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Chair of the Board of Trustees
The Orchard Project

Job Description

The Orchard Project is the only organisation solely dedicated to the creation, rejuvenation and celebration of community orchards in the UK. 

We work primarily in cities and through our orchards, we aim to strengthen communities, improve peoples’ well being and build resilience. We're dedicated to creating inspiring cities lush with nature-rich, well-cared-for, community-run orchards used and valued by a wide range of people that are producing and distributing substantial amounts of healthy fruit, and food produced from that fruit, for a significant number of people. 

After several years of success and growth we are now looking for a new chair and two new trustees to join our board.

We are looking for new expertise and energy and, for the Chair role in particular, someone with substantial experience of governance either in the commercial or charity sector. 

This is an amazing opportunity to get under the hood of our ambitious and dynamic charity and help us with our mission. As a national charity we have reach, but are also small enough to be very agile with decision making. Your input will make a huge difference to our development. We have a lively and friendly board of trustees and we are keen to welcome new people help us in our journey.

The roles are unremunerated, although reasonable expenses are paid. The annual commitment will be based around 4-6 Board meetings. We anticipate that the Chair role will need to commit a minimum of 12-15 days per year in fulfilling their role.

For more information and to apply, please follow the links to our website and download the trustee application pack.

The closing date for applications is Monday 11th September 2017. However, we will be monitoring applications as they come in and may appoint sooner than this if we find the right people. If you are interested, please apply soon. We look forward to hearing from you.

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