Martineau Gardens is looking for Trustees

Posted 12 February by The Big Give
Martineau Gardens is a well established two and a half acre community garden located in Edgbaston.  We are a relatively small charity with nine staff and an annual budget of circa £150k.  Our gardens are tended by a team of people, most with learning disabilities and mental health issues, who volunteer on our therapeutic horticulture programme.  In addition we run an Environmental Education programme for local school children.  We also provide opportunities for young people attending local special schools to work at the gardens.
We are looking for Trustees to join our team as we enter an exciting new stage in our development.  Our new Director starts in April, we will be opening our refurbished 100 year old Pavilion at the end of March and a beautiful new garden, sponsored by Jo Malone London, will open in June. 
We are looking for Trustees with expertise/networks in the following areas:
Business development
Care and support of people with special needs
Social media/marketing
Charity governance including Risk
Events Management and/or Promotion
You will be working alongside a committed team to support the development of a refreshed strategy that will ensure our future sustainability.  In return, your reward will be knowing that you are making a real difference to the lives of the vulnerable people who rely on us for support and of the school children who thrive on the education they receive in our gardens. 
If you have the energy, enthusiasm and time to devote to our charity and share our values of social inclusion, environmental sustainability and integrity in all that we do, we would love to hear from you.
Time Commitment
One to two days per month on activities including Trustee Board meetings every six weeks Sub-committee and other activities you generate to develop your specialist area of interest Other ad-hoc meetings depending on Board priorities
We encourage applications from individuals with strong links to Birmingham and from all communities.
Process:  Please send an expression of interest, including how you believe you can support our work, to Caroline Hutton, Director  Follow up telephone conversations and meetings will then be arranged with the Chair, Sue Roberts.  

Required skills

  • Fundraising
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Networking

Reference: 34456174

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