power Central Scotland RDA Group is an independent SCIO and Social Enterprise and member Group of RDA UK, based in the Forth Valley. We believe in the power of horses to transform lives and offer a range of award winning equestrian based therapeutic and sporting activities to children and adults with additional support needs from a temporary base. Our mission is to build a new RDA community facility of excellence in Stirling, Central Scotland. The centre is expected to provide national training and competition facilities alongside significant community facilities and the sporting and therapeutic riding, carriage driving, equestrian vaulting and equine facilitated learning opportunities that RDA is known for UK wide. On the retiral of two longstanding trustees and having appointed architects to progress us to planning, we are on the cusp of a significant fundraising campaign. Equi-Power is therefore seeking significant resourcing in fundraising and project management expertise at Trustee level, and offering one year voluntary Fundraising Sub-Board positions, with successful applicants gaining the opportunity to upgrade their fundraising skills and CV's and be involved in financing the delivery of a project with outstanding social benefit. Training in governance and fundraising is offered, and professional candidates with the expertise, passion and commitment needed to help us fulfil the vision are invited to apply to the roles of: