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Trustees - Home-Based

Trustees - Home-Based

Thrive 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.

We are the UK's leading gardening for health charity. We are a professional, passionate, caring and down-to-earth charity with committed staff supported by a wonderful cohort of volunteers.

The Thrive Board meets four times a year and Trustees will also join a Committee related to their specialism.

We encourage and welcome applications from all backgrounds.

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.

For further information, please refer to the Trustee Recruitment Pack.

To apply, please provide a statement telling us about you (you can include a CV too if you have one), why you are interested in the role and what you can bring to the Board, to Faith Ramsay, Chair of the Board of Trustees, and to Alina Lourie, Vice Chair:

Faith Ramsay: faith.ramsay@thrive.org.uk

Alina Lourie: alourie123@btinternet.com

For an informal chat about Thrive and the role of the Trustees, please contact Kathryn Rossiter (CEO) by email at Kathryn.rossiter@thrive.org.uk