about 3 years ago
Thrive is the leading charity in the UK that uses gardening to bring about positive changes in the lives of people who are living with a disability or ill health, or are isolated, disadvantaged or vulnerable. We are a professional, caring and down-to-earth organisation, with committed staff supported by a wonderful cohort of volunteers.
Thrive is looking to recruit new trustees to join the Board of Trustees. The Board provides strategic oversight of the organisation and works with the Chief Executive and Senior Managers to deliver Thrive's 5-year strategy to widen the reach of our services and build our financial health.
Thrive is the leading charity in the UK that uses gardening to bring about postive changes in the lives of people who are living with a disability or ill health, or are isolated, disadvantaged or vulnerable. We are a professional, caring and down-to-earth organisation, with committed staff supported by a wonderful cohort of volunteers.
Established in 1978 as the Society of Horticutural Therapy, Thrive is a company limited by guarantee and a registered charity. Each Trustee of the registered charity is also automatically a Director and Board Member of the company.
Who are we looking for?
First and foremost, we need indviduals who can wholeheartedly endorse and support the aims and principles of Thrive. This does not mean you need to have experience of working with disabled, disadvantaged or vulnerable people or be an expert in horticulture to join the Board, although that could help. We are looking to recruit Trustees who bring knowledge and skills in the folowing areas:
- Academia and Research
- Horticultural industry
- Public Health
- Digital Strategy
Above all we are looking for people who share our passion for using gardening to improve the lives of others and who are willing and able to commit around 1 day per month to work with us to improve our goals.
Thrive will provide, or meet the costs of, any appropriate training to ensure that you are equipped to execute your role as a Trustee.
What is expected of a Thrive Trustee?
The key responsiblities are, with other Trustees, to hold the charity "in trust" for current and future beneficiaries by:
- ensuring that Thrive has a clear vision, mission and strategic direction and is focused on achieving these;
- being responsible for the performance of Thrive and for its "corporate" behaviour;
- ensuring that Thrive complies with all its legal and regulatory requirements;
- acting as guardians of Thrive's assets, both tangible and intangible, taking all due care over their security, deployment and proper application;
- ensuring that Thrive's governance is of the highest possible standard.
To find out more about Thrive and the role of Trustees, please go to the following web page for the Trustee Role Profile Guide:
How to apply
To apply, provide a CV and covering letter setting out why you are interested in the role and what you can bring to the Board by Friday 12 February 2016. Further details are given on our website www.thrive.org.uk