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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 giving details of how you think you could contribute to our work and ethos. Selection will be by interview.