The Board appoint a chief executive responsible for the day to day running of the business, supported by an executive team accountable for delivery.
The RHA has three regional councils representing members in the Southern & Eastern, Northern, Midlands & Western regions and one for Scotland & Northern Ireland. These councils comprise between 14 and 30 elected councillors, as numbers vary according to the size of the region. Councillors can sit on a council for a minimum of two years and are voted onto it by the associated regional members. Members interested in sitting on a regional council can express their interest by contacting their regional director.
The RHA’s head office is in Peterborough, while media and marketing office is in Weybridge. The RHA’s Business Units manage regional affairs.
We are committed to ensuring that every employee at the RHA is of the highest calibre with knowledge, experience, skills and if needed, qualifications to work across our business including: operations; employment law and employee relations; policy; training and development; sales, telesales and marketing; human resources, finance and administration, journalism and public relations.
Employees of the RHA can enjoy 25 days annual leave plus public and bank holidays. Depending on length of service, employees can also benefit from medical insurance, a contributory pension scheme and the option to purchase additional annual leave. The RHA recognises the importance of attracting, retaining and developing their people and therefore provides professional ongoing training and development to enable its people to fully develop their skills throughout their career.
Armed Forces Commitment
The Road Haulage Association signed the Armed Forces Covenant on 22nd October 2018 at the Ministry of Defence in Whitehall. The RHA commits to advertising all vacancies on sites which are accessible by armed forces personnel and their families. The RHA will interview those who’s skillsets are aligned with the relevant job description. The RHA support our employees who choose to be members of the Reserve forces by accommodating their training and deployment wherever possible.
The Road Haulage Association Benevolent Fund (a registered charity) works to help people in hardship who are, or have been, connected with the Association. This includes members and former members of the RHA, their employees and former employees, as well as their dependants. It also covers employees and former employees of the RHA.
The Road Haulage Association Retirement Benefits Plan was established in the 1950s to provide employees of the RHA with the opportunity to have a pension income from the Association when they retired.
The Plan provides what are known as a ‘defined benefit’ or ‘final salary’ pensions – the amount of pension income that is paid at retirement depends upon how many years an employee is a contributing member of the Plan and how much they earn when they leave employment.
The RHA closed the defined benefit Plan to new joiners in 1999 and has instead offered pension saving through a ‘defined contribution’ or ‘money purchase’ pension arrangement to new employees since then.
The pension Plan is entirely separated from the RHA and is looked after by a Trustee board made up of four individuals whose role is to act in the best interests of the members.