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Trustee / Committee volunteers needed for Thrive

We have an exciting opportunity to appoint five trustees to join our Board. You will bring your experience and expertise to help enable Thrive improve many more people’s lives through access to therapeutic horticulture and gardening and help shape our future direction.

In addition to the skills and experience described in the Trustee Recruitment Pack we are particularly looking for Trustees who can provide experience, expertise and knowledge in the following specialisms:

Public Health – With the continually changing face of health and social care provision in England and the rise of interest in social prescribing we want to recruit a public health professional to ensure that Thrive is able to stay abreast of developments and to present our services and the benefits of nature-based interventions to the health community in a meaningful and impactful way.

Clinical/Medical – Your expertise and experience is in health: you are a doctor, nurse or other health practitioner, with a particular interest in the use of ‘nature-based interventions’ to help improve people’s physical and psychological health. At Thrive we would like you to help us interact more effectively with the health sector – and so enable Thrive to support more people who are living with a disability or ill-health or who are isolated, disadvantaged or vulnerable.

Digital Transformation – You will have previous digital experience in a senior role as well as expertise of how to deliver digital transformation throughout an organisation. Thrive is committed to a more digital future – and the Board would welcome further expertise to support us on this important journey.

People – Senior strategic and operational HR experience will help to guide and support our people and organisation plans for Thrive. If you have previous experience in a senior HR role and can provide support enabling us to attract, retain, develop and inspire our ‘one Thrive’ team in achieving our vision then we would like to hear from you.

Research – Building on our reputation for leading research and evaluation of horticultural therapy and gardening, green care and health, we are looking for a Trustee who can help us shape our forward plans. We want to ensure that we are getting the most from the information we hold and the data we collect in order to help us advocate and demonstrate the positive impact that Thrive has on people’s lives on an ongoing basis.

Organisation
Contact person firstname
Kathryn Rossiter, CEO
Lastname
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
0118 988 5688
Contact instructions?
For an informal chat please email Kathyrn Rossiter

Location description
Working from home but travel to meetings
Wheelchair accessible?
Yes
Car parking for the volunteer?
Yes
Secure bicycle parking?
Yes
Near public transport?
Not specified
How much time?
A few hours a week
What times and days of the week?
Mon AMMon PMMon EVETue AMTue PMTue EVEWed AMWed PMWed EVEThu AMThu PMThu EVEFri AMFri PMFri EVESat AMSat PMSat EVESun AMSun PMSun EVE
Availability required
Any of these times
Additional timing details
The Board meets four times a year and trustees are expected to join one of the Committees
Task type?
Trustee / Committee
Will suit someone like this:
Enjoys variety and changeKeen learnerAnalytical thinkingDecisiveBusiness orientatedLeaderNetworkerCommunicator
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Not specified
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
Induction and relevant training courses
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
Support meetings to identify training needs, issues etc
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
Reasonable out of pocket expenses including travel and subsistence for meetings
Will I need my own transportation?
No
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
Yes
Are references required?
No
Will there be an interview?
Yes
Are they properly insured?
Yes
Minimum age
18
Do they need a specific gender?
No
How many volunteers needed?
5
Opportunity added on
12 January 2021

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