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Leading charity Garden Organic seeks new chair of trustees

Garden Organic is looking for a new Chair to lead their Board of Trustees. The new Chair will build on the charity's successes, having the responsibility to deliver Garden Organic’s strategy and provide leadership to the wider board. Deadline for applications: 23 January 2023.

The hidden green gem in Central London on a sunny day. Copyright: Calthorpe Community Garden

The hidden green gem in Central London on a sunny day. Copyright: Calthorpe Community Garden

Garden Organic promotes organic growing and composting, citizen science and research, and seed conservation through their Heritage Seed Library. Garden Organic wants to help people garden 'the organic way', using natural methods to promote healthy, productive, sustainable gardens.

Garden Organic is looking for a new Chair to lead their Board of Trustees. The new Chair will build on the chairty's successes, having the responsibility to deliver Garden Organic’s strategy and provide leadership to the wider board.

You will be an influential, supportive leader who builds confidence and consensus. It is expected that the new Chair of Trustees will have appropriate experience as a Senior Trustee or Chair of a charity organisation, with a full understanding of charity governance, responsibilities and accountability.

Garden Organic has set out its new strategy for impact, which directly connects organic growing and composting, seed conservation and citizen science to the global aim of halting biodiversity loss, as set out in the 15th Sustainable Development Goal, Life on Land. With a dynamic range of partners, high-profile supporters and a vibrant membership base, Garden Organic’s team is bringing its evidence-backed expertise to individuals, communities and organisations, to demonstrate the transformative power of organic practice in repaying our debt to nature.

As Garden Organic says, the ideal candidate will be:

  • Passionate about the work of Garden Organic and the organisations, communities and sectors we align and work with.
  • A natural leader with the ability to harness the strengths of the board of trustees and the CEO to deliver the charity’s strategy for impact.
  • Able to communicate objectives, inspire action and provide clear direction and guidance.
  • Proven in their expertise in core areas of Charity management, with a positive and proactive approach to supporting future growth.
  • Well versed in the legal responsibilities and liabilities of the role of Chair of Trustees.

This is a voluntary position. However, all reasonable expenses will be reimbursed

How to apply. Download an application pack on the Garden Organic website. Deadline for applications: 23 January 2023.

Published 11 Jan 2023

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