Would you like to join our Board of Trustees?

Birmingham Botanical Gardens is looking for a new Chair of Trustees to join our important charity.

As a Trustee and Chair, you will play a vital role in shaping the future and the direction of the Gardens, which are a much-loved part of Birmingham’s landscape and heritage, and crucial to the provision of the botanical world. We are looking for enthusiastic, passionate and experienced candidates with a range of skills and who are happy to help deliver the core ethos of our charity.  

Our mission is to support plant biodiversity and an understanding of its importance to the natural environment through conservation, education, engagement and enjoyment.


Chair of Trustees

A Chair is a vital part of any Board of Trustees and we are seeking a new Chair to lead our Board. We are looking for somebody with previous Board experience with strong leadership ability and effective communication skills, who has practical experience in overseeing changes in the fundraising profile and activities of a charity.

The responsibilities of the Chair include providing strategic leadership and direction to the Board of Trustees; representing the charity and acting as a spokesperson where appropriate; optimising the relationship between the Board and the charity’s staff; and effectively chairing and facilitating Board meetings with clear time management.

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How to apply

To apply, please send a one-page covering letter, your CV and a completed Trustees Skills Assessment form and an Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form to James@birminghambotanicalgardens.org.uk

The Trustees Skills Assessment form can be downloaded here.

The Equal Opportunities Monitoring form can be downloaded here.

The deadline for applications is 1st September 2021.

This is a fantastic opportunity to be a part of an organisation making a real difference in Birmingham and the wider natural world and to play an active role in the future direction and strategy employed by the charity.