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Solent Mind
  • Salary No financial remuneration as a voluntary role although legitimate travel expenses may be claimed
  • Location Southampton
  • Job Type Voluntary
  • Category Trustees , Volunteer Management
  • Sectors Mental Health
  • Job Reference : VTDMFApr19

Job Description

One in four of us will suffer from a mental health problem at some time in our lives. Do you want to use your skills and experience to play a leading role in a social enterprise which provides real, practical help?

Mayfield Nurseries is a Southampton based working nursery and horticultural social enterprise for people with lived experience of mental health issues.

We are a part of Solent Mind, a leading mental health charity across Hampshire. Since our beginnings in 2009, every penny we raise from the sale of our award winning plants is ploughed back into our range of horticultural groups, workshops and activities that support those living with mental health issues and dementia in our community.


Commitment: 4-5 Meetings Per Year

Location: Southampton

When: Ongoing

There is no financial remuneration due to this being a voluntary position, although legitimate travel expenses may be claimed.

Our vision is to:

  • Improve peoples’ mental health and physical wellbeing through horticulture
  • Build peoples’ confidence and self-esteem
  • Help people to connect with others and reduce isolation and loneliness
  • Teach new skills
  • Increase opportunities available for volunteering and skilled work.

Mayfield Nurseries seeks to have among its Trustees a range of experience and expertise, including one or more of the following:

  • Fundraising and Marketing
  • Public Relations
  • Retail Horticulture
  • Media and Communications
  • Digital Marketing

If you feel you have a contribution to make as a Trustee / Director, particularly if you have expertise in any of the above areas or mental health policy/practice and can demonstrate a commitment to Solent Mind and its aims and values, we would be delighted to hear from you.

The role of the Board is to govern the charity; setting policy, strategy and ensuring exemplary governance and fiscal control.  The day to day management of Mayfield Nurseries is delegated to a Chief Executive and a small team of Senior Managers.

For more information and to apply for this role, please see the GET INVOLVED and our VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES section on the SOLENT MIND website.

Solent Mind welcomes applications from all of the communities in which we work.

Appointments are made on merit.

The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.