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The Patchworking Garden Project is a Dorking based charity. We are looking for a new Trustee with background as a Mental Health Professional.

Founded in 2015 The Project is a volunteer run charity supporting volunteers with a wide variety of physical and mental health needs through gardening, crafting and friendship. We have a strong identity within the local community and are known for increasing the wellbeing of those we support by valuing everyone’s contribution unreservedly, enhancing self-confidence and encouraging, where appropriate, progression to other activities.

Under the charity we also run The Patchworking Academy which offers the opportunity to gain an internationally recognised City & Guilds qualification in Practical Horticulture Skills. The Academy seeks to address inclusion via employment-ready qualifications for adults facing challenging circumstances. Under the guidance of experienced and highly qualified therapeutic horticulture tutors, learners work at their own pace with a small group of other interested learners.

The Charity is run entirely by volunteers and those whom we support are supported volunteers. We have a Trustee Board which has oversight of the project and its funding. Trustees are there to provide support and expertise and we wish to recruit a mental health professional to our Mental Health Trustee, replacing someone who is stepping down after 6 years in the role.

Specifically we are seeking a Mental Health professional e.g. a doctor, psychiatric nurse, Occupational Therapist, mental health Social Worker etc. If possible, preferably someone with a broad range of experience in primary and secondary care, and the support required by individuals with a variety of MH needs. This is a worthwhile role in a supportive local charity for someone who may be recently retired.

View the full role description here. An induction will be provided.

How to apply

Please apply in writing to isobelg@patchworkinggardenproject.co.uk giving details of how you think you could contribute to our work and ethos. Selection will be by interview.