Trustee

  • VO73961
  • Board/trustee role


Description

We are looking for new members with skills and experience to contribute to the planning and strategic development of the garden as it develops, who have an understanding of the role or therapeutic / community gardens and an adherence to best practice of governance.

We would particularly welcome applications from people with knowledge and skills in Fundraising & finance, Marketing & advertising, and Horticultural Therapy

You will contribute actively to the committee through giving direction, setting policy, defining goals, setting targets and evaluating performance, help appoint and support the employees, participate in board meetings, reading relevant reports in advance, and safeguard the good name and values of Ninewells Community Garden.

Organisation aims and objectives

Ninewells Community Garden aims to promote physical activity and good health through community gardening; in an environment where horticulture supports wellbeing, therapy and rehabilitation. The garden is open for visitors every day and we work with a wide range of volunteers and partner organisations to offer sessions throughout the week for gardeners of all abilities.

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2 hours per month for a 6 month minimum commitment. 3 hours per week additional input.

Restrictions

Experience required: Strategic viision & good judgement, an understanding of the benefits of therapeutic gardening, strong communication & interpersonal skills, impartiality, fairness & confidentiality.
Travel details: Ninewells Community Garden is in the grounds of Ninewells Hospital, near to Maggie’s.
Minimum age: 16

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: We can reimburse up to a total of the maximum cost of local day ticket. Mileage is calculated at 10p mile, and we can reimburse up to the equivalent cost of local public transport.
Taster available: Yes
Taster details: Potential trustees are welcome to join a volunteer session to understand the work we do.
Training details: Training and educational support will be available as needed. It is expected that volunteers will assist in identifying educational and support needs.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 3 months ago

Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.