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Location: Southampton
When: From September 2019, Ongoing
Commitment Required: 4-5 Meetings Per Year
Role Description: JD – Chair Of Mayfield Nurseries Board Of Trustees – Aug 19

There is no financial remuneration. Being a trustee is a voluntary position, although legitimate travel expenses may be claimed.

One in four of us will suffer from a mental health problem at some time in our lives. Do you want to use your skills and experience to play a leading role in a social enterprise which provides real, practical help?

Mayfield Nurseries is a Southampton based working nursery and horticultural social enterprise for people with lived experience of mental health issues.

We are a part of Solent Mind, a leading mental health charity across Hampshire. Since our beginnings in 2009, every penny we raise from the sale of our award winning plants is ploughed back into our range of horticultural groups, workshops and activities that support those living with mental health issues and dementia in our community.

Our vision is to:

  • Improve peoples’ mental health and physical wellbeing through horticulture
  • Build peoples’ confidence and self-esteem
  • Help people to connect with others and reduce isolation and loneliness
  • Teach new skills
  • Increase opportunities available for volunteering and skilled work.

Mayfield Nurseries seeks to have among its Trustees a range of experience and expertise, including one or more of the following:

Business, entrepreneurial and commercial skills

Customer service focussed – ideally horticulture retail experience

Fundraising and marketing

External Communications including work with media and PR

Digital Transformation

If you feel you have a contribution to make as a Trustee / Director, particularly if you have expertise in any of the above areas or mental health policy/practice and can demonstrate a commitment to Solent Mind and its aims and values, we would be delighted to hear from you.

The role of the Board is to govern the charity; setting policy, strategy and ensuring exemplary governance and fiscal control.  The day to day management of Mayfield Nurseries is delegated to a Chief Executive and a small team of senior managers.

If you would like to have an informal exploratory discussion please contact us on 02382 027828.
If you would like to apply, we would ask you initially to complete the available application form and submit a copy of your CV to cmascall@solentmind.org.uk

See our website http://www.mayfieldnurseries.org.uk/

Solent Mind welcomes applications from all of the communities in which we work.  Appointments are made on merit.

Trustee Application Forms:

 

Click on the link to download a trustee application form (word 97-2003 version) - Application Form

Click on the link to download a trustee application form (pdf version)  - Application Form

 

 

 

Application forms and CV's can be returned by:

Email: cmascall@solentmind.org.uk
Post: Executive Assistant, Solent Mind, 15-16 The Avenue, Southampton SO17 1XF

Or of course you can deliver it by hand to the address stated above.

 

 

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