Bridge Wellness Gardens is looking for new Board members.
The Charity is governed by a small board of trustees with various backgrounds and skills and we would like to expand our board to help the organisation develop further.
BWG runs wellness gardens, a craft centre and a community café to provide a therapeutic environment for those with learning difficulties and mental health issues, and young people struggling at school. It provides work experience for the long term unemployed and students with behaviour problems. The charity’s trading subsidiary, Bridge Community Farms (BCF) grows food crops organically, which it sells through market stalls and delivered veg boxes.
The charity’s overall objective is to contribute to the regeneration of deprived areas by improving the wellbeing of those most disadvantaged. It improves the health – both physical and mental – of clients referred by either doctor or support worker, and children referred direct by their school. These clients have such conditions as autism, depression, post-traumatic stress or other mental health conditions. Many will have life-long physical and learning disabilities. BWG helps them by creating a healthy, therapeutic environment where new skills can be learnt, new friendships formed and self-esteem enhanced.
The role of Trustee
We are looking for board members who want to make a difference to the lives of vulnerable people both young and old. We welcome applications from people of all ages and backgrounds. Although previous board experience is beneficial it is not essential.
We expect the time commitment needed for this role to vary depending on availability, however it is expected that duties would include:
• Attendance at our quarterly board meetings with time in between to read papers and carry out small actions, plus ad-hoc meetings as required.
• Attendance at BCF meetings from time to time. (our trading CIC)
• Involvement in strategic planning for both charity and CIC.
• Engaging with Bridge Wellness Gardens activities, projects, training and events
The board has identified key skills which would complement our current team, including special needs education, mental health, personal health budgets, horticulture therapy, IT, finance and legal. If you have one or more of these skills we would love to hear from you.
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