Volunteer for us

Mayfield Nurseries values the work and skills that volunteers bring. We provide a range of volunteering opportunities focused around the day to day running of the working nursery as well as supporting us with the delivery of our programmes and courses. Our volunteers receive training, induction and ongoing support. Volunteering can help to build confidence, meet new people, learn new skills and can be a valuable aid to seeking paid employment in the future.

Become a Trustee

Solent Mind and Mayfield Nurseries 4 x Trustees and Chair Voluntary Roles


We are working in partnership with Charisma Recruitment to appoint 4 Trustees together with a Chair for Mayfield Nurseries to play a key role in the leadership and governance of the charity by setting the future strategy, assuring the quality of services that they provide and considering the most effective use of their resources for the benefit of the people they serve.

They believe good leadership and governance are best achieved through diversity within the Board. They already have a diverse range of people on their Board but wish to increase this even further by recruiting candidates from a range of different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives to reflect more closely the communities they work with. Applications are particularly welcome from candidates with personal lived experience of mental health issues, and from BAME and LGBT communities.

The successful Chair for Mayfield Nurseries will need to demonstrate knowledge or experience in one or more of the following areas:

• Business, entrepreneurial, and commercial skills

• Customer service focussed – ideally horticulture or other retail experience

• Fundraising and marketing

• External Communications including work with media and PR

• Digital Transformation

Trustees for Solent Mind will need to demonstrate knowledge or experience in one or more of the following areas:

• Business development, entrepreneurial and commercial skills

• Governance; specifically GDPR & Health & Safety, ideally in the charity sector

• Campaigning

• Digital services

• Information governance

• Audit & Risk Management

The Chair and Trustees should be able to commit themselves to the work of the Board for up to ten days per annum (for further details see role descriptions). Board members will serve on a voluntary basis, though reasonable expenses will be paid.

We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or other category protected by law.


These unremunerated roles are open to all who meet the essential criteria.

How to apply

for these exceptional opportunities, please send your CV, Supporting Statement and Equal Opportunities and Diversity Monitoring Form to Jenny Warner, Managing Director, Charisma Charity Recruitment, info@charismarecruitment.co.uk or for more information, please call on 01962 813300, quoting the correct reference as follows:
Chair of Mayfield Nurseries: JO2818Trustee for Solent Mind: JO2820

Job Advert: https://www.charismarecruitmen...

Download the Candidate pack and equal opportunities form in the Important Links section.

Closing date for applications: 22 April 2021

Interviews with Charisma: no later than 29 April 2021

Interview date, with the Charity: May 2021, tbc.