Trustees

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 21st October 2022


  • Advertised from 15th September 2022

Role

Local Members of Concrete Garden (SC043154) Board of Directors -G20, G21, G22, G23,

Concrete Garden is a community development and wellbeing charity based in Possilpark, North Glasgow, working with communities in the Canal ward area. We exist to support the growth of a happy, healthy, and thriving outdoor community.

“When we spend time outdoors with nature, working, playing, learning, and growing together, we all become happier and healthier”

Our work transforms and regenerates derelict land for community benefit. Over the last 10 years we have created 2 award winning community gardens, and a natural play area. We are progressing plans for of a community land buy out to protect our gardens and expand our Outdoor Play service.

Our work:

• Community Food and Social/Therapeutic Gardens: Community Gardeners, wellbeing/self-care workshops. social and therapeutic horticulture sessions and cookery workshops.

• Outdoor Play and Learning: Delivering 300 outdoor play sessions and diversionary activities each year: Youth volunteering, Holiday outdoor play schemes, woodwork, art clubs, cookery, and bush crafts.

• Volunteer Support and Training: Supporting Volunteers and providing free community based formal and informal training programs.

Our Board

Our trustees are made up from a diverse group of people, those with English as a second language, local people, with a wide range of ages and gender balance. They meet bi monthly, with additional sub groups for special interest/focus areas such as Safeguarding, Finance, Income Generation, Risk, and community land ownership.

To help support the organisation going forward Concrete Garden seeks motivated and capable individuals to join our Board of Directors. As a non-executive member of the Board you will play a central role in developing strategy, monitoring quality and governance and supporting the provision of our services.

You:

We are looking for 2 or 3 individuals who share our vision, have good independent judgement, and the ability to work as part of a diverse team.

We strive to be more representative of the diversity in our local community. Therefor these posts are aimed at the residents of postcodes G20, G21, G22 and G23. We would particularly welcome applications from those who have English as a second language and people 18-30.

Our Board meets around 6 times per year for 2-3 hours on a weekday evening. Although the role is non-remunerated reasonable expenses will be reimbursed with training and induction provided.

Application notes

To apply please email a CV and supporting letter to mo@concretegarden.org.uk

Deadline for applications is Friday 21st October 2022